New York State Department of Labor Position Announcement: Director, Division of Research and Statistics

Dec 14, 2016

The New York State Department of Labor is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Director of Labor Department Research and Statistics in Albany, NY. The Director oversees the Division of Research and Statistics, with approximately 90 employees engaged in the research, analysis and reporting of information on New York State Labor market trends and conditions impacting New York State Labor.  The Division analyzes numerous labor market issues, and develops and provides oversight of various data gathering, career information and evaluation programs. The Division administers and produces data for a variety of federal statistical programs in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, including those related to occupational and industrial employment, wages and local area unemployment and conducts research and reports on topics such as UI, the Workforce Investment Act, Employment Service programs, and the minimum wage. The Division is the home of the New York State Data Center.  The State Data Center operates as part of a nationwide effort to improve public access to data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply: Bachelor's degree and eight years of executive, managerial, or policy development experience in labor market programs, workforce development, economic development, job matching systems, worker readiness development, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, worker protection programs, economics or a closely related field. A master's degree may substitute for one year and PhD. may substitute for two years of the required experience.

A strong background in economics, statistics and research is preferred. Successful candidates must have outstanding communication skills, report writing, strong policy research and analysis skills.

Salary range: $121,224-$152,476.  New York State offers comprehensive compensation packages, including excellent health and retirement benefits.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to: Ruth Kvale, Human Resources Specialist 2,  NYS Department of Labor, Building 12 State Office Campus Albany NY 12240. Resumes may be submitted via e-mail to:, please refer to “Research and Statistics Director” in the subject line.