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Research Analyst 2 (Survey Analyst)
SALEM OR 97309
Category: Other
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

Job code: lhw-e0-89757017

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Research Analyst 2 (Survey Analyst)
Research Analyst 2 (Survey Analyst)



Research Analyst 2 (Survey Analyst)


$3,431.00 - $4,996.00 Monthly


Salem, OR

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5/30/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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We are excited to announce an opening for a Research Analyst 2 (Survey Analyst) in our Workforce & Economic Research section, located in our Salem Central Office.

+ There is one, permanent, full-time position located in Salem, Oregon.

+ This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified applicants to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.

+ This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

We offer employees a culture that emphasizes public service, productivity and collaboration. The Employment Department is a large state agency with a mission to Support Business and Promote Employment. We accomplish this by accurately administering the Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits program; recruiting and referring applicants to job openings and assisting job seekers in their employment searches (Workforce Operations Division); developing and distributing workforce and economic information (Workforce and Economic Research); and adjudicating citizen and business disputes with agencies (Office of Administrative Hearings). The department employs approximately 1200 employees in field offices located throughout the State with the Central Office located in Salem.

Duties & Responsibilities

What you will be doing:

The purpose of this position is to develop and maintain a data collection system, with wages and benefits for workers in trades and occupations engaged in non-residential construction. Data from this survey are a key input into the establishment of construction industry prevailing wages as set by the Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Commissioner.

BOLI Survey Duties:

+ Provide technical support to the BOLI project by gathering and compiling raw prevailing wage and benefits data from survey questionnaires and by phone.

+ Respond to questions from surveyed employers to assist in the completion of survey forms and reporting requirements.

+ Input survey data into survey data base and creates graphs, charts and special analysis reports to be used by technical staff, management and the general public.

+ Assist in developing survey instruments and sample designs that will provide statistically valid occupational prevailing wage and benefits data to be used in publications and wage data system.

+ Work with users of wage data to design surveys that will provide information that is the most useful for program planning, economic development and career decision making.

+ Attend Prevailing Wage Advisory Committee meetings to provide responses to survey related questions.

Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Duties

+ Analyze and verify occupational categories on mail reports from employers and makes follow-up contacts by phone or personal visit, where required, to insure accuracy, validity and completeness of data.

+ Classify and code employer-provided job categories into appropriate OES categories, using the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) manual to assign codes which are accurate, consistent with previous coding of the same employer jobs, and are in agreement with occupational codes assigned by other staff members of the Unit.

What's in it for you:

Collaborate in an open office with a team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; encourages an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, enthusiasm and optimism; and supports learning and mentoring.

We offer full medical, vision, and dental insurance with paid Sick Leave, Vacation, Personal Leave and 10 paid holidays a year.

The Oregon Employment Department strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. The Oregon Employment Department fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to maintain a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or status as a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking. This policy applies to every aspect of our employment practices, including recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, and training. A goal of the Oregon Employment Department is to become an employer of choice for individuals of all backgrounds and promote an inclusive workplace culture that encourages diversity and allows employees to excel.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

This is what you need:

Minimum Qualifications (Required Skills)

+ A Bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures; OR

+ Three years experience as a research assistant comparable to the work of a Research Analyst 1; OR

+ Two years experience using computer applications to help gather, compile, analyze, and report information and statistical data.

Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria (Requested Skills):

In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials.

+ Experience gathering, compiling and analyzing research data and completing projects within specified deadlines.

+ Excellent Microsoft Access and Excel skills, including the development and maintenance of databases and spreadsheets for survey processing and/or analyses.

+ Excellent communication skills, oral and written. Experience in effectively communicating with customers, co-workers and the general public.


+ Complete the online application and supplemental questions and attach a cover letter.

+ The cover letter must be no longer than two pages. Please name the cover letter file: Cover Letter EMP18-0073oc.

+ Failure to attach a cover letter may result in the elimination of your application.

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Working Conditions

Requires daily communication by telephone, email, written correspondence, and/or in person to collect, verify, and/or provide information. Requires extensive input and retrieval of information from a computer system. Constant interruptions while working on technical information. May require overnight travel. Work is preformed in an open office environment. Requires performing functions within specified timelines.

How to Apply

+ To apply for this position, follow the "Apply" link above and complete the Oregon employment application online. Please use name you want us to address you by.

+ Attach your cover letter.

+ Answer the supplemental questions.

+ All application materials must be received by the closing date and time posted on this announcement.

Complete Application

The application must include work experience that supports how you meet the minimum qualifications and Requested Skills above. A resume (attached or text) will not replace the work experience section of the application.

Work experience is based on a 40 hour work week. (Example: 20 hours a week for one year would equal six-months of work experience.)

Pre-Employment Checks:

Employment is contingent on the outcome of a criminal records check which may require fingerprints (FBI). Any history of criminal activity will be reviewed and could result in the withdrawal of the offer or termination of employment.

Work Authorization

The Oregon Employment Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Veteran's Points:

For more information on veterans' preference points, visit: Veterans Resources

Questions and Application Support:

+ For questions about the job announcement, call 503-947-3006.

+ For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F by leaving a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at

The Oregon Employment Department is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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