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Employment Security Analyst 1 (PCN 07-5804)

Employment Security Analyst 1 (PCN 07-5804)

Employment Security Analyst 1 (PCN 07-5804)

State of Alaska
Juneau, AK 99801

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ATTENTION ALASKA RESIDENTS! The Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Employment and Training Services, is recruiting for an Employment Security Analyst 1 located in Juneau!The position is in the General Government Unit (GGU) at a range 15. What you will be doing: This position will be responsible for conducting data validation and providing technical support and guidance to job center field staff, the public, and management about employment and training topics and programs; these responsibilities provide a strong foundation for comprehensive knowledge of employment and training programs administered by the ETTU and delivered by Alaska Job Centers. This position may coordinate statewide services for at least one program, and will acquire and maintain knowledge of other programs and databases used in the ETTU; these responsibilities provide opportunities to analyze information from multiple sources to develop and administer programs optimally. This is a junior analyst position that will be mentored to respond professionally, and in accordance with DETS expectations, to inquiries from senior management, programmers, other analysts, department employees, partner agency staff, and the general public. This position evaluates the work of others in a sensitive manner and makes sound recommendations for improving outcomes; it provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate outstanding communication skills. Our organization, mission, and culture: The Division of Employment and Training Services (DETS) works with business and industry to build a trained and prepared workforce by providing labor exchange, employment and training services, and unemployment insurance to Alaskans and Alaska employers, thereby advancing opportunities for employment and economic stability for communities in Alaska.The Employment and Training Technical Unit (ETTU) oversees and coordinates many employment and training programs and ensures compliance with state and federal directives. The benefit of joining our team: This is a junior analyst position supervised and mentored by senior analysts who will support and mentor you to help ensure success in the position. The work is challenging, ever-changing, and essential to Alaska's workforce development and wellbeing. Learning to oversee federal programs will allow you to delve into and absorb the complexities of program requirements, communicate with a wide range of professionals, and exhibit your confidence in accepting responsibility for your programs' performance. Outstanding work at this level looks great on your resume and positions you for senior analyst jobs with the state and other organizations.The working conditions you can expect: The ETTU works closely with senior management in the Director's and Commissioner's offices. As such, the environment is professional and respectful, but camaraderie and frequent laughter are also highly-encouraged and appreciated. The work is fast-paced, ever-changing, and challenging. Work will be performed independently and as part of a team. Who we are looking for: To be successful in the position a candidate will need the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Uses a logical, systematic, and sequential approach to address problems or opportunities or manage a situation by drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary.Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and feelings of different people in different situations.Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; works well with others to achieve goals.Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment. If this sounds like your skill set, please submit your complete application through Workplace Alaska! A cover letter IS required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.

One year of experience applying laws, rules, policies, and procedures in an Employment Services and/or Unemployment Insurance program. This includes such work as an Employment Services Technician I or Unemployment Insurance Technician I with the State of Alaska or the equivalent elsewhere.ORTwo years of any combination of post-secondary education from an accredited college (3 semester or 4 quarter hours equal one month) and/or experience conducting research and analysis.

**PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS & INFORMATION CAREFULLY** COVER LETTERApplicants are required to attach a cover letter to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not attach the required cover letter will not advance to the interview phase of this recruitment. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Applicants are advised to pay particular attention to spelling, punctuation, and grammar.Your cover letter must contain the following information: 1. Provide a detailed explanation of how you meet the minimum qualifications listed in the job announcement. Please describe your education and/or work experience as it relates to the minimum qualifications of this position.2. The cover letter should detail why you are interested in this position and should address the following four objectives: Solid research and analytical skills with the ability to take the lead on identifying issues and providing sound recommendations or solutionsSkill in developing effective work relationships with peers and other professionalsAbility to gather, compile, analyze, and interpret qualitative and quantitative dataFlexibility and willingness to work in an environment with changing prioritiesComfortable giving verbal presentations of varying lengths to large and small audiences3. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample and should be formatted in professional, business letter format. Please attach the cover letter to your application before submitting it online or, if unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEWA list of three (3) professional references, one of which should be your most recent supervisor, including name, job title, employer, and current daytime phone number(s).A copy of your last two (2) performance evaluations, or two (2) professional letters of reference if evaluations are unavailable.A copy of your professional resume.ADDITIONAL RECRUITMENT INFORMATIONMay travel in-state one to two times per year.APPLICATION NOTICEYou can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here: Omission of any required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration. If you’re experiencing problems attaching to your application, or if you simply had forgotten, you may email it to the contact provided below before 5:00 pm of the closing date. Any documents submitted after the posting has closed will not be considered. EDUCATION If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts must be attached at the time of application or submitted to the contact information below prior to the close of recruitment. If you’re unable to attach to your application, email it to the contact provided in the job posting. If email is not an option, please call the contact person to obtain a fax number. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATIONEducation completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. WORK EXPERIENCEIf using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting, “see resume” or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting. BARGAINING UNITIf you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. If you are not a current state employee, you MUST mark that it does not apply to you. MULTIPLE VACANCIESThis recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies. NOTICEQuestions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the '' domains. For information on allowing emails from the '' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at EEO STATEMENTThe State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCEQuestions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are located in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to: For applicant password assistance please visit:

For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager: Sandra BurgesEmployment Security Analyst

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