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August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Employment Security Department

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Operations Research Specialist *Remote

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111470297
Date Posted: 10/06/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Operations Research Specialist *Remote
Section: Other Nonacademic (Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Salaried, Consulting, Etc.)
Location: Olympia, Washington, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: J0 -- General
labor economics
problem evaluation
evaluation research
Salary Range: $36.89-$48.40 Hourly
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Washington State Employment Security Department invites applicants for a remote part-time Operations Research Specialist. This position conducts comprehensive evaluations on workforce programs and policies, delivering products and services at the local and state level, providing technical support to clients, and operating as the informational and communications link between the department, the customers, and the general public.

-Design and conduct quantitative evaluation research to improve workforce programs, policies, and delivery of workforce services in Washington State.
-Prepare final reports, conclusions, and recommendations.
-Engage in customer service and stakeholder management.
-Review, evaluate, and proofread work completed by coworkers.

Required qualifications:
-Knowledge of: The body of logic principles, practices, and methods in statistical theory and research design and activities.
-Ability to: develop, organize, direct difficult research; lead coordination of highly complex statistical projects; write clearly and concisely; supervise and coordinate the work of others; reports and recommendations.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
-A graduate degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, or social sciences with strong quantitative skills.
-Demonstrated ability to use specialized software (R, SQL) to collect data from large databases, create data sets for econometric or statistical analysis.
-Demonstrated ability to write technical and plain language reports.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

This is a 20 hours/week one-year opportunity.

To apply:

Additional Requirement of Employment:
-Must be able to pass an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim & Benefit Information Review.
-Per Gov. Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14, as a condition of employment, existing employees and volunteers of the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) must be fully vaccinated. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. If you are selected to serve within ESD as an employee or volunteer, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination before you are able to begin work. You may request an accommodation if you are unable to meet the requirement due to a medical or religious necessity.

Opportunity for All
The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, ethnic, racial, religious, sexual orientation, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, people over 40 years of age, people with religious beliefs, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2023