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LAUS Senior Program Analyst

Recruitment #22-002247-0199


The Maryland Department of Labor, (Labor), Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Officer III. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies. All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications during the time apply. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year after the closing date of the announcement.

This position is located in the Office of Workforce Information and Performance (OWIP) under a United States Bureau of Labor Statistics cooperative agreement for Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). The LAUS program estimates labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates by area for the State of Maryland and select sub-state areas.


Grade 15


Department of Labor (Headquarters)
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 316
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

As part of a cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Maryland Department of Labor (MDLABOR) is responsible to produce, analyze, and report upon labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rate estimates. The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) senior program analyst is tasked with ensuring MDLABOR’s compliance with the BLS cooperative agreement in the production, analysis and reporting of LAUS data.


  • Process unemployment claims and current population survey data in order to produce estimates of labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates by area.
  • Conduct an analysis by census tract to compile a list of Areas of Substantial Unemployment (ASUs)
  • Review estimation models and methods to ensure estimates reflect local conditions
  •  Conduct original research into various localized workforce trends and characteristics, including, but not limited to: Labor force participation, areas of substantial unemployment, and geographic/demographic trends of unemployment.
  • Improve the quality and breadth of the data in the workforce data systems. Use longitudinal data to provide useful information about program operations and analyze the performance of education and employment and training programs.
  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  •  Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management and stakeholders


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Three years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to two years of the required experience. 

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included the regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.  


1. Minimum of 1 year of experience working in data analytics, economics, statistics, or computer science. 

2. Minimum of 6 months experience with Microsoft excel (job or coursework)


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the division of Unemployment Insurance (LABOR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to LABOR/DUI because of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESumes are not acceptable and not considered in the selection process. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.



For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Brittany Small at Please provide recruitment number 22-002247-0199 in the subject line. The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: Maryland Department of Labor, Human Resources Office, Room 1010, 1100 N. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Emailed inquiries should reference recruitment number listed in the announcement. If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.).  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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