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Data Scientist - Labor Market Projections

Recruitment #23-002587-0008


Grade 17


MD Department of Labor 
1100 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to plan, manage, and conduct annual industry and occupational employment projections. The position is also tasked with the management and update of labor market information (LMI) databases for the Department of Labor. The data scientist additionally performs ad hoc analyses with guidance from the Chief Economist and the Bureau of Labor Statistics Administrator.


Projections are conducted using the methodology, software, and guidelines specified by the
federal Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) and the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), with
additional direction and support from the BLS Administrator. Training is provided as part of the on-boarding process.

Projections requires: data preparation and review, pre-projection analysis, occupational and industrial employment model selection, and ex-post review. The position writes reports detailing various analyses performed for each cycle of projections. The position is tasked with producing occupational and industrial employment projections at state and sub-state area geographies. The position is responsible for adding value to current requirements and leveraging projections to be used in other products.

It is critical that the data scientist provide input, guidance, and support to LMI team members through expertise on: data sources, statistical techniques, database management, and other items as needed. Extensive on-the-job training is provided, so motivated candidates with non-traditional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work. 


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

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience. 

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university for five years of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for- year basis for the required experience.


1 year experience with data analysis or database management in a professional or academic environment.


- 1 year Experience Programming 
- 1 year Experience in database management
- 1 year Experience in data security
- Familiarity with Bureau of Labor Statistics data.


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 as a result 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



For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Brittany Small at Please provide recruitment number 23-002587-0008 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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