RESEARCH PROJECT ANALYST
The Research Project Analyst is responsible for researching and providing statistical reports for ongoing and special projects. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Researches, verifies, and collects information and data, analyzes and recommends revisions to systems to facilitate information storage, retrieval and usage to analyze and compile statistical reports.
Designs and distributes survey questionnaires and reports used in data collection phase of project.
Defines data requirements, performs validation and testing of models to ensure accuracy.
Codes collected data in data base or directs coding activities, coordinates management survey projects, and compiles information for status and statistical reports.
Compiles and analyzes data, to determine trends, and as a quality control measure, and formulates mathematical or simulation models, restrictions, alternatives, and conflicting objectives.
Writes various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, explaining findings of research for assigned projects, and prepares and presents summaries and analyses of survey data, including graphs, tables, and fact sheets that describe techniques and results.
Utilizes desk top publishing software to prepare various statistical and narrative reports for print and/or distribution or directs others in utilizing software.
Accesses information held in data bases to respond to special requests for statistical and analytical reports from agency/institution personnel and outside sources.
Answers questions from data collection sources concerning proper reporting procedures and consults with clients to indentify survey needs and any specific requirements, such as special samples.
Oversees the work of an administrative support staff by: interviewing, recommending for hire, training, and reviewing work.
Provides training to data submitters to properly categorize information requested on reporting devices.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of methods and techniques of compilation of research and statistical data. Knowledge of administrative principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources. Knowledge of the principles and practices of statistical research. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to plan and execute research projects, developing specific goals and plans. Ability to interpret and apply program objectives and translate research findings into comprehensive reports and proposals. Ability to prepare and present oral and written technical information and reports.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in research, statistics, planning, or a related area.
Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
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