Department of Administrative Services

Data Scientist (1947AR)

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$45.37-$58.85 Hourly / $3,629.40-$4,708.25 BiWeekly /
$94,727.08-$122,885.06 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency this class is accountable for directing and conducting the most complex and specialized research investigations/evaluations, statistical analysis and/or data driven studies/projects.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Exercises lead responsibility over professional staff on a project basis; may lead lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Applies statistical and research principles and techniques to a wide variety of issues and projects; develops research designs and statistically sound protocols and works with staff to carry out specific research studies; develops statistical and computerized models for analyzing data and interprets results to support business and client needs and facilitate informed recommendations and decisions; performs complex statistical analyses such as predictive modeling, forecasting, multiple regression, trend analysis, log linear analysis, factor analysis, and multi-variate analysis; uses parametric and non-parametric statistics; selects, designs, organizes and works out statistical techniques and research designs most suitable for the project/study at hand; evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of various statistical techniques and research designs, selecting those which achieve the most valid results; conducts in-depth literature searches and writes scientific papers; instructs staff in research and statistical techniques, methods, and use of statistical analysis software; oversees the production of research proposals, development and maintenance of databases, and interpretation, and writing of research and statistical reports for various intra and extra departmental audiences; may assist in the planning, design, selection, and evaluation of technologies related to data retrieval and analysis; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of methods of research design, statistical analysis and database management; considerable knowledge of management systems research and development related to social and economic trends; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal statutes, regulations and guidelines; knowledge of data processing computer programming for statistical analysis; knowledge of data retrieval and analysis methods; considerable written and oral communication skills; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to conduct longitudinal investigations/research, including interviewing and performing trend analyses and outcome effectiveness studies; ability to analyze and evaluate data using multiple regression, log linear analyses, factor analyses and multi-variate analyses; ability to use statistical packages and/or various data modeling platforms; ability to design and conduct studies and determine effective solutions; ability to write technical reports; some supervisory ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, psychology, statistics or a closely related area with significant coursework in research methodology and statistics and one (1) year of professional experience with significant involvement in research and statistical analysis.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(34)-Statistics/Research/Planning

BARGAINING UNIT

(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

AR 30

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Statistician (RC) in Salary Group AR 30 approved effective February 22, 2021. (Revised to retitle, expand use to all state agencies and modify content) Action No. 21-022

EFFECTIVE DATE

07/30/2021

CLASS: 1947AR; EST: 6/25/2004; REV: 8/3/2021;