PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency, class is accountable for directing the staff and operations of the Research and/or Planning Division.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of the division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of division; coordinates, plans and manages division activities; formulates unit and division goals and objectives; evaluates staff; assists in developing division budget; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; assists in development of agency policies and procedures and drafting of statutes and regulations; directs investigation and recommendation of new management information systems; directs design, development and operation of appropriate agency databases; coordinates information gathering activities with other public and private sector agencies; directs development of agency management systems to provide more effective functioning; directs complex research and planning activities; participates in total quality management and/or improvement activities; prepares comprehensive reports; may direct preparation of department strategic plan; may direct development and maintenance of performance measures and standards for all departmental functional units; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations applicable to agency; considerable knowledge of policies, procedures and/or operations applicable to agency; considerable knowledge of methods of research design, statistical analysis and database management; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of business and public administration including organization and administration, planning and budgeting, management systems research and development, information systems and policy development; considerable ability to interpret legislation and determine its impact on agency operations and/or the state; considerable ability to analyze organizational problems, design and conduct studies and determine effective solutions; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communications skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Nine (9) years of professional experience in management analysis, systems analysis, planning, research or a related field.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in research, statistics, economics or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Manager of Research and Planning in Salary Group MP 67 approved effective January 19, 2007. (Revised to expand usage to all agencies) Action No. 20-004