Manager Statistics and Research (#MFDZ09)
$62,483.00 Yearly Min / $78,104.00 Yearly Mid / $93,725.00 Yearly Max

Summary Statement

The incumbent in this class is responsible for overseeing the statistical and research operations, providing research, policy, and technical support for department planning functions, and individual programs with highly targeted missions.  

  • Supervises a staff of professional/support.
  • Statistical information impacts on the planning of the Department budget.

Nature and Scope

The class incumbent reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for coordinating the data collection, database and system design, analysis and statistical research, and related activities necessary to support the planning, policy development and management activities.  The incumbent oversees the research and analysis of data, as well as develops comprehensive statewide data systems for the Department including the development of new information systems to address weaknesses.  Work includes the development of special reports in response to requests for information necessary for policy development, planning, and program evaluation (i.e., cancer studies, infant mortality, health professional shortages, client activity, caseload ratios, etc.) and serving on various state and federal task forces and committees representing the Department and State.  

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Management of data collection, analysis, and research necessary to support departmental planning, policy development, and resources management.
  • Provides direction in the use of informational assets by coordinating activities with Department. 
  • Exercises authority over significant developmental efforts such that creation and implementation of informational resources are consistent with departmental and strategic initiatives.
  • Manages the development of strategic information resources that are statewide in scope.
  • Offers advice and counsel with respect to statewide direction regarding informational resources, particularly if it relates to information gaps and the needs for new information systems.
  • Determines scope/guidelines for studies, using knowledge of subject areas, research techniques and methodological limitations.
  • Designs research project, monitors studies in progress, analyzes results, and presents findings.
  • Develops, plans, and implements software enhancements and applications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, methods, precepts and techniques information resource management.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, methods and techniques of database design/administration.
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to areas of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of mainframe systems, relational database management systems, telecommunications, geographic information systems, and applications development.
  • Knowledge of executive/legislative decision making process.
  • Knowledge of the concepts, methods, and techniques of principals/practices of supervision, group dynamics, principles/practices of supervision.
  • Skill in preparing and presenting highly complex technical material and controversial issues.
  • Skill in developing consensus, mediating diverse and opposing priorities.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Manager Statistics and Research
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in designing studies which includes determining study goals and objectives, information needed, data sources, sampling and collection methods.
  2. Three years experience in conducting studies which includes evaluating operations, programs, services, policies and procedures to determine efficiency, effectiveness, whether goals and objectives are met and compliance with laws, rules, regulations, polices and procedures.
  3. Three years experience in descriptive statistics such as the mean, median, mode or standard deviation.
  4. Three years experience in inferential statistics such as correlation, t-tests, f-tests or analysis of variance.
  5. Three years experience in developing solutions and providing recommendations, guidance and direction to management/officials in accomplishing organizational and operational goals and objectives and identifying and resolving issues.
  6. Six months experience in developing policies or procedures.
  7. Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.