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Abolished Date: 2019-07-01


Lead Research Analysts or others.

Perform assigned tasks of the highest specialized and technical level with total responsibility for determining method of development, design, analysis and coordination of complex research projects and studies regarding various characteristics.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others.

Under administrative direction, independently develop technical work methods in production of projects and analyses of research data. Determine the development, design, implementation, maintenance and modification of complex research projects involving data collection and manipulation, analytical modeling, computer application and reporting systems.

Typical Work

Organize programmers, systems analysts, budget analysts and other personnel to coordinate activities;

Perform highly specialized complex activities in planning, directing and coordinating project requirements; develop forms and procedures for reporting research information; provide comprehensive analysis of statistics for data bases;

Devise and assure the design, performance and review of various statistical analyses involving characteristics such as students, instruction, faculty, finances, budget, physical plant, etc.;
Analyze reports prepared by other state and federal agencies to evaluate their impact on, or relationship to, the institution's goals and objectives;

Establish project data requirements and collection methods, including downloading from computer mainframes, interpreting and analyzing data collection using mainframe or microcomputer application software, etc.;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree including college-level course work in statistics


Two years of work experience as a Research Analyst 2


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 2-7-92
Revised new class code and title: (formerly 2005 Research Analyst Lead) effective July 1, 2007

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