Senior Research/Data Analyst

General summary

This is a seasoned professional position accountable for developing, leading, and conducting complex research studies and/or assessing the impact of proposed legislation, and presenting findings to state and federal agencies, senior policy makers, the legislature, the Governor, and staff, in an effort to make informed policy decisions. Employees at this level formulate policy, conduct policy research, serve as technical consultants, and develop complex forecasts. In addition, they may also lead an interdisciplinary team of analysts to develop reports and recommendations, and handle projects that are sensitive in nature or have significant financial or social impact. At this level, employees work with a high degree of technical expertise, and use substantial independent judgment when applying technical concepts and methodologies.  In addition, they are considered experts in their particular field of assignment and may be called upon to provide expert testimony.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of analysis and forecasting techniques. Ability to plan and execute complex research studies, conduct comprehensive data analysis, and interpret data.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 4-6 years of relevant experience and/or appropriate certification.  (Substitutions may be allowed.)

Pay grade