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Class Specification Title: Research Advanced Analyst

Series: Research

Levels in series: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4









CLASS SUMMARY:  The Research Advanced Analyst is the third level of a four-level Research series. Incumbents are responsible for developing, writing, and analyzing various reports, through the use of statistical analysis and data interpretation. The Research Advanced Analyst is distinguished from the Research Analyst by its responsibility for performing comprehensive, interpretive statistical and data analysis. The Research Advanced Analyst is distinguished from the Research Project Manager which performs managerial level duties in conducting and analyzing research for an assigned programmatic area.

TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES  These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Responds to inquiries from College departments, students, and the public related to enrollment statistics, graduation rates, and related institutional information.  Daily 10%
  2. Develops, writes, and analyzes various data-based statistical reports related to enrollment, student characteristics, and course grades, occupational programs, course characteristics, and related information; utilizes statistical software packages; interprets results of statistical analyses. Weekly 30%
  3. Develops and coordinates the data packets for the College's Program Review processes and provides additional information as requested from faculty; meets with faculty to review information contained in the packets.  Weekly 15%
  4. Writes narratives; proofs tables and graphs; collects external information such as rankings and pass rates on exams for inclusion in mandated and customized reports; creates and maintains the electronic version of required data. Monthly 15%
  5. Serves as the College representative and reporting officer for meeting federal report requirements by completing Integrated Post-secondary Educational Data System reports; coordinates completion of required reporting with College departments and outside agencies. Quarterly 20%
  6. Contributes to various national, regional, and state professional associations by writing and reviewing publication articles and giving presentations; participates and serves on Boards and committees in the area of research design, methodology, and statistical analysis. Quarterly 10%
  7. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required.


  • Not applicable.

Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):

Bachelor's degree in a related area and four years of research experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.  Master's degree is preferred.

Licensing/Certification Requirements for some positions in this class may require:

  • None required.

Knowledge of (position requirements at entry):

  • Applicable computer programs and software applications
  • Research design and sources
  • Statistical analysis principles, including inferential and descriptive statistics
  • Survey sampling methods and principles
  • Data collection techniques
  • Customer service principles

Skills in (position requirements at entry):

  • Interpreting statistical analysis
  • Summarizing research findings
  • Performing qualitative and quantitative research analysis
  • Designing research survey instruments
  • Preparing a variety of reports
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Classification History:
Draft prepared by Fox Lawson & Associates LLC (DJG/LM)
Date: 03/01
Revised by Human Resources 02/05, 9/12