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RESEARCH PROJECT ANALYST

at Arkansas Government Job in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

RESEARCH PROJECT ANALYST

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Req ID: 13521

Location:

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category: AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,154.98

Position Number: 22100418

County: Pulaski

Posting End Date: 11/30/2021

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,154.98

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The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Special Requirement (Preferred Skills/License/Experience/Travel, Shift Work,etc.)

Experience working with statistical software, MS Office Suite of software, web based systems, SAP software, EasyRMTS™, AlloTracTM and AlloCAP™.

Prefer experience in cost accounting.

Position Information

Class Code: B076C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 – $52,425.00

Summary

The Research Project Analyst is responsible for researching and providing statistical reports for ongoing and special projects. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Researches, verifies, and collects information and data, analyzes and recommends revisions to systems to facilitate information storage, retrieval and usage to analyze and compile statistical reports. Designs and distributes survey questionnaires and reports used in data collection phase of project. Defines data requirements, performs validation and testing of models to ensure accuracy. Codes collected data in data base or directs coding activities, coordinates management survey projects, and compiles information for status and statistical reports. Compiles and analyzes data, to determine trends, and as a quality control measure, and formulates mathematical or simulation models, restrictions, alternatives, and conflicting objectives. Writes various monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, explaining findings of research for assigned projects, and prepares and presents summaries and analyses of survey data, including graphs, tables, and fact sheets that describe techniques and results. Utilizes desk top publishing software to prepare various statistical and narrative reports for print and/or distribution or directs others in utilizing software. Accesses information held in data bases to respond to special requests for statistical and analytical reports from agency/institution personnel and outside sources. Answers questions from data collection sources concerning proper reporting procedures and consults with clients to indentify survey needs and any specific requirements, such as special samples. Oversees the work of an administrative support staff by: interviewing, recommending for hire, training, and reviewing work. Provides training to data submitters to properly categorize information requested on reporting devices. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of methods and techniques of compilation of research and statistical data. Knowledge of administrative principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources. Knowledge of the principles and practices of statistical research. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to plan and execute research projects, developing specific goals and plans. Ability to interpret and apply program objectives and translate research findings into comprehensive reports and proposals. Ability to prepare and present oral and written technical information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, business administration, public administration, or a related field; plus two years of experience in research, statistics, planning, or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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Job Posting: JC197184078

Posted On: Nov 10, 2021

Updated On: Dec 03, 2021