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Class Specification Title: Research Advanced Analyst

Series: Research

Levels in series: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4










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.


These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  1. Develops, writes, and analyzes various data-based reports utilizing various software packages; interprets results of statistical analyses. Daily 60%
  2. 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. Daily 15%
  3. Responds to inquiries from College departments, students, and the public related to enrollment statistics, graduation rates, and related institutional information. Daily 10%
  4. Trains other employees on data analysis methods, statistical software and other relevant tools. Quarterly 5%
  5. 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. Annually 10%
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 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
  • Service Excellence 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, and the general public

Physical Requirements:

Positions in this class typically require:talking, hearing, seeing, repetitive motions and fine finger movements – using the fingers to manipulate/handle objects such as typing, sorting papers, activating buttons, or sorting/separating small parts.

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, 04/16