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Research Analyst II

  • Research Analyst II
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$36,360.00 – $57,792.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,515.00 – $2,408.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is mid-level technical and professional work involving research, analysis, evaluation, and reporting of statistical data.

Job Duties

Analyzes sociological, economic, demographic, health, and vital statistics, and/or other types of data; assists in selecting methods and techniques to be used in the presentation and interpretation of research findings.

Prepares analyses and descriptive texts indicating trends and statistical evaluations of their significance; prepares data, charts, and narrative for publications.

Develops and revises reporting forms and procedures for the compilation of moderately complex statistical data.

Provides public and private agencies with technical assistance and advice in the gathering and assembly of statistical material.

Visits providers and users of information for purposes of public relations, validation, quality improvement, and the solution of problems.

Coordinates the development of information with the information technology section; monitors computer output for quality.

Conducts special research studies requiring the application of moderately complex statistical methods to a variety of social and economic data, vital and other health statistics, and agency activity reports.

Provides technical guidance or supervision to technical and clerical personnel in the collection, analysis, and presentation of statistical material.

Programs statistical applications using statistical software; provides training for staff in the use of statistical software.

Exercises judgment in data analysis and trend deviations; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed for validity and quality.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One or more years of experience as a Research Analyst I with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by three earned credit hours in statistics or research methods; and,

One or more years of technical or professional experience in statistical analysis and research.

(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)


A Master’s or higher level degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of three earned graduate credit hours in statistics or research methods.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of mathematical and complex statistical methods and their application to the analysis and evaluation of health, social, and economic data.

Intermediate knowledge of the use of graphic presentations.

Intermediate knowledge of common sources of statistical information, methods of securing such information, and statistical research techniques.

Intermediate knowledge of computer information systems and statistical software .

Introductory knowledge of programming utilized in conjunction with a variety of statistical software.

Ability to supervise or oversee a small staff of employees in clerical and technical activities.

Ability to analyze complex statistical data and clearly present conclusions in written and graphic form.

Ability to program statistical applications using statistical software .

Ability to train staff in the use of statistical software.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, outside agency personnel, and the general public.

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