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Research Manager

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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$43,128.00 – $98,784.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,797.00 – $4,116.00
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This is administrative and managerial work planning, directing, analyzing, and coordinating specialized research, forecasting, and reporting programs. Responsibilities may include analysis in one or more of the following areas: regulatory, economic, labor market, health, mental health, social services, corrections, environmental, or public safety.

(This classification is part of the broad-banded management service.)

Job Duties

Directs and/or assists in the overall planning, development, and administration of the assigned research and statistical programs and/or services; assists in the direction of the development and implementation of departmental/divisional planning issues.

Directs and/or assists in the general management of policy development, program planning, and coordination, and the evaluation of policy and/or organizational changes, and new programs.

Reviews and/or revises programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, policies, plans, and procedures.

Selects, trains, directs, and evaluates staff.

Participates in the development, implementation, and/or interpretation of new and/or revised program, departmental, or legislative initiatives.

Participates in conferences, training sessions, and meetings.

Reviews and evaluates a variety of data; prepares periodic forecasts and analyses.

Directs federal grant activities and/or other extensive research projects.

Reviews programs of various divisions in terms of program priorities, expenditure of funds, and coordination of services.

Participates in the development of budget requests; monitors expenditures according to budget allocations/appropriations; recommends and/or initiates cost-saving measures.

Conducts investigations; institutes and/or directs special studies; prepares and/or reviews reports and related information to evaluate existing organizational initiatives, policies, procedures, and practices.

Represents and/or serves as a liaison for the assigned area of responsibility; maintains contact and cooperates with federal, state, local, and community organizations, and other interested groups pertaining to the assigned programs.

Negotiates and/or administers contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements with federal, state, local, and community organizations.

Directs and participates in the development of specialized studies in support of agency initiatives.

Initiates or responds to requests for statistical and research data, administrative information, report summaries, and other similar information.

Develops and monitors data reporting regulations.

Exercises considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments; receives general administrative direction; work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and evaluation of operational results.

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.) (More specific qualifications may be required for particular positions allocated to this class depending on the assigned duties and responsibilities. This may include specialized and/or additional education, experience, and/or licensure/certification not stated in the minimum qualifications.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; and,

Four or more years of professional or technical experience in statistical analysis and research, economic forecasting, or a closely related area.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six earned graduate credit hours in statistics or research methods may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)

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

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?

Comprehensive knowledge of statistical methods and their application to the analysis and evaluation of data.

Comprehensive knowledge of research techniques, methods, and related measurement procedures.

Comprehensive knowledge of governmental budgeting and fiscal, grant, and contract management.

Comprehensive knowledge of assigned specialty area.

Comprehensive knowledge of current research issues and theories.

Comprehensive knowledge of managerial techniques and administrative practices.

Comprehensive knowledge of computing, automation, and telecommunications hardware, software, and procedures as related to analysis programs.

Ability to plan and direct a statistical research program involving designing studies for the collection, analysis, and interpretation of complex data.

Ability to analyze and interpret complex statistical data, and to present analyses and conclusions with clarity and precision.

Ability to review, analyze, interpret, and/or prepare federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to testify as an expert witness.

Ability to develop, implement, and administer statistical, demographic, or other specialized research services and programs.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental officials, legislators, staff associates, the general public, and others.

Ability to analyze and evaluate policies and operations, and formulate recommendations.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to provide leadership and supervision to professional, technical, and related program staff.

Ability to manage change, provide program management, and achieve results.

Ability to develop short- and long-range plans that meet established objectives and contribute to the overall goals and mission of the agency.

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