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BB40 - Research and Planning Administrator

Band 6  


State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Plans and directs the activities of a research or statistical unit of a state agency.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions in this class normally manage and direct a group of researchers or statisticians. Some positions serve as senior statisticians on very complex projects or as the assistant to the director of a large statistics or research program.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Organizes and plans the programs and activities of a unit involved in research or statistical studies.
Designs complex research and/or statistical studies and projects to include the collection, analysis and presentation of data.
Supervises statisticians, biostatisticians or researchers in the compilation and publication of agency and state reports.
Reviews and approves research designs and methods for data collection, analysis and presentation.
Oversees and assists in the development and refinement of computer analysis and display techniques.
Analyzes, interprets and forecasts trends in economics, populations, etc.
Recruits, orients and trains personnel.
Supervises the development and preparation of program budgets in conjunction with planned activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of research and statistical methods.
Knowledge of inferential statistics.
Knowledge of computers and computer application software.
Knowledge of the compilation, analysis and presentation of statistical and research data.
Knowledge of management, organizational and administrative methods and techniques.
Ability to interpret agency policies and procedures.
Ability to supervise other employees performing research or statistical work.
Ability to present information effectively both orally and in writing.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

A bachelor's degree and professional experience as a planner, researcher or statistician.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

A bachelor's degree and three years professional experience as a planner, researcher or statistician.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)

Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent)
Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent)
Ability to work indoors. (Continuous)
Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent)
Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent)
Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent)
Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent)
Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent)
Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous)
Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent)
Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent)
Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous)
Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent)
Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous)
Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous)
Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous)
Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous)
Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous)
Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous)
Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet.
Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous)
Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)


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