Job Code Pay Scale Group Pay Scale Type Bargaining Unit Civil Service or Non-Civil Service Last Executive Board Change Executive Board Change History
05690 09 ST A5 C 724-13 07/29/2016
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JOB CODE: 05690

SERIES NATURE OF WORK: The Statistician job series describes work in the collection and statistical analysis of quantified data.

DEFINITION: This is supervisory consultative and developmental statistical work in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data and statistics.

An employee in this job supervises statisticians designing, planning, and conducting statistical studies, projects, or surveys to support agency decision making. Work involves providing guidance to subordinates on complicated or sensitive issues arising during studies, projects, or surveys; reviewing completed assignments for appropriate use of study, project, or survey methodologies and analytical techniques; and ensuring reports of findings and publications provide appropriate guidance to government officials in planning and evaluating agency or commonwealth programs. Work also involves maintaining public and private industry contacts to secure cooperation in the collection of data, representing the agency at technical and professional conferences and meetings, and keeping abreast of new programmatic and statistical developments which impact on data analysis. Work is received in the form of broad goals, and completed work is reviewed for adherence to policies, achievement of goals, and effectiveness of results.


• Work is differentiated from the lower level jobs by the responsibility for supervising Statisticians 3.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (NOTE: The examples of work are representative of the work, but every position classified to this job may not perform all examples of work listed. Conversely, this is not an all-inclusive list of work examples.):

• Evaluates reports of findings and publications prepared by subordinates for adherence to professional and administrative standards and for effectiveness in providing information and guidance to agency officials for use in program planning and decision making.

• Reviews program project requests and projects initiated by subordinates to ensure they will meet agency needs.

• Consults with data users and providers in an effort to improve information and statistical report services and to identify unmet information needs.

• Oversees the development of new data analysis tools, systems, and processes.

• Supervises the research and acquisition of new data sources and the development of new data sets.

• Supervises the development of databases.

• Prioritizes projects, studies, and surveys and allocates staff and resources accordingly.

• Determines and explains impact of ongoing research on programs and initiatives.

• Supervises the development of models to forecast performance of proposed programs and to evaluate the impacts of legislative or policy changes.

• Coordinates the development of reporting procedures required to implement changes in law and ensures that databases are created to provide the subsequent statistical analyses of changes.

• Meets with agency officials to explain report findings and recommend appropriate actions based on findings such as program or policy changes.

• Recommends the purchase of alternatives or upgrades to current statistical software.

• Develops and advises on data and information policies.

• Coordinates complex data requests requiring staff throughout the organization and ensures final products meet customer needs.

• Employees in this job may participate in the performance of subordinates’ work consistent with operational or organizational requirements.

• Performs the full range of supervisory duties.

• Performs related work as required.


• Knowledge of analytical, statistical, and mathematical theories and methods applicable to conducting statistical studies and surveys.

• Knowledge of the principles and practices utilized in the collection, editing, analysis, summarization, and presentation of quantified data and statistics.

• Knowledge of statistical software programs and their application.

• Knowledge of the application of computerized data processing to perform the collection, organization, classification, processing, and presentation of quantified data.

• Knowledge of the use and functionality of standard computer software including spreadsheet and database programs.

• Knowledge of coding practices for the classification of data.

• Ability to effectively present findings and conclusions in tabular, graphic, and narrative form.

• Ability to read, interpret, and analyze numerical information.

• Ability to read and interpret policies and legislation.

• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: (NOTE: These are expected of an employee performing the work of this job at the full performance level. These are not evaluated by the State Civil Service Commission or used for Civil Service examination purposes and are not position-specific performance standards.):

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of effective supervision.

• Ability to communicate with customers, interpret their needs, and develop solutions to meet their needs.

• Ability to develop written materials that accurately and clearly convey statistical information and findings that can be understood by a variety of audiences.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: (NOTE: Based on the Entry Level Knowledges, Skills, and Abilities):

• One year as a Statistician 3;


• Three years of professional experience in the collection, compilation, editing, and statistical analysis of quantified data including one year designing and planning studies, projects, or surveys and a bachelor's degree;


• An equivalent combination of experience and training that includes one year designing and planning statistical studies, projects, or surveys.