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Research Analyst - Advanced Demographer

Wisconsin State-Dept of Administration - Madison, WI

Type: Full Time
Posted: 01/17/2013
Deadline to apply: 01/28/2013
Payrate: $45,990 - $75,884
Description:

Administration, Department of

Demographer

Job Announcement Code(s): 13-00204

County(ies):

Dane

Classification Title: / JAC:

Job Working Title:

RESEARCH ANALYST - ADVANCED 13-00204

Demographer

Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary:

The Research Analyst - Advanced classification is assigned to Pay Schedule/Pay Range 08-03. A six-month probationary period will be required. Located in Madison, the starting salary for this position will be between $45,990 and $75,884 annually.

Contact:

Terry Wm. Kraus, Human Resources Specialist - Senior, Department of Administration, 608-266-3357, Terry.Kraus@Wisconsin.gov

Bargaining Unit:

Research, Statistics and Analysis 08

Area of Competition:

Open

Deadline to Apply:  1/28/2013

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 28, 2013. If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Terry Wm. Kraus at 608-266-3357 or via e-mail to terry.kraus@wisconsin.gov Examination responses will be evaluated in order to determine which candidates will receive further consideration.

Exam Information:

46403 - 009 RESEARCH ANALYST - ADVANCED

 Preview Exam

Join a team that strives to exceed the expectations of our customers by providing efficient, high-quality state government services. The Department of Administration, Division of Intergovernmental Relations is looking for creative team members with positive attitudes who are effective communicators, responsible and interested in growing and developing. The Research Analyst - Advanced classification is assigned to Pay Schedule/Pay Range 08-03. A six-month probationary period will be required. Located in Madison, the starting salary for this position will be between $45,990 and $75,884 annually, plus excellent benefits.

Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Intergovernmental Services Team Leader, this position spearheads the state's population estimates and projections program, and supports State Data Center Activities. Leading the state's population estimate and projection programs is approximately half-time and providing technical assistance in census data and other demographic expertise occupies the remaining time. This position also utilizes various analytical tools such as geographic information systems and statistical analysis software. Verbal and written presentation of technical material in lay terms by telephone and in person is key to this position.

*Special Notes:  A background check will be required on any hire new to state service.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of estimates and projections methodologies and statistics and extensive experience with quantitative data, particularly large administrative data bases.
  • Well-developed ability to translate demographic data into concise, easily understood materials for broad dissemination.
  • Ability to work independently and make complex decision within the scope of the position's responsibility; as well as communicating effectively, including public speaking, with a wide range of diverse audiences.
  • Extensive knowledge of census files and data definitions is mandatory to be successful in this position. The ability to analyze existing data, and manipulate large databases to meet data users needs and to research various population related issues is a fundamental skill.
  • Extensive knowledge of Geographic Information Systems is necessary to conduct various spatial analyses. It is also a useful tool in the department of various estimation and projection techniques. Well-qualified candidates will possess a bachelor's degree in sociology, demography, or a related field.

How To Apply:

If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume. In addition to this information, you will be required to complete the online exam. You can preview the exam questions by clicking on the 'Preview Exam' link. After reviewing the exam questions, prepare detailed written responses to each of the four exam questions. Submit your exam responses by copying and pasting your responses into the appropriate fields in the online exam. Your responses to the exam questions will be used to determine your eligibility for this position. Resumes will not be part of the initial screening process. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will not be considered. The deadline to apply is Monday, January 28, 2013. If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Terry Wm. Kraus at 608-266-3357 or via e-mail to terry.kraus@wisconsin.gov Examination responses will be evaluated in order to determine which candidates will receive further consideration.

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