RESEARCH DATA MANAGER Exam Code: 8PB45 Department: State of California Exam Type: Servicewide, Open Final Filing Date: Continuous CLASSIFICATION DETAILS Research Data Manager – $8,173.00 - $9,280.00 per month. View the classification specification for the Research Data Manager classification. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Final Filing Date: Continuous Who Should Apply: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications as stated on this bulletin may apply for and take this examination. Once you have taken this examination, you may not retake it for nine (9) months. How To Apply: The link to connect to the Training and Experience Evaluation is located farther down on this bulletin in the “Taking the Exam” section. Special Testing Arrangements: If you require special testing arrangements due to a verified disability or medical condition, please contact: California Department of Human Resources CalCareer Service Center 1810 16 th Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Bulletin Date: 11/7/2018 Bulletin Date: 11/7/2018 Phone: (866) 844-8671 Email: CalCareer@CalHR.CA.GOV California Relay Service: 7-1-1 (TTY and voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS All applicants must meet the education and/or experience requirements as stated on this exam bulletin to be accepted into the examination. Part-time or full-time jobs, regardless of whether paid or volunteer positions, and inside or outside California state service will count toward experience. Research Data Manager Education Incumbents must possess 12 semester or 18 quarter units course work in any combination of a data driven research-related field, such as economics, mathematics, psychology, sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, statistics, data science or a research-related field. This must include at least one course in statistical methods; and Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree. Work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis by applicants who have the required units mentioned above. A Master's Degree in economics, mathematics, psychology, sociology, demography, geography, anthropology, statistics, data science or a related research-oriented field may be substituted for two years of the required experience. A doctoral degree in the same areas may be substituted for three years of the required experience. Experience applicable to one of the following patterns may be combined on a proportional basis with experience applicable to the other pattern to meet the total experience requirements. Experience Either I One year in the California state civil service performing data research-oriented duties in a class with a level of responsibility equivalent to that of Research Data Supervisor II, or the Research Data Specialist II; or Bulletin Date: 11/7/2018 II Six years of professional data research-oriented experience which must have included responsibility for the determination of research data gathering and reporting design and methodology of a complete research project. (Research experience applied toward this pattern must include at least one year of experience performing duties with a level of responsibility equivalent to Research Supervisor II, or the Research Data Specialist II.) POSITION DESCRIPTION Research Data Manager Under administrative direction, this is the full managerial level responsible for a highly specialized or varied research data analytics function and may oversee multiple program areas. Incumbents supervise Supervisors I and II or Research Data Specialists. EXAMINATION SCOPE This examination consists of the following components: Training and Experience Evaluation – Weighted 100% of the final score. The examination will consists solely of a Training and Experience Evaluation. To obtain a position on the eligible list, a minimum score of 70% must be received. Applicants will receive their score upon completion of the Training and Experience Evaluation process. In addition to evaluating applicants’ relative knowledge, skills, and ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of education and/or experience, emphasis in each exam component will be measuring competitively, relative job demands, each applicant’s: Knowledge of: 1. Data analysis methods and techniques including gathering and collection of structured and unstructured data, as well as general principles, concepts and terminology used in research 2. Planning studies and investigations 3. Trend analysis procedures 4. Time management techniques to provide for efficient prioritization and completion of projects and assignments 5. Software to prepare spreadsheet summaries, reports, charts, and tables 6. Basic arithmetic and statistical techniques to analyze numerical data 7. Departmental policies and procedures Bulletin Date: 11/7/2018 8. Design and implement research-related projects 9. Practices required to ensure and maintain data security, including securely transmitting confidential data 10. Experimental design procedures 11. Problem-solving techniques and processes to identify and resolve issues related to the completion of work assignments 12. Advanced mathematical techniques and descriptive statistical analysis techniques and methods 13. Principles and concepts applied in research and statistical settings 14. Principles and concepts appropriate to data and research techniques and methodologies 15. Operations research methods 16. Current data analytics processes, including the utilization of business intelligence software programs 17. Broad principles of algorithms, data structures, and data management 18. Application of computerized models to research data, statistical and other methods used in the analysis 19. Survey methods and analytical techniques 20. Organizational analysis including data presentation and interpretation 21. Principles and procedures of forecasting, and of research planning, design, methodology 22. Problem solving techniques and processes to facilitate the identification and resolution of issues related to the completion of work assignments 23. Supervisory principles, practices, and techniques to oversee the work activities of employees to ensure the unit operates 24. Departmental policies and regulations regarding confidentiality 25. applicable laws 26. Public administration, including management and supportive staff services such as budget, personnel, program planning and evaluation, program management, or related areas 27. Employee supervision, development, evaluation and training 28. Governmental functions and organization at the state and local level as they affect departmental research functions 29. Problem-solving techniques and processes to facilitate the identification and resolution of issues related to the completion of work assignments 30. Leadership principles and methods to motivate and maintain the productivity of work unit staff members in accomplishing program objectives 31. A supervisor's and manager's responsibility for promoting equal opportunity in hiring and employee development and promotion, and for maintaining a work environment which is free of discrimination and harassment 32. Of personnel management, supervision, and training 33. Advanced automated processes for capturing data and applying quality control procedures to design and implement complex research projects 34. Current leadership techniques and their application to ensure effective oversight of project team members Bulletin Date: 11/7/2018 35. Project management principles to monitor project progress, and conduct final project evaluation 36. Function as lead for complex large scale research projects 37. The supervisory principles, practices, and techniques to oversee the work activities of employees to ensure the division/branch operates 38. Principles of workflow to plan a variety of programs, and project activities, timelines, and milestones effectively 39. Advanced automated processes for capturing data and applying quality control procedures to design and implement complex research projects 40. Current leadership techniques and their application to ensure effective oversight of project team members 41. Project management principles to monitor project progress, and conduct final project evaluation 42. Function as lead for complex large scale research projects 43. Strategic planning principles and concepts in order to lead or participate in unit/branch strategic planning sessions 44. State budgeting processes to meet mandatory and regulatory requirements Ability To: 1. Research, gather, compile, and analyze structured and unstructured data 2. Conduct and interpret descriptive statistical analyses using appropriate software to test research hypotheses and to formulate conclusions and recommendations 3. Prepare research and statistical reports 4. Analyze written and numerical data regarding general governmental problems 5. Speak and write effectively 6. Develop and evaluate alternatives, recommendations, solutions, and conclusions or approaches to research problems 7. Manage a workload consisting of multiple projects and assignments 8. Complete work under critical timelines to meet project 9. Objectives and deadlines 10.Be objective and flexible to adapt to changes in priorities and work assignments 11.Gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others, collaborate, and work in multidisciplinary teams 12. Query, mine, analyze, and manipulate data 13. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to individuals and groups related to the area of research 14. Present ideas and information effectively 15. Adapt and apply formal research methods and principles to research problems 16. Design and validate studies and analyze the accuracy of data collected 17. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to reach sound conclusions and/or make recommendations 18. Identify improvements and originate and develop new solutions which depart from traditional and existing patterns 19. Identify required data, information, materials, and resources needed to complete/perform a project Bulletin Date: 11/7/2018 20. Reason logically and creatively and use a variety of analytical techniques to resolve or provide information regarding complex research and data problems 21. Consult with and advise administrators or other interested parties on a wide variety of subject-matter areas 22. Recognize when issues, activities, and/or decisions need to be elevated to management, and communicate information effectively to others plan and carry out large scale research and data projects 23. Prepare and present reports and data models 24. Adapt and apply complex research methods and principles to research problems of an applied practical nature 25. Identify required data, information, materials, and resources needed to complete/perform a project 26. Identify data needs of complex analyses and evaluate adequacy of existing data to meet these needs 27. Develop procedures for collection and integration of data sources 28. Design and test complex data base structures for storage and manipulation 29. Access and process data located on large databases, servers, mainframes and/or desktop computers 30.Design and conduct a complex research project and/or validating studies 31.Conduct program evaluation studies including the systematic analysis of program requirements, goals, and outcomes to ensure program effectiveness 32. Analyze and evaluate the impact of programs, procedures, business processes, and/or policies 33. Develop documents related to data processing and analysis procedures for research projects and assignments to be used as a future resource 34. Determine how a system or process works and how utilizing new inputs, operations, and environmental conditions would affect outcomes 35. Function as a technical lead for complex projects to ensure timely completion 36. Provide technical assistance to professional personnel 37. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others, and with stakeholders 38. Communicate with internal and external stakeholders with diplomacy and tact, especially concerning difficult and sensitive issues 39. Plan, organize and manage a research function 40. Review and edit written reports 41. Use interdisciplinary teams effectively in the conduct of studies 42. Manage workload and assignments of others in order to meet work unit and project objectives and deadlines 43. Objectively identify all facts and implications related to a situation before drawing conclusions and determining courses of action 44. Delegate work to staff to ensure work projects are completed on time and within budget 45. Review the work of subordinate staff and provide constructive feedback from the perspective of a supervisor 46. Effectively promote equal opportunity in employment and maintain a work 47. Environment that is free of discrimination and harassment Bulletin Date: 11/7/2018 48. Translate legislatively mandated program evaluation requirements into methodically rigorous study designs 49. Translate departmental policy into action programs and/or test the impact of policy changes 50. Evaluate the adequacy and merit of proposed research and evaluation study designs and techniques 51. Provide expert consultation on the feasibility impact or potential of a variety of operations, projects or proposals to the department and to other organizations 52. Analyze and evaluate the impact of changes to existing programs, procedures, business processes, and/or policies; 53. Use creativity when independently designing research projects 54. Write clear and concise studies and reports 55. Design and develop research methodologies required to ensure the collection and analysis of appropriate, meaningful, and unbiased data 56. Conduct and interpret descriptive and/or inferential statistical analyses using appropriate software to test research hypotheses and to formulate conclusions and recommendations 57. Analyze situations accurately and take effective action at the appropriate time 58. Provide mentoring to staff 59. Manage a complex program 60. Establish and maintain project priorities 70. Develop and effectively use all available resources 71. Perform oversight on projects ensuring that end products or services are delivered on schedule, within the established budget, and in compliance with applicable laws 72. Utilize project management techniques to manage the progress of programs and project activities to ensure that project timelines and schedules are appropriately established, modified, and adhered to ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION A servicewide, open eligible list for the Research Data Manager classification will be established for: State of California (all State of California departments, statewide) The names of successful competitors will be merged onto the eligible list in order of final score regardless of exam date. Eligibility expires twelve (12) months after it is established. Applicants must then retake the examination to reestablish eligibility. Veterans’ Preference will be granted for this examination. In accordance with Government Codes 18973.1 and 18973.5, whenever any veteran, or widow or widower of a veteran achieves a passing score on an open examination, he or she shall be ranked in the top rank of the resulting eligible list.