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Douglas County  1950
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Pay Range GC19


All classifications within this three-level series perform analyst duties to provide financial and statistical management information to a department or unit; performs research and analysis in the design, collection and classification of data and information to develop, monitor and evaluate programs and budget.

This classification performs analyst duties to develop, implement, administer, maintain and provide user support for department information management systems; performs complex financial and statistical research and analysis. Serves as department information management systems administrator.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. As department information management systems administrator, oversee administration of department computer network; analyze and correct hardware and software utilization problems; perform routine and trouble shooting procedures.

2. Assist and train users of information management systems.

3. Develop and monitor information systems projects and budgets; recommend related policies, procedures, equipment and material needs.

4. Perform varied analytical, statistical and financial analysis using standard research methods; design forms for collection and tabulation of data.

5. Develop and maintain quantitative and statistical data for programs; determine quantitative objectives in order to meet requirements of contracts and grants; evaluate and monitor programs for basic requirements and compliance.

6. Develop a variety of technical and non-technical reports, correspondence and other documentation; develop, administer and monitor department or unit contracts; assist in budget development.

7. Participate in department and county meetings regarding information management systems and program reporting requirements; coordinate planning and processes with data processing staff.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of statistical theory and methods, research techniques, quantitative analysis and program evaluation; considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of administration including fiscal management, program management, contract administration and organization; considerable knowledge of systems administration requirements; considerable knowledge of hardware, software, operating systems and applications. Skill in: Determining elements needed for desired analysis; evaluating and coordinating computer hardware, software and application needs; developing electronic data transfer; technical and non-technical report writing; preparing contracts and budgets; collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data; information systems analysis. Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; conduct research and establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; determine program and user information needs; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, establish new policies when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; maintain confidentiality; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, other agency representatives, committees, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Bachelor's degree in statistics or related field and three years work experience involving project management, quantitative analytical evaluations, information systems analysis and network system administration OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Desirable qualifications: Master's degree in statistics or related field.


Work is performed under general direction of a division head. Employee receives general instructions regarding scope of and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in accordance to department policy, procedures, goals and objectives.


Work is performed within departmental policy and procedures; federal, state and county statutes, rules and regulations which govern public agencies and public contracting; audit, research, statistical and data collection materials; software and equipments manuals. Employee uses seasoned judgment and initiative in applying appropriate guidelines and recommends new procedures for departmental use.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in an office environment, is generally sedentary; may require hearing voice conversation and keyboarding.

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