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ABOLISHED 08/01/2018 PER PAY LETTER 18-18 - Research Program Specialist (Social/Behavioral) Series

ABOLISHED 08/01/2018 PER PAY LETTER 18-18 - Research Program Specialist (Social/Behavioral) Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established April 1, 1976

 

Research Program Specialist (Social/Behavioral) Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes
Schem Code Class Code Class
LQ82 5756 Research Program Specialist I (Social/Behavioral)
LQ72 5767 Research Program Specialist II (Social/Behavioral)

(Social/Behavioral) Classes

Incumbents in this parenthetical specialty are distinguished from other Research Program Specialists by being required to plan, organize, and conduct complicated research studies and activities involving the research and evaluation of individual or social aspects of human behavior. The study conclusions are utilized for test construction program planning and implementation.

Minimum Qualifications for

Research Program Specialist (Social/Behavioral) Classes

Research Program Specialist I

Experience and education which provides the ability to independently and successfully perform complex research of psychological and sociological behavior factors; and all of the requirements specified in the Research Program Specialist (General) class.

 

The pertinent experience specified in the Research Program Specialist I (General) means one year of experience equivalent to Research Analyst II (Social/Behavioral).

Research Program Specialist II

Experience and education which provides the ability to independently and successfully perform complex research of psychological and sociological behavior factors; and all of the requirements specified in the Research Program Specialist (General) class.

 

The pertinent experience specified in the Research Program Specialist II (General) means one year of experience equivalent to Research Program Specialist I (Social/Behavioral).

Knowledge and Abilities for

Research Program Specialist (Social/Behavioral) Class

Both Levels:

Knowledge of: Principles and concepts of psychological and sociological behavioral theory; techniques and methodologies for measuring psychological and sociological dimensions; and social problems of governmental concern; experimental design procedures and all of the requirements specified in the Research Program Specialist (General) class.

 

Ability to: Design and conduct a complex research project in the area of evaluating behavior or validating studies.

Special Personal Requirements for

Research Program Specialist (Social/Behavioral) Classes

Both Levels:

Demonstrated ability to act independently; initiative; flexibility; and tact.

Desirable Qualifications for

Research Program Specialist (Social/Behavioral) Classes

Both Levels:

Experience performing psychological-or sociological-related duties; graduation from college with any major but with extensive course work in psychology or sociology, this must include at least six semester hours of research techniques.

 

Research Program Specialist (Social/Behavioral) Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed
Class Date Established Date Revised Title Changed
Research Program Specialist I (Social/Behavioral) 04/01/1976 -- --
Research Program Specialist II (Social/Behavioral) 04/01/1976 09/07/1976 --
  Updated: 8/2/2018
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