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Series established April 1, 1976
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.
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).
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 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.
Demonstrated ability to act independently; initiative; flexibility; and tact.
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.