Under general supervision, performs complex data collection, analysis,
and management. Guides and trains lower level staff or performs
specialized project duties.
1. Assists in project planning such as developing data collection
instruments and materials, techniques, and time lines; monitors
project time lines and schedules using project management
2. Performs liaison work between project and participants and/or
outside groups to obtain or submit pertinent study data or
3. Assists in conducting literature reviews by searching library or
on-line services as directed.
4. Develops and prepares statistical reports, construct tables, and
graphs for presentation or publication using basic statistical
techniques and software applications.
5. Performs study-related administrative support such as managing
office and assisting in tracking project budget.
6. Screens and assists in hiring lower level project staff; assists
in supervising office or project staff.
7. Monitors quality of data collected by field personnel; makes
recommendations for improvement in data collection procedures.
8. Pretests and assists in refining data collection and input
instruments, and documents survey instrument instructions;
tailors existing protocols to specifications for individual
studies; revises and prepares protocol manuals.
9. Prepares progress reports and presents information at meetings.
10. Performs all of the duties of the Epidemiological Assistant II.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Five years of related experience
General knowledge of basic statistics as used in survey research.
Skill in the use of applicable hardware such as mainframe, mini,
personal or laptop computers and applicable software applications; in
performing basic medical tests such as taking vital signs and drawing
blood and ability to perform other related medical tests such as
neuromuscular testing; in communicating effectively in writing; in
compiling and summarizing information into concise and accurate
reports; in managing workload; in using time effectively; in working
in a non-office setting; in applying basic statistical concepts to
data sets. Ability to establish and maintain contacts with study site
personnel, faculty, staff, and outside parties; to lead and train
others; to communicate effectively with widely diverse groups of
people both in person and over the phone; to locate and retrieve files
and records from confined spaces and locations which are not easily
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Some positions may require employees to possess a valid Maryland
Noncommercial Class C or equivalent driver's license and to use their
personal vehicle for transportation. Some positions may require