Demographic Researcher/Census State Data Center Manager

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-08-08

Employer: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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The College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) .s Institute for Economic Advancement (IEA) is accepting applications for Demographic Researcher/Census State Data Center Manager.

Primary responsibilities include conducting demographic, economic and workforce research by analyzing data from federal, state, and local sources and interpreting results. Adapt or develop analytical approaches as needed to provide insight into important trends. Forecast population, employment, job skills, occupations, incomes, tax revenues, and similar variables for the state, counties, and sub-county areas as needed. Deliver presentations on trends to technical experts and the general public. In addition the person will manage the operations of the Census State Data Center. Respond to information requests for state and federal demographic, economic, and geographic data. Interact with federal and local agencies on research, production, or review of census information. Person must be able to collaborate effectively with IEA staff and others in the design and implementation of large projects.

IEA is a university applied research and outreach center with a staff of more than 40 employees and has a successful history of performing unbiased research for the state/federal agencies and businesses. IEA is the primary source of research and information to support economic development in the State of Arkansas. For more information about the institute visit The appointment will be on a full-time permanent 12-month basis with a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications for the position include a Master.s degree in demography, statistics, economics, or urban/regional planning. Two years experience in a research setting preferred. A qualified person with a Bachelor.s degree in demography/population studies, statistics, economics, or urban/regional planning; and at least four years of professional experience conducting studies, which includes demographic considerations, analyzing data, interpreting results, and producing estimates or projections will be considered. A solid knowledge of statistical principles, theories, concepts, methods, methodology, and application of computer programs for statistical analysis is expected. Knowledge of SAS and SPSS, Excel; databases and SQL Server is desirable. Some knowledge of a range of social, economic, and demographic theories must be demonstrated, and expertise in governmental data sources.

Archived on: 2007-09-30