Senior Research Analyst

Job Locations US-FL-Winter Haven
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/29/2024 2:29 PM)
Job ID
Office Of Professional Compliance
Blood and Viral Pathogen Risk
Minimal Risk

Position Concept

The Senior Research Analyst provides highly responsible and complex administrative and executive level support to the Strategic Planning Unit.  The member is responsible for assisting in the overall planning, direction, development and coordination of statistical, demographic and other specialized research services.  Services may be in areas such as regulatory, economic, labor market, correctional, environmental, public safety or other related industry analysis.


Under the direction of the Office of Professional Compliance Director, the member exercises considerable initiative and judgment in planning and carrying out assignments.  The position requires exercise of discretion, independent judgment and independent thought.


The most important and essential job function of the position is attitude which includes the following: interacting positively and cooperating with co-workers, responding politely to customers, working as a team member, functioning under intense time pressure and responding in a positive manner to supervision.


The Senior Research Analyst may perform other related duties and tasks, as required and shall have the physical, mental and emotional abilities to perform the essential job duties of the position.


Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Wellness Incentives
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • FRS Retirement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Direct Deposit, Bi-Weekly Pay Checks
  • Free Employee Gym
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • Education Incentive
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Free Employee Health Clinic


Essential Functions

·         Develop research methodology/procedures

·         Perform creative writing tasks

·         Analyze business processes

·         Participate in various public groups

·         Analyze/review/update data requirements

·         Assist short and long-term planning

·         Create data collection instruments

·         Participate on committees, boards or commissions

·         Interpret trends and results of studies

·         Assist in budget preparation

·         Develop recommended solutions

·         Coordinate activities with other agencies

·         Develop/present written reports

·         Respond to citizen inquiries

·         Prepare articles and correspondence

·         Interact with members and staff

·         Prepare statistical analyses/reports/plans



Education, Professional Certification or License

  • Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Florida driver’s license

Professional Experience

·         Prefer previous work in a law enforcement field

·         Prefer knowledge or familiarity with court and/or other legal processes

·         Prefer experience in research, position paper preparation, speech writing, and executive level professional interaction

Environmental Conditions

·         Works varying hours

  • Works under stressful conditions

·         Works with a high degree of public contact


Knowledge of

·         PCSO policy and procedures

·         Public officials

·         PCSO facilities

·         Judicial system

·         Statistical methods/application

·         Office supplies and forms

·         Research techniques/methods

·         Resources

·         Research issues/theories

·         Governmental budgeting

·         Federal and State laws

·         Fiscal management

·         Organizational components/members

·         Management techniques/application

·         Media

·         Administrative practices

·         Florida State government

·         Personal computer systems and software

·         Polk County government

·         Internet

·         General legal and liability issues

·         Current events

·         Referral agencies


Ability to

·         Work independently

·         Research complex issues

·         Communicate effectively

·         Plan/direct statistical research projects

·         Comprehend information

·         Manage concurrent projects

·         Operate office equipment

·         Manage multiple deadlines

·         Analyze/interpret complex statistical data

·         Follow complex directions

·         Present analyses and conclusions

·         Prepare advanced written texts

·         Liaison with legislators/staff/public

·         Operate a motor vehicle

·         Analyze/evaluate policies and operations

·         Operate a calculator

·         Work independently

·         Research complex issues


·         Analytical

·         Telephone

·         Management

·         Presentation

·         Organizational

·         Scheduling

·         Positive interpersonal

·         Creative writing

·         Decision-making

·         Advanced composition

·         Basic English grammar

·         Computer

·         Mathematical

·         Strategic planning

Physical Requirements

·         Sit for long periods

·         Manual dexterity

·         Stand for long periods                                

·         Walk

·         See at a normal range or with accommodation

·         Bend

·         Hear at a normal level or with accommodation

·         Ambulate independently

·         Speak English understandably




Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


USD $57,938.19/Yr.


USD $78,963.66/Yr.


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