CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Statistical Assistants

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Statistical Assistants
Summary Job Description Tasks
Compile and compute data according to statistical formulas for use in statistical studies. May perform actuarial computations and compile charts and graphs for use by actuaries. Includes actuarial clerks. Compute and analyze data, using statistical formulas and computers or calculators.
Enter data into computers for use in analyses and reports.
Compile statistics from source materials, such as production and sales records, quality-control and test records, time sheets, and survey sheets.
Compile reports, charts, and graphs that describe and interpret findings of analyses.
Check source data to verify completeness and accuracy.
Participate in the publication of data and information.
Discuss data presentation requirements with clients.
File data and related information and maintain and update databases.
Select statistical tests for analyzing data.
Organize paperwork, such as survey forms and reports, for distribution and for analysis.
Code data prior to computer entry, using lists of codes.
Check survey responses for errors, such as the use of pens instead of pencils, and set aside response forms that cannot be used.
Interview people and keep track of their responses.
Send out surveys.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Statistical Assistants
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Statistical Assistants
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Programming Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Statistical Assistants
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Statistical Assistants
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
A programming language APL Development environment software
Avidian Technologies Prophet Customer relationship management CRM software
Benfield ReMetrica Analytical or scientific software
Business Objects Crystal Reports Data base reporting software
C++ Object or component oriented development software
Corel WordPerfect software Word processing software
GGY AXIS Financial analysis software
Harvard Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
IBM Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet software
Insightful S-PLUS Analytical or scientific software
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
Microsoft Visual Basic Development environment software
Microsoft Word Word processing software
Minitab software Analytical or scientific software
PolySystems Asset Delphi Financial analysis software
R Object or component oriented development software
SAS software Analytical or scientific software
SPSS software Analytical or scientific software
StatSoft STATISTICA software Analytical or scientific software
StataCorp Stata Analytical or scientific software
Structured query language SQL Data base user interface and query software
Sun Microsystems Java Object or component oriented development software
Systat Software SigmaStat Analytical or scientific software
The MathWorks MATLAB Analytical or scientific software
Towers Perrin MoSes Financial analysis software
Web browser software Internet browser software
dBase Data base user interface and query software
10-key calculators Calculators or accessories
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Graphing calculators Calculators or accessories
Laptop computers Notebook computers
Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors Liquid crystal display projector
Personal computers Personal computers
Supercomputers Mainframe computers
Universal serial bus USB flash drives High capacity removable media drives
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Statistical Assistants
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Statistical Assistants
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Product Operations Associate
Prorate Clerk
Proration Clerk
Record Clerk Salesperson
Record Tabulating Clerk
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Statistical Clerk
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CompGeo Occupation Group: Engineering/Scientific
Job Family: Mathematics
Benchmark Title: Statistical Assistants
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