KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND CAPACITIES: A thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of policy analysis including policy development, coordination, economic analysis, cost-benefit analysis and implementation; a thorough knowledge of the organizational structures common in government and the functions of departments and agencies therein; a thorough knowledge of organization and management including public administration, governmental budgeting and program evaluation; a working knowledge of the role of outside interest groups in the formulation of policy; the ability to identify problem areas and to work with great independence in analyzing and evaluating highly complex statistical data; the ability to apply logic and analytical techniques to determine underlying principles, reasons, patterns, or facts associated with data and other information to draw conclusions; the ability to supervise and coordinate assigned subordinate staff on a regular project basis; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state and municipal officials, superiors, subordinates and the public; the ability to prepare clear and concise objective analyses and recommendations; the ability to use statistical software in performing complex research and preparing conclusions; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Education: Such as may have been gained through: possession of a Master's Degree from a college of recognized standing with specialization in Public or Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, or a closely related field; and
Experience: Such as may have been gained through: significant employment in a professional position performing review and analysis of policies and programs in a governmental, public affairs or business context.
Or, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.