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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.

Information Specialist

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3883

UW Job Family: 3E

SOC Code: 13-1111

Pay Grade: 22

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Conducts research and handles the exchange of complex information for designated area; organizes, preserves, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates high quality data related to characteristics, activities, operations and policies of designated project(s).

Minimum Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in a related field


2 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Research studies including data collection methods and analysis.
  • Project management: theory, methods and procedures.
  • Report writing.
  • Computer software applications and hardware applicable to assigned area.
  • Basic computer programming and programming languages.
  • Training methods and procedures.
  • Confidentiality rules, regulations and their application.
  • Federal reporting regulations for assigned programs/data.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Effectively communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Organize, investigate, analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Use analytical and statistical research instruments, protocol, and procedures.
  • Apply statistical principles and processes to meet a range of information requirements.
  • Develop and/or manipulate and maintain computer databases.
  • Provide written documentation and report preparation.
  • Supervise project work as assigned.
  • Meet demanding project deadlines.
  • Instruct others on data collection interviewing, methods and practices.
  • Resolve data issues and reporting errors.
  • Analytic and quantitative analysis principles and practices.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Conduct specialized research studies resulting in organization, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of information pertinent to project/data issues in administrative planning, decision-making, research objectives, and for pertinent regulations.

Participate in development, maintenance, and usage of consistent and accurate longitudinal databases.

Create and/or respond to structured inquiries, including standardized questionnaires,  surveys, and ad-hoc requests for information.

Provide statistical or analytical consultation to department and other departments.

Participated in the review, revision and automation of office procedures; perform data verification.

Supplemental Functions:

Explore and develop specific planning and analytical tools and capabilities. 
Participate in professional organizations and investigate new developments in administrative information system technologies.

Working Conditions:

No major sources of discomfort; standard office environment; regular exposure to video terminal displays; some positions may require travel.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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