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Research & Statistical Analyst

  • 514927
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Feb 1 2023 at 23:55 MST


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Research & Statistical Analyst


Job Location:

Address:  3838 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $63,250 

Grade: 21

Job Summary:

This position researches, obtains, analyzes, interprets and disseminates investigative intelligence and accurately track motor fuel, access public and law enforcement websites and databases, TLO Accurant, MVD records and business affiliates throughout the distribution chain by performing data sharing, data mining, and cross-matching techniques to assess the level of strategic intelligence. Use a multitude of databases to include, but not limited to, MAX, SQL, MVDAR, Title Search, Purged Record Search, On-Base, and Document Retrieval. This position will require a special skill set to perform complex data mining and data analyses tasked with recovering additional information. Receives and prioritizes requests for research
assistance, determines what type of assistance is needed to initiate collection of intelligence information and ensure it is obtained in a timely manner. The incumbent will read and interpret state codes, laws, and rules; will compare data from several sources to verify the accuracy of the investigative elements; will issue notices of criminal, MLS, and prior history; will communicate effectively with external and internal stakeholders; and may serve as a witness at administrative and criminal hearings. Travel will be required and will include some overnight stays. This position will be required to undergo a background check and polygraph examination.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Receive, research, analyze, interpret and accurately track motor fuel, access public and law enforcement websites and databases, TLO Accurant, MVD records and business affiliates throughout the distribution chain by performing data sharing, data mining, and cross-matching techniques to assess criminal activity
• Provides written responses and reports to follow investigative formats. Investigative report writing in accordance to standards accepted by law
enforcement and the criminal justice community and apply appropriate methodologies. Prepare Notice of Discrepancies and/or Notices of Assessments and other related correspondence to the affected taxpayer
• Communicate with various agencies to obtain intelligence information or gain referrals for research to fulfill requests. Exchanges research information with intelligence analysts/officers at federal, state, country and local agencies for current investigative information. Consults with officers/detectives or other analysts regarding clarification of pertinent information for a thorough research product
• As the ECD/OIG analyst, review and analyze affidavits and supporting documents to ensure accuracy for submission to the court for approval. Work closely with other government agency liaisons involved with the Redaction program for program requirements and the application process. Provide clear direction/instructions on how the program works
• Out-of-State travel

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

• Principles, practices of investigation and research including report writing and techniques
• The rules of English grammar and composition to prepare, review and edit documents and practices of data mining and accounting, fuel excise tax and knowledge of the business practices of the fuel industry
• Procedures of record keeping and reporting
• Records management systems to ensure accurate maintenance of files and ease of retrieval
• Law enforcement and intelligence terminology
• Title 28, Arizona Revised Statutes
• State, and ADOT policies, rules, and regulations
• Microsoft Suite, Accurant, reverse lookup and social media
• Mainframe and PC accounting systems, including advanced spreadsheet functions and databases

Skills in:

• Effective, professional oral and written communication, analyzing and interpreting complex criminal and civil investigations
• Utilizing and creating computer spreadsheets, databases, and other automated tools to complete work tasks efficiently and accurately
• Report writing
• Exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential and sensitive information
• Reviewing, proofreading, editing and verifying written materials for accuracy in extent of information and adherence to policies and procedures
• Applying multiple investigative research techniques and utilizing all investigative resources
• Research and problem-solving skills
• Organizational skill and effective time management and organizational skills necessary to complete timely and accurate investigations/reports
• Prioritizing work activities and others to ensure that deadlines are met
• Interacting effectively with external and internal stakeholders

Ability to:

• Communicate in a clear and professional manner, both verbally and in writing
• Synthesize a complex work task and/or situation, and present recommendations for a course of action
• Complex criminal analysis and interpretation
• Established methods of investigation to achieve desired results
• Alter priorities in response to changes
• Organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks to complete job functions in orderly, efficient manner; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of assignment
• Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, with all levels to gather and disseminate information and resolve issues
• Present data in a logical concise manner
• Use computers and software for performing complex civil and criminal tasks
• Evaluate systems, identify flaws, and design and implement corrections

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

Possess a bachelor's degree or minimum of three (3) years working with complex civil, criminal investigations, fraud, financial, ID theft and tax fraud.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). If considered, PART 2 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment allows a record review and reference check. The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR and record review/ reference check.


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Mandatory participation in the Arizona Retirement System (ASRS) is required

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.