Senr Statistician

Grade 18

New York State has approximately 21 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Statistician Trainee 1

    Similar to Grade 13

  2. Statistician Trainee 2

    Similar to Grade 14

  3. Senr Statistician

    Grade 18

  4. Assoc Statistician

    Grade 23

  5. Prin Statistician

    Grade 27

Summary of Job Description

Statisticians apply statistical theory and principles to the planning, execution, control, and analysis of statistical studies, and in providing technical assistance and advice in the application of statistical methods. You would assist in providing management with descriptive summaries and evaluations of numerical data developed through the application of statistical theory.  These activities are usually concerned with a specific program area or subject matter field and are initiated in response to program needs or reporting activities.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position. There are two examinations held for this position.

There are three examinations used to fill this tilte.

For all qualified employees of New York State, on or before the date of the examination, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or non-competitive service as follows:

Either A. as a Statistician or Biostatistician;

Or B. as an Assistant Actuary, Economist, Economist (Various Parenthetics), Principal Actuarial Clerk, Principal Statistics Clerk, or Office Assistant 3 (Calculations), AND you must possess 24 semester credit hours in statistics, biostatistics, economics/econometrics, research methods or mathematics, 6 of which must be in statistics or biostatistics.

For all other qualified individuals, candidates must have:

Either 1. a bachelorís degree or higher in statistics;

Or 2. **a bachelorís degree or higher including or supplemented by 24 semester credit hours in statistics, biostatistics, economics/econometrics, research methods or mathematics, 6 of which must be statistics or biostatistics.


Two years of professional statistical research experience.

The Professional Careers Opportunities (PCO) examination is also used to fill this title.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.

26-594 26-872 38-264

How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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