Research and Development Supervisor III supervises activities in the research and development department. Oversees personnel who utilize established mathematical and scientific techniques to compile and analyze data and write technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations. Being a Research and Development Supervisor III ensures proper procedure, and helps devise new development techniques. A level III supervisor has full authority and may be considered lower middle management. Additionally, Research and Development Supervisor III may require a bachelor's degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Research and Development Supervisor III supervises a group of primarily para-professional level staffs. May also be a level above a supervisor within high volume administrative/ production environments. Makes day-to-day decisions within or for a group/small department. Has some authority for personnel actions. Thorough knowledge of department processes. To be a Research and Development Supervisor III typically requires 3-5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor.