Research and Development Supervisor 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 ensures proper procedure, and helps devise new development techniques. A level II supervisor has authority for personnel actions and oversees most day to day operations of group. Additionally, Research and Development Supervisor may require a bachelor's degree in in area of specialty. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Research and Development Supervisor supervises a small group of para-professional staff in an organization characterized by highly transactional or repetitive processes. Contributes to the development of processes and procedures. To be a Research and Development Supervisor typically requires 3 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. Thorough knowledge of functional area under supervision.