POSITION: RESEARCH ANAYLST JOB #16/34
(Classified as Research Technician I or II, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist)
Full-time, temporary position available on or after June 1, 2017 and ending on or before April 30, 2018 for STEM Success (a grant from the U.S. Department of Education)/ Institutional Research. Possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Project Director and the day-to-day supervision of the Director of Institutional Research, the Research Analyst position has primary responsibility to support the data analytic or extraction and reporting needs of the STEM Grant. This position serves as the primary resource that provides analytical support, including coordination of data collection for various reporting tasks as may be required by the STEM project team. Duties include but are not limited to:
* Working with the STEM project leadership to determine appropriate research and data analysis methodologies. Compile and analyze multiple data elements related to the grant project and will interface and liaise as necessary with project personnel. The research analyst will create and maintain analytical datasets for student “pipeline” or prospect studies, applications and admissions tracking analysis, degrees conferred reporting, student retention and graduation rate analysis, and provide additional reports on key performance indicators of STEM project transfers to Stanislaus State.
* Create and maintain datasets as necessary, and/or update existing programs to compile and extract data. These duties will include querying large databases such as PeopleSoft, and review data extracted for completeness and accuracy, including development of additional programs to further clean and/or manipulate the data, and create reports.
* Support the development of assessment or feedback surveys as well as provide analysis of data. This will necessarily include working with diverse stakeholders to develop and/or formulate research questions, assist with web-based survey design and format, develop sampling procedures, gather and analyze data, and provide summary reports to the project team for performance management and/or dissemination as needed.
* Respond to ad hoc requests from the university community and external constituents. Work with internal clients to develop customized reports. Duties will include determining job scope, appropriate data elements, data analysis and preparing summary reports.
* Serve as Institutional Research liaison or representative for related STEM project committees or working group, including but not limited to the STEM Project research team and collaborative partners analysis committee. Will maintain relationships with staff in the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Information Technology, and Enrollment Services, and serve on other related committees as needed. Other duties as assigned.
Research Technician I:
* Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university, including or supplemented by a course in statistics. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied applicable the knowledges and abilities delineated below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
* One year of experience in technical research or statistical work. One year of graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, or engineering fields may be substituted for the required experience.
Research Technician II:
* Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied applicable the knowledges and abilities delineated below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
* Two years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data. Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
Both skill levels:
* Bachelor’s degree in an analytical or social science field preferred; master’s degree preferred.
* Experience using PeopleSoft or other querying tools
* Experience using specialized web-based survey software preferred.
* Experience maintaining a website highly desirable.
* General knowledge of federal/local regulations concerning human subject surveys and IRB processes preferred.
* General knowledge of commonly used data elements and procedures for federal/state/regional reporting requirements to such entities as, the CSU Chancellor’s Office, IPEDS National Center for Education Statistics, and Department of Education preferred.
* Experience using SAS or SPSS preferred.
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Research Technician I:
* Working knowledge of research techniques and the methods of preparation of research reports;
* Working knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, including methods of frequency series, data, simple correlation methods, sampling techniques, and construction of index numbers.
* Ability to assist in preparation of questionnaires, gathering and analyzing research data, and in compiling data for reports and summaries in tabular, graphic, and pictorial form.
* Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
* Ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action;
* Ability to speak and write effectively.
Research Technician II:
* Thorough knowledge of research techniques, including the planning of studies and investigations, determining variables, developing bibliographical and other sources of data, and preparation of research reports.
* General knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, including methods of collecting statistical data, simple correlation methods, time series analyses, analysis of frequency series, sampling techniques, and construction of index numbers.
* General knowledge of sources of information on social, economic, and population trends in California.
* Ability to prepare questionnaires and other survey instruments.
* Ability to gather, compile, and analyze research date, and to present data in tabular, graphic, and pictorial form.
* Ability to prepare and work clear and comprehensive reports.
* Have a capacity for independent and creative thinking and writing on research and statistical problems.
* Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of a small team.
The California State University offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
How to Apply
SALARY RANGE: Research Technician I: $3,103 - $5,040 per month. Research Technician II: $3,721 - $6,041 per month. Both skill levels include excellent paid benefits. The California State University offers a premium benefit package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees. To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed CSUS employment application (download electronic application at http://www.csustan.edu/hr/Employment_Opportunities/Staff/index.html), cover letter, and resumé to:
California State University, Stanislaus Human Resources Department
Mary Stuart Rogers Educational Services Gateway Building, Suite 320 (3rd Floor)
One University Circle Turlock, CA 95382
For questions, please contact: Ms. Veronica Parra (209) 667-3929
A background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf.
THE INDIVIDUALS WHO APPEAR TO BE THE BEST QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE FOR AN INTERVIEW
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