Applications will be accepted 12/28/17 - 1/18/18. Final filing deadline is 4:30 p.m. on 1/18/18.
JOB SUMMARY Under immediate supervision, assist in the development and performance of a variety of complex and technical educational research related duties, with increasing requirements of initiative and independence of action; assist in the evaluation and reporting of District, State and federal academic or assessment programs; perform related duties as assigned.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS This is the entry-level classification in the Educational Research Analyst series. An incumbent in this class participates in the design, analysis and reporting of the findings of the District's assessment programs, surveys, research projects and evaluation studies of varying scope and purpose. Incumbents are exposed to a broad variety of professional educational research assignments so that their knowledge and abilities will grow via on-the-job training. An incumbent works closely with professional supervisors/managers on a wide range of projects to develop reports, training materials, presentations and processes related to student data, testing and school programs. The amount of supervision decreases as technical expertise and independent judgement increases and the incumbent progresses in skills, knowledge and abilities. Incumbents must have a solid foundation in general statistics and computer literacy skills, reading comprehension, and analytical and organizational skills.
Knowledge of: Computer systems including hardware, software and data base management, including word processing and spreadsheet applications. Structured Query Language (SQL) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Educational research design and program evaluation. Descriptive statistics. Research methods and report writing techniques. School district organization and operations. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. Oral and written communication skills. Operation of a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
Ability to: Manage multiple tasks simultaneously, with multiple deadlines and minimal timeframes. Effectively solve problems and seek solutions during evaluation processes Analyze, interpret, evaluate and summarize data to produce reports. Utilize Structured Query Language (SQL) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). Design and conduct educational research studies and surveys. Apply specific statistical techniques correctly. Prepare reports using tabular, graphical and narrative forms. Produce accurate reports. Proof and check complex data tables. Write clear and concise reports, memos and instructions Use computer on-line retrieval systems. Maintain current knowledge of technological and other advances in the field. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Prepare and deliver oral presentations. Operate office equipment such as telephone, copier and computer and assigned software. Establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with others. Adapt to changing priorities and work assignments.
Education and Training: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in computer science, education, psychology, behavioral or social science or a related field. Upper division course work in statistics, research methodology and/or psychological testing is desired.
Experience: One year of experience participating in the development, administration and analysis of data, tests, research methodologies or behavioral research utilizing Structured Query Language (SQL) and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).
Additional Salary Information: This is a 10 month flex position.