Assistant Research Analyst

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/10/19
Salary: $62,750-$77,736 annually

About This Organization

Over the past seventy-seven years we’ve served as educator to more than three million students. Affordable, accessible and practical, the LACCD offers opportunity to all. Our doors are wide open for a diverse student population eager for skills, knowledge and upward mobility. LACCD educates almost three times as many Latino students and nearly four times as many African-American students as all of the University of California campuses combined. Eighty percent of LACCD students are from underserved populations.Community colleges serve adults of all ages, meeting the needs of a society where “lifelong learning” is the rule and multiple careers and continual retraining are the norm. More than half of all LACCD students are older than 25 years of age, and more than a quarter are 35 or older. More than any other California system of higher education, community colleges offer a first – and a second – chance for anyone who wants to succeed.

Job Duties

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Assistant Research Analyst. This position conducts professional-level research studies of moderate complexity related to District educational programs, planning, and development that are characterized by clear and specific objectives in accordance with conventional research techniques and methodology.

Typical Duties:
-Conducts a variety of professional-level research and technical studies of moderate complexity related but not limited to curricula, enrollment, retention, matriculation, weekly contact hours, staffing patterns, student and faculty characteristics, program vitality and evaluation, community characteristics, student achievement, student learning outcomes, and accreditation.
-Collects, evaluates, tabulates, and computes data for technical reports and research studies and maintains records.
-Assists in determining appropriate research plan design on research projects.
-Researches and identifies sources of data for assigned projects.
-Effectively utilizes the capabilities and functions of standard and specialized office software applications such as data management, spreadsheet, presentation, word processing, graphics, and communications in completing assigned projects.
-Uses interactive data management and statistical programs such as SPSS, SASS, or other applications used in social science research.
-Writes instructions, procedures, guides, and manuals involving administrative and operational activities of the research unit.
-Assists in the design of forms, survey documents, questionnaires, and instructions.
-Assists in the organization, coordination, and tracking completion of planning, accreditation, and program review functions.
-Assists with the coordination of faculty, staff, and administration on various aspects of planning, accreditation, and program review functions and processes.
-Gathers, compiles, verifies, analyzes, and correlates information and presents data in graphic, pictorial, tabular, written, and oral forms.
-Prepares reports, presentations, and other communications containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content.
-Responds to requests for information from District and college staff, public jurisdictions, and outside researchers.
-Prepares routine state applications and reports.
-Confers with District and college staff regarding assigned projects and may make recommendations based on findings.
-Receives training from higher-level researchers in the use of advanced research techniques and methods.
-May provide work direction to technical and clerical staff.
-Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

A. A doctoral degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a specialization in social science research, economics, education, business administration, public administration, organizational analysis, or other research-oriented specialization.


B. A master’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in social science, research, economics, education, business administration, public administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization.


C. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in social science research, economics, education, business administration, public administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization AND one year of full-time paid professional-level experience in a research, analytical, or institutional planning position.

SPECIAL: A valid Class “C” California driver’s license may be required for some positions. Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

VACANCIES: A vacancy currently exists at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754 and Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.

EXAMINATION PROCESS: The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

ACCOMMODATION: Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.


$62,750-$77,736 annually

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Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page

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Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
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TDD: (213) 891-2408
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