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Research Analyst

Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 5/14/19
Deadline: 5/10/19
Salary: $77,736-$96,302 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 Research Analyst. This position applies thorough knowledge and skill in research methodology and analysis in independently performing all phases of complex journey-level research studies including problem definition, study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of findings.

Typical Duties:
-Conducts complex research and technical studies by collecting, analyzing, and compiling data related but not limited to such matters as curricula, enrollment, retention, matriculation, weekly contact hours, staffing patterns, student and faculty characteristics, program vitality and evaluation, program review, community characteristics, student achievement, student learning outcomes, accreditation, and institutional planning and effectiveness; prepares reports and recommendations based on findings.
-Selects, adapts, and applies appropriate research and statistical techniques to specific areas of study.
-Collects, compiles, describes, organizes, analyzes, interprets, and presents data and prepares reports in graphic, pictorial, tabular, written, and oral forms.
-Analyzes trends in community college education, college and community characteristics, and anticipates planning and information needs.
-Participates in the design, implementation, and maintenance of specialized data bases and information systems to facilitate research and planning activities.
-Determines sources of data and information and selects the specific units for the research sample.
-Formulates procedures and techniques for computer or hand processing of survey data.
-Organizes data and information in such form that analysis is facilitated and their significance may be appreciated.
-Prepares research reports, presentations, and other communications containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content including the preparation of conclusions and forecasts based on data summaries and other findings.
-Prepares research and statistical findings in proper technical form for publication.
-Organizes, coordinates, and tracks completion of planning, accreditation, and program review functions and ensures alignment with District mission, goals, objectives, and operating practices.
-Coordinates with faculty, staff, and administration on various aspects of planning, accreditation, and program review functions and processes.
-Effectively utilizes the capabilities and functions of standard office software applications such as data management, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing in completing assigned projects.
-Uses interactive data management and statistical programs such as SPSS, SASS, or other applications used in social science research.
-Examines research data gathered by other agencies and translates their implications and limitations as they pertain to the Los Angeles Community College District.
-May supervise lower-level analysts and technical and clerical support staff.
-Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

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

OR

B. A master’s degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in social science research, economics, educational administration, business 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.

OR

C. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in social science research, economics, educational administration, business administration, organizational analysis, information science, or other research-oriented specialization AND three years 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: 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.


Salary

$77,736-$96,302 annually

Other Info

HOW TO APPLY and DEADLINE:
Apply Online at https://www.jobapscloud.com/LACCD/default.asp
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

Contact Us:
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hour Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM