Research Analyst

May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Research Analyst

Salary: $63,576.00 - $87,792.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2017-00472

Location: Districtwide, CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 6/7/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill current and upcoming vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year. The immediate vacancy is a 12 month, 100% assignment at Moorpark College, pending board approval.

Under the direction of an administrator, perform quantitative and qualitative research in support of planning and decision making, with emphasis on institutional effectiveness and accountability.

Representative Duties:

Design and conduct research studies by collecting and analyzing data to support district strategic planning, student success, program development and review for a variety of state and federally mandated programs/activities and reporting requirements, such as grant and institutional effectiveness requirements, MIS, accreditation, matriculation, vocational education, and IPEDS. E

Select, adapt, and apply appropriate research methods, statistical measures, and data collection techniques, including surveys, focus groups, interviews, and direct observations. E

Formulate procedures and techniques for processing of data; organize and prepare data and information for analysis. E

Utilize data management and statistical software programs to organize data and perform statistical analyses; develop and maintain a collection of databases to support research and reporting requirements; design and execute queries of district information systems to retrieve, verify, and interpret data for use in various studies and reports. E

Design and produce documents such as survey forms using scannable publishing software or other specialized software. E

Organize and present research-based information and analysis in narrative, tabular, graphical, and oral form; prepare conclusions, implications, and recommendations based on research findings. E

Evaluate and respond to requests for research and information; work with requesters to clarify their needs and optimize the utilization of research results. E

Maintain files and confidential information regarding research participants. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences, education, statistics, mathematics, business, or a related field, including coursework in statistics and research methods; and two years of experience performing research and analysis.

Supplemental Information:

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by June 7, 2017.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. Those with the highest scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.

Date Range: Monday, June 26, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017
Location: Ventura County Community College District
255 W. Stanley Avenue, Suite 150
Ventura, CA 93001

The above date is subject to change. Candidates will be notified of any scheduling changes via email.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation. Advancement to the next step of the examination process will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. To search institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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