Research Analyst

Oct 02, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Research Analyst

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: SCC851

Location: School of Continuing Education - Wilshire Campus

Department: NOCE Research

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Schedule and shift are subject to change in accordance with department needs.)

Job Description:

Performs extensive statistical and technical planning, design, research and evaluation duties related to institutional projects.

Utilizes accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques for institutional research projects to assure high levels of confidence and reliability to survey results.

Assists in collecting, analyzing and preparing statistical information from multiple sources including surveys, studies, management information systems, reports, internal office and external agencies.

Prepares statistical analysis and reports, which can be used in decision making, planning and federal and state reporting requirements.

Prepares reports with accompanying tabular, graphic and statistical contents, descriptions of analytical methods used, and narrative of findings and conclusions.

Provides technical and analytical support to offices, divisions, committees, faculty, staff, and administration in research-related activities.

Implements survey research projects and create electronic datasets for statistical analysis.

Maintains and updates applicable databases and associated documentation.

Operates a variety of software packages used for data analysis, data management, graphics and word processing.

Learns and applies emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for performing extensive and technical institutional and student research and evaluation duties for use in college administration and faculty planning and decision making.

Working Relationships:
The Research Analyst maintains frequent contact with various District departments and personnel and outside agencies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of standard and advanced statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, projects and other quantitative measures applied to education, social and program research and evaluation

Knowledge of regression techniques, principles and tables

Knowledge of research design for original data collection and analysis

Knowledge of various computer software applications and specialized research-related software

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, and spelling

Ability to create, develop and maintain computer databases

Ability to perform extensive and technical research and evaluation tasks

Ability to prepare comprehensive statistical and narrative reports

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to work confidentially with discretion

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to understand scope of authority in making independent decisions

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Special Requirements:
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with a major in statistics, mathematics, social science research, economics, or related field.

Two (2) years of research analysis and program evaluation experience including experience in the collection, analysis, reporting and presentation of research data.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge of research methodologies to achieve institutional research objectives

Knowledge of Student Equity plans

Knowledge of Student Success and Support Program

Knowledge of noncredit and basic skills initiatives

Knowledge of community college structure

Experience reviewing/preparing projects

Experience working in the California Community College (CCC) system or Higher Education

Working Conditions:
College or District office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); repetitive use of upper extremities including hand coordination activities.

Salary Range: $6,233 - $7,567 Per Month

Number of Vacancies:

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 2015203P

Open Date: 09/29/2017

Close Date: 10/16/2017

Special Instructions Summary: This position is categorically funded and exists based on the availability of funds. If funds cease to be available, the District may, at its discretion, implement a reduction in force that could result in the elimination of the position.

This is a classified position subject to a one-year probationary period. Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The applicant selected for the position will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or coursework are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

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