Research Analyst - Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research



Research Analyst - Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research

MiraCosta College


To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to: https://jobs.miracosta.edu

Discipline or Department: Institutional Research

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting $5,879.50 per month

Working Hours: One regular, full-time, categorically funded position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, at the Technology Career Institute. This position is currently funded through December 2021. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding (grant is anticipated to be renewed) and satisfactory performance in accordance with district standards. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM ? 5:00 PM. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district or authorized facility during any hours of operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you're in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Complete application packets submitted through the online system by 11:59 PM Sunday, March 4, 2018 will be included in the first screening. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number::

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university anywhere outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.


NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is and Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Please list the computer applications or programs you have experience in using for data analysis and rate your skill level for each of those programs: Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced. For example, "Microsoft Excel: Beginner."

- Please describe your experience in data analysis and research as it relates to economic, workforce or labor market research

- If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, please list the graduate research and/or graduate coursework through which you obtained knowledge of research design, methodology development, and/or statistical analysis. For graduate research, briefly describe your research and how you applied research design, methodology development, and/or statistical analysis. For relevant graduate coursework, list the name of the university, course numbers, and course titles, and attach those transcripts to your application. If not applicable, please type "N/A." The screening and interview committee will review application materials three to four weeks following the first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon the following: successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; proof of eligibility to work in the United States; fingerprint clearance; and Board of Trustees approval.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.

Basic Function and Other Details:
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the general supervision of the Director, Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research, perform complex analytical, statistical, and programming tasks required for the provision of information to the college community via written reports, tables, graphics, oral presentations, and a variety of computer-mediated formats. Collaborate with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and external agencies on research projects for planning, decision-making, evaluation, and accountability.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The research analyst will support the San Diego-Imperial Region's Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research. The research analyst is responsible for performing quantitative and qualitative analyses on Labor Market Information (LMI) and programmatic data (e.g., Cal-PASS Plus LaunchBoard); developing actionable and meaningful recommendations; and producing data visualizations. The research analyst will assess the implications of research findings for policy and practice, and provide technical assistance to the region by responding to data requests, presenting LMI, providing LMI training, and managing research projects.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

1. Extract, verify, compile and format data from college databases and other sources for planning, decision-making, evaluation, and accountability purposes. Analyze data for trends, perform statistical analyses, and prepare comprehensive reports, including local and online presentations. (E)

2. Perform ad hoc queries and create reports from the college databases using a variety of computer languages and query tools. (E)

3. Collaborate with Academic Information Services (AIS) to develop and implement client-server and web-based delivery of information to college faculty, staff, students, and external clients.

4. Using qualitative and quantitative data to develop student profiles, including longitudinal/tracking studies. (E)

5. Develop and maintain a collection of data and reports to support program review, student outcomes, accreditation, matriculation, data integrity, and state and federal reporting requirements. (E)

6. Perform statistical analyses, both descriptive and inferential, using appropriate software packages. (E)

7. Provide support, technical assistance, and consultation related to research reports, data analysis, surveys, and special research projects to administrators, faculty, staff, students, community members, and external agencies. (E)

8. Prepare written reports with accompanying tabular, graphic, and statistical contents, descriptions of analytical methods used, and narrative of results and conclusions. (E)

9. Participate in the design, administration, results compilation, analysis, and report preparation for surveys and other types of research projects. (E)

10. Perform related duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
A full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. A bachelor's degree or the equivalent; AND

2. EITHER two years of related work experience OR knowledge of research design, methodology development or statistical analysis obtained through graduate research and/or graduate coursework.

(IMPORTANT: For work experience, a "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.)


(To view MiraCosta College's equivalency guidelines for classified positions go to http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency_Guidelines_for_Classified_Positions.pdf.)

Desirable Qualifications:
1. A degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or a related field with an emphasis on computer science/programming, research methods, or data analysis. 2. Attention to detail 3. Problem-solving skills 4. Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel 5. Previous experience in producing data visualizations 6. Professional-level oral and written communication skills 7. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Outlook)

Licenses and Other Requirements: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.


Closing Date:

First Screening Date: Monday, March 5, 2018

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.




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