Data Technician

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24492
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 1038
Department: Acad Advising & Retention Svcs


Classification: Administrative Analyst Specialist
Salary Range: $3,897 /month - $6,647 /month
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

Academic Advising & Retention Services (AARS) is a learning support, academic assistance, retention and service-oriented unit within Student and Faculty Success Services in the Division of Academic Affairs. Assisting students from admission through transition to graduation, our mission is to facilitate successful student persistence through the completion of the baccalaureate degree.

The Data Technician creates/designs, maintains and updates multiple databases and runs and provides reports as needed to track student success and to provide appropriate unit assessment. The Data Technician collects, compiles, analyzes, and evaluates data and makes verbal or written presentations based on the results. The Data Technician may consult with other AARS staff and/or external agencies regarding data as well as the creation/design of data reports and/or databases. In addition, the Data Technician alerts the Director of AARS to additional questions/issues that arise from the data analysis and may recommend process changes and/or additional databases.

Education and Experience

A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and two years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications

-Bachelors degree in related field (i.e. data management/analytics)
-Demonstrated experience using a variety of database applications (Oracle, Excel, File maker of particular interest)
-Demonstrated experience with basic statistical analysis
-Demonstrated experience writing reports and summarizing data

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
-Skill in the research, development and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
-Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implications. Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively.
-Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written or presentation form.
-Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to the applicable program and/or administrative specialty.
-Working knowledge of databases (CMS, Excel, Filemaker in particular).
-Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information and communications with employees and external agencies.
-Ability to reason logically; ability to collect, compile, analyze, and evaluate data and make verbal or written presentations based on the data.
-Ability to perform basic statistical analyses.
-Ability to formulate and recommend solutions to unusual situations and problems or process improvements using good judgment, a high degree of initiative and creativity.
-Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
-Demonstrated ability to interact with staff on a one-on-one basis and in-group settings.
-Working knowledge of technology and software applications such as: word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and communication tools. Ability to quickly learn PeopleSoft.
-Ability to perform accurately and efficiently in a detail-oriented environment.
-Ability to plan and execute multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects.
-Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees and external agencies.

Posting Date

March 21, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins April 5, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
List of References

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


Similar jobs

Similar jobs