Research Technician

Job description

Antelope Valley College

 

Research Technician                                                          

Full time, 12 months

(Institutional Research)

Salary: Range 19, $4,339.27/mo. + benefits

Deadline: October 7, 2019  

 

Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.avc.edu/administration/hr/employment

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the direction of Director of Institutional Research and Planning, perform extensive and technical institutional research and evaluation duties, including those related to State-mandated matriculation programs and activities; design and perform research and evaluation of District matriculation and other institutional planning issues; coordinate matriculation research activities with District departments and groups; prepare reports for District personnel and State agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.

 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:    E = indicates essential duties of the position

• Perform extensive and technical planning, design, research and evaluation duties related to institutional planning projects, including State-mandated matriculation programs and activities; design and perform research and evaluation of District matriculation, other institutional planning projects and a variety of internal and external issues.   (E)

• Utilize accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques for institutional research projects; assure high levels of confidence and reliability to survey results.  (E)

• Create, develop and maintain databases utilizing a mainframe computer related to student enrollment projections, follow-up studies and analysis of program enrollment patterns.  (E)

• Collect, assemble and perform statistical analysis; determine appropriate statistic for data types including frequencies, chi-square, correlation, multiple regression and others.  (E)

• Prepare reports for District personnel and State agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and to assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding; prepare and revise reports with accompanying tabular, graphic and statistical contents, descriptions of analytical methods used and narrative of findings and conclusions for college and matriculation research and evaluation.  (E)

• Identify and extract a variety of requested data; inspect and code data in preparation for analysis; create project documentation and databases.  (E)

• Operate a variety of software packages used on personal computers for data analysis, data management, graphics and word processing.  (E)

• Communicate with appropriate college staff, stakeholders and other community college districts in analysis, competition and interpretation of data; respond to research questions as requested; describe fundings; attend and conduct meetings. (E)

• Perform related duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

Standard and advanced statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, projections and other quantitative measures applied to education, social and program research and evaluation.

• Regression techniques, principles and tables.

• Research design for original data collection and analysis.

• Use of personal computers and mainframe and appropriate software packages, including proficient use of standard statistical software.

• Technical report writing skills in organizing and presenting narrative and statistical information.

• Technical aspects of field of specialty.

• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary, oral and written communication skills.

• Public speaking techniques.

• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

 

ABILITY TO:

Perform extensive and technical research and evaluation duties.

• Design forms for various research purposes and target audiences.

• Design and perform research and evaluation of District matriculation and other institutional planning issues.

• Interpret and apply applicable sections of the State Education Code and other related laws and regulations.

• Interact with, participate on and conduct presentations to District faculty, college groups, committees and others.

• Prepare reports for District personnel and State agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and to assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.

• Utilize accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques, create, develop and maintain computer databases.

• Create and maintain necessary research documentation, files and records related to various research projects.

• Conduct meetings and interviews necessary for investigation and data collection related to assigned research projects.

• Work as a team member with other research staff and members of college staff involved in institutional and matriculation research projects, grants development and other related activities.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  

Any combination equivalent to (*see Note below): Associate’s degree with coursework in statistics, mathematics, or economics and three years increasingly responsible experience involving related research and analysis activities and projects.

 

* Note:  Up to one year of additional education (with coursework as listed above) may be substituted for up to one year of required experience.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office environment.

 

PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Seeing to read and analyze statistical data,

Sitting for extended periods of time.

Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer, mouse and peripheral equipment.

 

 

 

For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at https://www.avc.edu/administration/hr/employment or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 9/19/2019
Application Due: 10/7/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $4,339.27/mo. + benefits