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Salary: $2,817.00 - $4,579.00        Date Posted:03/20/2014
Working Title Position Number
PC 3585 174 - 530 - 5157 -
Timebase Tenure County
Full Time Permanent   month(s) SACRAMENTO
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
04/11/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability
1430 N Street, Suite 5408
Sacramento, CA 95814
Karen Heiner, Research Analyst
Special Requirements:
Job Description & Additional Information

Under the supervision of the Administrator I of the Academic Accountability Unit, the Staff Services Analyst (SSA) will communicate state and federal accountability policy and program information to the field and support the development and maintenance of existing and new accountability reports. The SSA also serves as the coordinator of various projects.


  • Communicate policy and program information for the state and federal accountability systems, both verbally and in writing, to parents, teachers, local educational agencies, and the general public by becoming a subject matter expert (SME) for the Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) accountability information guides. Provide phone coverage and respond to questions from local educational agency (LEA) and county personnel as appropriate. Monitor the units e-mail box and respond or forward e-mails to the appropriate staff members. Prepare and/or review correspondence for county and district superintendents and accountability coordinators for distribution on the California Department of Education Listserv. Review assessment and accountability reports, press release tables, and PowerPoint presentations for accuracy. Provide staff support for the Public Schools Accountability Act (PSAA) Advisory Committee and Technical Design Group (TDG).
  • Provide project management support for the unit by identifying, tracking, and monitoring unit projects (i.e., create Microsoft Project work plans, Microsoft Visio timelines, and communication plans) for the release of accountability data. Prepare reports and make recommendations on procedures, policies, and program alternatives.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of existing state accountability reports and programs. Maintain knowledge of the API, AYP, and Program Improvement (PI) programs and reports. Conduct user report needs assessments, analyze and synthesize information, and document new reporting requirements. Validate new reports against public data sources. Monitor the API, AYP Web pages to ensure that information is current and the reports are working properly.
  • Participate in staff meetings, committees, and conference calls. Analyze legislation related to accountability.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work collegially in teams and in a shared decision-making capacity
  • Ability to analyze issues and problem solve
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Project, and Visio as well as other Microsoft Office Suite programs
  • Ability to plan, organize, and execute complex and inter-related tasks


Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). For information on how to obtain list eligibility, please visit the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) website at www.jobs.ca.gov. All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the “Explanations” section on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). Employment provisions as outlined by the CalHR State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. In addition, current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. 

Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.


Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Karen Heiner, Research Analyst
Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division
1430 N Street, Suite 5408
Sacramento, CA 95814


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