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Salary: $4,619.00 - $5,616.00
Posted: 02/06/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES: Under general direction of the Education Administrator I in the Assessment, Evaluation, and Support Unit, and the Associate Director and Director of the Special Education Division, and working cooperatively with program units and supervisors throughout the Department, the Research Analyst II (General) will conduct special education data collection and analysis activities as mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the California Department of Education (CDE).

  • Analyze large datasets using appropriate descriptive and inferential statistical techniques; use statistical software (SAS), and other computer software, including, but not limited to, Microsoft ACCESS and EXCEL
  • Provide direct support to the CDE staff, local educational agencies (LEAs) and Special Education Local Plan Areas (SELPAs) around data collection, data reporting, and data submission, to include writing technical assistance manuals.
  • Design and produce effective displays of information in response to program issues and directives from Division staff.


  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to use statistical software: SAS, EXCEL, and ACCESS

WHO MAY APPLY:M Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). 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 Department of Personnel Administration's 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. Please reference unit/pc# on the application.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Special Education Division
Assessment, Evaluation, and
Support Unit
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 05814
Attn: Markie Harvey-Thomas


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 5069 174 - 663 - 5731 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
02/27/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Special Education Division
1430 N Street, Suite 2401
Sacramento, CA 95814
Markie Harvey-Thomas

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