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Salary: $5,065.00 - $6,466.00
Posted: 02/21/2013

Job Description:

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Education Research and Evaluation Administrator I of the Evaluation, Research, and Analysis Unit, the Staff Information Systems Analyst (Specialist):

• Maintains a complex statewide database system using CDE standard database software, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Office components. The incumbent follows CDE standards for database maintenance and documenting all components and processes. Responsibilities include serving as the advanced technical specialist responsible for performing complex analytical studies of existing systems, integration of existing databases, aggregation of data from classroom level to school level data, and disaggregation of county and school level data for inclusion in the unit’s Geographic Information System (GIS) using appropriate tools such as MS-SQL, Access, Excel, and ArcView. Coordinates with staff from various offices within the AMARD and other CDE divisions to design and sustain integrated database systems and prepare reports for program support for internal and external client access.
• Performs complex analytical studies to show trends in growth in student achievement for all student groups. Analyzes data for inclusion in the GIS. Designs queries and analyzes data for program evaluation and inquiries from management. Prepares requests for proposals, Budget Change Proposals, procurement documents, and other control agency required reports. Prepares comprehensive analyses and makes necessary recommendations to management. Responds to other agencies including the Department of Finance, Department of General Services, the Legislature, and the Governor’s Office.
• Plans, organizes, and manages application development. The incumbent will develop stand-alone Web applications that support CDE data analysis as well as understand the existing application code and be able to make changes to existing applications.

• Strong Microsoft SQL Server database skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact, judgment, and independence of action
• Fundamental project management experience
• Ability to work independently and on a team to ensure project deadlines are met

WHO MAY APPLY: 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 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: Karen Heiner, Research Analyst
Analysis, Measurement, and Accountability Reporting Division
1430 N Street, Suite 5408
Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 4065 174 - 530 - 1312 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/15/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Analysis, Measurement, & Accountability Reporting
1430 N Street, Suite 5408
Sacramento, CA 95814
Karen Heiner

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