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Salary: $5,065.00 - $6,466.00
Posted: 07/16/2013

Job Description:


Under the general supervision of the Education Research and Evaluation Administrator I of the Data Reporting Office, the Staff Information Systems Analyst (Specialist) will:

  • Develop complex special reports, queries and data runs specific to the user’s needs. Includes CDE staff, legislature, state, federal, and press media requests. Process student-level data requests by non-profit researchers that have been approved by the California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) Internal Review Board (IRB). Data includes complex longitudinal data from the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) as well as other educational data sourced from different program units in the Department. Works with end-users to refine and clarify reporting requirements. Perform analysis on CALPADS data to ensure data quality.
  • Maintain the most complex applications (desktop, Web, server) and databases using CDE standard development and automation tools – Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft .NET framework, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Office components. The incumbent follows CDE standards for application development, interface design, and database development, documenting all components and processes.
  • Prepare data files for the U.S. Department of Education’s EDEN reporting system using student, teacher, and course data available from CALPADS, as well as data from other sources including California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) and the Consolidated Application. Produce reports for Council of Chief State School Officers on Science and Mathematics Indicators. Prepare data files for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for EEO5 reports.
  • Produce yearly standard reports from data sources identified above to meet state reporting requirements. Analyze and evaluate new methods of producing these reports. Produce data files and reports for the Internet. Develop and maintain static and dynamic routines for providing data access to the public of a wide variety of data files that are collected through the Division.


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


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 California Department of Human Resources’ 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


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
PC 3379 174 - 530 - 1312 -
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
08/06/2013 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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