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Research Analyst

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Cover letter, resume, and 3 references required. This position is funded by non-reoccurring grants, contracts, or special projects with beginning and end dates and is therefore not eligible for permanent status per CSUEU MOU Article 9.50(d).

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Research Analyst
Classification Title Research Technician I
Job Summary

Under direct supervision of the Public Health Survey Research Program’s (PHSRP) Director, and the lead work direction of PHSRP’s Operations Coordinator, the Analyst will provide data management and statistical support for PHSRP’s research studies. The Analyst will conduct database mangement, data review and correction, preparation of datasets and supporting documentation for deliverables, and will assit in the preparation, programming, testing, and correction of surveys. As part conducting review and correction of data, the Analyst will provide feedback to PHSRP interviewers on data collection protocols. In addition, the Analyst will provide analytic support for PHSRP, the Director, PHSRP clients, and other unit and campus researchers as needed for the design, maintenance, and submission of deliverables of various research databases, including Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Analytic support includes, statistical analysis as well as preparing data for presentation in written and graphic formats. The Analyst will utilize various statistical and survey programs including SAS, SPSS, Excel, and WinCATI. PHSRP hosts historical data for several research studies; the Analyst will maintain these datasets, and under the supervision of the Director, makes these data available to requestors.

FLSA Non-Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range

$3,103 – 5,141 monthly

Hiring Range $3,103-$4,200 Monthly
Salary Grade/Range 1
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Temp
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday-Friday 8-4:30
Department Information

Public Health Survey Research Program (

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:
Working knowledge of research techniques and the methods of preparation of research reports; working knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, including methods of frequency series, data, simple correlation methods, sampling techniques, and construction of index numbers.
Ability to assist in preparation of questionnaires, gathering and analyzing research data, and in compiling data for reports and summaries in tabular, graphic, and pictorial form; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to analyze situations accurately and to adopt an effective course of action; ability to speak and write effectively.
One year of experience in technical research or statistical work.
One year of graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, or engineering fields may be substituted for the required experience.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university, including or supplemented by a course in statistics.
Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities delineated above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Required Qualifications

1. Experience using statistical software packages including Statistical Applications Software (SAS) and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

General Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
2. Thorough mastery of English grammar, punctuation and spelling.
3. Expertise in using office software packages, technology and systems.
4. Strong data analytical skills.
5. Experience developing and maintaining research databases.
6. Experience performing detail-oriented work.
7. Strong ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing.
8. Ability to provide lead work direction to students and staff.
9. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
10. Ability to effectively handle interpersonal interactions at all levels and handle highly sensitive interpersonal situations.

Conditions of Employment:
- Ability to successfully pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications

11. Experience working managing and analyzing large datasets, weighted data, and/or population based data.
12. Experience with Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) software and processes.
13. Bilingual in Spanish (ability to speak, read and write).

Physical Demands
Required Licenses/Certifications
Is Background Check Required Yes
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A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..

Hiring Preference Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
Conflict of Interest


California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AS0179P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 11/01/2017
Close Date 11/29/2017
Open Until Filled No
First Priority Review Date 11/29/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants

Cover letter, resume, and 3 references required. This position is funded by non-reoccurring grants, contracts, or special projects with beginning and end dates and is therefore not eligible for permanent status per CSUEU MOU Article 9.50(d).

For questions regarding this search, contact:

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
  2. * Have you had at least one college-level course in statistics?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you had at least one year of graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, or engineering?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How much experience do you have in technical research or statistical work? (express as full-time equivalent)
    • None
    • At least 1 year but less than 2 years
    • At least 2 years but less than 3 years
    • At least 3 years but less than 4 years
    • At least 4 years but less than 5 years
    • 5 years or more

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents