Research Analyst (Research Technician I)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Research

Working Title: Research Analyst

Classification Title: Research Technician I

Posting Details

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 11:55 p.m.

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.

Position Summary

Under direct supervision of the Population Research Center’s (PRC) Director, and the lead work direction of PRC’s
Operations Coordinator, the Analyst will provide data management, and operational and statistical support for PRC’s
research studies. The Analyst will conduct database management, data review and correction, preparation of datasets
and supporting documentation for deliverables, and will assist in the preparation, programming, testing, and correction
of surveys. As part conducting review and correction of data, the Analyst will provide feedback to PRC’s Operations
Coordinator on interviewers fidelity to data collection protocols. In addition, the Analyst will provide analytic support
for PRC, the Director, PRC clients, and other unit and campus researchers as needed for the design, maintenance, and
submission of deliverables of various research databases. 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 SPSS, Excel, and Voxco.

FLSA: Non Exempt (eligible for overtime compensation under FLSA) This position is benefits-eligible.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,120 - $5,618 per month 

Hiring Range: $3,120 - $4,200/month

Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Temporary 

Note to Applicants:

These positions are funded by non-reoccurring grants, contracts, or special projects with beginning and end dates and therefore not eligible for permanent status per CSUEU MOU Article 9.49(d).

Applicants will be tested for job related skills at interview.

Position is temporary and renewable. Reappointment is contingent on funding, work performance, and recommendation of supervisor.

Time BaseFull-Time

Work Hours: M-F 8-4:30 (some flexibility on start/end times)  This is an on-site position. Partial telework schedule may be requested after a training period, subject to approval by management.

Department Information 

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 

Specialized Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
1. Experience using statistical software packages including 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 work independently as well as collaboratively.
9. Ability to effectively handle interpersonal interactions at all levels and handle highly sensitive interpersonal situations.

Preferred Qualifications 

10. Experience developing, managing, and analyzing large datasets, weighted data, and/or population based data.
11. Experience with Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) software and processes.
12. Masters in the social sciences or related field, including coursework in statistics.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume (with 3 professional references) and cover letter. Failure to upload these required documents to the online application may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

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. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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