Research Analyst

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Research Analyst

Classification Title: Research Technician II

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline: Sunday, June 16th @ 11:55pm PST (Posting will remain open until filled)

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 the general supervision of the Director of Institutional Research, Data and Analytics, the Research Analyst (Research Technician II) will be responsible for generating various reports to Federal and State Government as well as other organizations; administrating surveys and providing support for the surveys conducted by other units on campus; and assisting the Director in research projects to support planning, assessment and accreditation. The Research Analyst will also be supporting the lead with Academic Planning Database (APDB) system Reporting and other institutional priorities.  

FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,180 per month - $6,600 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,180 per month - $7,564 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1 

Recruitment Type: Regular (Probationary)

Time BaseFull-Time

Work HoursM-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Department Information

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning (OIREP) is to enhance University effectiveness with information and research to support planning and budgeting, assessment, accreditation, policy formation, and decision-making.

OIREP strategic functions include:

  • Data Collection and Management
  • Data Restructure and Reporting
  • Special Research and Policy Analyses

For more information, please visit our website:

Minimum Qualifications 

Knowledge and Abilities: 

Thorough knowledge of research techniques, including the planning of studies and investigations, determining 
variables, developing bibliographical and other sources of data, and preparation of research reports; general 
knowledge of statistical principles and procedures, including methods of collecting statistical data, simple 
correlation methods, time series analyses, analysis of frequency series, sampling techniques, and construction 
of index numbers; general knowledge of sources of information on social, economic, and population trends 
in California. 

Ability to prepare questionnaires and other survey instruments; ability to gather, compile, and analyze research 
data, and to present data in tabular, graphic, and pictorial form, ability to prepare and work clear and 
comprehensive reports; capacity for independent and creative thinking and writing on research and statistical 
problems; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of a small team. 

and Experience: 

Two years of progressively responsible experience in technical research or statistical work in the collection, compilation, and analysis of data. 

Graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration 
or engineering may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. 

and Education:  

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. 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. Bachelor's degree in information management, sociology, psychology, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, or other related field. 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. 


  1. Experience using computer-based reporting tools and analytics software (e.g. SPSS Statistics, R, SQL, Cognos) 

  1. Experience working collaboratively in a team-oriented environment 


  1. Excellent research and analytical skills 

  1. Working knowledge of survey design and administration 

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills 

  1. Excellent communication skills 

  1. Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high level of self-motivation 

  1. Strong organization and detail-oriented skills 

  1. Commitment to maintaining a welcoming and inclusive work environment with diverse colleagues and constituents including faculty, students, staff, and members of the community 

Preferred Qualifications 

11. Master's degree from an accredited university or college.

12. Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in data analysis, predictive and inferential statistics, data cleaning, survey design, and dissemination of findings. 

13. Advanced knowledge of data cleaning, analysis, and modeling with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences), R (programming language) and/or other software or programming languages typically used in data science and statistical analysis.  

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume and cover letter.

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sacramento 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 is a Hispanic and AANAPISI serving institution with about 31,000 students coming not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission:

“As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students to lead, serve, and succeed. Sacramento State will be a welcoming, caring, and inclusive leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to learning and student success; teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity; justice, diversity, equity and inclusion; resource development and sustainability; dedicated community engagement, and wellness and 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.

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.

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.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Effective May 2023, per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. 

Out of State Employment

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.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (ie. 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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