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Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 1438091
  • Location: Porterville, CA
  • Position Type: Institutional Research and Planning

Institutional Research Analyst (COF)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 02735

Posting Date: 02/11/2019

Initial Screening Date: 05/08/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hour per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $5,619.74 per month

Maximum Salary: $7,940.54 per month (Maximum entry level $5,619.74 per month)

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:

  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform extensive and technical institutional research and evaluation duties, including those related to state-mandated matriculation programs and activities; design and perform research and evaluation of college and groups; prepare reports for college personnel to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements; assure institutional and matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding.

Representative Duties:

Perform extensive statistical and technical planning, design, research and evaluation duties related to institutional projects, including, but not limited to, state-mandated matriculation programs and activities and a variety of internal and external issues

Conduct reviews and assessment of academic and student services programs

Utilize accurate statistical procedures and sampling techniques for institutional research projects to assure high levels of confidence and reliability to survey results

Prepare reports for college personnel and state agencies to fulfill compliance regulations and requirements and to assure institutional matriculation effectiveness for appropriate funding

Prepare and revise reports with accompanying tabular, graphic and statistical contents, descriptions of analytical methods used and narrative of findings and conclusions for college and matriculation research and evaluation

Create, develop and maintain databases related to student enrollment projections, follow-up studies and analyses of program enrollment patterns

Collect, assemble and perform statistical analysis; determine appropriate statistics for data types including frequencies, chi-square, correlation, multiple regression and others

Identify and extract a variety of requested data; inspect and code data in preparation for analysis; create project documentation and databases

Operate a variety of software packages used on mainframe and personal computers for data analysis, data management, graphics and word processing

Communicate with appropriate college staff, stakeholders and other community college districts in analysis, compilation and interpretation of data

Respond to research questions as requested; describe findings

Attend meetings as assigned

Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
Any Combination Equivalent to:

Bachelors degree in statistics, mathematics, economics or social/educational research AND three years responsible experience involving related research and analysis activities and projects.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

Standard and advanced statistical procedures related to sampling, correlation analysis, projections and other quantitative measures applied to education, social and program research and evaluation

Regression techniques, principles and tables

Research design for original data collection and analysis

Use of personal computers, mainframe and appropriate software packages

Standard statistical software

Technical report writing

Organization and presentation of narrative and statistical information

Technical aspects of research

Effective public speaking

Uses, capabilities, characteristics and limitations of computers and related equipment

Modern office procedures and methods

Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Ability to:

Perform extensive and technical research and evaluation tasks

Design forms and documents for various research purposes and target audiences

Design and perform research and evaluation of college matriculation and other institutional planning issues

Interpret and apply applicable sections of the State Education Code and other related laws and regulations

Interact, participate and conduct presentations to individuals, college groups, committees, organizations and others as assigned

Prepare comprehensive statistical and narrative reports

Utilize accurate and appropriate statistical procedures and sampling techniques

Create, develop and maintain computer databases

Create and maintain necessary research documentation, files and records related to research projects

Conduct meetings and interviews necessary for investigation and data collection

Work as a team member with other college research staff

Use tact, patience and courtesy

Operate a computer and related peripheral equipment

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Salary Grade: 50.0

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on May 8, 2019 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Recruitment Status (tentative):

  • Application Screening: TBD
  • Interviews: TBD

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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