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Classified Employment Opportunities

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN-50%
Institutional Research

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
(initial screening date; open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Institutional Research Department of Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified individual with demonstrated organizational and analytical skills to join an outstanding team of classified administrators, faculty and staff to provide high quality services to our district, our business community, and to our students. This is a regular, part-time categorically funded Classified position. Generally, the hours of employment will be between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, but work schedules may vary, so candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the department. This position is located at the Petaluma Campus. Under general supervision, assists in accomplishing the goals and responsibilities of Institutional Research by providing complex departmental support work; data gathering, analysis, and presentation of results; survey formatting, scanning, and data validation; report production; fiscal management; and other related services. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The mission of the Office of Institutional Research is to provide useful and relevant information to SRJC administrators, faculty and staff - to help inform the planning process, policy formation, decision making, and accountability. In addition, the office is charged with compiling reports on a regular and as-requested basis to the federal government, state chancellors office, and various other individuals and groups. The office also consults with campus programs and individuals regarding sources of external and internal data and information, and how to gather, analyze and interpret data.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Abilities and Knowledge: The ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive reports; interface with student information system; use and learn multiple software applications including but not limited to statistical analysis, word processing, spreadsheet, relational database, web design, and scannable survey formatting software; give attention to detail and accuracy; assimilate information quickly; act independently, take initiative and maintain confidentiality; design forms for various research purposes and target audiences; understand and interpret detailed statistical and research information; explain research methods to faculty, staff, and administrators; maintain cooperative working relationships; interpret and apply polices, procedures, rules and regulations; maintain confidential or sensitive information; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population. The knowledge of standard software applications; basic statistical methods and research methodology; computerized statistical analysis using various software packages including Microsoft Excel (advanced knowledge required); computerized data storage and retrieval; HTML or web design; modern office methods and practices including fiscal management.

Required Education/Experience: Associates degree with coursework in statistics AND demonstrated experience working in a research environment; OR the equivalent.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in an educational setting

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.

SCOPE

The Research Technician has knowledge in the areas of statistics and research; provides technical support to the department of Institutional Research; compiles and prepares sensitive and confidential detailed statistical information; organizes data and data storage; responds to inquiries from district staff; maintains department budgets, office, equipment, and supplies.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Gathers, compiles and assembles information utilizing standard statistical and reporting procedures; designs survey forms utilizing specialized scannable publishing computer software and on-line tools; scans and compiles surveys results; provides administrative and budget support to department; independently coordinates various stages of specialized and complex institutional research projects; updates regular research reports, such as the annual Fact Book; maintains accurate and confidential data files; prepares and revises reports with accompanying tabular, graphic and statistical content, descriptions of analytical methods used and narrative of findings and conclusions; develops and maintains the departmental website; may supervise and train student employees.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Classified Application Form and Personal Data Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Application.
  2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Examples of Duties section of this announcement.
  3. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Supplemental Questionnaire.
  6. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.

    PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
    (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

    COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

    • Salary Range (pro-rated at 50%): $1,872 - $2,277 per month (2013/14 Salary Schedule); maximum initial placement at $2,065 per month (placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials).

    • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-

    • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 6.67 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).

    Classified employees are required to become a dues paying member of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), or pay a service fee.


    MORE ABOUT SRJC


    Application Materials & Procedures

    To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

    Human Resources Department

    Santa Rosa Junior College

    PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

    MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    PHONE (707) 527-4954

    FAX (707) 527-4967

    EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


    The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

    It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

    Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

    Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

    If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

    1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
    4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

    The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.