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Associate Information systems Analyst (specialist)
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State of California | Sacramento, CA
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Job Description

DUTIES Under the direction of the Education Administrator of the CALPADS/CBEDS/CDS Operations Office (CCCOO), and working closely with the Senior Staff Information Systems Analyst within the CCCOO, the Associate Information Systems Analyst performs technical activities related to the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS). CALPADS is the state's primary system for the collection of student and staff level data for all public school students attending California public schools. It is an extremely complex, large system that maintains data longitudinally, involving a complicated data structure, multiple data files, processing methods, validation rules, and overnight processing.

Working with other business and technical staff, the incumbent helps identify appropriate technical solutions that meet business needs and helps implement solutions by developing requirements, writing design specifications, and conducting impact analysis.
Serve as a technical business analyst for CALPADS. Understand the state and federal program reporting requirements that drive the collection of data in CALPADS, including how data are submitted, stored, and reported, and how the business rules within CALPADS validate and impact how data is reflected in CALPADS reports. Analyze requirements for the collection of new data as required by business needs or legislative requirements.
Utilize FootPrints to support the management of change and issues for CALPADS including developing reports to prioritize and track changes required for CALPADS submissions.
Provide backup support to the CDE's ESI database which drives the CALPADS Security Model for data submission and certification. Implement minor changes to maintain the ESI data model based on new business requirements using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.
Provide backup support for maintaining outward facing technical documentation, including the CALPADS File Specifications, Code Sets, Valid Code Combinations, and other related technical documentation.
Support the CDE vendor liaison with student information system (SIS) vendor bi-monthly conference calls, creates the agenda, and communicates changes.
Participate in staff meetings, assists other staff with critical projects as needed, performs other job related duties as required.


Strong analytical skills in information technology systems.
Understand and knowledge of data management.
Creative problem-solver and ability to work independently.
Strong ability to analyze information, identify problems, and develop effective solutions.

WHO MAY APPLY Individuals who are eligible for all methods of appointment may be considered (e.g. list appointment, transfer, re-instatement, surplus, State Restriction of Appointments (SROA), re-employment, Training & Development assignment). For information on how to obtain list eligibility, please visit the CalHR website at http://www.jobs.ca.gov/ . All applicants must clearly indicate the basis for their eligibility in the "Explanations" section on the Standard State Application Form (STD 678). Applications will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.

HOW TO APPLY Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Linda Sukauskas

Educational Data Management Division

1430 N Street, Suite 6308

Sacramento, CA 95814



About State of California

CSAC has a long history of helping our members accomplish their missions. We now proudly offer our latest program to make human resource (HR) advice and services easily accessible to each county. Our intent in forming CSAC HR Advisory Services was to initiate a way for counties to acquire essential services efficiently without significant cost. We are particularly pleased with the quality of the public/private partnership of Shannon Associates and CPS, selected through a competitive RFP process. Shannon Associates is well-known to many of you for its exceptional search services and long history of working with counties to make their management structures more efficient. CPS is already a presence in all our counties through its administration of the Merit Systems Services programs, and its ongoing consulting role with our county human resources departments. We at CSAC believe that partnerships with other entities benefit our members, and we are excited about the creation of this HR alliance through the RFP process. We know you will experience the excellent service you have come to expect from your association, and we welcome further opportunities to help you satisfy your business demands.