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Research Analyst I
University Enterprises, Inc. | Sacramento, California
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Job Description

Job Title Research Analyst I
Worksite City Sacramento, California
Advertised Salary Range $18.53 - $25.94
Temporary No
Length of Appointment N/A
Hours per week Regular (full-time) Employee – 40 hours per week (Benefited)
FLSA Non-Exempt
Broad Scope and Function

The position is responsible for conducting a variety of research tasks for clients of ISR. This includes conceptualizing the research problem, developing appropriate measures and instruments (questionnaires, interviews, observational schedules), supervising data collection and data entry, outlining and executing analysis, including applying appropriate statistical tests, designing tables and graphics for the display of results, and assisting in writing research reports.

Reporting Relationship

The position reports directly to and receives general supervision from the Institute Director or designee. The position may receive periodic work direction from the Research Analyst II or higher-level position. When other faculty members are directing ISR contracts, the position works with the project directors in accomplishing the research tasks within priorities set by the Institute Director or designee. This position supervises student research assistants in their performance of tasks that support projects under this person’s direction.

Conditions of Employment

This position is a full-time, non-exempt (eligible for overtime pay), benefited position, with a defined contribution retirement plan through TIAA. (The position is not covered under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.) Continued employment in this position is dependent upon funding and the mutual consent of University Enterprises and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee, can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause. Program continuation is contingent upon funding.

Work Schedule  
Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate social science discipline plus at least 6 hours of research methods and/or statistics coursework at the graduate level or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.

2. Demonstrated understanding of questionnaire and interview construction and knowledge of applied research design.

3. Demonstrated experience with computer software programs for statistical analysis and database management.

4. Demonstrated understanding of statistical and data processing techniques as they are applied in social science research.

5. Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to understand, review and analyze information to find underlying details.

6. Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables.

7. Excellent report writing skills with the ability to orally present/recommend findings suggested by the data.

8. Must pass a background check, which may include fingerprinting. Must continue to meet the established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s Degree in an appropriate social science discipline.

2. Bilingual in English and Spanish.

Physical Requirements

Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers and FAX.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with staff, campus community, and the public.

Project Description

The Institute for Social Research (ISR), established in 1989, is an interdisciplinary center serving the research needs of federal, state, and local government agencies, non-profit organizations, and university administration, faculty, and students.

Job Duties


Job Duty

01. Assists with literature reviews and consultation with subject matter specialists in developing the scope and conduct of studies and identifying appropriate resources and data.

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02. Assists with the construction of questionnaires, interview schedules, and coding manuals needed to obtain primary and secondary data. This includes outlining the logic of question sets, writing questions, defining, and formatting response categories.

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03. Establishes methods and procedures for data collection and management. Devises coding manuals, outlines the data analysis, including data tabulation and summary procedures, appropriate statistics, and the structure of tabled outcomes.

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Job Duty

04. Analyzes, interprets, and synthesizes research results.

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05. Presents periodic oral and written reports on the status of research projects under this person’s direction.

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06. Assists in writing research reports, summarizing the results and inferring policy outcomes suggested by the data.

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07. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number B019F19
Number of Vacancies 1
Position End Date (if temporary)  
Open Date 09/27/2019
Close Date 10/11/2019
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

If you do not include both a cover letter and resume with your application, your application materials will not be considered. Please include your employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of your application in addition to submitting your resume and cover letter. Please complete each section—do not refer to your resume in lieu of listing your job duties or in answering the supplemental application questions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this position?
    • UEIJobs Website
    • Interest Card Emails
    • Twitter
    • Indeed
    • Career Fair
    • Campus Career Center
    • LinkedIn
    • Personal Referral
    • Sacramento Bee
    • Careerbuilder
    • Internal Job Posting
    • The WELL hiring expo
    • Other
  2. If other, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate social science discipline or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have at least 6 hours of graduate level research methods and/or statistics coursework or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have knowledge of applied research design; including questionnaire and interview construction?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please provide any supporting details that would demonstrate your knowledge of applied research design, as well as, questionnaire and interview construction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have excellent report writing skills with the ability to present or recommend findings suggested by the data?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Please provide examples that demonstrate the above mentioned skills and abilities.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Are you familiar with the following software: Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), Statistical Analysis System (SAS/STAT), Microsoft Excel & Word and/or Qualtrics?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Please provide your experience with any combination of the following software: Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), Statistical Analysis System (SAS/STAT), Microsoft Excel & Word and/or Qualtrics

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Do you have a Master’s Degree in an appropriate Social Sciences discipline? (This is preferred but not required for this position.)
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you bilingual in English and Spanish? (This is preferred but not required for this position.)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

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