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Requisition Number 19-10228
Post Date 12/9/2019
Title Research Analyst
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Division Quality and Innovation
Pay Frequency Semi-Monthly
City Inglewood
State CA
Description

Scope of Position:

The Research Analyst will provide evaluation and research support to the Research and Evaluation Division and requires solid research and data skills, including in-depth knowledge of and experience collaborating with program staff to establish data collection process and system. The Research Analyst will also oversee data management, analysis, and reporting and facilitate program staff and agency leadership’s use of data for program improvement.

Essential Functions:

  • Collect, analyze and interpret quantitative data related to the evaluation of the agency’s program using Excel, Access and SPSS/R.
  • Responsible for data management (e.g., importing, and exporting data in various applications, cleaning data and resolving data inconsistencies, restructuring and/or merging data sets, running queries on data sets, and preparing data sets for analysis).
  • Coordinates with Research and Evaluation team members to design, manage and conduct evaluation projects, including development of evaluation designs, goals, objectives and instruments.
  • Develop written reports, presentations and data dashboards of evaluation findings for internal and external audiences.
  • Other tasks include: conducting literature reviews, qualitative data collection and analysis, and other research duties as needed.
  • Initiate and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff at all levels and other evaluation stakeholders.
  • Travel between Agency sites required.
Requirements

 

  • MA in Social Sciences including Psychology or related fields with course work in Statistics and Research Methods. 
  • Experience working on evaluation projects or in applied research settings in the areas of health and human services required.
  • Demonstrated experience collecting, cleaning, and managing large data sets in Excel, Access and SPSS/SAS/R required.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills (e.g. descriptive and inferential statistics).
  • Ability to distill results into a few key points and present them, in written, oral and/or graphical formats to program staff and management
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with and maintaining multiple database (e.g. Electronic Health Record system, RedCAP, etc) for the purposes of research/evaluation projects
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience with qualitative research (e.g., focus groups, interviews) preferred but not required.
  • Valid CA driver license and ability to meet the requirements set forth by the Agency’s insurance carrier.

    Candidates must be able to clear all criminal background checks in order to qualify for the position.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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