WorkSource Oregon Research Analyst (RA2) in Salem, Oregon
We are excited to announce the opening of a Research Analyst 2 position. This is a Permanent, Full-Time position housed within the Early Learning Division (ELD) Policy, Legislative, and Research Team. ELD is a division of the Oregon Department of Education. Its mission is to support all of Oregon's young children and families to learn and thrive. ELD values equity, dedication, integrity, and collective wisdom making a positive impact to benefit Oregon's children and families. The Policy, Legislative, and Research Team is collaborative and team-oriented. The nature of the work requires flexibility and adaptability to respond to urgent needs of the division, assisting colleagues and external partners. This often means being able to pivot quickly from one task to another, with rapid turnaround times for projects. Candidates who are the most competitive will possess the following skills, knowledge, and experience: Familiarity with using statistical software (e.g., R, Python, SPSS) for data management and analysis, data management experience (i.e., scrubbing, cleaning, organizing), visualizing data as tables, charts, and graphs, experience producing written and oral summaries of data, experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis, experience with project and task management. Experience in data, reporting analysis, and interpretation using research techniques, methods, and procedures that include methods of collecting and compiling statistical data. Including familiarity with statistical software (e.g., R, Python, SPSS). Experience in technical report writing using effective technical narrative and statistical reports, including presenting findings and conclusions to a diversely skilled audience. Understanding of various computer concepts and applications such as query and reporting tools, spreadsheet, word processing, database, and statistical or quantitative analysis software. Understanding of research design, varying use of web-based software, database design. Experience in survey design forms for gathering and reporting data, conducting surveys to gather and compile data, analyzing results, and reporting results in a logical, clear, and concise manner. Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures; OR Three years experience as a research assistant comparable to the work of a Research Analyst 1; or two years experience using computer applications to help gather, compile, analyze, and report information and statistical data.