THE NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Assistant in Education Research, Grade 22 (PEF)
The New York State Education Department’s Office of Education Policy is seeking candidates for an Assistant in Education Research position in the Charter School Office (CSO). The mission of the Charter School Office is to create and sustain quality educational options for families in New York State on behalf of the Board of Regents. The Office strives to accomplish this through high quality authorization and oversight of the Board of Regents portfolio of 87 charter schools, fair and transparent oversight of all charter schools, and dissemination of information about effective school design and practices. CSO staff facilitate a rigorous new school application process, monitor the implementation of school charter agreements between the Board of Regents and its schools, conduct comprehensive evaluation of charter school performance according to a clear and transparent performance framework, and make renewal and closure recommendations to the Board of Regents.
The analytics team in the CSO assists with the academic evaluation of all Board of Regents-authorized charter schools as part of the Charter School Performance Framework. The analytics team also supports the CSO through ad hoc data requests and the development of automated data tools to provide easy to access, user-friendly, data tools that support the work of the CSO and the Executive Director. This position will also support the analysis of financial data towards meeting the CSO’s oversight and regulatory responsibilities. Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Develop automated data tools to support the work of the CSO through a deep content expertise in Microsoft Excel, including macros and programming;
- Assist in the oversight of charter school financial metrics through the creation of data dashboards and graphic visualizations;
- Maintain the CSO database through expertise in Microsoft Access;
- Work with CSO staff to create site visit reports and Regents-items;
- Develop graphical representations of accountability and outcome measures;
- Analyze the effectiveness of educational programs, supports, and interventions;
- Support the development of the Charter School Performance Framework;
- Assist in operationalizing new accountability metrics for public reporting and communication;
- Provide analytic and data management support to the CSO;
- Conduct research in support of developing policies and answering key questions from internal and external stakeholders;
- Provide technical assistance to charter schools;
- Assist in using quantitative and statistical tools for accountability determinations of Board of Regents-authorized charter schools;
- Utilize statistical software and statistical programming to perform advanced quantitative analyses;
- Assist in managing projects and coordinate work on research and evaluation projects, including establishing project timelines and managing project collaborators towards timely completion of deliverables;
- Assist in interpretation and communication of the results of quantitative analyses through written reports and oral presentations; and
- Engage in analytic work that arises in response to real-time issues.
Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as an Assistant in Education Research.
Eligible List Appointment: Candidates must be reachable on the Civil Service eligible list for this title.
Section 70.4 Transfer: Candidates may be eligible for nomination for Section 70.4 transfer to Assistant in Education Research if they have standing on the Civil Service eligible list for this title and are currently a New York State employee in a title allocated to a Grade 20 or higher.
Provisional Appointment: If the eligible list has fewer than three acceptors, a non-permanent provisional appointment may be considered. For non-permanent provisional appointment, candidates must have a master’s degree AND three years of professional experience where your primary duty is research. Two years of this experience must have been involved primarily with research on educational issues or topics (bibliographic research is not acceptable).
NOTE: If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.
This will be a contingent permanent or non-permanent provisional appointment. Promotions and transfers may change appointees’ negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance and other benefits. Verification of degree will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.
* Leads to a maximum salary of $86,398 based on annual performance advances.
Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by February 22, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are preferred). You must include the Box number (P12-1743/61018) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.