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Education Research Associate & Data Analyst

Recruitment #19-005055-0009


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. 


State Salary Grade 21

Annual Salary Range: $61,754 - $90,193


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

These are professional positions responsible for data management, data analysis, and data reporting within the Accountability Office of the Division of Assessment, Accountability, and Information Technology.


Provides management, analysis, and reporting of education data and maintains SAS databases in support of Accountability Office program initiatives. As such: acquires education data from the MSDE Office of Accountability data warehouse;  designs, creates, and manages datasets;  writes computer programs to organize and clean data acquired by local school systems  in order to create valid datasets; analyzes data; interprets and summarizes data analysis findings through written reports; supports accountability data analysis and reporting; prepares datasets and reports in response to legislator and general public inquires.


EDUCATION:  Possession of a Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of data management and analysis experience; this experience to include coordinating or administering data analysis in an education related area. Experience in statistical analysis, applications development and information management; SAS (Statistical Analysis Software) experience desired.

NOTE: Two additional years of experience directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Master’s Degree.


Knowledge of educational accountability programs; skill in data management and analysis (SAS preferred); skill in creating data collection systems; skill in interpreting and summarizing research findings; skill in writing  computer programs to organize and clean data in order to create valid analysis datasets; skill in providing technical guidance to internal and external teams; skill in maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external teams; skill in managing timelines and deadlines; ability to analyze complex program issues and to recommend solutions; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration, applications should be received by March 22, 2019 - Open Until Filled.



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If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for - Education Program Specialist I, Education Research Associate / Data Analyst  #039546  & 048502  (JobAps# 19-005055-TBD) Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.