Research Assistant

Recruitment #PEX-1802-092871

Introduction

Under supervision of the Associate Dean, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways, the Research Assistant will assist in gathering data and research related to careers, regional labor market, workforce and economic development initiatives and special projects. Essential functions will include documenting CTE student outcomes, educational best practices, models, pathways, and labor market studies for the purpose of assisting the Associate Dean to write mandated reports, develop CTE Pathways, and coordinate professional development activities for the Division of Workforce and Economic Development (W/ED) at City College of San Francisco.

One (1) permanent-exempt, full-time (40 hours), full-year (260 days) position. Exempt employees are considered “at will” and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

This position is grant funded and reviewed on an annual basis. Hours are subject to change after appointment dependent upon grant status. Position is categorically funded under Strong Workforce Program (SWP) with expected continuous funding.

Department:  Strong Workforce Program

Location: Evan Center, 1400 Evans Avenue, San Francisco, 94124

Job Duties:

1. Support and implement new and emerging CTE pathway structures.

2. Support the research and communications work of the Occupational Clusters.

3. Aggregate information from CCSF Department Program Review to provide summaries, create reports, and present information in support of SWP decision making.

4. Assist with maintaining W/ED websites to ensure up-to-date information.

5. Compose communications related to statistical and research functions.

6. Coordinate with the other W/ED units.

7. Provide data for internal and external stakeholders.

8. Map pathways that illustrate stackable certificates, alignment with industry certifications, and job titles with wages for which students are prepared.

9. Investigate a variety of state and national sources on labor market information, salary and earnings, CCSF outcomes in the job market.

10. Use graphic techniques to present CCSF student and completer data.

11. Support student, faculty, and alumni events in relation to Workforce and Economic Development.

12. Report to the Associate Dean, CTE Pathways, and will be key talent working with the Assistant Director of Strong Workforce Program (SWP).

13. Provide support in other activities related to SWP compliance.

14. Assist with pathway projects, grants, and initiatives assigned to and undertaken by the Office of Workforce and Economic Development, such as assisting with researching and analyzing information going to print, and continuously improving the SWP allocation process.

15. Assist with developing presentations, materials, and databases to support SWP objectives.

16. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with major coursework in statistics, mathematics, economics, public policy, sociology, psychology, or related fields including coursework in statistics or test measurements; AND

2. One year (2000 hours) verifiable experience in a position in which the primary responsibilities of the position(s) involved research, analysis, and the compilation, investigation, and evaluation of data of psychological, legislative, sociological or economic nature.

SUBSTITUTION: Two years (4000 hours) of relevant experience as described under Minimum Qualifications #2 may be substituted for two years of education.

Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment; ability to work in a standard office environment, which may involve prolonged sitting, bending and operation of typing, word processing and other office equipment; interact with and obtain information from hostile individuals.

Note: Work experience with the District as a College Work Study student or Lab Aide (3591) Classification will not be considered or applied as qualifying experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of post-secondary education equity best practices and issues related to the field of community colleges.

2. Knowledge of career technical education and workforce development approaches.

3. Ability to work with MIS systems such as Oracle/Banner (or other similar database management system).

4. Ability to stay focused and accurate in a dynamic, performance-based environment.

5. Organizational and event planning skills.

6. Ability to employ logical and creative problem solving techniques.

7. Ability to work with others and in diverse team situations.

8. Proficient in use of the Internet as a research tool.

9. Proficient in presentation and graphics software.

10. Ability to work independently and take the initiative in decision making and problem solving.

11. Proficiency in languages other than English.

Benefits:

New employees hired on or after October 1, 2013 will contribute 2% of salary to the San Francisco Retiree Health Care Trust Fund (RHCTF).

How To Apply

To be considered a candidate for this position, an online application must be submitted (go to the job announcement, job posting number CS00047P, on City College of San Francisco's job website at http://jobs.ccsf.edu/postings/3562 along with the following materials. 

Applicants filed without the required documents will be rejected. Note: The employment position must be filled out.

1. Completion of online application. Start process by clicking on the “Apply for this Position” button at the top of this page; AND

2. A letter expressing interest in the position specifically indicating how you meet the Minimum and Desirable Qualifications as listed in this announcement and identifying the department above; AND

3. A current resume summarizing educational background and related work experience; AND

4. Educational verification as stated below:

Educational Verification: Verification of qualifying education must include copies of transcripts, diplomas, or certificates. If verification is impossible of obtain, the applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why such verification cannot be obtained. Request for waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Foreign degree(s)/coursework used as qualifying to meet minimum qualifications must be evaluated by a foreign degree evaluation services organization before an application can be processed. Please contact the CCSF Human Resources Department at (415) 241-2246 for evaluation sources. Failure to submit the required verification will result in rejection of the application.

Verification of Experience: Verification may be requested at any time during this recruitment and selection process. If requested, verification of experience needed to qualify must be submitted on the employer’s letterhead and indicate the name of the applicant, job title, dates of employment, hours/week, and duties performed and must be signed by the supervisor and/or appropriate company representative. Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on an case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for a waiver at the time of verification is requested may result in the rejection of the application.

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine applicants’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine applicants’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

 

Issued: December 20, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
City College of San Francisco/SK/415-487-2447

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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