RESEARCH ANALYST II, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 04, 2018
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Sciences and Laboratory
  • Salary: $59,576.88 - $74,012.88 Annually

Job Description



EXAM NUMBER:
PH8972C

FIRST DAY OF FILING:
Monday, March 28, 2016, at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

DEFINITION:
Assists in planning and conducting research projects involving experimental designs, field studies and surveys in the behavioral or social science.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class are distinguished by their responsibility for assisting in the conduct of research projects and the preparation of reports and recommendations, and for performing the more routine research assignments under supervision.
Essential Job Functions
Assists in planning, designing, conducting, and interpreting research projects. Collects, processes and analyzes data for approved studies including the use of such techniques as multiple and partial correlation, multiple regression and simple analysis of variance. Prepares reports and recommendations based on research findings and communicates them orally, in writing, or through graphic representations and statistical summaries. Consults with departmental staff to explain procedures for conducting research projects and to obtain information necessary to carry out projects. Assists project supervisor on a team project and supervises trainees assigned to assist with the project or may independently carry out assignments under minimal supervision. Prepares recommendations and submits them for review with interpretations of analytical data in appropriate format. Supervises clerical personnel in connection with specific research projects, as needed.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Option I: A Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a field of the behavioral or social sciences* and one year's paid full time post master's research experience.

Option II: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field of the behavioral or social sciences* andthree (3) years' paid full time post bachelors' researchexperience.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
The experience must be paid full time post qualifying degree research experience.
  • Research experience using Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software to perform thematic mapping and spatial analyses with spatial analyst (e.g., density) and/or spatial statistics tools (e.g., analyzing patterns, mapping clusters).
  • Research experience working with Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) package, Microsoft ACCESS, and Microsoft Excel to import/export, manage large data sets (data cleaning, data mining, data matching/merging), and analyze data (e.g., descriptive statistics).
  • Research experience conducting exhaustive literature searches using multiple methods including online journal databases (e.g., PubMed), Federal/Local government websites (e.g., CDC, SAMHSA)) and other internet sources (e.g., google, google scholar), and producing summary reports using Microsoft Word and/or Microsoft Power Point.
  • Research experience working with qualitative and quantitative methods, trend data, and cross-sectional data.
  • Master's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in a field of the behavioral or social sciences.*

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Qualifying education in the field of behavioral or social sciences includes the following major disciplines: Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Economics, History, Management Science, Organization Studies, Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Psychology, and Sociology.

In order to receive credit for any college course work, or any type of college degree, such as a Bachelor, or Masters degree, you must include a legible copy of the official diploma, official transcripts**, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of application submission.

**Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A "printout" of the transcript from the school's website is NOT considered official and, therefore, will not be accepted and may result in your application being rejected.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to use an alternative method of transportation to perform job-related essential functions may be required.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
2- Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of experience and desirable qualificationsbased upon application information and supplemental questionnaire weighted 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be added to the Eligible Register.

Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail. Final scores cannot be given over the phone or by e-mail.

Notificationlettersmay be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on the application. It is important that candidates provide a valid e-mail address. Please add vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be added to the Eligible Registerand will appearin the order of their score group for a period ofsix(6) months following the date of eligibility.

No person may compete for this examination more than once everysix (6) months.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Any required documents or additional information must be submitted with your application online or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission to vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov .

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right ofthis posting.You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants must submit their completed applications by 5:00 p.m., PST, on the last day of filing.

NOTE: If you are unable to attach the required documents with your application online, you must e-mail them to vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. In the "Subject" of the e-mail please type the Exam Number and Exam Title.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the SELECTION REQUIREMENTS. Please fill out the application completely and correctly so that you will receive full credit for related education and experience. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, and dates completed. For each job held give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, the number of hours worked per week, description of work performed,and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.

IMPORTANT NOTES
  • ALLinformation supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject toVERIFICATIONat any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
  • FALSIFICATIONof any information may result inDISQUALIFICATIONorRESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • UtilizingVERBIAGEfrom Class Specification andSelection Requirements serving as your description of dutiesWILL NOTbe sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in anINCOMPLETE APPLICATIONand you may beDISQUALIFIED.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
All applicants MUST enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD;
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator: (323) 869-8505
Teletype Phone:(800) 899-4099
Alternate TeletypePhone:(800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone:(800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name:Victoria Del Aguila
Department Contact Phone:(323) 869-8587
Department Contact Email: vdelaguila@ph.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: Continuous