You must submit Application Supplement No. 2011-039-1 with your online or paper application and a copy of your transcripts.  (See “How To Apply”)

TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER  2011-039

ISSUED   MARCH 23, 2011

REVISED DECEMBER 26, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examination

 

for

 

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

 

Completing the Application Supplement is the test.

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

1.

Educational Research Associate 1

24470

ST08

2.

Educational Research Associate 2

24480

ST09

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED OR POSTMARKED BY MAY 17, 2014, AFTER WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE SUSPENDED.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

As an Educational Associate 1 you will conduct research and evaluation studies of educational programs and issues.  You will conduct literature searches, confer with other professionals in the field, determine the variables to be analyzed, determine the appropriate sampling techniques and the statistical methods to be used, and analyze findings.  Work also includes designing and generating comprehensive reports containing tables, charts, graphs, conclusions and recommendations; and speaking to policymakers, educational administrators, colleagues, teachers and others to explain the results, make recommendations, answer questions and address concerns.

 

An Educational Research Associate 2 receives more complex assignments and works independently in conducting research and evaluation studies, analyzing the findings, and preparing recommendations.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You must be willing to travel.  Travel expenses will be paid.

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Minimum Requirements

Educational Research Associate 1 - Three years of professional educational research experience involving the performance of descriptive research; OR three years of professional research experience and one graduate level course each in research methodology, sampling and survey techniques, and educational psychology; and two graduate level courses each in statistics, statistical analysis, and educational measurement; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Educational Research Associate 2 - One year as an Educational Research Associate 1; OR four years of professional educational research experience, involving the performance of descriptive research; OR four years of professional research experience; and two graduate level courses each in research methodology, sampling and survey techniques, statistics, advanced statistical analysis (i.e., multi-variable analysis, factor analysis, path analysis, latent trait or rash modeling), and educational psychology/measurement; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.  

 

Clarification of Requirements

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

All Educational Research Associate positions are located in the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) in Dauphin County.  The PDE typically fills 1 position for each title annually.

 

Additional opportunities may occur due to normal turnover from retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

For the most recent information on job opportunities contact the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources, 333 Market St. – 11th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333; Telephone:  (717) 787-4431; E-mailaszwajkows@pa.gov; Internetwww.education.state.pa.us.

 

TESTING

 

You will be rated on your experience and training.  Your score will be based on information you report on your application and application supplement.

 

You must provide complete and accurate information.  Failure to do so may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your “Application”.  A new application and application supplement are required for a retest.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application and Application Supplement No. 2011-039-1 on the Commission’s website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application and paper application supplement to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Online and paper applications both require submission of a copy of your transcripts at the time of application.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  Enter your name and Social Security Number at the top of the transcripts.  Send by e-mail to RA-cs-transcripts@state.pa.us or fax to (717) 787-8650 or mail to the above address.

 

Applications, Application Supplement No. 2011-039-1 and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources office listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."