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Job Opening

Working Title:  Research Associate
Role Title: Policy Planning Specialist II - 19132
Job Open Date:  09/14/2021
Job Close Date:  09/27/2021
Hiring Range: $50,000 – $90,000
Location:  Richmond (City) - 760
Position Number:  00105
Job Posting Number:  1086136
Type of Recruitment:  General Public - G
Does this position have telework options?  Yes
Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:  No
Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)
Job Type Detail:  Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
Pay Band:  04

Job Description: 

To support the assistant director for policy analytics by serving as a liaison to the institutions regarding postsecondary education data collections, developing and updating web reports, maintaining the section’s internal report management tool, and answering ad hoc requests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate in writing with diverse client population
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience creating spreadsheets, databases, and documents
  • Experience identifying and interrupting trends in data and the ability to generate statistical analyses
  • Experience communicating orally with the ability to present results of analyses and research to senior management and diverse constituents
  • Considerable SQL programming skills
  • Knowledgeable of Logi XML

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree (or higher) in relevant discipline preferred.

Special Requirements: State Requirements for Vaccination Status Disclosure and Testing: The Commonwealth of Virginia requires all Executive Branch employees, including new hires, rehires or transfers to disclose their vaccination status upon hire. Disclosure of vaccination status (and for those fully vaccinated, proof of vaccination) will be required during new employee orientation on your first day of work. If you are not vaccinated for any reason or choose not to disclose your vaccination status, you will be required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis. If you have questions, please contact the Human Resource Office. 

Special Instructions:

This position is considered an excepted position with a contractual agreement.
State applications will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). Applications submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered. Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State applications and or in resumes. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application, resume, or other relevant documents provided; therefore, it is essential for applicants to supply detailed information.
This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application for this position.

Notice: DHRM will record information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

You must apply for this job through the Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs.Virginia.Gov website


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Through these values, we create a welcoming work environment that represents the best of who we are as an agency and as individuals.


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