Research Analyst (6257U), GSPP Department Ops - 33305
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The Goldman School of Public Policy is a graduate school that prepares students for careers in public leadership.
The majority of the students at GSPP are enrolled in the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program, which emphasizes the applied and quantitative dimensions of policy making. The MPP may also be earned concurrently with degrees from several other UC Berkeley schools: law, public health, engineering, social welfare, international and area studies and the Energy Resources Group. GSPP also offers a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program which focuses on policy management and leadership as well as a doctoral program for students interested in policy research. While the Goldman School does not offer a bachelors-level degree, the public policy minor is available to undergraduates enrolled at UC Berkeley.
Goldman School faculty represent the top researchers in their respective fields, which include economics, political science, law, social psychology and engineering. Their expertise ranges from education policy to racial profiling to clean energy. As teachers, they are dedicated to training tomorrow's policy leaders. As researchers, their work is shaping public policy today.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: April 25, 2022.
- Assists with edits on "Facts-Origins-Trends" reports provided by outside research teams studying housing, innovation policy, energy and environment, and other policies. Develops a common format across all studies and produces readable and visually appealing documents for use by California 100 for its Commission and the public. Reviews and edits project's research partners' written policy reports, design and standardize policy report deliverables, and coordinate with the project's Engagement team to meet publishing timelines. Works to produce useful scenarios about the future of California based upon materials from the thirteen policy areas. Develops a common format across all studies and produces readable and visually appealing documents. Works with California 100 to develop policies relevant to achieving or ameliorating that scenario. Prepares special analyses synthesizing existing research and analyzing existing data (using statistical and other methods) about California that compare it with other states, look at regional variations within California, consider equity issues, evaluate the climate for living and working, and other topics. Coordinates with staff across various work streams within California 100 to ensure cohesive approach to future scenario development; coordinates with external Futures analysts to develop feasible and imaginative potential future scenarios for California rooted in research analysis. Liaise with research partners' Principal Investigators and Director of Research on the project to ensure successful research trajectories. Conduct regular meetings with research area topic partners and special report writers to ensure all parties are on track with project requirements, deadlines, and schedules. Using the research from research reports, helps to design a sample and survey (in conjunction with survey firms and organizations) for a survey of Californians and subgroups of Californians; oversees implementation of design and progress of survey. Implements related business processes, especially related to surveys undertaken by research faculty on the project. May supervise work of students, support staff, and/or lower-level analysts. May require occasional evening and weekend hours; may require occasional travel. Other duties as assigned.
- Thorough knowledge of development and preparation of research reports and presentations. Strong report writing and preparation skills. Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of state government policies, especially California. Knowledge of social science methods, especially survey research. Some occasional evening or weekend work may be required; occasional travel may be required.
- Bachelor's degree in related area, such as public policy, economics, statistics and/or equivalent experience/training.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $77,300.00 - $113,600.00. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. Please upload the document in the Resume section, then skip the (optional) Cover Letter upload section.
- This is a 100% full-time, 40-hours per week, Contract (temporary) appointment through June 30, 2023, eligible for full UC benefits.
- This is a hybrid position, with 60% remote work eligibility.
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