Analyst- School Performance Review
** Minimum salary is listed. Actual salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.**
The School Performance Review Analyst performs high level research and analysis. Analysts collect, develop, analyze, and interpret data from various sources and report on the implications and results of the information. Analysts also forecast future needs and costs and make presentations and recommendations to internal, external, school district, and legislative staff. Analysts may plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Travel is required and varies by project.
The position reports to the School Performance Review Manager and works under minimal direction with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
- Develop, implement, and complete reviews, research studies, and evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of public education and school districts, including educational, financial, and operational functional areas.
- Develop and implement effective techniques for evaluating programs and operations and prepare reports of findings and recommendations for school districts to improve or initiate changes that produce efficiencies and cost savings.
- Conduct reviews to determine compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and accreditation requirements.
- Perform advanced analysis, policy research, management and performance assessment, program evaluation, and technical assistance.
- Develop content, write and edit concise nonbiased reports, provide information with discretion and sensitivity, and present reports to various legislative and public entities.
- Employ appropriate quantitative and qualitative data analyses; synthesize data into information useful in legislative deliberations. Required analysis includes quantifying the fiscal impact of proposed changes to state and local budgets.
- Request data and information from various entities, independently analyze and interpret data, develop recommendations for school district action, and concisely report the results in a format appropriate for a wide variety of audiences.
- Develop and maintain productive working relationships while exchanging information with: members, committees, and staff of the legislature; administrators and staff of state agencies and school districts and other related professional entities.
- Apply knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to public education and school districts; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.
- Contribute to agency projects and perform related work as assigned.
Essential Attributes and Skills
- Think critically and use initiative and good judgment.
- Communicate professionally in writing and orally (including presentations in formal and informal settings).
- Create timely, relevant, accurate, and polished work products.
- Use business tools successfully (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Internet Explorer, email, customized applications, desktop pc, laptop/tablet, and smart phone).
- Analyze, synthesize, and summarize quantitative and qualitative information.
- Identify alternatives and make recommendations supported with evidence.
- Willing and able to travel up to 25%.
- Maintain confidential and sensitive information and follow agency protocols.
- Understand legislative/budget processes and budget, performance, and operations of assigned topics.
- Work at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.
Attributes Required of Every LBB Employee:
- Embrace agency mission/core values and follow policies, procedures, and processes.
- Work effectively with LBB management and staff, as well as all external customers.
- Coordinate, collaborate and employ good interpersonal skills; demonstrate positive outlook.
- Balance concurrent projects, work under pressure, and adapt to changing priorities/deadlines.
- Act with motivation, organization, and attention to details; complete tasks with an appropriate level of independence.
- Be punctual and have regular attendance.
- Work overtime on nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary to meet agency deadlines.
Education and Experience:
- Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
- Earned graduate degree is preferred.
- Course-work or degree in public policy or administration, program evaluation, quantitative/qualitative research, educational measurement/research, financial analysis, accounting, audit, academic affairs, legal research or a related field is preferred.
- Two years of progressively responsible full-time work experience in a relevant policy area is preferred.
To apply for this position, you may apply directly through the posting selected on our website, which will redirect you to NeoGov or go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/ An Account will be required to access this website.
Human Resources will not be able to retrieve your credentials or reset your password. Only on-line applications will be accepted via NeoGov.
Examples of an applicant's work product and/or copies of transcripts may be required as condition of interview. Finalist may be given a work-related exercise. The person hired may be required to submit official transcripts. Credentials earned at foreign colleges and/or universities must have been evaluated by an acceptable entity and must be equivalent to credentials awarded by U.S. regionally accredited institutions of higher education.
The person hired may not simultaneously be employed by the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) and another state agency or Texas public institution of public/higher education. Any job offer from the LBB is contingent upon proof of eligibility/authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis and proof of compliance with the Selective Service Law for males between the ages of 18 and 25.
LBB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment or in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to LBB Human Resources at HR@LBB.state.tx.us