Fresno State campus

Research Technician II

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Research, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)
Position Description

Research Technician
(Research Technician II)

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $4,300 to $4,800 per month 

Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,981 to $7,204 per month

This is a full-time, probationary, non-exempt position. Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.

This position is eligible for remote work pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy requiring that all work be performed within the State of California.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE), the incumbent will extract, compile, analyze and report data on students, instructional offerings, personnel and other aspects of the university and its external environment as requested. Responsibilities include maintaining and querying large-scale relational databases; troubleshooting and manipulating data; creating reports; filling ad-hoc data requests and reports; designing and conducting analytical, research and evaluation studies with interpretive analyses; presenting findings in narrative and graphic forms; and effectively interacting with the university community and external constituencies in carrying out these responsibilities. This position will also need to plan and coordinate various meetings between organizations. The ability to think in a logical, sequential manner is critical for this position and may be demonstrated through experience such as computer programming; i.e., writing codes, scripts, or syntax. A strong customer service orientation is essential, as is the ability to work both independently and in a team. A strong sense of responsibility in meeting deadlines and accurately handling details is required.


Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of a variety of research techniques (e.g., experimental, quasi-experimental, qualitative) and the preparation of research reports for a variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of principles of data visualization.
  • Intermediate statistical principles and procedures, including ANOVA, regression, and experience with one or more statistical packages other than Excel. (such as R, SPSS, or SAS).
  • Ability to independently conduct advanced analytical studies and use appropriate advanced statistical techniques.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both written and oral, and prepare detailed written reports and information.
  • Independently conduct a simple research project or support a complex research project. 
  • Assist in preparation of questionnaires, gathering and analyzing research data, and in compiling data for reports and summaries in tabular, graphic and pictorial form.
  • Write basic scripting code in a computer language such as R, SPSS syntax, Python, or JavaScript.
  • Produce static data visualizations in a tool such as R, Excel, or SPSS.
  • Analyze situations accurately and develop effective courses of action.

To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.


Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a quantitative or research field, plus one year of experience in research or statistical work.

    • One year of graduate study in the social sciences, economics, mathematics, statistics, public or business administration, or engineering fields may be substituted for the required experience.   

    • Additional experience which has demonstrated that the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledges and abilities delineated above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.


Department Mission

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) serves Fresno State by making its data meaningful with the goals of forming the common understanding of our university population, creating tools to drive student success, and inspiring a campus-wide culture of data-informed decision making and continuous improvement. OIE achieves this through collecting and curating Fresno State’s quantitative and qualitative data, transforming these data into meaningful and actionable information, and supporting institutional research efforts across the campus. Finally, OIE champions data ethics by protecting privacy, holding ourselves accountable for the consequences of our work, and striving for accurate, contextualized, accessible, and transparent data.


Deadline & Application Instructions

Applications received by June 21, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.

Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.


Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.


Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.  Questions may be sent to


Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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