Research Analyst 2 (Research Analyst)
Housing & Community Services - Salem, OR

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OHCS is seeking self-starters with the ability to prioritize workloads amid changing deadlines and priorities. Successful candidates also can handle confidential, sensitive information while supporting collaborative working relations with flexibility and initiative.
This recruitment will be used to fill a permanent, full-time position with the Information Technology Section of the Business Operations Division at Oregon Housing & Community Services ( OHCS ) located in Salem. This is a classified position and is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Representation requires payment of fair share or union dues.

Oregon Housing and Community Services provides financial and program support to create and preserve opportunities for quality, affordable housing for Oregonians of lower and moderate income.

Oregon Housing and Community Services biennial budget is over $1 billion. The major component of the budget is non-limited and relates primarily to debt issuance, loan purchase activities, and federal rent subsidy assistance. The budget includes approximately $313.2 million in limited special payment authority and $40.3 million for department operating costs. OHCS is authorized to issue $50 million in General Obligation Bonds and $300 million in direct revenue bonds. The Department is also authorized to issue $125 million in pass-through revenue bonds. The combined statutory and constitutional limit on outstanding debt for the Department is $5 billion. OHCS is a major component of the State of Oregon's financial strength and assigned bond ratings.

The Information Technology Section provides a full range of information system and computer technology services to support the entire agency. Services provided include: long-range computer, data, and information systems planning and implementation; analyses of user automation/information requirements; data base application design and implementation; system security; programming; computer operations; and data communications; and microcomputer hardware and software support.

Duties & Responsibilities

The primary purpose of this position is to carry out research projects at the direction of the lead Research Analyst. The Research Analyst studies, researches, analyzes and provides qualitative and quantitative information on issues in Oregon related to agency programs. Responsibilities include the creation and maintenance of data bases, and the collection, study, analysis, and dissemination of internal and relevant external information for the department programs through correspondence and reports.

For the full list of specific duties and working conditions, see the Position Description .

Qualifications & Desired Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures;
  • Three years’ experience as a research assistant comparable to the work of a Research Analyst 1;
  • Two years’ experience using computer applications to help gather, compile, analyze, and report information and statistical data.
  • Minimum of six-quarter units in elementary statistical or quantitative analysis methods and procedures.
  • Microsoft Access and Excel experience.

Transcripts must be submitted to receive credit for education coursework at the time of application. If you are using education coursework to qualify and your transcripts are not attached to your online application, your application will not be accepted.

Additional Information

To apply , follow the “Apply” link above and complete the Oregon employment application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date and time posted on the announcement.
1. Completed E-recruit application: A resume (text or attachment) will not replace the work experience section of the application.

2. Transcripts: Must be attached if using education to meet minimum qualifications. Note: To protect your confidential information, please redact (black out) your social security number on all transcripts before attaching to your application.
Only complete applications will be considered. Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach all required documents. Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the requirements and/or the desired attributes for this position will be invited to interview.
Prior to job offer, current and previous employment references will be contacted and OHCS will obtain a driving history record through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE – Email Addresses Now Required **
The state of Oregon is now requiring all applications have a valid email address.
If you do not currently have an email address and do not know where to go to get one please refer to our Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's web page. Click on the link below to go directly to question #14 to view several internet providers where you can get a free e-mail account. The State of Oregon does not endorse any particular provider.
Applicant E-Recruit FAQ's All communication with applicants will be via email except interview invitations.

For budgetary reasons, the State of Oregon requires employees to take mandatory unpaid furlough days through the end of the current biennium. The number of unpaid furlough days that employees are required to take by June 30, 2013 is determined by salary tiers and hire dates.
Note: Oregon Housing & Community Services does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Justice Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Application Reference Number: OHCS13-0001OC

Online application materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the close date listed on this announcement.

It is recommended that you submit your application online, however if you are unable to apply online, a paper copy of the new application form is available at:

Oregon Housing and Community Services
ATTN: Human Resources
725 Summer St. NE, Suite B
Salem, OR 97301

OR by calling (503) 986.0989. Paper application materials must be received by 5 p.m. on the close date listed on this announcement. Paper application materials will be destroyed after being scanned and uploaded to the electronic application system.

If you have a disability and need an alternate format in order to complete the employment process, you may contact 503.986.0989. Please be prepared to leave a message describing the alternate format needed.

The pay on all announcements may change without notice.

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