Montgomery County Research Position

posted Sep 24, 2014, 7:29 AM by Joe OReilly

Montgomery County Office of Shared Accountability

VACANCY: Evaluation Support Specialist Salary Range: $40,107-$53,586

Evaluation Support Specialist (12 months, 6 hours per day): Montgomery County Public Schools, Office of Shared Accountability, Rockville, Maryland, seeks an Evaluation Support Specialist for the Program Evaluation Unit (PEU). The PE Unit designs and conducts implementation (or formative evaluations) and outcome (or impact) studies of key initiatives, programs, and interventions implemented to support the MCPS strategic plan framework. The person in the position will support the design and will conduct evaluation studies. Strong background is required in research, proficiency in Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS), and demonstrated experience in management and analysis of longitudinal data sets. (Familiarity with SQL is desired). Knowledge of school system research and educational assessment issues is highly desirable. Must have the ability to design evaluation instruments (e.g., surveys, interview protocols, etc.), collaborate with MCPS offices and schools for gathering data, create data files, and analyze and prepare graphs and tables for presentation of findings.

Excellent writing skills and ability to produce evaluation reports are required. A master’s degree from an accredited university in a social science, education research, evaluation, or a closely related area with course work in research methodology, applied statistics, or measurement is required. Excellent benefits package including paid leave, retirement plan, health, dental, prescription and life insurance. Please apply on line to MCPS Careers, Requisition #14005AJ no later than October 3, 2014.

 Application Deadline: October 3, 2014. Apply on line to MCPS Careers Requisition #14005AJ with a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume.