Series established April 3, 1978
Vocational Education Analysts plan, organize, and conduct comprehensive research and evaluation studies of the State vocational education and employment-related training programs; prepare policy analysis including interpretation of State and Federal statutes pertaining to the planning process for vocational education and employment related training programs; develop recommendations to strengthen, improve, or extend vocational education and employment-related training programs and services; and do other related work.
Vocational Education Analysts design and conduct technical research projects which assess the effectiveness of vocational education and employment-related training programs, administration and delivery systems, and translate research results into practical policy alternatives; consult on the adequacy of vocational education program evaluation designs utilized by the State Department of Education and California Community Colleges Vocational Education Programs; analyze and assess various components of the California State Plan for Vocational Education and make recommendations for action by the Council; interpret and analyze legislation related to vocational education and employment-related training programs; prepare analysis/testimony in response to proposed/amended Federal and State statutes and regulations; plan, organize and direct legislative information programs to keep the Council informed on the progress of relevant measures introduced into the Legislature; plan and coordinate public hearings, synthesize public input and propose Council recommendations for the improvement of vocational education in California; provide technical assistance and serve as a resource to various agencies providing vocational education to special needs populations (i.e., inmates in correctional institutions, handicapped men and women in nontraditional occupations); provide technical assistance to local advisory committees or councils established to plan and evaluate local/regional vocational education and employment-related training programs; analyze and summarize various national, State and local reports to assess their impact on vocational education and employment-related training; represent the Council on committees organized by the State Department of Education, Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges, Joint Committee on Vocational Education, Department of Rehabilitation, CETA Council, other State agencies concerned with employment and training; supervise evaluation and research studies conducted by consultants; maintain liaison with the public and various policy-making bodies such as the State Board of Education, Community College Board of Governors, Joint Committee on Vocational Education, California Legislature, California Postsecondary Education Commission, and CETA Council; prepare correspondence and publications; participate in speaking engagements, panel discussions, workshops as a representative of the Council.
This is the entry level for the series. Under direction, incumbents perform full journey level policy research and evaluative studies of a complex nature in vocational education and employment training programs. Incumbents consult with other State and Federal agencies concerned with vocational education and employment training in the development and implementation of State and regional planning requirements; prepare bill analyses, and determine the extent to which public needs for education and training services are being met.
This is the full supervisory level for the series. Under general direction, incumbent is a working supervisor of a group of analysts involved in accomplishment of the Council's mission, and independently performs the most complex or sensitive studies.
Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university, preferably with a specialization in education, business, or public administration. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Three years of professional analytical experience performing program development, program evaluation or policy analysis in vocational education training program or related employment training program in business, industry or government. (A maximum of one year of teaching experience in vocational education may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)
One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a class equivalent in level and responsibility to Associate Vocational Education Analyst, California Advisory Council for Vocational Education.
Four years of professional analytical experience performing program development, program evaluation or policy analysis in vocational education training program or related employment program in business, industry or government. (A maximum of one year of teaching experience in vocational education may be substituted for one year of the required experience.)
Knowledge of: The Department's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Effectively contribute to the Department's affirmative action objectives.
Education beyond college in a related field involving research/evaluation/ planning/methodology; knowledge and experience in the design and conduct of vocational education policy research and evaluation; knowledge of current educational philosophy, practices, and Federal and State level policy for vocational education and employment training; knowledge of modern technical business and industry methods of teaching/administering occupational subjects; research, evaluation, data processing, and statistical techniques; Federal and State planning for vocational education and employment training; ability to think clearly.