MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems.
POSITION OVERVIEW: This position is in the Division of Research and Analysis. The selected candidate will perform complex data analysis, conduct research and evaluation work, and develop, implement, and manage multiple, simultaneous internal and external projects. The work produced by this position provides important feedback regarding the implementation and impact of programs and initiatives in the areas of student performance, college and career readiness, and school improvement that will be used for program development and improvement. The work associated with this position involves responding to immediate research and evaluation needs in support of commissioner priorities; conducting research, data analyses, and in-house program evaluations; and providing technical assistance to agency staff as needed. Work also involves the day-to-day project management of third-party contracted evaluation vendors. The selected candidate will participate in project and division planning and will work under minimal supervision, with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Please note that all relevant experience/coursework/trainings and/or workshops should be clearly indicated on your application.
Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompt found in the supplemental questions. The response should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in education, sociology, psychology, psychometrics, and/or statistics.
Experience: At least three (3) years of experience managing research or program evaluations with intermediate knowledge of designing and conducting statistical analyses, managing complex projects, or designing/implementing data collection instruments.
Substitutions: Education and experience may substitute for one another on a year-for-year basis.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference.
Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here.
This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency.
No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.