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: The Programmer Analyst supports customers in acquiring useful assessment data to make informed decisions about student performance outcomes on statewide assessments. This work is critical to improving outcomes for students by providing accurate performance data to students and school districts. Using technical skills and knowledge of assessments, the Programmer Analyst writes, revises, and implements complex SAS programs to create, combine, manage, and analyze datasets containing results of standardized tests. The work produced by the programmer is included in analytic reports for publication, provided to customers requesting public information as well as internal ad hoc requests within the agency. An important aspect of delivering customers with quality data and information involves the Programmer Analyst performing quality control work verifying accuracy of analysis and written reports. This position is within the Performance Reporting Division under the Office of School Programs.
Please note that a short answer response is a required attachment for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additionally, applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.
Flexible work location within the state of Texas may be considered for qualified candidates.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in SAS, SPSS, or other statistical package programming. Experience in SAS and at least three  years of experience and knowledge of Texas assessments and/or statistical analysis are preferred.
Substitutions: Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.