Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.
Job SummaryWestat is seeking a research associate to work as part of a team on a project collecting and analyzing data from personnel development grantees as well as stipend recipients and their employers.
Job Responsibilities· Data analysis activities to meet annual reporting requirements.· Writing procedural handbooks and reports. · Providing Help Desk support by responding to telephone and email inquiries from system users on data collection and regulatory issues.· Conducting nonresponse follow-up activities to ensure compliance. · Corresponding with clients regarding regulatory questions from grantees and stipend recipients.· Referring grantees and stipend recipients not in compliance with regulations to the Department of Education's debt management group.
Job Requirements· A master's degree in the social sciences.· 5 years of experience in educational research to include 2 years of experience providing support to personnel development grantees. · Experience with statistical software such as SPSS or SAS.Candidates must possess strong computer skills, excellent written, organizational and oral communication skills, ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be detail-oriented, and work well in a fast-paced team environment. Individuals with an understanding of the regulations and requirements for the Office of Special Education Programs Personnel Development Program and the Office of Indian Education Professional Development Program are preferred. Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.