(DOE-033-24) Planning Associate 2 (Computer Applications and Systems Design) (Data Analyst)

Trenton, NJ
Full Time
Division of Administrative Services, Office of Information Technology
Mid Level

Notice of Vacancy

Reference Number: DOE-033-24
Title: Planning Associate 2 (Computer Applications and Systems Design) (Data Analyst)
Range/Title Code: P28/72624D
Salary: $82,643.36 - $117,769.55
Position Number: 044428
Issue Date: May 2, 2024
Closing Date: May 30, 2024
Core Hours of Operation: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Division: Division of Administrative Services, Office of Information Technology


Under direction of a supervisor in the Office of Information Technology, develops and maintains department databases and computerized systems; participates in planning the design, programming, and implementation of information systems; develops education programming by conducting analyses and evaluation of education programs, surveys, needs assessment, and related research; establishes, maintains, and evaluates program and fiscal data related to state and federal formula aid and discretionary grant applications and allocations; performs mandated regulatory functions; is knowledgeable in and works with independence in areas of assignment; and performs other related work as required.

Develops, interprets, and analyzes data from multiple sources; prepares reports using SQL from databases, or the Department preferred reporting tools; addresses findings with appropriate parties; responds to customer queries; and maintains data systems.



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Educational Administration, Public Administration, Computer Science, or a related field.


Four (4) years of experience in system design and computer programming on a mainframe or a PC LAN environment.

Note: Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute additional experience as indicated on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credit  being equal to one (1) year of college.  Applicants wishing to substitute additional experience for the required Master's degree, must possess a total of six (6) years of combined education and experience, in addition to the required experience cited above.

Preferred Education/Experience

A minimum of three (3) years of experience in database design and development, along with proficiency in writing scripts in PL/SQL; demonstrated ability to perform complex data analysis and create reports using Business Intelligence tools such as Power BI and Tableau; and experience in the education domain.

Open to the Following

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment.
Applicants must meet the open competitive requirements listed on the job specification on file at the Civil Service Commission. You may access the job specification through the Civil Service Commission’s website info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/72624D.htm.

Interested candidates may apply via: https://www.nj.gov/education/careers/.

Authorization to Work

Selected candidates must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement regulations. Note: The State of New Jersey does not provide sponsorships for work visas.

SAME Applicants

If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program, visit their website at: nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml, email: [email protected], or call the Civil Service Commission at (609)-292-4144, option 3.

EOE/AA Statement

The New Jersey State Department of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer, has an Affirmative Action Program, and will not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, religion, color, national origin/nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status/civil union partnership, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partnership status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, disability, (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States, and is committed to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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