SAS PROGRAMMER (#00008487)

Texas Education Agency (learn more)

Austin, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3216483
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: January 10, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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: A rigorous academic accountability and performance reporting system is the cornerstone of the agency’s priorities to promote improved outcomes for all students and to ensure all students are prepared for success in college, career, or military. The Division of Performance Reporting is the front line for data that goes into every major project that the Texas Education Agency is responsible for. This is a senior level programmer position that will perform highly complex SAS and computer programming work in support of the state and federal accountability system. The Programmer III works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check.


•Perform highly complex programming and data reporting for the EDFacts reports and the Federal Report Card.

•Process the Snapshot report.

•Participate in the state accountability processing.

•Perform quality checks for all products produced by the division.

•Generate Ad Hoc reports for data requests.



Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in SAS programming or other similar programs including system analysis and design work. Four (4) or more years’ SAS programming experience including systems analysis/design work or a combination of computer programming and project management is preferred.

Substitutions: An advanced degree may substitute for two years of required experience.


•Strong analytical skills in handling large datasets and working with complex reports;

•Knowledge of Web technology (HTML, SAS/IntrNet, etc);

•Synthesizing and maintaining complete documentations;

•Meticulous attention to details with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment;

•Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines;

•A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve;

•Ability to engage in a collaborative and results-oriented team environment.

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
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $4,598.66 to $6,432.50 Per Month
  • Job Category: State-level Positions > Analyst
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Texas Education Agency is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Emily Douno
    • 1701 N. Congress Avenue
    • Austin, Texas 78701

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