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Principal Program Analyst

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Job Duties

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs advanced research, conducts studies to determine needs, prepares reports, and recommends implementation procedures for a variety of program needs.
  • Implements data collection and research plans for all major program areas of the State Bar, including extracting data from the database, development and presentation of data dashboards, data analysis and reporting, and outcome evaluation.
  • Works with internal customers and stakeholders to understand the results of analyses that are conducted, and to operationalize changes in practice or procedure that are implicated by those results.
  • Oversees the implementation of special projects, particularly those crossing multiple units or departments within the State Bar, to include, in the near term, Workforce Planning and Compensation Studies, workforce composition and distribution changes resulting from those studies, institutional records management, and case management system initiatives.
  • Serves as the lead staff to subgroups of members of the Board of Trustees, Executive Office efforts, and other committees and working groups by conducting research and policy analysis, providing materials in presentation ready format, and presenting materials at public meetings and other committees to ensure clear and accurate communication regarding implementation efforts.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert in analyzing and critiquing proposal information before a vendor is selected.

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or equivalent academic achievement. Advanced degree is preferred.


Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be required to successfully complete the State Bar’s selection process for this classification.

Institution Description

The Principal Program Analyst is responsible for conducting institutional program evaluation, research, data collection and analysis, internal performance and fiscal audits, and for supporting the implementation of special projects as assigned. This position is responsible for continuous institutional organizational improvement, collaboration, accountability and professionalism through the use of data, statistical, financial, and program analysis. 

The Mission Advancement and Accountability Division is seeking a highly skilled professional passionate about leading high-level research projects. The PPA will lead a team of analysts to design and produce data reports and to conduct research on various operational and policy issues. The position works closely with different State Bar offices to understand their operational procedures and business needs to meet their reporting and research needs. Knowledge of data visualization tools and/or excellent data report writing skill is highly desirable.


Benefits information can found on The State Bar website:
Application Due Date: 2022-09-30
Job Start Date: 2022-08-08
Salary: $112175 - $149549
City: San Francisco
State/Province/Region: CA
Institution: State Bar of California
Reports To: Chief Mission Officer
Staff # Reporting to Position: 10
Reports In Office: Research & Institutional Accountability

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