Research Assistant

  • Office of Data and Innovation
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Oct 23, 2023
Full time Administrative Database Government Research

Job Description

Would you like to help improve government services for all Californians? Come join the Office of Data and Innovation (ODI)!

As our Research Assistant, you’ll help create and assist the research efforts for ODI. You will join a user research team that values collaboration, kindness, and creativity. You will help define problems and develop approaches to solving them.

Location: ODI staff reside throughout California. The employee’s workstation is located in Sacramento, CA. Travel to the Sacramento headquarters may be required as needed. This position provides telework opportunities in accordance with agency telework policies.

Annual salary: $66,216 – $82,884

Benefits: The state offers many benefits

What you’ll do

  • Provide administrative support to the team and partners
  • Coordinate meetings with partners
  • Take meeting notes to send to attendees
  • Create and present action plans to management
  • Identify needs
  • Set problem definition
  • Develop research strategy
  • Implement research plans
  • Synthesize and report findings

We have a guide of the civil service application process. It covers

  • How to apply
  • Civil service exams
  • Interviews

About ODI

We deliver better services to Californians through technology and design. We do so through close partnership with other state departments. Our goal is to create programs and products that are more equitable and effective. We listen to Californians who use a program now or may do so tomorrow and learn about what they need.


  • Build tools and products
  • Create and enhance digital services
  • Conduct research
  • Identify data solutions
  • Offer training

We are a cross-discipline staff with blended backgrounds in:

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Operations
  • Data
  • Research
  • Policy
  • Strategy

Learn more about ODI’s vision and mission.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion at ODI

Diversity, equity, and inclusion help us deliver better government services to Californians.

  • Fostering diversity inspires better ideas and more innovative thinking.
  • Feeling included nurtures a shared sense of community. This drives us to take collective action on challenging problems.
  • Prioritizing equity ensures we build solutions for people whose needs are often overlooked.

We acknowledge our history and present of implicit and structural injustice, bias, and discrimination. We see, hear, and accept each other and the lived experiences we bring to our work. We support each other in learning and developing so we can help all Californians thrive.

We understand this work is never done. That’s why we commit to constant improvement.


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$66,216 – $82,884

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