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Washington State Lead Data Analyst – Public Reporting in United States

Description EXEMPT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT * * Lead Data Analyst – Public Reporting_ * annually $83,500-$98,000* Closes 7/27/2021 _ The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) seeks a Lead Data Analyst _ to join the OSPI team. This full-time position is based in Olympia, Washington This position may be eligible for a partial remote work schedule, please indicate your preferred work location in your application materials. We encourage interested candidates to visit the OSPI website to gain insight into our agency. About OSPI and our initiatives OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education. At OSPI, we recognize that our employees are the key to the success of the agency. We are committed to our work but value the balance with our personal lives. We demonstrate our commitment to employees by providing an environment that stimulates professional growth and values them for their expertise. OSPI is a great place to work and has several initiatives to help create a great working environment, including: * We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules and mobile and telework options. (Depending on job duties and work location.) * We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on long-term values of newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new parents or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when returning to work. (Depending on job duties and work location.) * We value and are actively involved in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within OSPI by way of a cross-divisional, collaborative committee. The focus of the committee includes employee engagement and education; reinforcing OSPI values; and maximizing the value of diversity and identifying strategies for inclusion. Vision, Mission, and ValuesVision: All students prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. *Mission*: Transform K-12 education to a system that is centered on closing opportunity gaps and is characterized by high expectations for all students and educators. We achieve this by developing equity-based policies and supports that empower educators, families, and communities. *Values*: Ensuring Equity, Collaboration and Service, Achieving Excellence through Continuous Improvement, Focus on the Whole Child EquityEach student, family, and community possesses strengths and cultural knowledge that benefits their peers, educators, and schools. Ensuring educational equity: * Goes beyond equality; it requires education leaders to examine the ways current policies and practices result in disparate outcomes for our students of color, students living in poverty, students receiving special education and English Learner services, students who identify as LGBTQ+, and highly mobile student populations. * Requires education leaders to develop an understanding of historical contexts; engage students, families, and community representatives as partners in decision-making; and actively dismantle systemic barriers, replacing them with policies and practices that ensure all students have access to the instruction and support they need to succeed in our schools. Position Overview The position’s purpose is to support the business and technical processes used to update, maintain, enhance, and improve OSPI’s public-facing reporting, which includes the Report Card. This position will use an array of technical skills as well as partnerships with non-technical OSPI program staff to use student data to create public-facing dashboards and other data products to meet the needs of the agency. This position will work with internal and external stakeholders to prioritize, develop, and implement new public reporting or make changes to existing public reporting. This work impacts OSPI’s ability to maintain a high-level of transparency around K12 student experience and outcomes. This position is responsible for decisions about how to approach the work, including how to develop, manage, and improve public reporting; communicate with internal and external stakeholders; and ensure the information that OSPI presents publicly is timely, accurate, and meaningful. Key Responsibilities 1. Use SQL, R, and Tableau to support the presentation of student measures on the OSPI Report Card. 2. Use SQL, R, and Tableau to update, maintain, or create new dashboards to meet a myriad of agency public reporting needs, including but not limited to new layers of data on the Report or separate dashboards maintained on the OSPI “public display” page. 3. Work with OSPI data analysts and technical staff to produce, test and verify SQL code used to implement public reporting requirements. Include OSPI program offices in testing and review for content covered by specific public releases. 4. Maintain and update requirements documents and associated SQL code (ETLs) for public reporting on a predictable and transparent cycle, including communication of this cycle both within OSPI and externally to OSPI stakeholders and the public. 5. Conduct analysis and create reports to support the development of requirements for new OSPI public reporting. 6. Verify accuracy, privacy and integrity of student records, data files, interfaces, and reports that support OSPI public reporting. 7. Collect and collate feedback on OSPI public reporting to recommend and implement changes and enhancements. 8. Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements for OSPI public reporting. Implement the requirements through an iterative process that allows for stakeholder feedback and alterations as needed. 9. Develop standards to ensure consistency of reporting design across all Tableau dashboards 10. Oversee district data review processes for all public reporting, including but not limited to the development of data quality dashboards and communication about upcoming releases. 11. Prepare talking points to share with OSPI’s communications team for each public release of data to help OSPI highlight areas of progress in meeting our stated goals. Required Education, Experience, and Competencies. A Bachelor’s degree in business, management, accounting, economics, statistics, computer or information science, education, or the social services. At least 5-years’ experience in data management, data analysis, data governance, or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work. Advance skills in using SQL, SPSS, R, Tableau or other software related to data management, statistical analysis, and data visualization. Thorough knowledge of computer database software and analytical tools, including but not limited to SQL, R, and Tableau and how to use these tools to manage, move, and summarize data for use in public displays. Understanding or ability to learn of student privacy laws as well as approaches to suppressing data to prevent accidental disclosure of student information. Demonstrated project management skills, including rigorous documentation of process and requirements to assist with transparency and institutional knowledge to support the sustainability of the project. 1. Skill in verifying large data files and analyses. 2. Skill in performing statistical calculations and data manipulations, including both descriptive and inferential statistics. 3. Skill with word processing, spreadsheets and relational databases. 4. Skill in obtaining, exchanging, and clarifying information. 5. Skill in assessing problems, interpreting/clarifying needs, and developing solutions. 6. Skill in developing project or work plans. 7. Skill in writing research or policy briefs or communicating analytical results in multiple formats. 8. Ability to identify key facts, patterns, or trends in data and to notice when data appear wrong or incomplete, or need verification. 9. Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical personnel. 10. Ability to write clear, concise, and useful technical documentation. 11. Ability to manage own time and tasks to meet deadlines or communicate in a timely manner about changes in timelines. 12. Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality. 13. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting. Desired Qualifications: ** 1. Knowledge or ability to learn new programming languages and analysis software to facilitate writing technical requirements and translating business rules to SQL. 2. Experience creating or using technical requirements either for creating ETL or understanding the business rules used to aggregate and compile data. 3. Experience using data across multiple SQL and Tableau server environments. 4. Proven ability to create work plans and schedules to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines as part of an ongoing project schedule. **Compensation The annual compensation for the position is $83,500-98,000 per year and depends upon experience, educational background and qualifications. Geographic differentials may be applied based on work location of successful candidate. Washington State offers a generous benefit package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement and an optional deferred compensation program. Please visit Health Care Authority for information regarding health benefits and the Department of Retirement Systems for retirement plan information. This position serves at the pleasure of the Superintendent, and is Civil Service Exempt. This position is not represented by a bargaining unit. Application Process Those interested in this position must apply through Careers.wa.gov. Applications must include the following documents in MS Word and PDF format only: * A letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement; * A current résumé, and; * A list of three or more professional references. Please address any questions to: *Carole Lynch*, Human Resources Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction 600 Washington Street Southeast Olympia, Washington 98504-7200 (360) 725-6270; **carole.lynch@k12.wa.us Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at (360) 725-6270 or (360) 725-6066, or e-mail hroffice@k12.wa.us. **New Jobs Alert Service OSPI offers a subscription service, which regularly notifies subscribers of new OSPI employment opportunities on careers.wa.gov. Subscribers are notified via text or email alert. If you are interested in this service, then please subscribe at this location. * * *OSPI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from job seekers who will contribute to our diversity*. OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. If you would like, please include your name and gender pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process._ _Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resource consultant listed in “Application Process.” _ Salary: $83,500.00 - $98,000.00 Annually Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA Job Type: Exempt Department: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Job Number: 2021-07213 Closing: 7/27/2021 11:59 PM Pacific Agency: State of Washington Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504 Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

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