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THECB - Program Director, ERC

Company: Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel Syste
Location: Austin
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description - THECB - Program Director, ERC (00011359)

Job Description

THECB - Program Director, ERC ( 00011359 ) Organization : TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

Primary Location : Texas-Austin Work Locations : TX Hghr Edu Coordinating Board 1200 East Anderson Ln Austin 78752

Job : Office and Administrative Support

Employee Status : Regular

Schedule State Job Code : 781U

Salary Admin Plan : N/A

Grade : 00

Salary (Pay Basis) : 4,627.00 - 6,194.00 ( Monthly )

Number of Openings : 1

Overtime Status : Non-exempt

Job Posting : Sep 10, 2020, 9:09:48 PM

Closing Date : Oct 2, 2020, 4:59:00 AM

Description

NOTES TO THE APPLICANT: Your job application must be completely filled out. Your application must contain dates of employment, job titles, name of employer and a description of duties performed in a way that demonstrates you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Resumes do not take the place of the requirement to include this information on the application. If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete.

General Description: Performs data systems management for the Educational Data Center (EDC) of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). This position will act as the database manager of the Education Research Center (ERC) P-20/Workforce Data Repository. This position will also assist with modernization efforts related to Coordinating Board Management (CBM) reporting. This includes familiarization with the business rules that ensure high levels of data accuracy and internal consistency in the CBM data reported by institutions of higher education. The work involves coordinating directly with the Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Planning, and with staff from the Information Solutions and Services division, as well as with the ERC Directors, ERC Advisory Board members, and other stakeholders. Works under minimal supervision with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Educational Data Center.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

• Performs specialized and complex technical and analytical tasks with emphasis on database management and support.

• Manages a large SAS database repository that includes large quantities of data from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and other organizations.

• Assists in the coordination of CBM data reporting and performs testing and quality assurance tasks using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio.

• Communicates effectively with internal and external stakeholders on data management and data quality issues using appropriate levels of technical detail depending on the audience.

• Assists in drafting memorandums related to CBM reporting and maintains and updates user guides used by institutional reporting officials for submitting data to the THECB.

• Modifies SAS data sets to assure data de-identification, verifies and monitors the ERC data process to assure compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other applicable federal and state privacy statutes and ensures security regarding the deidentification of data.

• Maintains the P-20/Workforce Data Repository and maintains master records of all datasets contained in the Repository. Maintains the data for the ERCs, agency use, and other agency authorized analysis by external researchers onsite at the agency. Manages and systematizes de-identified data and maintains custom data libraries for each research project conducted onsite at the agency by authorized researchers.

• Works closely with Data Reporting staff within THECB, TEA, TWC, and higher education institutions, as applicable, to assure appropriate quality and consistent use of THECB and other educational data in ERC and THECB databases.

• Assists in the collection, interpretation, aggregation, evaluation, and reporting of a variety of statistical data for other projects.

• Responds to and routes customer requests and provides customer support related to ERC and CBM data.

• Attends training and/or uses online training facilities to acquire additional knowledge and skills.

• Assists staff within the division of Data Resources and Analytics with special projects.

• Takes initiative on projects and completes them successfully without close supervision.

• Establishes and maintains effective work relationships internal and external to the Coordinating Board regarding access to and use of THECB and other educational data in the ERC and THECB databases.

• Work is performed with latitude for decision making in carrying out various components of the position.

• Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge of relevant privacy protection statutes, procedures, and resources for protecting individual or student record data.

• Knowledge of procedures for managing, governing, and documenting complex data systems for data users.

• Knowledge of database table structures and design.

• Skill in using SAS at an advanced level. This should include an understanding of best practices for SAS programmers, the ability to understand and debug SAS macros, and experience reading and understanding SAS programs written in a variety of programming styles.

• Skills using PC word processing, spreadsheet, database, and business intelligence software.

• Ability to take charge of assigned projects and to carry projects to completion with minimal supervision.

• Ability to work with a large volume of data where accuracy is extremely important.

• Ability to plan, organize, maintain, implement, and manage complex data systems.

• Ability to interpret statistical data, charts, and tables.

• Ability to write and prepare concise data, technical, procedural, and policy documentation and manuals.

• Ability to train others.

• Ability to adapt to change.

• Ability to accept and follow instructions given in a variety of forms.

• Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms with a variety of internal and external audiences.

• Ability to adhere to the agency’s internal management policies and procedures.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally.

Military Crosswalk: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramManagement.pdf

Required Minimum Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education, statistical analysis, research and design methods, psychometrics, business or public administration, psychology, sociology, economics, or computer science.

• Three years of progressively responsible experience in compiling, analyzing, and interpreting data using a statistical software package such as SAS, STATA, R, or SQL.

o Three years of experience using PC software including Microsoft (MS) Outlook, Word, and Excel.

• A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university may substitute for one year of the required experience in compiling, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data.

Preferred Education and Experience:

• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science, data collection or compilation, statistical analysis, research and design methods, data analytics, database management, education, higher education, business, or public administration.

• Three years of experience using the Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS) statistical analysis software package.

• Experience and proficiency with SAS programming and analysis with large-scale K-12, higher education, or workforce databases.

• Experience and proficiency with SQL programming and analysis.

• Experience with large-scale education or workforce databases.

Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions:

• Work is performed in a standard office environment and requires:

• Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance at work;

• Frequent use of personal computer, copiers, printers, and telephones;

• Frequent sitting;

• Frequently works under deadlines, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.

Must be able to:

• Demonstrate knowledge of customer service deliverables.

• Show flexibility and adaptability toward changes in assignments and work schedules; working extended hours as necessary.

• Adhere to the organization’s internal management policies and procedures.

• Contribute to the agency’s performance measures and mission.

• Travel occasionally for work assignments and training.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board participates in E-Verify for each new employees’ Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For questions please call the HR Department at 512-427-6190. For vocal and/or hearing assistance call 7-1-1.

Notes to Applicant:

If you require any reasonable accommodation for the interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls to schedule your interview. This position has been designated as a security sensitive position. A criminal background investigation will be conducted on the final candidate for this position.

Veterans Information: THECB is committed to hiring Veterans. To receive Veteran’s Preference, a copy of the FORM DD214 -member #4, must be attached when submitting your application.

AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: THECB does not discriminate on the basis, of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

Job offer and continuation of employment with THECB is contingent upon:

• Proof of education and experience listed on the application.

• Eligibility/authorization to work in the U.S.

• Satisfactory results from a pre-employment criminal history background check.

• Compliance with the Selective Service Law for males ages 18-25. Please be advised that under Texas law, names and other information concerning applicants or nominees may be subject to disclosure upon request.

THECB does not allow dual employment with other state of Texas agencies or institutions.

Skills assessment may be conducted at time of interview.

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