Data Analyst III
The Data Analyst III reports to the Unit Lead for Forecasting in
the Department of Family and Protective Services, Office of
Finance. The position performs complex data management and
statistical analysis to address tasks assigned to the Forecasting
and Predictive Analytics Unit. Work involves detailed manipulation
and review of historical, time-series data and the utilization of
advanced statistical software to develop forecasts for budget
purposes. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude
for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Essential Job
Develops and maintains forecast deliverable deadlines. Consults
with program staff to update understanding of program changes or
assumptions. Updates and completes quality assurance of monthly
data sets, including reviewing utilization of completion factors,
updating workbook formats and identifying data gaps, errors,
anomalies, and inconsistencies. Develops concise, comprehensive
presentations to facilitate discussions with internal and external
Provides consultation and assistance to program staff focused on
significant changes to the service delivery model. Applies advanced
statistical analysis methods to agency data; coordinates
statistical analysis and reporting. Utilizes appropriate software
and methodology to develop new statistical projections. Projection
development includes; time-series projections, model selection, and
modification of best models based on program assumptions as
Assists the Unit Lead with program collaboration by addressing
predictive analytics requests from DFPS program areas that impact
agency or program financing. Consults with program staff, and gains
an understanding of complex operational goals. Identifies specific
user needs, compiles data and interprets data patterns and trends.
May develop recommendations to improve collection of data. Provides
routine written and verbal status reports on projects. (15%)
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Skill in developing and maintaining complex data sets. Skill in
translating large amounts of data. Skill in utilizing security
procedures for handling, protecting and distribution confidential
data. Skill in using SAS, SPSS, SQL, R, ACCESS, Business Objects or
other statistical and database management software. Skill in using
EXCEL or other spreadsheet software. Skill in graphical, tabular
and geographical presentation of data. Skill in verbal and written
Ability to manage, manipulate, and analyze complex databases.
Ability to plan, organize, and conduct data analytic projects.
Ability to develop and interpret statistical data charts, maps, and
tables. Ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and show initiative.
Ability to evaluate and interpret policies and policy changes.
Ability to prioritize workload with competing deadlines.
Knowledge of statistics and analyzing time-series data sets.
Knowledge of scientific research methods, statistical techniques,
mathematics, geographical concepts and their application to data
analytics. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Experience in data analysis, research, compilation, and/or
reporting work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or
university with major coursework in data science, business
analytics, computer science, computer information systems,
management information systems, accounting, finance, mathematics,
statistics, economics, or a related field is generally preferred.
Experience and education may be substituted for one another.
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university
with major coursework in data science, business analytics, computer
science, finance, mathematics, statistics, economics, or a related
field. Related work experience preferred. Additional
Requisition # 480024
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