State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102
Job Class: Agency Policy SpecialistWorking Title: Strategic Analytics Specialist
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 11/01/2018
Closing Date: 11/19/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office
Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / Agency-wide Supports
Work Shift/Work Hours: Not Applicable Shift
Days of Work: Monday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $28.15 - $41.76/hourly; $58,777 - $87,194/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
FLSA Status: Exempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
This posting will be used to fill 2 identical vacancies
As a Strategic Analytics Specialist at the Department of Human Services (DHS), you will coordinate, plan, design, and conduct evaluation and research, performance measurement, and data analysis for cross-program activities, including the Strategic Plan and Equity Initiatives, among others. You will be focused on providing agency-wide understanding of services in order to drive decision-making and policy development at the highest levels.
Consult with the commissioner, assistant commissioners, directors, and others, leading projects on agency-wide data analytics, evaluation, measure development, and strategic planning to increase the agency's ability to improve cross-program and cross-administration outcomes.
Use data, statistics, and research to identify and communicate meaningful data patterns and make recommendations for both short-term and long-term strategic plans by policy makers and planners for policy changes and to improve performance.
Provide guidance and expertise in the establishment of performance measurement, evaluation and tracking throughout the agency to improve the quality of services delivered and minimize waste.
Collaborate agency-wide and externally with counties, tribes, other state agencies, and other stakeholders to support analytics, evaluation, and dashboard efforts.
Coordinate a strategic approach to agency-wide analytics to better target outcomes for both internal and external audiences.
Make policy and action recommendations based on research and analytics
Coordinate, develop, initiate, and respond to information and data requests received from within the Office of Strategy and Performance, other DHS divisions, county and tribal supervisors and managers, other state agencies, and community groups so that decision-makers have necessary information to make evidence-based and data- informed policy.
Use strategic planning and continuous improvement methodologies, such as Results-Based Accountability, Lean, Six Sigma, Balanced Scorecard, Baldrige Performance Excellence, etc.
Participate fully in division-wide activities, including equity work, as well as document and create standard templates and processes for their key responsibilities to ensure high quality work.
Three (3) years of professional experience that demonstrates the following:
Data analysis, performance measurement, research and/or program evaluation
Project and research management skills
Presenting data using visualization and analysis tools (Tableau or similar tool)
Experience performing quantitative analysis
Ability to manage large data sets
Project management and/or leadership experience
A Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, Social Services or another related field may substitute for 1 year of experience.
Experience with SQL, SAS, R and/or Python
Understanding of state administrative databases
Knowledge of inferential statistics
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, St. Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees subsidies for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by.
Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.
How to Apply
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
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