OHE Professional 1 (L-4)

State Of Minnesota Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 3 months ago

Job Details

Job Class: OHE Professional 1

Working Title: Research Data Analyst

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 11/07/2019

Closing Date: 11/26/2019

Hiring Agency: Office of Higher Education (OHE)

Division: Research

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: Yes (up to 25%)

Position Salary Range: $25.20 - $34.46 /hourly; $52,618 - $71,952 /annually

Classified Status: Unclassified

Connect 700 Program Eligible: No

Job Summary

Job Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the data manager for the Research Department of the Office of Higher Education (OHE) by developing and managing a comprehensive statewide strategy for research and data in postsecondary education to support understanding, policy formation, and evaluation. This position will accomplish that by:

  • evaluating and improving the use of education data for the purposes of centralized reporting, analysis, performance measurement, planning and policy development,

  • providing effective recommendations, designing and implementing plans to improve OHE data resources based on the results of research and analysis,

  • leading the development of research and analysis both internal to the agency and with external groups, the results of which have direct policy implications for OHE and state policy, and

  • providing leadership and team building.

Duties such as:
1.Serve as the agency's Enrollment and Degrees Conferred databases manager.
2.Complete analysis and reporting using internal and external data.
3.Provide research support.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

The incumbent must possess a broad familiarity with research and statistics relevant to higher education and/or workforce policy. The incumbent must possess a Master's degree or higher with 1+ years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of experience in data and research. The specific knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

KNOWLEDGE:

  • General understanding of higher education processes, variables, and data.

  • Knowledge of database structures, and querying techniques, including data validation and SQL.

  • Knowledge of research methods, both scientific and quasi-experimental.

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques, both descriptive and inferential statistics.

  • Experience with data visualization techniques using R, Excel, Tableau, Power BI, or related packages.

  • General knowledge of higher education legislation and policy at the federal and state levels.

SKILLS:

  • Experience working with data (ability to source, validate, and interpret information). Must possess an understanding of how various datasets are useful to OHE's clientele.

  • Must have strong critical reading skills and ability to identify quickly relevant topics and findings.

  • Capable of developing clear, concise, and analytical conclusions supported through independent research.

  • Excellent written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports describing or explaining statistical information.

  • Refined oral communication skills.

  • Must have analytical mindset and graphical capabilities to represent analysis.

  • Capable of multitasking and working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining standards of integrity and accuracy of the data, research, and reports.

  • Demonstrated experience in the analysis of large datasets using SQL, R, SPSS, Excel, Access, Power BI, or other related packages.

ABILITIES:

  • Maintain integrity of data and research.

  • Identify the important higher education topics of focus for research initiatives.

  • Produce research pieces that include a relevant, logical, and detailed analysis of higher education topics.

  • Aid in planning, decision-making, and execution of large-scale projects.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and a problem-solving environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to read and summarize research.

  • The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to deal with difficult questions in a variety of potentially sensitive settings.

  • The incumbent must analyze and solve problems, which may be incomplete, unclear, or difficult to specify.

  • As such, the incumbent must possess strong problem-solving skills to view data from multiple perspectives and in a variety of combinations.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

  • Pass a criminal background check

  • Successfully complete an interview and related assessments

  • Submit a first-authored writing sample with your application or email it to Lynne.richard@state.mn.us with Job ID 36782 on the subject line.

Application Details

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.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Lynne Richard at lynne.richard@state.mn.us or 651-259-3941.

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.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

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