Data Analyst / Agency Policy Specialist
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Working Title: Data Analyst
Job Class: Agency Policy Specialist
Agency: Human Services Dept
- Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
- Date Posted: 01/31/2024
- Closing Date: 02/13/2024
- Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / MAPE DHS Central Office
- Division/Unit: Department of Human Services (DHS) / Office of Inspector General (OIG) Data Analytics Team 3
- Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
- Days of Work: Monday - Friday
- Travel Required: No
- Salary Range: $32.71 - $48.51 / hourly; $68,298 - $101,288 / annually
- Classified Status: Classified
- Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
- FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
- Telework Eligible: Yes
- Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes
The Department of Human Services is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the start of employment.
Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.
The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
*While this position is eligible for Telework, employees must live in Minnesota or a neighboring state (Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota) and there is a required in office meeting once a month.*
*This posting will be used to fill multiple vacancies.*
The Office of Inspector General (OIG), Data and Analytics Office seeks a highly skilled and motivated data analyst to play a pivotal role shaping our data-driven decisions and strategies. The Office of Inspector General strives to deliver leading edge background study, licensing, and program integrity services to promote the health, safety, and well-being of children and adults. In support of this mission, the incumbent will:
- Implement the Office of Inspector General’s data strategy and expand the use of data to empower better decision-making, program compliance, and program integrity in partnership with OIG business partners.
- Develop and present analyses, visualizations, dashboards, and reports to support decision-making and strategic planning for stakeholders.
- Respond to internal and external requests for data and information related to OIG data.
- Conduct in depth analysis to extract meaningful trends, patterns, and correlations from data; and identify areas for process improvement and efficiency optimization based on data insights.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define data requirements and develop data models to support the development of digital products and platforms.
- Identify industry trends and best practices to bring innovative solutions that transform delivery of services for Minnesotans.
**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.**
Three (3) years of specialized professional experience analyzing and reporting with data; performing spatial or statistical analysis and modeling; and managing data and querying databases.
Experience must include demonstrated proficiency in the following:
- Structured Query Language (SQL);
- data collection, data analysis, data manipulation, transformation, and interpretation;
- data visualization tools including Tableau or Power BI; and
- analytic tools including Alteryx, R Studio, SAS, Azure Data Factory, Databricks or Python.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or area of study related to data sciences and data mining, economics, finance or other analytical fields may substitute for one (1) year of experience; OR
Master’s Degree in Data Science, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Statistics or area of study related to data sciences and data mining, economics, finance or other analytical fields may substitute for two (2) years of experience.
- Implement of instrument-based program monitoring, key indicator systems, differential monitoring, risk assessments, weighting systems, outcome-based measurements, and fraud detection models in a large complex regulatory system;
- Skill in verbal and written communications to synthesize and organize large volumes of complex information and ideas and present them in a succinct, easily understandable fashion;
- Demonstrated ability to incorporate data into policy recommendations, objectives, and strategic planning initiatives;
- Demonstrated proficiency scripting with another programming language (Python, R, SAS, Java, Scala, Jinja) in addition to Structured Query Language (SQL)
- Demonstrated proficiency in programming and manipulation of data and statistical analysis of data with software such as SAS, Python or R including multiple regression techniques;
- Experience using software as a service and cloud solutions like Salesforce, Databricks, Azure data factory, dbt, and Fivetran;
- Knowledge of data privacy laws and rules such as the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA);
- Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.
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.
How to Apply
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If you have questions about the position, contact Patrick Hoban at Patrick.Hoban@state.mn.us.
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If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services’ ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or DHS_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance.
About Human Services Dept
WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The Minnesota Department of Human Services impacts the lives of 1.7 million people every year, helping them meet their basic needs so they can achieve their highest potential. The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
Why Work for Us
We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.
A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
- 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
- 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
- 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
- 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
- Public pension plan
- Training and professional development
- Paid vacation and sick leave
- 12 paid holidays each year
- Paid parental leave
- Low-cost medical and dental coverage
- Prescription drug coverage
- Vision coverage
- Wellness programs and resources
- Employer paid life insurance
- Short-term and long-term disability
- Health care spending and savings accounts
- Dependent care spending account
- Tax-deferred compensation
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Tuition reimbursement
- Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate what assistance is needed.