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Title:  Education Data Analyst II - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  02/05/2023
Req ID:  46127
Department:  Education Agency
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02

Overview

This temporary position will support the Data Management and Analysis Division at the Vermont Agency of Education in its role to develop a streamlined data workflow for Flexible Pathways. 

 

The Flexible Pathways Initiative, created by Act 77 of 2013 and found in statute under 16 V.S.A. § 941, encourages and supports the creativity of school districts as they develop and expand high-quality educational experiences that are an integral part of secondary education in the evolving 21st-century classroom. Flexible pathways also promote opportunities for Vermont students to achieve postsecondary readiness through high-quality educational experiences that acknowledge individual goals, learning styles, and abilities; and increase the rates of secondary school completion and postsecondary continuation in Vermont. 

 

Flexible Pathways provides for:

  • Expansion of the existing statewide Dual Enrollment Program
  • Expansion of the Early College Program
  • Increased access to work-based learning
  • Increased virtual/blended learning opportunities
  • Increased access to Career and Technical Education
  • Implementation of Personalized Learning
  • Continued access to the High School Completion Program

 

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Automation of data migration from Access Databases to SQL Server Database using the Pandas package in Python.
  • Data collection, cleaning, analysis, and reporting at a professional level.
  • Field Support to CTE Center Personnel submitting data.
  • In terms of data cleaning work, the successful candidate would be expected to develop data edit checks to identify unexpected results and develop a report to share with team members or the supervisor. And also identity what aspects of the data reporting could be problematic for later data reporting. This requires both knowledge of data ingestion and the construction of data deliverables that the analyst is assigned. 
  • Aggregating data for reporting purposes, which would be reviewed by team members or the supervisor.
  • Facilitate the creation and sharing of data products (e.g. data collection mechanisms like surveys and forms, reports, dashboards, data visualizations, etc.) as well as play a core role in providing statistical insight into those products.
  • Play an active role in designing, building, testing, and sharing both internally and externally facing data products, such as dashboards. Those products display required data reporting elements. 
  • Using the Division's workflow management system (e.g., Azure DevOps) and the SOPs for using this tool, the incumbent is expected to document SOPs daily, requiring limited, if any, guidance of more senior team and Division members. In the case of the current Azure DevOps environment, work documented should be found in three locations: Wiki, Boards, and Git Repo.

 

The ideal candidate will have the following: ability to write in one or more of the division's core coding languages: Python and Pandas, SQL, or R; knowledge of and strong skills in applying data science fundamentals such as data acquisition from primary or secondary data sources, maintenance of databases/data systems, filtering and "cleaning" data by building and reviewing data quality products (e.g. reports, statistical process controls, performance indicators, etc.) to locate and correct data and or code problems; a strong grounding in statistics, social science research methods, data science, economics, or other quantitative discipline; capacity to develop reporting products and analyses using current data software packages and platforms.

Who May Apply

This position, Education Data Analyst II (Job Requisition #46127), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact David Kelley at david.kelley@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Normal office working conditions generally prevail, with remote work conditions a possibility for this role if approved by the Division Director. Incumbent must be able to interact, work, and deal with Agency staff, educators, state, federal, and local officials, and the general public. Evening and weekend work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in social science, mathematics, statistics, data science, or related field AND one (1) year or more at a professional level in quantitative research, statistics, data analysis, data science, or program evaluation.

OR

Three (3) years or more of at a professional level in quantitative research, statistics, data analysis, data science, or program evaluation.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status.  The State’s employment decisions are merit-based.  Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier