Computer Information Analyst

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Data Analyst, Student Information (2 openings) - Remote

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 Data Analyst - Two (2)  
 
annually $56,500-$74,000 

This will be a continuous  recruitment, with applications being reviewed every Friday until the position is filled. 
 

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) seeks two (2) Data Analysts to join the OSPI team. These two full-time positions are based in Olympia, Washington. These positions are eligible for a partial remote work schedule, please indicate your preferred work location in your application materials. We encourage interested candidates to visit the OSPI website to gain insight into our agency.

 

About OSPI and our initiatives

 

OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education.

 

At OSPI, we recognize that our employees are the key to the success of the agency. We are committed to our work but value the balance with our personal lives. We demonstrate our commitment to employees by providing an environment that stimulates professional growth and values them for their expertise. OSPI is a great place to work and has several initiatives to help create a great working environment, including:

 

  • We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules and mobile and telework options. (Depending on job duties and work location.)
  • We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on long-term values of newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new parents or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when returning to work. (Depending on job duties and work location.)
  • We value and are actively involved in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within OSPI by way of a cross-divisional, collaborative committee. The focus of the committee includes employee engagement and education; reinforcing OSPI values; and maximizing the value of diversity and identifying strategies for inclusion.

Vision, Mission, and Values
 
Vision: All students prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement.
 
 Mission: Transform K-12 education to a system that is centered on closing opportunity gaps and is characterized by high expectations for all students and educators. We achieve this by developing equity-based policies and supports that empower educators, families, and communities.

 

Values: Ensuring Equity, Collaboration and Service, Achieving Excellence through Continuous Improvement, Focus on the Whole Child

 

Equity
Each student, family, and community possesses strengths and cultural knowledge that benefits their peers, educators, and schools. Ensuring educational equity:

  • Goes beyond equality; it requires education leaders to examine the ways current policies and practices result in disparate outcomes for our students of color, students living in poverty, students receiving special education and English Learner services, students who identify as LGBTQ+, and highly mobile student populations.
  • Requires education leaders to develop an understanding of historical contexts; engage students, families, and community representatives as partners in decision-making; and actively dismantle systemic barriers, replacing them with policies and practices that ensure all students have access to the instruction and support they need to succeed in our schools.

 

Position Overview

This position provides data support, data analysis and evaluation and research support to OSPI program offices, OSPI leadership and school and district administrators. This position ensures the accuracy of assessment and student data that is used to meet state and federal reporting requirements as well as answer questions about program characteristics, effectiveness, and impact. This position communicates with schools, districts, and OSPI program staff to provide technical assistance and support for data collection and reporting of data as well as evaluation of programs and services. The position carries out and completes analysis, evaluation, and research that is identified and prioritized by OSPI’s program staff as well as through the K12 Data Governance committee and through collaboration with other state agencies, the Education Research and Data Center, and other education stakeholders.

 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Work closely with OSPI Student Information and Assessment staff, OSPIs Program staff, and school districts to provide support around data collection and reporting.
  2. Verify accuracy and integrity of student records, data files, interfaces, and reports by working with vendors, districts and other OSPI staff.
  3. Provide technical assistance to district and agency staff in planning, gathering, analyzing, interpreting, and reporting student information
  4. Prepare documentation that can be used to design data collections, conduct analysis, develop dashboards or inform program evaluation plans.  
  5. Develop, document and communicate business rules and analysis approaches that support understanding and use of data tools, reports, and dashboards. 
  6. Work closely with the OSPI programs to create annual data work plans to meet the OSPI program, district, and public data needs including exploratory data analysis, presentation tools, public reporting, outcomes reporting and research and evaluation activities 
  7. Collaborate with other state agencies, education stakeholders, and the Education Research and Data Center to understand and inform the analytical work performed by these stakeholders and to inform the work performed by OSPI.
  8. Maintain, analyze, and produce analysis, reports, data visualizations, and research briefs on all areas of student information that are relevant to the OSPI Program annual data work plans.

 

Required Qualifications:

Required Education, Experience, and Competencies.

A Bachelor’s degree in business, management, accounting, economics, statistics, computer or information science, education, or the social services and at least 2-years’ experience in data management, data analysis, research/evaluation or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work. 

  1. Skill in using SQL, SPSS, R, Tableau or other software related to data management, statistical analysis, and data visualization. 
  2. Skill in verifying large data files and analyses.
  3. Skill in performing statistical calculations and data manipulations, including both descriptive and inferential statistics.
  4. Skill with word processing, spreadsheets and relational databases.
  5. Skill in obtaining, exchanging, and clarifying information.
  6. Skill in assessing problems, interpreting/clarifying needs, and developing solutions.
  7. Skill in developing project or work plans.
  8. Skill in writing research or policy briefs or communicating analytical results in multiple formats.
  9. Ability to identify key facts, patterns, or trends in data and to notice when data appear wrong or incomplete, or need verification.
  10. Ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  11. Ability to write clear, concise, and useful technical documentation.
  12. Ability to manage own time and tasks to meet deadlines or communicate in a timely manner about changes in timelines.
  13. Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality.
  14. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation and mutual respect with a variety of people in a multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.

Desired Qualifications: 

  1. Knowledge of the K12 public school system.
  2. Experience conducting longitudinal and multi-variate analysis.
  3. Experience synthesizing research results.
  4. Experience with R, Tableau or Stata.

Compensation
The annual compensation for the position is $56,500-$74,000 per year and depends upon experience, educational background and qualifications. Geographic differentials may be applied based on work location of successful candidate. Washington State offers a generous benefit package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement and an optional deferred compensation program. Please visit Health Care Authority for information regarding health benefits and the Department of Retirement Systems for retirement plan information. This position serves at the pleasure of the Superintendent, and is Civil Service Exempt. This position is not represented by a bargaining unit.

 

Application Process

Those interested in this position must apply through Careers.wa.gov. Applications must include the following documents in MS Word and PDF format only:

  • A letter of interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement; 
  • A current résumé, and;
  • A list of three or more professional references.   

Please address any questions to:

Carole Lynch, Human Resources

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
600 Washington Street Southeast
Olympia, Washington 98504-7200
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Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources Office at ***** or *****, or e-mail
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New Jobs Alert Service

OSPI offers a subscription service, which regularly notifies subscribers of new OSPI employment opportunities on careers.wa.gov. Subscribers are notified via text or email alert. If you are interested in this service, then please subscribe at this location

 

OSPI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from job seekers who will contribute to our diversity. OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. If you would like, please include your name and gender pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resource consultant listed in “Application Process.” 

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