Education Data and Analysis Specialist (2024)

Introduction

Education Data and Analysis Specialist (1)

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college andcareer success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from ourdivisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs ofa diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educatorsthroughout Maryland.

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

Nancy S. Grasmick EducationBuilding

200 W. Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Hybrid schedule available

POSITION DUTIES

The Data and Analysis Specialist provides program support and technical assistance to the accountability program in the Office of Performance Reporting and Accountability of the Division of Assessment, Accountability, Performance Reporting and Research (DAAPRR). The Specialist provides technical assistance by acquiring, analyzing, and reporting student, school, and education agency data in order to satisfy Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), state and federal requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, create, and manage SAS datasets in support of DAAPR initiatives.
  • Ensure quality, validity, and usability of data.
  • Write computer programs to organize and clean acquired data in order to create valid analysis datasets.
  • Interpret, summarize, and share data findings through technical reports to local education agencies and relevant stakeholders.
  • Prepare technical reports for executive level management.
  • Provide accountability program analyses in response to legislator and general public inquiries.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:A Master’s degree or theequivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate coursework from anaccredited college or university.

Experience:Four years of professional experience as a research ordata analyst in education or other related field.

Notes:

1. Candidates maysubstitute a Bachelor’s degree and two additional years of experience directlyrelated to the position option for the required education.

2. Candidates maysubstitute the possession of a Doctorate degree at an accredited college oruniversity in a field related to the position for one year of the requiredexperience.

3. The required fieldof education and experience are unique for each option and are established byMSDE in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104 of the Annotated Codeof Maryland. The specific education andexperience qualifications for each position are on record in the Office of HumanResources.

4. Candidates maysubstitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissionedofficer in Education Program classifications or Education Program specialtycodes in the Education field of work on a year-for-year basis for the requiredexperience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet theselective qualification(s) to be considered.Include clear and specificinformation on your application regardingyour qualifications.

  • One year of experience working with data sets, data analysis, or data management.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will begiven to applicantswho possess the following preferredqualification(s).Include clear and specific information on yourapplication regardingyour qualifications.

  • Proficiency in computer-based statistical programs (SPSS, STATA, or SAS)
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher skills
  • Experience in the use of R, Python and SQL coding
  • Experience in data processing, macros, statistical procedures, analysis of variance and data migration.
  • Proficient in developing and using intuitive dashboards and data visualization products such as Microsoft Power BI and Tableau
  • Experience using analytical skills to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information, including presenting data insights to diverse stakeholders

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicantsmust consent to a State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routineprocedure for all employees with this Agency.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that youprovide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet thequalifications for this recruitment. All information concerning yourqualifications must be submitted by the closing date. The resulting list ofeligible candidates will be in effect for at least one year.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Itis preferred that applicants complete the MD State Governmentonlineapplication for employment. The application must clearlydemonstrate thatthe applicant meets the minimum qualifications for theposition. If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can beobtainedfrom the link below and mailed to MSDE Officeof HumanResources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If thereis asupplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in withyourpaper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received inour office by the closingdate. Postmarks will not be accepted.Applications must be complete to beconsidered including all related jobduties, even if those are also listedon an attached resume. Additionalrequired materials may be uploaded with the online application or mailed totheaddress listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0012, TDD410-333-3045. Appropriateaccommodations can be made for individuals withdisabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account orhave general questionsabout this online application system, pleasecontact the MD Department ofBudget and Management, Recruitment andExamination Division at410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required incompliance with the ImmigrationReform and Control Act. Anymisrepresentation of academic or experiencerequirements for this positionmay result in non-selection or terminationof employment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland iscommitted to recruiting,retaining, and promoting employees who arereflective of the State’sdiversity. People with disabilities andbilingual candidates are encouragedto apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to ourcountry.

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