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STAFF SPECIALIST II EDUCATION

Data Validation and Analytics

Recruitment #19-005297-0005

Introduction

Limited to current Permanent and Contractual Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) employees.

GRADE

State Salary Grade: 16

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

The purpose of this position is to provide ongoing data analysis and validation for federal reporting, to perform business analytics to assist the Division of Rehabilitation Services management to make data driven decisions, and to participate in the Statewide Quality Assurance Team to assess the quality of services delivered by the Division.

POSITION DUTIES

Review, validate, and correct case services data to assure completeness and accuracy in federal RSA-911 quarterly reports submitted to the Rehabilitation Services Administration by the Division and assist the Agency in obtaining post exit data required for reporting purposes using data analytics tools.   

Create and disseminate various management reports reflecting Agency progress toward the common performance measures mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, and Agency progress toward the State's Benchmarks for Success measures using data analytics tools.  

Create and disseminate various management reports reflecting both compliance with mandated timeliness requirements and other management initiatives using data analytics tools.   

Review client records to ascertain if required documentation is included in the case file and that specific target milestones are being meet using a Quality Assurance Record Review Instruction.  

Perform additional assignments as needed by Supervisor or Management, this would include such activities as disseminating Customer Satisfaction Surveys and analyzing responses, assisting in providing data for research and managing for results purposes, contributing to the Comprehensive Statewide Assessment of the Rehabilitation needs of Individuals with Disabilities in Maryland.  Assist with requests for assistance with AWARE when the Staff Specialist III is unavailable to address such requests, etc.         

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

Possession of a Bachelor's degree.  A Master's degree is preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

Two years of  experience performing data analysis using a variety of analytic tools such as Excel, Microsoft BI, or Tableau, or other type of data analytics using data stored in a variety of data bases, such as Excel, Access, or SQL.  

NOTES:

  1. Additional experience as defined above directly related to the position may be substituted for the required Bachelor's degree at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education.
  2. Possession of a Master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
  3. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of data analysis to develop necessary validations as required by law; skilled in using data analytic tools to analyze data trends; skill in using a variety of databases to create reports, charts, graphs, etc.; ability to understand the data and its relationship to the federal reporting requirements, or the necessary management reports that need to be generated; ability to use data analytics be able to validate the accuracy of the data and identify data anomalies; ability to independently develop and disseminate reports that are requested by management; ability to meet strict reporting federal timeframes; and the ability to work in a team situation.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Limited to current Permanent and Contractual Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) employees.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #19-005297-0005. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications for the position.

Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website dors.state.md.us or marylandpublicschools.org. TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. This position has been designated as a Special Appointment. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

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