Senior Data Analyst

Recruitment #220525-UNCE-301




The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 public education in Oklahoma.  We work directly with the state’s 500+ school districts and the legislature to ensure that Oklahoma students receive the quality education they deserve.  If you are looking for a rewarding career that positively affects the lives of children, you are in the right place!  For more about OSDE please visit our website at

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of English Language Proficiency (ELP), provide technical assistance to Oklahoma State Department of Education staff, school administrators and other school district staff. We seek someone with strong analytic and communication (written, verbal, visual) skills, as Data Analysts play a vital role in interpreting data and communicating insights that affect decision-making. Data Analysts also support daily operations, including but not limited to: providing direct assistance to school district users; reviewing and auditing education data; assisting with federal and state data reporting requirements; and ensuring quality and consistency of data processes.

• Ability to work with Oklahoma public school district staff and leaders to support and improve the Office of ELP’s data reporting processes;
• Ability to present facts and opinions clearly, concisely, and objectively;
• Ability to analyze situations correctly and to adopt an effective course of action;
• Strong verbal and written communication skills;
• Ability to lead, take the initiative, work independently, and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, paying close attention to detail on many and varied tasks;
• Ability to manipulate, validate, analyze, and report data using SQL;
• Ability to analyze, manage, and support large datasets given established parameters;
• General knowledge of programming logic and concept;
• Knowledge of software development life cycle experience in system analysis activities (e.g., system requirements gathering, system requirements writing, production support, testing support);
• Can critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and recommend solution ideas;
• Knowledge of data literacy skills, including but not limited to: creating and interpreting data visualizations; engaging in root cause analysis processes; applying appropriate data analytics methods; recognizing misinterpreted or misrepresented data summaries; and communicating data- driven insights.

• Serve as one of the first points of contact for public school administrators and other school personnel seeking assistance with the Office of English Language Proficiency’s data review and reporting efforts;
• Support district users in utilizing and navigating the state’s Accountability Reporting application;
• Work with leaders at the State Department of Education in the development and completion of reports, data review windows, and other analyses related to federal and state accountability requirements;
• Maintain and develop quality control procedures for components of the Oklahoma Accountability System;
• Maintain accurate logs of issues that need to be escalated to senior data analysts or other staff;
• Maintain extensive personal calendar, scheduling and coordinating speaking engagements, conferences, and meetings;
• Make travel arrangements, prepare travel claims, and reimbursements for all office staff;
• Manage and process DVRs, DCRs, conflicts, and ELPA Band Requests along with the Director of the ELPA indicator;
• Act as liaison between the Office of ELP and the Office of Accountability and regularly collaborate with other data stewards and analyst within the OSDE;
• Work with the Director of EL Identification and Monitoring on the monitoring process;
• Obtain, review, and present data for the ELPA indicator, EL populations, languages spoken, assessment data, data relevant to the impact of the COVID-19 on English learners, and other data relevant to the Office of ELP;
• Fulfill open records requests;
• Perform related work as assigned.

Travel is not required

This position is eligible to telework up to two (2) days a week with supervisor approval. A Telework Agreement is required upon hire.

General office setting

N (Not Applicable) - Activity is not applicable to this position
O (Occasionally) - Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 – 2.5+ hrs/day)
F (Frequently) - Position requires this activity from 33%-66% of the time (2.5 – 5.5 hrs/day)
C (Constantly) - Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
Physical Demands  Physical Demands  Lift/Carry 
Stand F Reach Over Shoulder O 10 lbs or less F
Walk F Speak F 11-20 lbs F
Sit F Climb O 21-50 lbs O
Listen F Crawl O 51-100 lbs N
Grasp O Squat or Kneel O Over 100 lbs N
Reach Outward O Bend O  


Generous benefit allowance in addition to salary to off-set insurance costs
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11 Paid Holidays
15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave the first year
Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS) participation with all contributions paid by the employer
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Employee Assistance Program
Longevity Bonus for years of service

• Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis;
• Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.

The Oklahoma Department of Education provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OSDE complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

This job description has been reviewed and approved by the Hiring Manager.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, mathematics, statistics, informatics, management information systems, education, or related field dealing with quantitative data [official transcript(s) required upon hire];
• One to two (1-2) years of experience using structured query language (SQL) to query, manipulate,
and analyze existing data;
• Successful completion of a skills assessment as part of the interview process.

• Experience using data management systems and analysis tools (e.g., SQL Server, Excel, SPSS;
• Applicable experience in an educational setting.


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No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.