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Data Scientist*UPDATED*

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Details Position Information Announcement NumberSTAFF - VA - 19215 For questions regarding this position, please contact: Rebecca Belou at 406-994-4339 orrebeccabelou@montana.edu Classification TitleData/Research Analyst Working TitleData Scientist*UPDATED* Brief Position Overview Planning and Analysis staff work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators across the University to support the goals of the institution. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining multiple complex databases, conducting independent data analysis and research, and disseminating research results, specifically related to student success and more generally as directed. Position Number4M0327 DepartmentOffice of Planning & Analysis DivisionOthers under the President Appointment TypeClassified Contract TermFiscal Year Semester If other, specify From date If other, specify End date FLSAExempt Union AffiliationExempt from Collective Bargaining FTE1.0 Benefits EligibleEligible Salary$22.99 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications Contract TypeClassified Salary If other, please specify Recruitment TypeOpen Position Details General Statement The Office of Planning and Analysis supports the University's leaders and strategic planning processes by providing objective, accurate, and timely information, analysis, and advice to inform strategic planning, decision-making, and resource allocation processes. In addition, the Office conducts studies that describe, analyze, and evaluate the operations and outcomes of the University and maintains an electronically accessible database of institutional trends. Duties and Responsibilities + Extract data from Banner, University, and Montana University System data systems, sources, and warehouses as well as databases housed outside of the MUS (e.g. federal and state databases) + Compile, manipulate and analyze data + Provide ad hoc analytical support on request and in collaboration with requester, OPA staff, and other university offices; primary responsibility for supporting the Division of Student Success + Identify potential data, analytical, or other problems; refer to Supervisor for action + Prepare standard federal, state, and university reports + Assist with creation of original analytical projects and products + Perform planning and decision-support analysis and reporting + Respond directly to constituent requests for ad hoc analysis and reporting with minimal supervision + Lead projects involving other OPA staff + Present research and findings to University leadership Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills + Bachelors degree in the statistics, social, behavioral or decision sciences, or related field from an accredited university or college, plus progressively responsible experience with data analysis, project management and independent decision making, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. + Advanced knowledge of statistics and research design + Demonstrated experience with data analysis tools and software (e.g. SPSS, SAS, R, MS Excel) + Demonstrated experience with data visualization tools and software (e.g. Tableau, Argos) + Demonstrated experience with database management and querying (e.g. SQL, database management tools) Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills + Post-graduate degree in relevant field from an accredited university or college + Experience in higher education + Experience with enterprise software and other relational data sources The Successful Candidate Will + Detail and accuracy-orientation - ability to anticipate and discover errors and correct them + Process and outcome-orientation - ability to see how outcomes of projects will impact the organization + Excellent written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate data and analysis to lay audiences + Ability to think and act independently, critically, and carefully + Service-orientation - ability to view the process and product from the lens of the end user Position Special Requirements/Additional Information This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Physical Demands To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This position has supervisory duties?No Posting Detail Information Number of Vacancies1 Desired Start DateUpon successful completion of search Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date Applications will be: Screening of applications will begin on May 6, 2019; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Special Instructions Diversity Statement Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran's status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University's mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: http://www.montana.edu/hr/disability_accommodation/complaints_grievances.html .

Keywords: Montana State University, Bozeman , Data Scientist*UPDATED*, Other , Bozeman, Montana

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