Data Analyst

Posting Number: #171-21

Position Title: Data Analyst

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote

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Program Summary

Tracing Health was launched in response to the public health emergency pandemic of COVID-19. Our services include contact tracing and scientific support to counties and local health departments. Our highly-trained employees counsel contacts and connect them to community resources for the successful implementation of quarantine.

Position Summary

Perform complex technical and analytical work in the design and creation of queries and reports in order to extract data from the County’s unique, non-enterprise, business data application systems. Design, implement and maintain smaller, independent, department-specific, data application systems. Responsible for complex ad hoc reporting, data mining, data integrity, organizing, analyzing, and summarizing data received from a variety of sources.

The Data Analyst will be supervised by Tracing Health’s Special Projects Advisor and work under the direction of Research, of Washington County’s Analytics, Informatics and Data (RAID) staff.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain complex small/independent databases for systems focusing on specific areas; design, write, and test queries in order to access databases and prepare standard and ad hoc report to meet specified needs.
  • Determine needs and design reports or other methods to meet needs; provide technical assistance to outside agencies/contractors on automated data systems.
  • Collect, compile, extract, and organize complex information and data from multiple systems into a variety of summary and detailed executive management reports and/or presentations.
  • Design quality assurance management reports that include analysis of internal business/program operations as well as contracted vendor services; analyze, evaluate, and recommend modification to operate methods and procedures as they relate to departmental operations and goals; make recommendations based on research and analysis.
  • Perform difficult statistical or analytical studies involving complex data and records using mathematical modeling, linear, multiple and logarithmic regression as needed to support assigned functions.
  • Develop written documentation, internal operating procedures, and end-user manuals and instructions on independent department-specific data systems; develop and conduct user training sessions; provide ongoing technical assistance to system users.
  • Analyze information needs of multiple users to assist in determining appropriate system structures and prepare system and report specifications.
  • Investigate and resolve data, reporting, and system inconsistencies; develop and implement work flow, data entry, collection, and reporting procedures.
  • Assist in the review, development, and installation of major department-specific information systems.
  • May serve as an integral member of a research or study team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of work experience in data analysis, statistics, programming, operational analysis, or a related field that included performing analysis, statistical evaluation, database design, maintenance, administration, and statistical reporting.
  • Intermediate knowledge of SAS.
  • Well-versed in dataset extraction, organization, validation and visualization.
  • Experience handling multiple projects while successfully meeting project deadlines.
  • Experience troubleshooting intermediate or complex data questions.
  • Experience with validating and auditing data.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical techniques including mathematical modeling, linear, multiple and logarithmic regression.
  • Ability to follow the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.
  • Ability to receive direction from an Epidemiologist.
  • The offer of a position is conditional upon an applicant’s successful completion of a background check.
  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in biostatistics, computer science, data science, or a related field demonstrating the capacity for the required knowledge and skills.

Desired Qualifications

  • Governmental public health work preferred.
  • Knowledge of FileMaker, Python, R, SQL or other equivalent programming languages is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Tableau is a plus.
  • Experience or educational background with epidemiological studies a plus

Important Information

  • This is a time-limited position that is funded through August 31, 2021, with the possibility of being extended.
  • This is a remote position in Washington County, Oregon.

The Public Health Institute is committed to a policy that provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and to make all employment decisions so as to further this principle of equal employment opportunity. To this end, the PHI will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition including genetic characteristics, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identification and expression, sexual orientation, and will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are offered employment and employees are treated during employment without regard to these characteristics.

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