Technology Specialist- Data Integration

Kent Consortium - Grand Rapids, MI (30+ days ago)4.0

Position Type:
Technology/Network Specialist

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Kent ISD Educational Service Center

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

    Kent ISD - website
  • Kent Intermediate School District | 2930 Knapp, NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525

    V A C A N C Y N O T I C E

    Job Title: Technology Specialist- Data Integration
    260 day, full time, year round

    The Data Integration Specialist will provide programming support to Kent ISD and its partner districts. This position will focus in developing data interfaces for the purpose of automating data exchanges between educational systems.

    Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with particular emphasis on technology, management of information systems or programming preferred.
  • Three years of programming experience preferred.
  • Three years of relational database experience preferred.
  • Specialized training and/or certifications from technology manufacturers and/or industry associations, such as A+ certification, Microsoft Certified Professional, and/or work experience in lieu of certifications.
  • Experience with tools such as Clever, Ed-Fi data standard, MiDataHub, scripting languages, PowerShell and API endpoints.
  • Understand database design concepts, including relational database design (table structure; one-to-many relationships).
  • Working knowledge of personally identifiable information and legal compliance is a must. Broad understanding of education privacy and compliance law (FERPA, CIPA) preferred.
  • Proven analytical, critical thinking, and troubleshooting skills.
  • Solid customer focus, teamwork, innovation, creativity, and relationship building.
  • Experience in developing technical documentation including requirements, specifications and guides.
  • Ability to lead projects from start to completion with minimal guidance.
  • Experience in developing and executing application test plans.
  • Must have good written, verbal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion in all practices and position responsibilities. Demonstrates the ability to examine the impact of education inequities in student achievement outcomes as it aligns with race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
  • Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop, maintain and support of Michigan Data Hub integrations for Kent ISD and its local school districts.
  • Participate on the Michigan Data Hubs Operations Team and coordinate Data Hub work with local districts.
  • Develop, maintain and support data integrations and data automation for educational data systems including, but not limited to MealMagic, CareerCruising, SWIS and VersiTrans.
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of data and applications through programming, data reviews, and documentation.
  • Develop account provisioning automation with both Active Directory and G Suite for Education.
  • Create formal communications to ISD and district staff on milestones, software releases and project updates.
  • Work with ISD and district leadership to develop actionable data dashboards.
    The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

    Salary: $55,000-$65,000 per year
    Benefits: Excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision; sick and vacation days; State of Michigan School Employment retirement program

    Posting Dates: 8/7/2018-8/17/2018 @ 4pm
    Distribution: Internal/External
  • To Apply: Kent Intermediate School District manages employment applications online. No hardcopy applications/resumes will be accepted for this position.
    Applications must be completed online at
    Please note, due to the large number of applications, we are unable to attend to e-mail or telephone inquiries on application status. All candidates will be timely notified regarding their application status.

    The final candidate for this position will be required (at their cost) to furnish Kent Intermediate School District with a current Michigan State Police and FBI criminal records LiveScan check prior to our recommendation to hire.

    It is the policy of the Kent ISD School Board that no student, staff member or candidate for any position in the District shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, ancestry, age, gender/sex, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, veteran status, political belief or physical/mental disability which does not impair their ability to perform adequately in the individual's particular position or activity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or to be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which the Kent ISD School Board is responsible for or receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. The Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act and Title II is: Coni Sullivan, Esq., Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Legal Services.