Management Analyst 5 - SEEP [6949]

State of Washington Dept. of Commerce - Olympia, WA3.4

Full-time$5,500 - $7,200 a month

At the Department of Commerce (Commerce), we are creative, collaborative, and trusted. We identify opportunities to deliver critical funding and services to strengthen communities, we cultivate an environment in which we continuously learn, and we own our work.

The Energy Division is seeking a Management Analyst 5. This position reports to the Director of the State Efficiency & Environmental Performance (SEEP) Office. By using performance analytics and developing tools and strategies that effectively communicate results to SEEP leadership and others, this position ensures data-driven decision making and demonstrates results from state agency work related to EO 18-01 (Download PDF reader). This position will establish SEEP metrics and oversee the development and production of multifaceted reports and other documentation to measure, evaluate, and communicate results.

Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establishes and oversees process and methodology for complex data collection and performance analytics, in support of specific SEEP initiatives and overall program coordination.
Consults with diverse groups of executive management, interagency representatives, and subject matter experts to develop databases, metrics, and reporting tools.
Uses current and emerging technology to create data visualizations and develop data dashboards, to effectively communicate results to senior leadership, policy makers, and the public.
Adjusts data management strategies and reporting metrics with feedback from interagency stakeholders, executive management and subject matter experts facilitating process improvement and accurate reporting.
Leads collaboration efforts with existing performance management and results reporting bodies including OFM and Results Washington.
Provides expert-level consultation on data related to environmental performance, energy consumption, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, state facilities, transportation, budget & finance, procurement, and other topics.
Oversees data collection on environmental performance and toxics reduction efforts at state agencies.
Organizes and manages complex datasets from a broad set of state agency operations.
Leads data analysis and advises SEEP Director and agency representatives on trends, performance, etc.
Evaluates the impacts of state agency investments related to SEEP to help assess progress towards targets and goals and improve the impact of future investments.
Uses data to help evaluate success, identify opportunities, inform decision-making, and demonstrate results.
Leads key research and reporting efforts identified by the SEEP Governing Council, Guidance Team, and working groups.
Leads collaboration with diverse groups including state agency representatives, subject matter experts, contracted service providers, utilities, and others to support research and analytical efforts.
Prepares reports for the SEEP Governing Council, agency executive leadership, legislative representatives, and other stakeholders.
Presents research findings and recommendations to decision-makers, elected officials, and others in a variety of formats and settings.
Ensures that research and reporting efforts are aligned with ongoing efforts at Results Washington, OFM, and other statewide and interagency forums.

A Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, law, environmental science, engineering or related field.
Four years of technical experience conducting research, analyzing and using complex data sets of varied sources and wide-ranging topics, and writing and/or presenting concise analytical findings using compelling graphical and narrative communication.
Experience with statistical analysis, performance assessment, and results measures.
Experience developing data management strategies, processes, and tools.
Experience creating dashboards and interactive tools to display data and results.
Ability to analyze and interpret data, perform trend analysis, and communicate conclusions.
Skill in presenting data in a variety of ways to best display the meaning and implications of the data.
Ability to engage diverse stakeholders and demonstrate flexibility and agility.
Experience using data to support continuous performance improvement and data-driven decision making.
Knowledge of state agency processes including budget development and strategic planning or similar process.
Ability to communicate clearly with diverse groups, including senior level management, elected officials, subject matter experts, and other interested parties.
Intermediate skill level for MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Visio, and database software.
Ability to think strategically and connect the big picture and details.
Excellent time management and a strong sense of personal accountability.
Ability to contribute positively and professionally in a team environment.

Knowledge of energy and GHG metrics.
Experience with finance, energy, environmental performance, GHG emissions, facilities, transportation, and/or toxic materials)
Experience with software and web-based tools for analytics and data visualization including Tableau, Power BI, and/or Socrata.
Experience presenting to both large and small groups.
Experience and skill with program development, organization, and management.
Supplemental Information
I want to work for Commerce! How do I apply?

In addition to completing the online application, applicants must attach the following documents to their profile in order to be considered for this position:

A letter of interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for this position;
A current resume detailing experience and education; and
A list of at least three professional references.
The initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

For questions about this recruitment, please contact Lindsey Henderson at 360-725-2650 or

Who we are:
At Commerce, we're a little different. Our Olympia offices are open Monday through Friday. Our parking is free. Many of our employees bike year-round. We also have an active bicycle loaner program.

Washington State offers commuting programs, including free, subsidized and reduced public transportation incentives. There are approximately 300 employees in our agency. We are committed to our work and value balance in our personal lives. We hire people for a position and encourage them to train for growth opportunities.

If this sounds like a good fit for you and you meet the qualifications, we encourage you to apply!

What we do:
We are the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. We administer a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs and several state boards and commissions, all focused on achieving one clear and simple mission: to grow and improve jobs in Washington.

Our key customers include businesses, local governments and community-based organizations. We also play the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, public and private. Together we work to support the Governor's priorities and achieve shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.

Not from Olympia?

As the state's capitol, Olympia is located off Interstate 5 at the south end of the Puget Sound roughly half-way between Seattle and Portland, and less than a two hour drive to the coast, temperate rainforest, mountains, urban city, or farmlands. With year-round art festivals, parades, theater shows, concerts, and community events, Olympia and its surrounding cities have something for everyone. For parents, it boasts some of the best schools in the nation and the renowned HandsOn Children's Museum. Home to two universities (The Evergreen State College and Saint Martin's University), Olympia residents also have the opportunity to pursue a degree while working!

Additional Information:
The Washington State Department of Commerce complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the federal Form I-9. The selected candidate must be able to provide proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States consistent with the requirements of that form on the first day of employment.

The Washington State Department of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application, testing, or interview process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (360) 725-2650. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.