Data Analyst I

Health & Human Services Comm - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)3.5


The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks highly qualified candidates to fill the Data Analyst I position within the Office of Medical and Social Services (MSS), Access and Eligibility Services (AES) Eligibility Operations Public Benefit Integrity Unit (PBIU). The MSS is driven by its mission to connect people, services, and supports by helping individuals and families in need of food, medical care, cash assistance and other social services. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment that emphasizes: innovation through new ideas, striving for excellence by taking pride in your work, embracing our differences as a source of strength, accomplishing more through partnership, leading by example, and learning for continuous improvement. Data Analyst I Performs entry-level data analysis and data research work. Work involves conducting detailed analysis of and extensive research on data and providing results. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Communicates all case changes and provides status updates to the management team and/or Director of the PBIU.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Presents findings and provides status updates to the management team and/or Director of the PBIU. Consults with internal and external customers to identify user needs. Compiles and queries data; analyzes data using standard statistical tools, methods, and techniques; and interprets results to identify significant differences in data. Cleans and prunes data to discard irrelevant information. Assists in developing methods for mitigating data issues and deploys those methods to correct issues. Assists in preparing technical reports to present and interpret data, identify alternatives, and make and justify recommendations on data revisions. Assists in identifying and interpreting data patterns and trends and assessing data quality. May assist with establishing and maintaining standard work procedures governing the appropriate use of data. Performs related work as assigned. Assists in the oversight of the preparation and development of legislative initiatives, analysis, and other complex documents that support the agency and the determination of eligibility for EO services and programs. Prepares responses for request for information within EO. May initiate and monitor special projects.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of statistics and analyzing data sets; of running queries, report writing, and presenting findings; and of record keeping, including security procedures for handling, protecting, and distributing confidential data. Skill in the use of computers and applicable software, in conducting data searches, in evaluating and translating large amounts of data, and in critical thinking. Ability to compile, review, and analyze data; to prepare reports; to maintain accuracy and attention to detail; and to communicate effectively.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
N/A

Initial Selection Criteria:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Sixty (60) semester hours from an accredited college or university preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for education requirement. Experience to indicate a general understanding of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform duties required. Experience in analyzing data, running queries, and creating reports required. Experience in program monitoring and evaluation required. Experience which indicates skill in conducting data searches and evaluating and translating large amounts of data into an easy to understand format required. Experience with Microsoft Access and Excel required. Experience presenting reports to management and/or stakeholders preferred. Applicant must indicate willingness to travel as indicated on job posting in order to be considered for employment. Applicant must indicate willingness to work outside the normal business hours of 8 to 5, Monday-Friday and willingness to work weekends as needed.

Additional Information:
Requisition #386755 Note: Current and former employee applicants should list each position held separately. For example, Texas Works Advisor I job experience must be listed separately from Texas Works Advisor II job experience. Number of positions to be filled: 1. This position is located in Austin, Texas. Applicants may not have a history of substantiated fraudulent activity against HHSC or any programs it administers. Applicants who have a non-fraud overpayment with an outstanding balance must agree to repay the overpayment balance as a condition of employment. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is committed to hiring veterans and creating a work environment that values and retains the skills that service members bring to the job. A veteran is an individual who has served in *the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps of the United States or the United States Public Health Service under 42 U.S.C. Section 201 et seq., as amended; *the Texas military forces as defined by Section 437.001 of Texas Government Code; or *an auxiliary service of one of those branches of the armed forces; and *has been honorably discharged from the branch of the service in which the person served. Note: There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor’s Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx. HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work. I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

MOS Code:
No direct military equivalent.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.