Assistant Performance and Data Analyst

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Position Details

Req ID:


Position Title:

Assistant Performance and Data Analyst

Position Type:

Staff Full-Time

OSU Campus:

Workforce Development


Workforce Development

Location Address:

900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73107
United States

Hiring Supervisor and Contact Info:

Sarah AshmoreHiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

40,000.00 - 50,000.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, occasionally includes some evenings and weekends.

Job Summary:

Position Summary:

This grant funded position is responsible for the collection and review of United States Department of Labor performance outcomes for Oklahoma’s WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Programs, as well as assisting in the office’s research and evaluation efforts. Key responsibilities include assisting the performance officer in identifying and correcting service delivery issues that may affect statewide performance outcomes; conducting primary and secondary research; performing qualitative and quantitative data analyses; and assisting in the development of reports for internal and external audiences. These duties involve working closely with OOWD staff and workforce partners to assist in the successful completion of projects required for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) implementation.

Essential Job Functions:

    Assist in reporting federalperformance for the WIOA Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Programs on aquarterly and annual basis.Serve as backup for StatePerformance Officer to ensure accuracy and appropriate checks and balances whenreporting performance to the U.S. Department of Labor.Conduct quality control byregular review of program participant files.Assist in the collection andanalysis of state and national workforce, economic, and labor market data toidentify trends.Perform primary and secondaryqualitative and quantitative data research and analysis on specific workforce,economic, and labor market phenomena.Create labor market briefings,economic system reports, and reports on labor market and workforce trends for ageographic area.Create maps, tables, and otherdata visualization to reinforce concepts and variables related to performance,research, and evaluation.Provide public presentations andtechnical assistance.Support OOWD staff and workforcepartners in the successful completion of projects including the preparation ofwritten reports or visual/oral presentations of findings.Assist in the creation of accessible,comprehensive, well-written, and visually appealing reports to communicate to avariety of audiences on workforce, education and training, labor market,supportive services, and economic topics.Completes all mandatory trainingand participated in a minimum of two professional development each year.Perform other duties as assigned.
The duties listed in this jobdescription are intended only as illustrations of the various types of workthat may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does notexclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logicalassignment to the position.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Resume and Cover Letter required for full considerationOfficial transcripts will be required upon hire.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination ofeducation and experience.


  • 2-3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination ofeducation and experience, conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses forbusiness, government, or educational entities, and/or working with federalprograms.
  • Experience interpreting labor market or programmaticperformance-related data and producing reports.

Knowledge,Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, methods and practices of the various programsbeing administered
  • Organization, development and administration of the programsfor which responsibility is assigned.
  • Qualityquantitative and qualitative research methods and practices
  • Familiarity withpublic sources of data on state and national levels related to workforce,education, and the labor market, such as Census, BLS, and BEA data
  • Statisticalanalysis tools such as SPSS
  • Data visualizationtools, such as ArcGIS
  • Presentation tools,such as PowerPoint
  • ADA Accessibilityguidelines for technological accessibility for individuals with visualdisabilities

Skills in:

  • Active listening
  • Communicateeffectively orally, interpersonally, in groups, and in writing
  • Audience-centeredcommunication adaptation
  • Demonstration ofethical behavior
  • Using computers andsoftware to store, retrieve, and produce reports and competency with MicrosoftOffice Suite
  • Working knowledge ofAdobe Creative Suite and EMSI Economic Modeling software, preferred

Abilities to:

  • Interpret federal regulations relating to federal WIOA performance reporting, andresearch and evaluation requirements
  • Interpret,strategize, analyze, and resolve complex problems and questions
  • Suggest alternativeapproaches and processes, when appropriate
  • Completehigh-quality, timely projects that effectively communicate to identifiedaudiences
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationshipswith others
  • Passion for assisting customers and representing the OSU brand with positivity and professionalism
  • Evidences a history of demonstrating ethical and professional behavior

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience with programmatic performance evaluation
  • Experience performing economic, workforce, and labor marketresearch and analyses.
  • Experience with data visualization and presentation toolsbeyond those in Microsoft Office preferred.

Working Conditions:

  • Work will be performed in an office environment with asignificant amount of public contact, in person, by telephone and viaemail.
  • Some in-state and out-of-state travel may berequired.

Physical Requirements:

  • Duties require extended periods of sitting, standing, talking, listening and computer usage.

The work environment andphysical demands described here are representative of those required by anemployee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonableaccommodations.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.




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Job No:
Posted: 9/16/2019
Application Due: 10/16/2019
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