Data Scientist

Job description

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Job No: 510383
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Data Scientist

Department: Enterprise Data and Analytics

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Data Scientist is responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing statistical and machine learning and optimization algorithms to create tools that support strategic decision making for the University. This position provides all aspects of data analysis and data profiling in support of machine learning and artificially intelligence environment. This position also performs research and analysis of source system data primarily housed within administrative systems such as: Human Resource, Finance, Student, Advancement, Athletics and Facilities.

Required Qualifications
  1. Master's Degree in Statistics, Engineering, or Technology
  2. Minimum 1 year experience with scientific and computing packages such as R, Python or Stata gained through coursework or previous work experience
  3. Minimum 1 year experience working in a higher education environment
  4. Minimum 1 year experience with SQL query language to extract data for use in predictive models
  5. Minimum 1 year experience using Regression or related statistical models to create predictive analytics models
Work Hours

Core Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday

Mandatory Physical Requirement

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.
2. Ability to work for extended periods at computer workstation.
3. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse).
4. Ability to distinguish colors on a monitor.
5. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.

Proposed Starting Date

January 2021

Required Applicant Documents

Resume
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Transcripts

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

Kira Shelton
Human Resources
[email protected]
(309) 438-2120

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 10/15/2020 12:05 AM CST
Application Closes: 12/14/2020 11:55 PM CST


 

 

 

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