Data Analyst

Location
Clemson, Pickens County
Posted
Mar 19, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training
Employment Type
Full Time

Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


POSITION DESCRIPTION:

1. JOB PURPOSE

This position provides a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual with excellent independent work skills, initiative, and insight to be involved in providing critical, value-added decision support at the program integration level.  Person is responsible for the development of models and analytical processes that will develop information systems and source data.  As the expert for all data required for the effective planning, management and accountability for PSA, this position will work directly for the Associate Dean/Director of Program integration. Additionally this position will work in cooperation with directors and financial managers/analysts, to fulfill outlined goals and objectives.

Critical to the performance of this position is knowledge of data management and information system principles and the proven aptitude, competence, and achievement in the design and maintenance of databases and systems.  A significant amount of work performed by this position will require independent decisions that could have a significant impact on resource planning and accountability- reporting for Clemson University Public Service and Agriculture (PSA).  

2. JOB FUNCTIONS

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Prioritizes and manages specified projects from inception to completion.  Specifically, provides data- management for the division as it relates to accountability metrics, development and implementation of customer surveys, statistical analysis, decision support and economic impact of Clemson University PSA on the state of South Carolina. Manage metrics associated with projects at the Research and Education Centers and Campus Farms and produce reports at intervals as directed. Work with agricultural economists to develop a system for calculating project costs for the RECs and campus farms. Maintain Clemson University data in the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors database.  E/30%

DATA ANALYSIS/METRICS
Collaborates with other Land Grant Universities in creating and adopting metric evaluation tools and software.   Responsible for the identification of metrics that measure economic impact, identify ways to measure the adoption of programs and research projects, develop appropriate data definitions and standards, and translate data and metrics into understandable reports and presentations for a myriad of end users.  Plans and executes data mining and trend analysis compared to PSA investments by unit, team, REC, etc. Acts as expert regarding all data used by the office of Program Integration in order to support complex analyses and provide informed, data-driven decision support. Plan and  conduct performance reviews and evaluation of research activities to include  outputs, outcomes and expenditures.  Work with the CUARMS staff to refine  data access for reporting.  E/30%

REPORT PRODUCTION
Identifies decision support needs based on end-user specifications, designs and produces reports, analytics and decision support tools using available software tools. Collaborates with appropriate team leaders and members to analyze and validate economic impact.  Prepare the Experiment Station annual plan and report to the University Assessment Office and the annual report to the South Carolina Budget and Control Board.  Prepare the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center annual Plan and report to the University Assessment Office. Manage the development, submission and modification of USDA Plan of Work for the Experiment Station and annual reporting requirements. Coordinate with the Cooperative Extension Service and South Carolina State University. Prepare and submit the federal Form AD-419 accountability/activity report.  E/20%

NIFA REPORT SYSTEM
Assist in overall management and coordination of federal and state funded research programs and projects through the NIFA Report system.  E/5%

WEBPAGE
Maintain a business webpage for the Office of the Experiment Station and Office of Program Integration.  E/5%

DATABASE
Maintain Clemson University data in the Southern Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors database.  E/5%

OTHER DUTIES
Related administrative functions associated with the Experiment Station and Office of Program Integration.  E/5%
QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Requirements:
A bachelor's degree in business administration, computer science, mathematics, statistics, budget or financial management or a related field and experience in data processing is required.

Preferred in addition to minimum requirements: 
3-5 years of experience in institutional / organizational research, engineering or science, mathematics, statistics, economics, business administration, budget or financial management
Master's degree preferred in business administration, mathematics, statistics; management information science, budget or financial management or a related field and experience in telecommunications, data processing and/or information technology.
Proven aptitude, competence, and experience with computer systems, relational database development, report development,  and developing queries for reporting
Proven aptitude for data analysis and determining financial impact

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to prepare technical and user-friendly reports in a clear and concise manner
Ability to manage a project from inception to completion
Strong analytical skills and ability to assess reports for accuracy and totality
Demonstrated ability to validate integrity of input data
Must have strong initiative, attention to detail, and follow-through
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
PAY & WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; Salary $50,000 - $70,000 commensurate with education and experience.
HOW TO APPLY:

All applicants must submit a letter of application, resume and three letters of reference.  In addition, external applicants must submit a copy of transcripts of all college courses to:

Mr. M. J. Simmons
Human Resource Officer
113 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC  29634-0120
msmmns@clemson.edu

Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by: April 7, 2014
JOB LOCATION:

107 Barre Hall, Clemson University Main Campus
JEANNE CLERY ACT:

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http://www.clemson.edu/cao/humanresources/prospective/
CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.PI74390210