Data Analyst Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
May 16, 2021
May 29, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Fairfax County Health Department is the largest public health department in Virginia, serving 1.2 million residents from diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds throughout Fairfax County, as well as the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church and the towns of Herndon, Vienna, and Clifton. With more than 100 years of leadership in the public health field, we are committed to protecting, promoting, and improving the health and quality of life for all in our community.

Provides data management, analysis, and governance of Health Department managed data sources. Performs complex data analysis related to mandates at the local, state, and federal reporting requirements and serve as the technical data expert within the IT team. Works with Health Department Divisions and Programs to analyze requirements, resolve problems related to data standards, support development and testing activities, and provide user support and training in the use of data tools. May need to utilize various statistical software, database and development tools to monitor, analyze, report, and visualize data, including SSRS, Visual Studio, R Studio, SPSS, GIS, or PowerBI.

In collaboration with the IT Informatics Manager and other partners, establishes department policies and governance around a Public Health data governance framework. Develops reports to track key program measures and analyzes data to assess outcomes, identify data gaps, and implement improvements such as changes to business practices, data collection and related processes and procedures. Will also collaborate with the county's Department of Information Technology (DIT) to evaluate options and obtain approvals for solutions, based on county technology standards and integration requirements.

Additional support may be needed as a liaison to software vendors, DIT staff, and partner organizations to implement, maintain, and enhance the assigned data systems. Under direction of the IT Informatics Manager, participates in strategic business and/or technical planning for assigned business areas at the division, department, Health and Human Services and/or county level.

Note: Health Department positions are designated as emergency responders in the event of a public health crisis. As a public health emergency responder, this position may be reassigned to provide support based on the emergency response service needs. The temporary reassignment may require employees to function in a role outside of the typical job duties. The emergency response may also require employees to work alternative work schedules to include weekend and evenings.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of information systems and the components that process data;
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods related to information architecture;
Knowledge of data administration areas such as policies and standards, data definition, modeling and logical design, database design, and quality control;
Knowledge of data concepts such as syntax, taxonomy, and hierarchy;
Knowledge of relational databases (such as Oracle or DB2) and CASE tools;
Skill in brainstorming, presenting, sharing, discussing, and defending ideas;
Skill in problem-solving, with appreciation and respect for diversity of differing professional views;
Skill working with data modeling tools and relational databases;
Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships;
Ability to help stakeholders effectively resolve issues related to cross-agency data sharing, usage conflicts, and data inconsistencies;
Ability to follow special formatting requirements and conventions in work products;
Ability to establish and maintain appropriate version control over work products;
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
Ability to make use of provided resources and seek guidance as needed;
Ability to analyze and evaluate administrative processes and procedures for data analysis purposes;
Ability to conduct research into new information technology;
Ability to prepare user manuals and systems documentation;
Ability to translate technical terminology into simple language and concepts;
Ability to train employees in the use of data access tools.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
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Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field AND coursework in analytics, biosystematics, biology, information architecture, engineering, library science, statistics, sociology, demographics, and/or marketing; Plus three years of data analysis and information experience in an academic, data administration, or analytics environment that involves using data modeling, ad hoc query, or business intelligence tools, relational databases, metadata and/or taxonomy.

Preferred candidates will have the familiarity with and experience managing and developing data related solutions for human services and/or public health systems. Candidates will have experience within the Microsoft Dataverse and writing and managing SQL scripts for queries and data modeling. Familiarity of solutions within the Microsoft PowerApps Platform and SharePoint environments will be valuable. Other skillets may include use of SQL client scripts and tools for data exchanging processes, Python development experience with data manipulation modules and Web APIs (RestAPI, HTTPS, Web Authentication, SSL, pyODBC, JSON), maintaining and updating Power BI Reports and data processes from various web sources. Ability to form collaborative partnerships across state and county agencies. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, work independently and in a collaborative team environment. Possess excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact in a friendly, service oriented and professional manner with internal and external customers.

Driver's license
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR (Required within 60 days)
AED (Required within 60 days)

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services registry check, and a driving records check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, and job requires walking, standing, sitting (for long periods of time), and kneeling, reaching, bending, climbing stairs; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Employee may be required to lift or carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Position frequently communicates and must be able to exchange accurate information with others verbally and in writing. Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Generally, works in an office environment yet may occasionally be required to perform job duties outside of the typical office setting. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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