Job Description

  • Data Scientist JobID: 3140
  • Position Type:
    District Based Professional Support

  • Date Posted:
    6/17/2022

  • Location:
    District Office

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:


    JOB DESCRIPTION – Data Scientist
    TITLE: Data Scientist
    FTE: 1.0
    FLSA STATUS: Exempt HOURS PER DAY: 8
    WORK CALENDAR: 261 days APPROVED: 06/15/2022
    COMPENSATION: District-Based Professional Support ($81,478)
    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. Will work directly with large amounts of structured and unstructured data from different sources to create meaningful analyses, discover insights and identify opportunities for various departments within the district
    2. Modeling and Deployment: Design, develop and deploy innovative models. Provide insights from predictive statistical modeling activities
    3. Design models, algorithms and visualizations that help distill insights from huge volumes of chaotic data
    4. Turning data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound and efficient organizational decisions
    5. Consult with district leadership and subject matter experts to understand district needs and operations, goals and objectives and key drivers for performance
    6. Will apply statistical theory and methods to collect, interpret and summarize data as well as make predictions and recommend actions based on data
    7. Identifies data patterns and trends
    8. Provides leadership and direction to school administrators and other departments on best practices and procedures
    9. Interacts with parents, outside agencies, businesses, and the community to enhance understanding of District initiatives and priorities to elicit support and assistance
    10. Keeps well informed about current trends and best practices in areas of responsibility
    11. Represents, consistently, the District in a positive and professional manner
    12. Maintains confidentiality of information regarding students, staff, parents and school issues
    13. Provides a welcoming atmosphere in all areas of responsibility
    14. Performs responsibilities in an ethical and professional manner
    15. Maintains punctual and regular attendance
    16. Performs other duties as assigned

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required
    Education / Certificate
    1. Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or related field required. Master’s degree preferred
    2. Obtain and maintain a valid IVP Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card (FPCC)

    Experience
    1. Minimum two years of progressively complex data science or analytics experience
    2. Data analytics, user facing dashboard design
    3. Analysis, reporting, visualization - reports, dash boarding
    4. Working with key stakeholders - user/system requirements to specifications

    Communication Skills
    1.Strong writing, literacy, and communication skills; uses effective communication strategies to interact with a variety of audiences
    2. Bilingual communication is beneficial

    Computer Skills
    1. Knowledge of Google Suite
    2. Technical experience with Excel and PowerPoint
    3. Strong understanding of data analytics methods and tools like R Programming, Python and SQL
    4. This is not a technical IT role

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    1. Must be able to lift and carry materials and packages weighing up to 15 pounds
    2. Ability to travel throughout school sites as required

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    1. Must be able to tolerate a semi-private working environment
    2. Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and computer work
    3. Must be able to multi-task
    4. Must be able to obtain District certificate for driving a District vehicle
    5. Must be able to be flexible with work hours

    GBA – EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
    The District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The District expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.




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