Research Analyst/ Data Scientist
- Research Analyst/ Data Scientist
- Frankfort, KY (Mostly remote but will be in the office for training in the beginning for 2 Weeks)
- Long-term Indefinite Contract.
- Develop, maintain, and update as necessary statistical tables and graphs, conduct analyses, and work with a variety of stakeholders to create reports and information products that, at a minimum, meet the public reporting requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
- Develop, maintain, and update as necessary an online dashboard to fulfill data needs of the Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL). Dashboard will be both internal and public facing.
- Utilize data from the Client Longitudinal Data System (KLDS) to develop, maintain, and update reports using database reporting software as well as statistical software packages when needed to conduct advanced analyses under the direction of the OSEEL leadership team.
- Work with state and public agency staff as well as other individuals to understand and document their data needs, develop report proofs, create reports, dashboards or other items to fulfill their data needs.
- Work closely with the technical and grant expansion team to identify and document additional data sources for inclusion in the KLDS.
- Develop and disseminate training to both state and local district staff on use of products developed.
- Demonstrated experience coordinating analytical projects, large statistical reports, and applying advanced statistical methods
- Strong communication skills with the ability to write and present material clearly which can be easily understood by both technical and non-technical audiences (required please provide examples)
- Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, SAS/SPSS/STATA/R or other statistical software required
- Background in Special Education, Early Childhood, and quantitative methods is preferred
- Experience with Tableau a must, experience with ARC GIS, and Crystal Reports, Microsoft SSRS, or other report writing software preferred
- Experience developing statistical reports, conducting analyses, and preparing complex information for agency leadership, education and workforce practitioners and the policy maker communities
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience developing, maintaining, and analyzing longitudinal data.
- Master’s or Doctoral degree in a quantitative statistics based academic discipline such as a social or behavioral science, policy studies, or economics is preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field with experience above the required minimum may be considered as a substitute for a master’s degree
- Content expertise in Special Education and Early Childhood preferred.