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Job Opportunity in the Governor's Office

  • 8 Jun 2020 6:22 AM
    Message # 9022432

    invites applications for the position of:
    Data Analyst
    This announcement is not governed by the selection processes of the classified personnel system. Applications will be considered from residents and non-residents of Colorado.
    LOCATION: Denver Metro, Colorado
    PRIMARY PHYSICAL WORK ADDRESS: 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80247
    SALARY: $5,666.66 - $6,000.00 Monthly

    OPENING DATE: 06/01/20
    CLOSING DATE: 06/10/20 11:59 PM
    JOB TYPE: Full Time


    Colorado Governor Jared Polis is committed to building a Colorado For All, a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed and live the Colorado way of life. Governor Polis is focused on lowering health care costs for hardworking Coloradans, transitioning the state to renewable energy sources, ensuring every Colorado child gets a quality education, and building an economy that works for everyone. The Governor's staff includes offices for budgeting, communications and outreach, legal counsel, legislative liaison, operations, policy and research, and scheduling.

    Mission of Governor's Office of Operations: To empower state agencies to build a culture of operational excellence and bold innovation driven by continuous performance improvement.



    This role supports the execution of the initiatives of the Governor's Office of Operations to support the accurate, timely, and effective use of data for reporting and decision-making, as well as the achievement of the Governor's Bold Four initiatives. A strong candidate will have excellent database management and data analysis skills, project management expertise, and a thorough understanding of how data operations inform and support organizational strategy. 

    The person in this role will spearhead day-to-day technical data-related operations and build reports for the Governor's Office of Operations as an integral member of the team. They will lead the data strategy in accomplishing the broader goals of the Office of the Governor and compliance with the SMART Act. 

    The person in this role will demonstrate a culture of operational excellence throughout the executive branch by demonstrating the following attributes:

    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse datasets and data sources; query data, restructure databases, and understand data integrations. 
    • Exemplify ownership and integrity as a data steward and subject matter expert
    • Exhibit an attitude of a life-long learner, embracing new techniques to deliver high-quality work products and positive outcomes
    • Enthusiastic about the power of data and information to resolve conflict, build consensus and drive action toward positive outcomes 
    The following is an overview of the tasks this role is responsible for executing statewide:
    • Database Management

      • Analyze, propose, design, implement, test, and maintain data systems (e.g. Tableau, Excel), structures, and outputs
      • Develop procedures to ensure data accuracy, reliability, and security, in conjunction with OIT policies and all other State data requirements. 
      • Research and resolve data system issues identified, vet system enhancement requests, and communicate updates to appropriate users and stakeholders 
      • Configure data system access, permissions, workflows, and language. 
      • Coordinate with OIT and other State teams to support cross-functional data tools, systems, and resources related to the Governor's Office use of data
    • Data Visualization 

      • Contribute to the operations and future development of the Governor's Dashboard
      • Serve as the Governor's Office of Operations subject matter expert on data visualization, including use of visualization platforms, accessibility of data visualizations, tools, and methodologies
      • Create and maintain project timelines and project plans, training and test plans, risk management plans, and change control plans
      • Design, test, implement, and sustain the user experience for the Governor's Dashboard at the direction of Governor's Office of Operations leadership and incorporate the participation, when appropriate, of third-parties, including OIT, external vendors, and other external partners 
    • Data Operations and Process Improvement

      • Function as internal consultant for best practices on all processes related to how the Governor's Office of Operations leverages data; report creation, data integrations, data-mapping, inter-agency collaboration and data-sharing, data integrity, dissemination, and data gathering  
      • Advise on existing and emerging risks associated with data operations, identifying strategies to mitigate risks and improve efficiency
      • Advise on and ensure data operations align with other Statewide data-related efforts (e.g. data privacy policy) 


    • Adheres to all health and safety policies in the planning and execution of activities
    • Uses word processing, spreadsheet, database, and scheduling software applications to prepare correspondence, plans, reports, schedules, and other documents related to projects
    • Provides continuous effort to improve operations, streamline processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service
    • Participates in project teams as required
    • Participates in and coordinates conferences and workshops 
    • Represents the Governor's Office and regularly interacts with Departmental Executive Staff
    • Other duties as requested and required.

    Expected Annual Travel






    Bachelor's degree in information technology, database administration, statistics, or a related field and 2 years related work experience.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Master's degree in information technology, database administration, statistics, or closely related field.

    Demonstrated experience working with APIs and other data integration tools/methods. 

    Demonstrated experience working with Tableau and other cloud-based data visualization tools

    FLSA Status: Exempt




    A cover letter and resume must be submitted with the application for consideration. Your cover letter and resume must provide sufficient detail about your background and experience to allow the screening panel to properly assess your experience in the required elements, including your experience and achievements.  

    We offer a generous benefits package including:
    • Annual leave accrued at 13.33 hours per month
    • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
    • 10 paid holidays per year
    • Medical and dental plans
    • State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
    • Choice of 2 retirement plans
    • 401K and 457 plans
    • State paid Short Term Disability coverage
    • Additional optional life and disability plans
    • Credit Union Membership
    • RTD pass
    • Training and professional development

    To learn more about State of Colorado benefits visit:

    ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Michelle Hunter by phone (303) 866-6309 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

    HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
    Thank you for your interest. Please email a resume and cover letter to with "Data Analyst" in the subject line. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only candidates selected to move forward in the selection process will be contacted.
    METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: This position is not part of the classified state personnel system.

    Position #EAA-DataAnayst-060120


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