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Data Analyst

  • 503223
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 5 2021 at 23:55 MST

Arizona Department of Education

The Arizona Department of Education's mission is to advance equity and excellence for all students by serving school leaders, educators and staff, collaborating with communities, and leading with data-driven best practices. Our vision is equity for all students to achieve their full potential!

Data Analyst

21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Section

Job Location:

Tucson Location 

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,000 - $60,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 12/05/21

Job Summary:

• This position works on deadline-driven, agency-critical projects that occur cyclically throughout the year and require extensive coordination with multiple areas within ADE
• The Data Analyst role works with 21st CCLC (Title IV-B) and other Program areas along with the IT division to provide guidance and support for data-related systems and reporting as it relates to 21st CCLC
• In-state and out-of-state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Review and evaluate a variety of indicators that reflect the performance of 21st CCLC programs in the state which means reconciling data in all elements for 21st CCLC programs, including student and family participants
• Support training and provide technical assistance to 21st CCLC programs interfacing with ADE data collection systems used for state and federal student and program level reporting
• Facilitate timely customer support when requested by coordinating with other stakeholders, such as ADE IT or other ADE units
• Document 21st CCLC business process and rules, collaborate on 21st CCLC program area test plans, perform as required UAT (Unit Acceptance Testing) with 21st CCLC program area to validate the data and/or results are as intended
• Support 21st CCLC internal customer expectations for IT services, identifying gaps between customer needs and IT capabilities, and work to guide and support 21st CCLC business unit and programs with a specific focus on retrieving, analyzing, and compiling data and reports
• Collaborate with 21st CCLC along with IT Project Managers, Business Analysts, Technical leads by ensuring plain English workflows and rules are translated correctly for IT to deliver the required results
• Develop and revise methods and procedures for conducting research and compiling statistics per 21st CCLC needs
• Deliver related data products in report/presentation format, or verbally, to management and/or customer specifications and timelines
• Work with 21st CCLC group to convert unstructured work processes into lean workflows and rule documentation for end-users

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.
• Understanding current software infrastructures used for submitting and processing data
• Understanding of data collection, calculation, and flow processes
• Database concepts, coding, and processing
• General understanding of how state and federal laws, regulations, and administrative codes function
• Develop and write technical documentation
• Working knowledge of systems analysis or diagnostic process in a business work environment
• Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in business, data management, or related field or equivalent experience working in an education environment, data analysis, and information management systems.
• Maintain data integrity through validation, review of data systems, and collaboration with stakeholders
• Project and task management
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy
• Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication
• Public speaking and presentation
• Proficient analytical skills
• Multi-task
• Advanced skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Web-based software and databases (SQL)
• Computer skills with a heavy focus on interaction with databases, data collection, and reporting programs
• Perform to stated deadlines and produce expected results with minimum supervision, either scheduled or on demand
• Communicate information clearly and concisely in a manner accessible to a variety of audiences
• Partner and work collaboratively with colleagues of various professional backgrounds
• Provide customer service and technical support to internal and external customers
• Group dynamics and facilitation, working on collaborative teams
• Identification of methods to streamline systems to increase efficiency and ensure compliance
• Flexibility to quickly adapt to ever changing business questions and needs

Selective Preference(s):

• Preference will be given to those applicants with knowledge of the education domain and K-12.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
• Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.


ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
• Tuition reimbursement program available for education/professional development advancement
• Hybrid schedule (combination of telework and in-office) may be available for some job roles
• Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
• Deferred compensation plan
• Accrued sick leave and vacation leave
• Ten paid holidays per year
• Wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


You will be required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) upon your 27th week of employment, subject to waiting period. On or shortly after, your first day of employment you will be provided with enrollment instructions and effective date.

Contact Us:

The Arizona Department of Education is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at HumanResourcesGroup@azed.gov.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.