Are you the person who can plan, develop, and implement detailed and specialized data/business process analysis projects pertaining to state government expenditures, procurement and contracting issues. If this sounds like you, come join our team.
Program Specialist I $3,800.00 -$4,120.00
Program Specialist II $4,120.00 -$4,475.00
Program Specialist III $4,475.00 -$4,845.00
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8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week with occasional evening, weekend and holiday hours. Hours may change based on business needs and may vary in accordance with division policies for Work Alternative Schedules (WALT).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Captures, evaluates, and analyzes expenditures in statewide accounting systems and statewide procurement division systems. Translates complex data and information into relevant and valuable content for contract development, SPD contract management, and other related SPD functions such as billing and collections. Performs price analysis and recalculates pricing for state contracts using relevant indices. Estimates and reports on expected time of completion of work, maintains records of work accomplished, time expended and prepares reports. Prepares and reviews responsive data for public information requests.
- Plans, coordinates, conducts and administers data analysis and research. Develops plans, policies and procedures for data analysis and research projects focusing on statewide purchasing and contracting. Designs studies and methodologies. Oversees the methods of analysis and the presentation of results. Reviews and organizes data collection and applies statistical methods. May lead small teams on data analysis projects.
- Prepares and presents reports for publication. Reviews data, legislation, regulations, and policies to determine impact. Evaluates findings and makes any recommendations relative to specific projects. Monitors consultant contracts. Drafts and reviews legislation, as requested by management. Drafts fiscal notes and determines administrative costs for pending legislation, as requested by management. Monitors legislative hearings of interest as appropriate.
- Prepares and provides work status briefing to management. Works with other federal, state, and local agencies, legislators and/or constituents.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Government, Economics, Statistics, Finance, Research Methodology, Information Systems or Social Science.
Data Analyst I:
One year of work experience and/or an internship with data analysis, research, and planning, and/or policy development.
Data Analyst II:
Two years of work experience and/or an internship with data analysis, research and planning, and/or policy development.
Data Analyst III:
Three years of work experience and/or an internship with data analysis, research and planning, and/or policy development.
- Experience with state procurement and working in a Texas state agency.
- Experience conducting complex data analysis using software programs such as Excel, R, Access, SQL.
- Experience building data visualizations in Tableau.
- Experience using state financial systems (USAS, CAPPS) or state procurement systems (Netsuite).
- Experience researching, analyzing and writing of reports or Web content related to state and/or local government data, financial data.
- Experience with local, state and federal laws relating to public procurement.
- Internship that included any of the above-preferred experiences.
Data Analyst I:
Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, government, economics, statistics, finance, research methodology, information systems or social science may substitute for six months of experience.
Data Analyst II/III:
- Master’s degree in business administration, public administration, government, economics, statistics, finance, research methodology, information systems or social science may substitute for six months of experience.
- One additional year of experience and/or an internship with data analysis, research, and planning, and/or policy development may substitute for thirty semester hours of educational requirement with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours (four years).
Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) must be obtained within six months of employment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires the incumbent to primarily perform sedentary office work; however, mobility (standing and walking) is routinely required to carry out some duties. It requires extensive computer, telephone and client/customer contact. It requires the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and reach as needed for filing and similar routine office duties. The job also requires normal cognitive abilities requiring the ability to learn, recall, and apply certain practices and policies. It requires the stamina to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions. Marginal or corrected visual and auditory requirements are required for reading printed materials and computer screens and communicating with internal and external customers. May involve moving up to 25lbs of office equipment/material on a limited basis. The position requires travel to outlying field offices and other locations as necessary. Air and ground travel are required.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Texas state budget and state agencies.
- Research methods, principles, techniques, and philosophies.
- Principles, practices, and methods of public procurement.
- Principles of report writing.
- Statistical concepts and methods and their application to research analysis.
- Standard and appropriate research sources and texts.
- Measurement, testing, and evaluation procedures for policy research.
- Technology trends in data gathering, standardization and presentation.
- Using a personal computer in a Windows environment and Microsoft software.
- Effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas. (Communication)
- Identifying, defining, and solving problems. (Problem Solving)
- Organize, coordinate and direct research projects and identify or evaluates research.
- Analyze issues, draw valid conclusions, and make recommendations.
- Develop and analyze measuring instruments.
- Perform advanced research design techniques and conduct searches and evaluations of information.
- Prepare and present comprehensive statistical and narrative reports and presentations.
- Learn new concepts and apply knowledge appropriately.
- Work with others to achieve a common goal. (Teamwork)
- Adjust to changing workplace demands. (Adaptability)
- Meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers. (Customer Service)
- Effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description. (Technical Competence)
- Be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work. (Workload Management/Productivity)
In order to receive veteran’s preference a copy of your DD214, VA disability rating (if applicable) or a DD1300 must be attached to your application.
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of OS, or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance.
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We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen.
IMPORTANT NOTES TO THE CANDIDATE:
Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation.
Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.
CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Administration who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.)
Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.
Unless otherwise indicated on specific postings, regular attendance is an essential job requirement of all positions. Your application for employment with the Comptroller of Public Accounts may subject you to a criminal background check. All positions requiring a degree and/or licensing require proof of degree and/or license at time of interview. If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted.
Thank you for considering employment at the Comptroller of Public Accounts! The Comptroller’s office is an equal employment opportunity employer.