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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/29/24

Applications Due03/09/24

Vacancy ID152521


AgencyHigher Education Services Corporation

TitleData Analyst 2

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany


Zip Code12255

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in data or computer science, informatics, economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field; and three years of experience in data visualization, and statistical models and data mining tools.

A master’s degree in the above fields may substitute for one year of the specialized experience. A Ph.D. may substitute for two years of the specialized experience.


Strong quantitative skills, and experience utilizing analytic methods and tools such as Microsoft Excel, SAS and SQL (or R, Python).

• Experience working with large datasets, confidential data, and relational databases.
• Experience creating financial reports.
• Knowledge of financial concepts, including budget forecasting and costing
• Must be able to work well under pressure and adjust to changing deadlines/priorities and handle multiple tasks assigned.
• Strong communication skills and ability to simplify difficult technical concepts

Duties Description Working under the supervision of the Data Analyst 3, the Data Analyst 2 will work closely with the staff within HESC and the Division of Budget, to conduct the conversion of financial education related data that will help inform business/policy decisions and be incorporated into various internal and external reports and publications.

Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Analyze and monitor grants and scholarships spending and trends to draw conclusions, recommend improvements, prepare forecasting projections, and produce fiscal reports.

2. Serve as the finance liaison to the Division of Budget, conducting financial analysis including budget modifications, costing requests, and savings proposals.

3. Maintain databases on grants and scholarships expenditures.

4. Performs ad hoc reporting and analysis as necessary.

5. Supervise subordinate staff.

6. Performs related duties as assigned.

7. Must have strong Microsoft Excel skills and experience in statistical analysis, particularly predictive modeling.

8. Attention to detail and able to work independently and think critically.

9. Develop relationships with external entities for data collaboration and triangulation.

10. Perform a full range of supervisory duties, overseeing and supervising the work of at least one Data Analyst 1.

11. Perform other duties as assigned.

NOTE: The hours of this position require working between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Name Bureau of Human Resources Management

Telephone (518) 474-7556

Fax (518) 473-6685

Email Address


Street 99 Washington Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12255


Notes on ApplyingTo apply for this position, eligible individuals must send a resume and cover letter via e-mail to with "Data Analyst 2" in the subject line.

Please be sure to include a valid daytime telephone number and e-mail address on your resume and/or cover letter.

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