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Reference # : 17-04756 Title : Data Analyst 2
Location : Portland, OR
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 10/30/2017 / 11/03/2018  
Description
Note: See Additional Position Information document for specialized position requirements.

Data Analyst:

General Position Overview:
Summary: The role of the Data Analyst 2 is to analyze science, engineering, business and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. This includes analyzing user requirements, procedures and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.

Education and Experience:, Job Training:
NOTE: Education and Experience requirements are specific to this Requisition Template/position title, for use exclusively within BPA's IT organiation, and are NOT transferable to other BPA organizations. Managers may require more education and/or experience (see API document) for specific positions.

? Bachelor of Science in Information/Computer Technology, Business Systems or a related technical discipline is preferred.
? Experience:
? Level 2 requires 5 - 9 years combination of education, certifications and/or work experience in Computer/Information Technology or related field. Applicable certifications will count towards 1 year of experience and each applicable college degree will county toward 2 years of experience.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Implement data integration and data migration tasks.
? Develop code/routines for transforming file formats feeding into various data integration points.
? Develop code/routines in order to transform file formats and/or interact with web services
? Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
? Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
? Develop, document and revise system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
? Review and analyze computer printouts and performance indicators to locate code problems, and correct errors by correcting codes.
? Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.
? Confer with clients regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs a computer program is to address.
? Coordinate and link the computer systems within an organization to increase compatibility and so information can be shared.
? Determine computer software or hardware needed to set up or alter system.
? Develop functional and technical requirements documents for diverse audience (technical and non-technical), including migration, implementation and test plans.
? Develop application services and/or web services.
? Software development coordination with clients and management
? Effectively map source to target data to meet business/system requirements.

Specific Skill Requirements:
? Proven experience with:
? Data Warehousing design techniques
? Data analysis, source system analysis and data mapping.
? Batch processes, scheduling; troubleshooting problems and making suggestions for performance tuning and system integrity.
? Data models and database design techniques, including relational and dimensional modeling.
? Database Analysis
? Demonstrated skills in task automation and monitoring

Performance Expectations:
? Carry out assigned tasks with a professional demeanor reflected in excellent written and oral communication skills, listening skills, patience, analytical reasoning and problem solving abilities.
? Provide support to integration projects, operations and maintenance, as well as 24x7 production support on a rotational basis.
? Keep abreast of technology advances, upgrades and latest trends in best practices. May include researching manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop programs that meet staff and user requirements.
? Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems.
? Must be responsive to business needs; perform with a service-focused perspective
? Effectively communicate technical information in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
? Understand and follow established processes and procedures including Change Management, Work Tracking and Time Management

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Interacting with computers ? Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
? Making Decisions and Solving Problems ? Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
? Processing Information ? Compiling, coding categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
? Getting Information ? Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
? Documenting/Recording Information ? Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
? Evaluating Information to determine compliance with Standards ? Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
? Communicating with management, peers, or co-workers ? Providing information to management, co-workers, and peers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
? Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing work -Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish work.
? Establishing and Maintain Interpersonal Relationships ? Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
? Thinking Creatively ? Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Requirements:
Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of electronic equipment and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. Requires an understanding of the IT working environment sufficient to explain technical issues to a disparate range of technical and non-technical clients.
? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
? Mathematics? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statics, ad their applications.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following
? Programming ? Writing computer programs for various purposes.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Operations Analysis ? Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem- solving and decision-making.

? Additional skills:
? Collaboration skills with technical team members and customers is important to assist in developing user requirements from both internal and external BPA clients into functional capability that will represent BPA to external parties and provide assurance of BPA?s management of resources.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Comprehension/Oral Communication - Ability to follow complex procedures and explain technical solutions to a wide range of clients, providing advice and information to individuals with varying degrees of ability with Information Technologies.
? Information Ordering ? Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Deductive Reasoning ? Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
? Problem Sensitivity ? Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Work Styles:
? Attention to Detail, Initiative , Dependability, .Analytical Thinking, Innovation, Adaptability/Flexibility, Cooperation, Persistence , Initiative, Stress Tolerance, Persistence and Integrity