Senior Business Data Analyst

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Location: Richmond, VA 23219

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Would you like to build a career in state government, an industry that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Central Office, Performance Transformation Division (PTD).

We are seeking a Senior Business Data Analyst to use business intelligence and data information tools to provide high-level professional support of agency leadership’s decision-making, performance measurement reporting, and continuous process improvement. You will conduct and develop complex data analyses to support data-driven decisions, develop predictive indicators of performance, and create business intelligence tracking tools and dashboards that cross traditional functional lines. These tools, dashboards, reports and analyses can be used by employees at all levels of the organization, as well as by the general public.

If you are the successful candidate, you will also lead, facilitate, or conduct workshops/meetings to develop methodologies and work plans, identifying alternatives and solutions, on organizational performance improvement recommendations.

This is also an opportunity to provide transformational change leadership by leading activities, programs and projects associated with the implementation of major initiatives such as VDOT of Tomorrow and the Business Plan, while recommending improvements to agency activities to enhance alignment with those initiatives.

You will also:
  • Develop analyses to evaluate VDOT operations, initiate liaison with intra/inter agency groups to address findings/trends, represent Performance Transformation Division (PTD) and VDOT positions.
  • Conduct highly advanced, complex and unusually difficult analyses to identify insights and correlations indicating transformative changes that guide improvements in the agency’s performance.
  • Lead business process reengineering efforts, where key strategic business processes and functions are analyzed to increase efficiency.
  • Ensure VDOT direction and policies are incorporated into organizational performance, workforce planning, resources planning and individual performance planning.
  • Work with a variety of different types of datasets to include data processing, data cleaning and validation, data reconciliation and expansion, classical statistical analysis and model estimation.
  • Develop proposals, provide technical assistance and conduct research. Prepare communications for PTD, working group and agency leadership, in coordination with agency Communications offices. Prepare sensitive response and position statements for VDOT Commissioner and Cabinet Secretary.

This position is eligible for telework opportunities; availability, hours, and duration are at the sole discretion of the Department Manager in accordance with VDOT’s Teleworking policy.

VDOT employees serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life.

VDOT is the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, and employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity and collaboration that values differences.

In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.

We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.

We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore visit http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.



Minimum Qualifications

Ability to gather and analyze data and prepare reports using modern tools such as Microsoft Power BI, R, Python, SPSS, SQL and Teams and innovative solutions and applications. Experience working directly with executive leadership and staff-level workers to develop, discuss, present and implement reports and dashboards that are appropriate for the intended audience, facilitate leadership goals setting, and provide an accurate and timely representation of ongoing performance. Experience conducting and communicating analyses in individual review sessions, with local leadership, in working group settings, with field leadership and to executive members or panels. Finesse is a desired attribute; at times this position may require a questioning stance or contrarian view, while maintaining teamwork and continuous improvement focus. Experience defining a business need, identifying a solution, implementing the solution, and monitoring performance. Ability to effectively communicate orally, and in writing, with all levels of internal and external customer. Experience working with large data sets. Experience working in teams to solve complex problems. Bachelor’s degree in data or decision analytics, industrial engineering, operations research, economics, statistics or related field; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree.



Preferred Qualifications

Pursuing or attained Master’s degree in data or decision analytics, industrial engineering, operations research, economics, statistics or related field; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree. Experience in the development, implementation and management of large-scale performance improvement and organizational effectiveness strategies. Progressively responsible experience conducting a variety of advanced analyses and management studies, and implementing action plans from those efforts. Skill in overseeing the development of organizational-wide position papers. Knowledge of productivity analysis, performance measurement, strategic planning, business planning, analytical techniques, project management and public administration. Experience working directly with cross-functional upper management and executive leadership, and with staff-level workers, to develop, discuss, present and implement reports and dashboards that are appropriate for the intended audience, facilitate leadership goals setting, and provide an accurate and timely representation of ongoing performance.



Special Requirements

Fingerprint-based Criminal History Background Check is required.



Special Instructions to Applicants

State applications/resumes will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date through the Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications/resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application/resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status of your application/resume for this position.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit “Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants”: http://www.virginiadot.org/jobs/information_for_employees.asp


Name
Jeff Fowler


Fax

Email
jeff.fowler@vdot.virginia.gov

Address

VDOT
Human Resources Division
1221 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219

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