Chief Analytics Officer

  • Washington State Employment Security Department
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • Aug 02, 2022
Full time Executive Government

Job Description

Chief Data Analytics Officer (EMS4)

Washington State Employment Security Department

Salary  $89,460.00 - $154,140.00 Annually

Olympia, Washington


We are looking for a human-centered leader who cares deeply about making a difference in their community and understands the role data analytics, economic analysis and reporting have on an organizations ability to build programs and services that transform lives.

The economic analysis, reporting and leadership you provide will help ensure our state provides Washingtonians with inclusive and equitable services that help people find jobs, have effective employment supports, and bridge gaps in employment. This position has the opportunity to support ensuring increased understanding of inequities in service delivery, program outcomes, employment, and labor markets across Washington.

Duties
As the Chief Analytics Officer, you will serve as the state’s authority on the labor market and will have the opportunity to impact policy and decision making by the State Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and other state agencies on economic workforce conditions, programs, and services. This position is an important strategic partner in leading the Employment Security Department.  You will lead a team responsible for providing economic analysis, reporting, and evaluation for many statewide programs including Unemployment Insurance, Re-employment Services, and Paid Family and Medical Leave.   Stakeholder leadership is a key component of this role as you will work closely with the Commissioner’s Office, agency leaders and legislative bodies providing analysis and advice. 

To excel in this role, you will use your technology literacy, knowledge of data analysis and reporting techniques, and demonstrated leadership to think critically about how ESD delivers services. This includes centering equity and inclusion in economic and labor market analysis to make ESD and many other organizations more effective at supporting historically marginalized communities. You will think about how we collect, analyze, utilize, and communicate data and labor market information. This position oversees the modeling and tax implications of the Unemployment Insurance trust Fund ($5 billion) and the PFML Trust Fund. The Chief Analytics Officer is also accountable for federal reporting and cooperative work agreements that are tied to millions of dollars of agency funding. In addition, you will also oversee the annual DATA budget totaling $7.5 million, which funds 65 full time employees.

 

More of what you will do:

 

Champion and lead labor market, economic, and program information gathering and reporting strategies for the state.
Represent the agency and state on high-profile economic and workforce issues, including direct responsibility for the design, development and maintenance of the employment-related measures and indicators for the Governor's Results Washington initiative.
Advise the Commissioner and Executive Leadership Team, identifies key decision points to shape the strategic policy for the agency and works with the Legislative and Executive Operations Director to develop materials and brief the Governor, Legislature, Congress, and other key stakeholders. 
Develop a culture of learning, growth, and belonging in the division you lead.
Conduct high profile, precedent-setting work collecting agricultural wage and practices information used by the US Department of Labor to set wage and practice standards for the federal agricultural H-2A guest worker program
Lead innovation efforts related to economic analysis and reporting including serving as a project sponsor for key strategic projects.     
 
Qualifications
What you bring:

Required:

Advanced degree in Economics, Public Administration, or other research related field
Extensive knowledge of state and federal economic workforce conditions, programs, and services
Strong research, writing, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
Demonstrated experience managing professional research staff
Demonstrated understanding of how to understand program outcomes and drive increased equity.
Problem analysis and solution skills involving a high degree of original, independent judgement with the ability to identify critical issues and prepare recommendations for changes in policy and procedures
 

More about what you bring:

 

You are passionate about collaboration and leveraging other’s strengths
You have a strong background/understanding of statistical analysis and research in complex government programs such as economic and labor market analysis.
You are skilled at building and maintaining relationships across a diverse range of stakeholder’s staff members, and customers 
You have a talent for translating complex, intricate technical concepts into digestible terminology.
You have a strong influencer skillset 
You are invested in the success of your team member and work to develop future leaders, and build strong cohesive teams
You know how to define a vision, clearly communicate organization mission and goals to staff, and follow through with regular ongoing feedback and direction. 

 What you have mastered: 

Project and program management; general familiarity with the workings of state and federal governments 
Advanced understanding of complex research, analysis, statistical, actuarial, and economic methodologies 
Technology and project literacy, such as: 
Best practices in information security and data privacy
Defining business needs and developing partnerships with technical teams
Project Management and technology delivery approaches like Agile.
Analysis and reporting techniques, such as: 
Cohort building techniques and concepts 
Technical report build practices
Data visualization

 

Supplemental Information
Additional Requirement of Employment:

Must be able to pass an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim & Benefit Information Review.
Must be able to travel as needed.
Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) state employees must be fully vaccinated. This position is based in a WorkSource location and requires in-person attendance with no option for full-time telework. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you verify your status. 
 

 

Please submit your Cover Letter, and Resume with your Online Application through the "Add Attachments" field. A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application or vice versa. Applications with blank fields, or supplemental question responses with comments such as "see attachments" may be considered incomplete.  

Additional Requirement of Employment:

Must be able to pass an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim & Benefit Information Review.
Must be able to travel as needed.
Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF reader) state employees must be fully vaccinated. This position is based in a WorkSource location and requires in-person attendance with no option for full-time telework. Please note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you verify your status. 
 

 

Please submit your Cover Letter, and Resume with your Online Application through the "Add Attachments" field. A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application or vice versa. Applications with blank fields, or supplemental question responses with comments such as "see attachments" may be considered incomplete.  


 Why work with us?
 Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.
 Our core benefits include:

Medical, dental and vision insurance
Life, accidental death, and dismemberment insurance
Long-term disability insurance
Retirement
Social security
Vacation, leave and holidays
Flex Spending Accounts
Dependent Care Assistance
Deferred Compensation
and so much more. 
 

Our agency's mission and values drive every decision that we make, determine how we interact with others and are at the core of who we are. We value Collaboration, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Innovation, and Integrity, Investing in our people and Service with kindness.  We understand that a work environment that respects your work/life balance is key, that's why many of our positions are eligible for flexible work schedules and teleworking opportunities. Through support, value and trust our employees are empowered to grow and develop into their best self.
 
 Opportunity for All
 The Washington Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please include your name and pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.   

 If you are a person needing assistance in the application process, if you need this job announcement in an alternate format, or if you have general questions about this opportunity, please contact Joe Vansyckle or the Talent Acquisition Team, or Washington Relay Service 711. 
 
 
 Other Information

This recruitment may be used to fill additional agency-wide positions in accordance with Article 4 of the WFSE Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The Employment Security Department is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing, or completing your application, please contact careershelp@des.wa.gov or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960.