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Data Analyst, Special Education
Data Analyst, Special Education

Data Analyst, Special Education

Company : Baltimore County Public Schools
Salary : $72,402 - $111,934 a year
Location : Maryland

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    JOB TITLE: Data Analyst, Special Education

    REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Special Education

    DEFINITION: Serves as a data specialist and system administrator in the Department of Special Education for various automated reporting and tracking tools. Analyzes Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) reporting tools, system needs, and user requests. Designs, implements, and maintains reports and system solutions. Provides advice, guidance, and training to users. Performs other duties as assigned.

      Participates in the development, maintenance, and enhancement of automated informational systems, programs, and reports for Special Education. Identifies and documents issues to improve software performance and staff performance within the Department of Special Education.

      Conducts and supports the necessary data research, collection, and analysis for developing and maintaining accountability measures for special education programs including, but not limited to, State Performance Plan, Significant Disproportionality, Local Education Agency (LEA)Determinations, Dispute Resolution, Private Special Education Program, and Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Flow-Through.

      Serves as the IDEA Part B data manager. Develops and measures performance targets for LEAs.

      Provides ad-hoc data reports and analysis. Reviews existing research and effective practice to inform agency policy and practice. Provides technical assistance for data capture and report generation or analysis efforts for special education data within applicable software platforms of MSDE and BCPS.

      Synthesizes data and research in reports and presentations and serves as a primary contact for special education department and student data. Serves as the special education data steward.

      Develops monitoring systems relative to special education data and reporting systems designed to enhance compliance within special education and other programs. Inclusive of comparative data research of other local jurisdictions as well as national data comparison.
      Collaborates with executive directors, directors, coordinators, and staff to identify information processing and reporting requirements. Analyzes reporting systems, tools, and reports. Designs and implements automated management solutions.
      Collaborates with Department of Information Technology and Fiscal Services staff to identify and implement reports.
      Maintains an electronic library of reports created and used specifically within and for Department of Special Education.
      Collaborates with other offices within BCPS and assists in identifying files to be used for ad hoc reporting. Develops complex reports.
      Participates in initiatives to identify and increase efficiencies and improve controls within the Department of Special Education.
      Assists in the development of performance measures for measuring adherence to policy and procedures; assist in the implementation of a system for reporting such on a regular basis.
      Develops training materials. Assists users of the various reporting tools.


    Education, Training and Experience:
      Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, business administration, or a related field.
      Four years' professional experience as a business analyst, systems analyst, or in a related capacity.

    Note: Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience that provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      Thorough knowledge of automated business systems and reporting tools.
      Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft applications (including Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat and database administration.
      Knowledge of networked computers and associated hardware and software.
      Skill in analyzing and evaluating administrative processes for automation.
      Skill in operating, maintaining, and administering automated systems.
      Skill in troubleshooting system malfunctions.
      Skill in training and assisting end users.
      Skill in communicating effectively.
      Ability to learn applicable Federal Medicaid laws.
      Ability to learn office automated systems.
      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

    The work of this class is generally sedentary and performed in an office environment. Work includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers, and occasional limited physical activities.

    FLSA: Exempt

    SALARY: Grade 06 on the BCPS OPE 12 Month payscale $72,402-111,934.

    Eligible for the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System.

    This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

    Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Application Instructions
    Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
      Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
      Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
      Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
      Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

    Pre-Employment Requirements:
      All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
      Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
      If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
      Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
      Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
      All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
      Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

    Non-Discrimination Statement

    The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360).

    Contact Information

    Brian K. Johnson
    Director of Staffing
    (AFSCME, ESPBC, OPE & Non-Represented)
    Business Services Staffing
    6901 Charles Street, E Building
    Towson, Maryland 21204
    Phone: 443-809-7874
    Fax: 410-296-0568