Title: Data Technician – Environmental Data Management $18.17 - $24.95 / Posted thru: 5-1-19
Employee Name: TBD
Supervisor: Deb MacKenzie-Taylor
Purpose: Provide accurate and reliable data mana management services for the Toxicology and Resp Response Section. This person is responsible for for maintaining reliable databases used to orga organize and validate datasets for a variety of p of public health needs; must be adept at util utilizing the Microsoft Office suite, incl including Access, to gather and process data from from multiple sources and to provide content for for reports and other documents.
Duties and Responsibilities: Duty 1: Assemble data from laboratory r results, reports and Section activities. ( (50% of time) • Obtain and process data; perform q quality assurance/quality control measures o on data to allow production of standardized t tables and database content. • Develop and maintain metadata for d datasets created or modified by the Section. • Assist with the design of stable, r reliable and effective spreadsheets and d databases to track, compile, analyze and m maintain datasets housed within the Section. • Modify databases according to r requests and perform tests. • Monitor and maintain long-term data st streams to ensure that datasets are current.
Duty #2: Create data-related products. (30% o of time) • Work with analysts and other Section s staff to develop forms, report templates and o other interface components that allow e efficient data entry and the generation of r report content for projects and Section a administrative activities. • Assist with production of charts, graphs and data-driven content for reports, p presentations and educational materials. • Assist with the design of surveys, out outreach materials and other tools used for dat data acquisition.
Duty #3: Provide data processing and p product support. (10% of time) • Provide assistance solving s spreadsheet and database usage issues. • Develop technical guides and t training materials for data products d developed by the Section. • Research and suggest new database pr products, services and protocols.
Duty #4: Provides additional support to the section and department on an as-needed b basis. (10% of time) • Assist with the creation of databases or derived products for special projects inside and outside of the Section by management or other State Departments on an as-needed basis. • All other duties as assigned.
Education: A Bachelor of Science degree in a hea a health, IT, earth science, or envir environmental science field is preferred; howev however, equivalent combinations of educa education, certifications and experience that that provide the required knowledge, skills and a and abilities will be evaluated on an indiv individual basis. Experience: Two or more years of experience wor working as a database technician or equ equivalent.
Important Skills and Characteristics: • Understanding of data management in M MS Excel and MS Access • Strong knowledge of Excel and Access r reporting and form design • Experience with Visual Basic for A Applications and SQL • Excellent organizational skills • Detail oriented with excellent data q quality control skills • Willing to work with subject area e experts to support data and reporting needs • Strong verbal and written co communication skills
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Physical effort will be typical of an office position using a computer for 95% of daily work time. Requires valid vehicle operator’s license and o license and occasional travel within the State, includ State, including overnights. Less occasionally, occasionally, travel may be required outside the State. Th the State. There may be times when work outside of re outside of regular hours is necessary for the completio the completion of a project. The employee may need to c may need to conduct site visits and attend public events public events around the state. Work materials and materials and supplies can be bulky and may weigh up to 4 weigh up to 40 lbs. The employee could be exposed to lo exposed to local weather conditions and unpleasant or unpleasant or noxious odors.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: No assigned re assigned responsibility.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATION OPERATIONS: The function of the Division is to act as to act as a resource for the evaluation of the effec the effects of the environment on health. Within th Within the division, the Toxicology and Response Response Section evaluates sites of environme environmental chemical contamination for health ef health effects on exposed human populations. This posi This position supports the building and maintenan maintenance of data management and GIS resources resources for the Toxicology and Response Section.
REQUIRED COMMUNICATION Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpo Purpose MDHHS Section Manager Daily Supervision Data Management & GIS Coordinator Dai Daily Support and Guidance Other key partners and organizations As nee needed Collaboration
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Non-Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”