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United Way/KCHC Seek Experienced Data Analyst

8/16/2012

United Way of Kern County and the Kern County Homeless Collaborative seek experienced Data Analyst to work with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-mandated Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) to meet the data quality requirements of the HUD-funded Continuum of Care. Duties include: Extensive data analysis on local homelessness; Identification of service needs; Identification of gaps in data collection; Proper collection and submission of data; Training of HMIS users. Relevant degree and experience required. HMIS experience highly desirable.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Continuum of Care Data Analyst

The Kern County Homeless Collaborative, which operates the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded Bakersfield/Kern Continuum of Care, a wide range of competitively funded projects to help provide housing and supportive services to local homeless individuals and families, is looking to fill the following position:
 
Title
CoC Data Analyst
 
Job Description
Reporting to the President/CEO of the United Way of Kern County, the Data Analyst will work under the guidance of a) the Homeless Management Information System’s (HMIS Database) Administrator (based at Kern County Mental Health); and b) the CoC’s Homelessness Project Manager (based at United Way of Kern County); and in conjunction with c) the Kern County Homeless Collaborative’s Steering and HMIS/Data Quality Committees; and d) various stakeholders in the 20+ member agencies of the Kern County Homeless Collaborative to ensure the following:
 
·         Extensive data analysis on local homelessness (demographic, economic, trend, and other data);
·         Identification of service needs;
·         Identification of gaps in data collection as required by HUD and/or the CoC;
·         Proper collection and submission of data per HUD and/or CoC requirements;
·         Dissemination of crucial information regarding HMIS system updates, as mandated by HUD, to both software providers and end users;
·         Accurate reporting of CoC, program or agency performance on a quarterly, semiannual and annual basis from HMIS to the CoC Steering Committee, and as needed in online-based HUD reporting tools or portals (for example, Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX), E-Snaps application and grant management system, etc.);
·         Assistance with delivery of training to HMIS Database users;
·         Recruitment of agencies not currently using HMIS in order that more agencies can begin using this HUD-required system of data collection on local homelessness;
·         Customization of data collection needs by agency;
·         Assistance with data and narrative to be incorporated into the annual CoC funding application to HUD;
·         Guidance on ways to improve data collection and quality per HUD and/or CoC requirements;
·         Attendance at monthly meetings of the HMIS/Data Quality Committee, Steering Committee, and other committees of the Homeless Collaborative, as required.
 
Other Functions
·         Presentations (including in Microsoft PowerPoint) in professional group meetings.
·         Helps develop HMIS training materials.
·         Uses a personal computer to write reports, perform statistical analysis, and conduct research.
·         Performs other related duties as required.
Employment Standards
·         Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university which has led to attainment of the required knowledge, skills and abilities and two (2) years of administrative and/or financial management experience. Possession of an advanced degree may be substituted for one (1) year of experience.
OR
·         Completion of an accredited technical or vocational school training program in Business, Management, Finance, Computer Science, Computer Office Automation Technology or closely related field AND four (4) years of Administrative or Data Analysis experience in a business environment.
OR
·         Six (6) years of Programming or Data Analysis experience in an Information Systems environment.
 
·         Qualifying experience must have been within the last eight years.
 
Valid California Class “C” Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment.
 
Knowledge/Ability to:
Knowledge of principles of public administration, and organization management;
knowledge of methods of conducting complex analytical studies of administrative and
management practices and procedures; knowledge of relationships between local, state, and federal government, public interest groups and private enterprise; ability to make effective public presentations; ability to conduct research and develop statistical data, analyze findings and make effective recommendations on administrative, management, budgetary and fiscal practices, procedures, and problems; ability to write complex reports in a logical, comprehensive, concise manner; ability to establish and maintain effective, cooperative working relationships; ability to facilitate, and negotiate issue resolution between staff members of different CoC and non-CoC departments and offices; ability to acquire subject matter expertise in functional areas; ability to read, understand, and explain rules, regulations, statutes and case law; ability to use a personal computer to write reports, perform complex statistical analysis, and conduct research.
 
To Apply:
Submit letter of interest and resume ELECTRONICALLY to Della D. Hodson, President and CEO, United Way of Kern County, at della.h@uwkern.org.

 

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