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Missoula County Data Analyst in Missoula, Montana

Data AnalystSalaryDepends on QualificationsLocation Missoula, MTJob TypeRegular Full-time, 40 hours/weekJob Number2024-00385DepartmentFinancial ServicesOpening Date04/02/2024Bargaining UnitMFPE-Federation of MIssoula County EmployeesWork SiteMissoula County Administration BuildingScheduling/Hours of WorkFull timeDefinitionThis is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The pay for this position depends on qualifications.The Financial Services Department is seeking a DATA ANALYST to join their team. This position performs professional level data analyst work for the Financial Services Department with primary responsibility for financial analysis, data analysis and financial reporting for the County of Missoula. Employees within this job class will generally focus on one or more areas of the county’s finances. Details: Priority screening will begin on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established, or the position has been filled.To Apply: •Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested.•Please include with your completed application the following attachments: A letter of interest and a resume.•Incomplete applications will be disqualified.•Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.Representative Examples of WorkCollects, summarizes, aggregates, and analyzes local, cross-systems data, as directed. Assists Finance and other departments to address identified strategies through appropriate data collection, analysis, and reporting. Performs statistical analyses of data to develop reports and recommendations for action by the various agencies. Performs financial data analysis of County operations including revenue, expenditure trends to assist the department or assigned departments in making informed financial decisions. Tracks data and trends and develops strategies to create and maintain effective and efficient programs, and for financial reporting. Creates and maintains quality assurance program(s). Monitors and tracks progress toward goals set by the Financial Services Department; and makes recommendations for course corrections. Evaluates financial information and business processes and strategies to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of Financial Services activity. Provides technical assistance and support to the department in data identification and collection, reporting, measurement of indicators, and quality assurance. Assesses data and reporting needs. Performs work to develop the most comprehensive and efficient methods for gathering data to improve performance. Monitors and evaluates internal systems and procedures to improve performance. Develops data collection protocols; produces reports on complex issues that present objective, rational findings on which management can make policy decisions, strategic planning, contain risk, and direct resources to specific target areas. Develops and maintains financial models to predict future financial trends and inform the County’s long-term planning. Develops and maintains processes that make data gathering, extraction and analysis more efficient. Analyzes current and past financial data and performance, prepares reports and projections based on this analysis. Coordinates with other members of the finance team to review financial information and forecasts. Conducts trainings related to data analysis and quality assurance; attends trainings, conferences, and meetings to stay current on trends related to the financial reporting; keeps current on related issues and development in the financial management area. Consults with administrators, programmers, analysts and user representatives in the implementation and development of data collection, warehousing, and security.Minimum Qualifications•Bachelor’s degree required. Degrees best suited to this position are business management systems and information technology, accounting, finance, math, statistics, public administration. CPA or CGFM desired. •Requires three years of professional level experience in data analysis, research work, quality assurance, accounting, financial analysis, or a related field. •With no degree, four years of experience in data analytics, accounting, management information systems technology may be considered.Physical/Environmental DemandsThe work requires little physical activity and the employee commonly remains in an office setting. May require occasional travel, locally and out of town to meetings and training. Requires a significant amount of time performing work at a computer workstation. Requires occasional medium lifting, (boxes, 25-35 pounds).Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region. Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.AgencyMissoula CountyAddress200 W BroadwayMissoula, Montana, 59802Phone406-258-4874Website