Data Specialist

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General summary

Supervisory positions at this level are accountable for the development, enhancement, and maintenance of databases or data integrations for assigned organizational areas. An incumbent typically manages a small team of data management staff and/or databases or data integrations of lesser complexity and/or risk and impact. Focus is on adaptation and maintenance of existing databases. Additional duties include mentoring application development staff, which may include vendor staff.

Specialist positions at this level are accountable for developing data management architecture and the design and maintenance of complex organizational data models within the approved architecture. Incumbents monitor and identify trends in data usage and opportunities for the reduction of data usage. Design, develop, test, and implement complex data management systems. Provide guidance relating to encryption standards and data recovery systems and processes. Run complex data analytics tools. Establish standards in naming conventions. Provide complex technical support in relevant field of discipline. May serve as project lead and/or provide technical direction to other project team members. Mentors less experienced staff.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous levels: Knowledge of data architecture, quality, mapping, and structures. Skill in providing direction in clear and concise matter.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 5-8 years of information technology experience with emphasis in data management or data integration. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

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