Salary: $72,552.00 – $97,596.00 Annually
Location: Multiple Locations Statewide, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Job Number: 2023-08101
Department: Dept. of Commerce
Division: Energy Division
Opening Date: 07/12/2023
At the Department of Commerce (Commerce), we are creative, collaborative, and trusted. We identify opportunities to deliver critical funding and services to strengthen communities, we cultivate an environment in which we continuously learn, and we own our work. The Energy Division (Energy) catalyzes the transition to a clean, and just, and resilient energy future. The Management Analyst 5 works within the State Efficiency and Environmental Performance Office (SEEP) in the Energy Division. SEEP works with state agency partners to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate toxic materials from state agency operations. The SEEP Office supports and guides state agency lead-by-example efforts related to electric vehicles, energy efficient and zero energy buildings, sustainable purchasing and clean electricity. The Management Analyst 5 provides supervision of professional staff as the lead analyst for the SEEP Office, and is responsible for specific data systems and analytics work in support of SEEP. This position leads and oversees research efforts, data management and analysis, provides expert consultation to the SEEP Director, and presents findings and makes recommendations regarding state agency environmental performance projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and toxics. By using performance analytics and developing tools and strategies that effectively communicate results to decision makers, this position ensures data-driven decision making and demonstrates results from state agency work related to SEEP. This position supports the SEEP Director in strategic alignment and long- range planning activities related to performance measures, state agency operations, budget development, and policy.
The Management Analyst 5 requires a combination of technical expertise, creativity, collaboration, self-motivation, and an interest in using data to understand and address community needs, as well as the ability to gather, manipulate, and draw insights from a wide range of datasets and formats. The work also incorporates the development of online tools to effectively deliver information and resources to a variety of audiences. Here are some of the duties performed in this role.
Research and Report Development Efforts
- Leads key research and reporting efforts identified by the SEEP Governing Council, Guidance Team, and working groups.
- Leads collaboration with diverse groups including state agency representatives, subject matter experts, contracted service providers, utilities, and others to support research and analytical efforts.
- Collaborates directly with SEEP Governing Council members and serves as the back-up to the SEEP Director at Governing Council meetings and other forums.
- Oversees the preparation of reports for the SEEP Governing Council, agency executive leadership, the Governor’s Office, legislative representatives, and other stakeholders.
- Presents research findings and recommendations to decision-makers, elected officials, and others in a variety of formats and settings.
- Evaluates state agency policies, programs, and processes to identify leverage points that could help integrate SEEP with existing business practices.
- Provides expert consultation to the SEEP Director in shaping the strategic direction of the SEEP program and data-driven decision making.
- Supports legislative coordination and policy analysis work related to SEEP priorities.
- Ensures that research and reporting efforts are aligned with ongoing efforts at Results Washington, OFM, and other statewide and interagency forums.
Data Management, Analysis, and Verification
- Provides expert-level consultation on data related to environmental performance, energy consumption, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, state facilities, transportation, budget & finance, procurement, and other topics to executive leadership.
- Oversees data collection on environmental performance and toxics reduction efforts at state agencies.
- Organizes and manages complex datasets from a broad set of state agency operations.
- Leads data analysis and advises SEEP Director and agency representatives on trends, performance, etc.
Staff Management and Supervision
- Supervise a team of professional staff.
- Delegate workload responsibilities, priorities, and assignments to staff.
- Provide regular feedback, coaching, and guidance to staff.
- Evaluate staff performance and address concerns as necessary.
Develop Metrics, Tools, and Processes to Support SEEP work
- Establishes and oversees process and methodology for complex data collection and performance analytics, in support of specific SEEP initiatives and overall program coordination.
- Consults with diverse groups of executive management, interagency representatives, and subject matter experts to develop databases, metrics, and reporting tools.
- Uses current and emerging technology to create data visualizations and develop data dashboards, to effectively communicate results to senior leadership, policy makers, and the public.
- A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, law, public health, health administration, accounting, or related field
- Five years of experience in two or more of the following areas (professional level experience in governmental contracting, program/project management, or accounting may substitute year for year for the degree):
analyzing policies, laws, rules, or regulations
conducting business analysis and developing requirements
one year of supervising
- A graduate degree or advanced degree may substitute for one year of required experience.
- Skilled at gathering and synthesizing disparate data from a wide range of sources in a variety of formats.
- Analytical/problem solving skills and enthusiasm for pushing technical limits and finding creative solutions.
- Experience applying a range of statistical analyses to practical decision-making contexts.
One-year or more experience in the following:
- Interpreting and analyzing data
- Creating presentation materials and conducting presentations and trainings
- Intermediate or better level of database knowledge and experience
- Demonstrated experience using word processing software, building and editing spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, and use of internet for research
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build partnerships among people with diverse and challenging interests
- Accountability–Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements
- Customer Service – Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image
- Integrity – Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad.
- Leadership – Leads through change and adversity, makes the tough call when needed, builds consensus when appropriate, motivates and encourages others. Able to collaborate and build partnerships, develop work teams, and work effectively with authorizing and external environment. Assess risk and facilitates problem solving.
- Interprets complex and technical information and communicates verbally and in writing in a simple and easy to understand manner to diverse audiences
- Teamwork–Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
- Results Focus–Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation. Effectively communicates, independently analyzes, and weighs the risks versus benefits in decisions and recommendation related to program compliance and administration
- Communication–Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills. Ability to apply negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
- Organizational Savvy–Operates within the organization’s formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others’ roles and perspectives, can sell projects and ideas across the organization
- Computer Skills–Skilled in the use of computers, adapts to new technology, keeps abreast of changes, learns new programs quickly, use computers to improve productivity.
- Knowledge of energy and GHG metrics.
- Experience with finance, energy, environmental performance, GHG emissions, facilities, transportation, and/or toxic materials).
- Skilled at coding as well as software and database development (e.g., Python, R, SQL).
- Experience with ESRI ArcGIS software, geospatial data, and web-mapping platforms (e.g., ArcGIS Online, CartoDB, Mapbox).
- Experience with web-based data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, PowerBI, D3, Google Charts).
- Experience collaborating with marginalized communities, Tribal communities and vulnerable populations and/or centering equity in program design and implementation.
To be considered for this position the following are needed in your application:
- A complete and detailed online application;
- A Cover letter (enter online);
- At least three (3) professional references (enter online).