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data analyst


Saint Paul, MN


40.95 - 25.17980769230769 USD HOURLY

State of Minnesota

Saint Paul, MN

Mark Dayton

Unknown / Non-Applicable



Job Description

Job Details

Working Title: Data Analyst
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 2
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 07/14/2023
  • Closing Date: 07/20/2023
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $25.18 - $40.95 / hourly; $52,575 - $85,503 / annually
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • End Date: 07/31/2024
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Telework Eligible: Yes - #LI-Hybrid
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: No

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Join the 2,500+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The MNIT MDH team provides services for over 250+ applications and delivers the information technology to drive one of the leading public health systems in the nation. You will support an agency that works to protect, maintain, and improve the health of all Minnesotans.

Job Summary

  • Minnesota IT Services may be filling two ITS2 positions from this one posting. All applicants will be considered for both vacancies.

As the Data Analyst at Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) you will assisting in shaping, building, maintaining, and supporting the Amazon Web Services (AWS) data infrastructure for MDH. An example of the work we have been doing recently can be seen in this Video. You will leverage data technologies to support ever increasing data science related needs in the MNIT AWS MDH data environment and will be working in a fast paced ever evolving environment where your contributions are not only appreciated but encouraged. As a Data Analyst, you will ensure that data within the AWS data production environment operates efficiently, securely and effectively. This includes applying project management techniques to improve upon or resolve technical issues, investigating new data related technologies, makes recommendations for change and enhancement, and maximizes technologies' potential to meet ever evolving MDH needs. Come work at MNIT and the Department of Health and take advantage of an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

**This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; it is anticipated to last through July 2024 with the possibility of being extended.

***This position is currently eligible for full-time telework:

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a remote telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume.

This position requires a minimum of two (2) years of experience in information.

Experience must include the following:

  • Data science administration, development and maintenance
  • Data science tools such as R and Tableau
  • Programing using Python
  • Providing mentoring and support services
  • Experience with R and Tableau
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for two (2) years of experience, OR a related Associate’s degree substitutes for one (1) year.

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Employment Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Other legally required checks

** Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.**

Preferred Qualifications

  • Data science technical decision making with limited resources and precedence
  • Sophisticated data science troubleshooting ability, including the ability to create and test hypotheses based on relative likelihood, and a willingness and ability to creatively consider all possible causes for a problem and test appropriately
  • Experience with R, Python and Tableau
  • Communicating and training on data science technical issues to non-technical employees
  • Collaboration skills in working with technical and nontechnical employees in group efforts
  • Communicating industry standards, best practices, testing techniques, and the interpretation of assessment, and testing results

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Mandie Stevenson at


To be considered for any Veteran's Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.

RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. You must:

  • Meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.
  • Meet all of the RSV criteria.
  • Submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to:

About Minnesota IT Services

Minnesota IT Services is the information technology agency for the State of Minnesota. MNIT partners with agencies, boards, councils, and commissions to deliver secure, reliable technology solutions as we set IT strategy, direction, policies, and standards statewide. Work for MNIT and be part of a nation-leading IT organization that helps to create an innovative government that works for everyone. Our culture promotes collaboration, demands agility, and encourages us to embrace change. Be a part of something bigger than yourself, something to be inspired by; come to work for MNIT.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email and indicate what assistance is needed.

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