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GOVERNMENT ANALYST II - 43001187

Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 285741 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: GOVERNMENT ANALYST II - 43001187

Position Number: 43001187 

Salary:  $46,381.20 - $91,984.92 

Posting Closing Date: 01/19/2021 

*****OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY *****

DIVISION: OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION
BUREAU: LIFE AND HEALTH FORMS AND RATES

CITY: TALLAHASSEE 

COUNTY: LEON

SPECIAL NOTES:                                                                                                  
A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major in statistics, economics, political science, actuarial science, data analytics, or similar quantitative discipline is required.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Working knowledge of SQL and basic database concepts
  • Exposure to SAS/R/Python
  • Understanding of more complex Excel functions and VBA

This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment. 

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the state application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of basic management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of one of the following programming languages: SQL, SAS, C++, Java, R, or Python.
  • Ability to independently apply knowledge of a programming language in the generation of tools, reports, and projects designed to improve the function of the business unit.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations, solve problems, document workflow, and other activities relating to the improvement of workflow practices.
  • Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials.
  • Ability to conduct fact-finding research.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

The Analytics Unit is responsible for using statistical theories, programming skills, and quantitative analysis to develop viewable output and user-based interfaces to assist in the function of OIR's business units. Its goal is to increase operational efficiencies, whether directly related to insurance regulation or the management of the agency as a whole and improve the quality and usefulness of data received by the OIR. The Analytics Unit members consult with other business units to determine functional needs and exercise discretion and judgment in determining the appropriate solutions and method of implementation.

  • Use economic theory and other quantitative techniques to gather insurance and other relevant data. Perform high-level analysis of data to, and develop solutions or alternative methods of, achieving the Office’s regulatory goals.  Use independent judgement to make functional decisions on tool development that impacts unit-level operations across business units.  This requires the use of experience, judgement, and the application of knowledge and education; specifically, that of economics (or similar disciplines) which is a requirement for the position.
  • Design and recommend changes to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems and/or procedures. Manage and monitor implementation by business unit team members which entails significant oversight responsibility.
  • Review programs, services, reports, and confer with senior management and users to identify problems; compiles data for legislative budget requests and long-range program plans; and prepare manuals and train staff in the use of applications and procedures per policy.
  • Performs other duties as required.

If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee