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Information Technology Research Analyst

Posting Begin Date: 2024/07/03
Posting End Date: 2024/07/19
Category: Research
Sub Category: Professional
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 31.25
Maximum Salary: 40.87
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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IDAHO LEGISLATIVE SERVICES OFFICE

Information Technology Research Analyst

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide professional, independent, non-partisan research support to the Idaho Legislature regarding impacts, efficiencies, or cost-benefits of various policy decisions.
 
· The incumbent will work within a team of research analysts to provide research and technical expertise on various state agency information technology programs or proposed projects for accountability and value to the State of Idaho. This will include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to help the Idaho Legislature make informed decisions regarding information technology investments.
 
· The incumbent will provide expertise to the Legislature through written reports, publications, memoranda, briefs, electronic presentations, dashboards, and/or oral testimony before committees. Projects and work products will range from single-item requests with quick completions to longer more in-depth projects and reviews.

· The Idaho Legislature meets from January through March each year, but also has numerous interim meetings, activities, and research projects throughout the year.

 · Some statewide travel may be required to attend interim meetings or state agency board and commission meetings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in information technology, computer science, business administration, or a related field is preferred; however, relevant experience within state or local government may substitute for education.

· Additional certifications or specialized training are advantageous. For instance, experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or infographics and their applications within public policy is desired.

 · Excellent communication skills and the ability to translate and communicate technical information and jargon to the legislative audience and the public is required. The capability to create clear and concise presentations to meet project objectives is expected.
 
· Ability to dissect technical data and draw meaningful conclusions to incorporate into reports and infographics is required. Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail are required to succeed in this job.
 
· A working knowledge of industry and government trends in development, contracting, or purchasing of information technology software and hardware is needed. This will require knowledge of programming languages, databases, and standard operating procedures.

· Knowledge of evaluation principles, procedures, and study designs to ensure rigor, objectivity, and quality are needed. This includes documentation techniques and quality control measures.

· Working knowledge of, or the ability to learn, the common data systems used in state government for the retrieval of budgetary, financial, and personnel information.
 
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of state agency organizations, legislators of all political parties, and the public. Frequent communication with legislators, either individually or in groups, is expected.
 
ABOUT LEGISLATIVE SERVICES:
· Flexible Schedules
· Career-long learning opportunities
· Service First Culture
· Opportunity to play an integral role in the government process

      Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

      Benefits:

      The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit https://dhr.idaho.gov/StateEmployees/Benefits.html.*

      EEO/ADA/Veteran:

      The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

      The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

      Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

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