22-59 Flood Planning Data Analyst (Data Analyst III)

Texas Water Development Board

Austin, TX, USA 🇺🇸


Only candidates who apply via email to (HR “at” TWDB.texas.gov) with an official State of Texas Application or through the WorkInTexas.com website will be considered for this position. View this position and apply at https://tinyurl.com/yd7gdlua.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) endorses telecommuting and hybrid workplace plans, in addition to other flexible work alternatives. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! For more information about these benefits and more visit: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/benefits.asp.

*Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Job Description Summary

Performs moderately complex (journey-level) data analysis and data research. Work involves the development, conducting detailed analysis of and extensive research, providing results, monitoring and implementing data quality, and
preparing maps and summary of regional and state flood planning data sets and their associated computer applications.
Assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of specialized projects pertaining to regional and state flood planning. Work may involve training staff. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Director of the Flood Planning Division.

Essential Job Functions

• Assists with the development, documentation, and maintenance of regional and state flood planning data sets
and their associated computer applications.
• Evaluates research and analysis on complex issues, legislation, and departmental policies related to flood
planning data.
• Develops and reviews procedures for implementation, administration, and evaluation of short-range and long range plans of the Flood Data Department and measures progress.
• Monitors performance measures for the Flood Data Department.
• Prepares complex data reports and other technical documents.
• Leads and participates in technical development and training meetings with internal staff and external customers.
• Reviews and evaluates regional flood planning data for contractual compliance.
• Provides direction, coordination, and support necessary to respond to requests from the legislature, the Board,
and other key stakeholders, or internal agency staff.
• Processes and summarizes state flood planning data in response to data requests from the legislature, the Board, and other key stakeholders, or internal agency staff.
• Assists in the preparation of the State Flood Plan, including, for example, processing, analyzing, and undertaking quality control measures of the state flood planning data used in development of the plan.
• Plans and assigns work of Flood Data Department staff and provides oversight of quality control reviews of
the departments assigned tasks and work outputs.
• Coordinates closely with other agency areas including TNRIS.
• Maintains confidential and sensitive information.
• Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely
disposed of in accordance with the agency’s records retention procedures and schedule.
• Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include, attending mandatory training courses.
• May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Planning, Resource and Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Data Science, Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, Business Analytics, or a related field.
• Two years of work experience in Planning, Resource and Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.
• Previous experience with geographic information system (Arc/GIS) and spatial analysis.
• Relevant education and experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

• Three years of work experience with relational databases, including geodatabases, querying tools, import and
exporting, and report development.
• Experience using the ESRI suite of GIS software.
• Experience using Python and related scripting.
• Working knowledge of Model Builder.
• Previous experience with flood planning in Texas and/or flood planning-related data.
• GISP, CFM or other relevant certifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

• Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the Flood Planning Division; and of the principles and practices of public administration.
• Knowledge of research techniques.
• Knowledge of relational database management systems.
• Knowledge of flood planning in Texas.
• Knowledge of data visualization
• Knowledge of program management processes and techniques.
• Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.
• Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
• Skills with data entry and administration of the online state water planning database.
• Skills in querying data using SQL Server, or by using SQL.
• Skills in building data related reports using software such as Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports or Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.
• Skills in preparing reports.
• Skills in providing good customer service, both internally and externally.
• Skills in working with GIS.
• Skills in data visualization and display.
• Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
• Ability to conduct searches and evaluations of large amounts of data in a timely fashion.
• Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.
• Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.
• Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.
• Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.
• Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.
• Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with infrequent errors.
• Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
• Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Ability to stand/sit/move with no physical limitations or aids to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.
• Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time, primarily within the State of Texas.
• Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a driver’s license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.
• Ability to work days that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.
• Ability to train others.