Office of Quality Assurance
The Data, Analytics, and Modeling Department provides SANDAG member agencies, elected officials, other organizations, and the public with information and technical resources for regional planning, funding, and policymaking efforts. The department represents a broad range of expertise from land use and transportation modeling, programming and website development, applied social research, public safety, demographics, and economics, and quality assurance. The information the department gathers, analyzes, produces, delivers, and maintains is essential to the success of SANDAG.
The Office of Quality Assurance provides independent verification of data acquired or produced by SANDAG modeling, forecasting, analysis, mapping, and visualization efforts. In all, there are 70 terabytes of data stored in 200 databases, and the data comes from over 80 sources. The current focus is on developing and implementing formalized policies, processes, and safeguards consistent with best practices and industry standards.
Data Quality Assurance Analyst Role
The Data Quality Assurance Analyst will design and perform data testing and validation functions and contribute to the enhancement of policies, processes, and documentation for various types of data acquired or produced by the agency’s modeling, forecasting, analysis, and mapping efforts. By working with a small team, and collaborating with department colleagues, the Data Quality Assurance Analyst ensures the integrity, validity, and credibility of data flowing into and out of various spatial and non-spatial databases.
This position is best suited for a data quality assurance/quality control professional with experience in data analytics and complex query development. We anticipate career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with agency executives. Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for a candidate with an aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving who is organized, flexible, and can be relied upon to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, and the use of sound judgment are important.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in computer science, management information systems, regional planning, geography, demography, economics, statistics, mathematics or a related field, and one to four years of professional quality assurance, data analysis, database, and programming experience.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position:
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
This position will be filled at the Analyst I, II, or Associate level depending on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Positions at the Analyst I and II level are considered entry-level; at the Associate level, employees are expected to independently coordinate more complex functions. The annual salary ranges are: Analyst I - $48,552 to $77,635 per year; Analyst II - $53,496 to $85,593 per year; Associate Analyst - $58,979 to $94,366 per year.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. And to support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
This position is Open until Filled. The first review of applications will begin on Friday, March 8, 2019.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or email@example.com.
Additional Application Requirement
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 500 words and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, all candidates will receive written confirmation that their application was received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. The best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
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SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer