WICHITA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SERVICES
O - R
Information Services and Technology - Application
Reports to Supervisor, Application Development
The Data Analyst will be
responsible for maintaining the
data feeds to the
Kansas Individual Data on Students (KIDS) database application
Technical experience, as well as the ability to work with all
levels of users is required. Familiarity with available data
and knowledge of the district's goals related to the
application and its relationship to other district databases,
such as the student management system, PeopleSoft HRMS system,
This person will use database
query tools to find data from different sources to meet the
analytical needs of the district. The analyst will use
Structured Query Language to create and run queries and reports
to provide specialized data for analysis, then will follow
through by working with a variety of analytical tools to
provide detailed reports, which will be automated when
Support and maintain data feeds to the KIDS database
Pursue a continuous course of study to maintain knowledge of
database and analytical tools and methods, including mastering
Structured Query Language (SQL).
Assist customers with custom requests for data and
Document customer requirements and issues.
Assist in project planning and management.
Design, code and run queries to satisfy specialized or unique
Assist in development of programming and documentation
standards and procedures.
Perform software testing and document results.
Perform modification and report alterations as required.
Develop and maintain documentation and procedures to support
queries that have been created and automated.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor or CIO.
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma required.
Associates Degree required and Bachelors Degree
Familiarity with relational database concepts is required.
Experience in construction of relational queries is a plus.
Experience with Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, or equivalent is plus.
Experience with analysis of student-level data is required.
Data analytical skills:
Ability to discern minute patterns in large data
Ability to clearly
see the data forest, regardless of the number, or number of
varieties, of "trees." (meaning ability to see the overall data
set that may be made up of data from disparate systems, ala
eSIS, PeopleSoft, external sources such as state assessment
scores, ACT, etc.) Ability to focus on small data sets,
as small as one data element, in order to solve problems within
the larger data set. (meaning the ability to trace down data
anomalies based on a small sample)
Ability to develop skills to the expert level
with a modern data reporting tool.
Understanding of data manipulation techniques to allow search,
sort, merge, and transformation of data sets from different
Ability to thoroughly
document procedures and steps involved in complex data
operations such that other competent personal can figure out
how to perform the operations if needed. The Ability to read
and interpret policies and rules (such as from KSDE) pertaining
to uploads of KIDS and assessment data files, and corrections
of same is critically important.
Personal skills and attributes:
Outstanding verbal and written communication
skills to allow unambiguous and productive communications with
people with diverse backgrounds, experience, and needs.
Familiarity with the needs
of personnel at various levels of the school structure.
Punctual, reliable, and dependable about reporting for
work. Willing to work extra hours if needed in order to
accomplish critical tasks.
Significant and frequent contact
with all levels of personnel in and out of the District.
Ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to work with vendors.
Contact with other members of IST staff, customers and
Attendance at required meetings
and in-services. Ability to perform all tasks and work
the hours required. Daily schedules may fluctuate to
accommodate deadlines and delivery of services. Ability to
work without supervision.
Exhibit a professional
manner and a positive attitude to all staff, customers,
vendors, and others. Ability to plan, organize, make
decisions and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Must
possess the ability to perform as an effective team player,
communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, posses
effective time management skills, listen to internal and
external customer needs, and be detail and quality
oriented. Dependability and regular attendance is very
important. Be flexible, work under pressure and listen to
internal and external customer needs.