We are Hiring! Data Quality Assurance and Analysis Manager

We are Hiring


Do you love data?
Are you familiar with the ins and outs of county and state transportation?
Are you intrigued by a role bridging our IT and Engineering Divisions?

We are looking for a Data Quality Assurance and Analysis Manager!

What would you be doing? 

You will serve as the agency’s primary data compiler, analyst, and presenter. You will be the primary bridge between the agency’s IT division (which includes GIS) and the engineering division which has the responsibility of external support, education, compliance, and reporting.  This is done through the use of high level and technical communications with our federal, state, and county partners through implementing quality control of annual reports submitted by the counties, road log data for the nearly 40,000 miles of county roads in Washington state, creation and maintenance of various data dashboards and data stories, and representing the agency at various state and national workgroups and committees.

You will determine, analyze, and coordinate Standard of Good Practice compliance and statewide performance data collection anticipating and analyzing a broad range of issues that affect county public works departments and provide expert level engineering, planning, and administrative analysis, ensuring issues are understood and resolution of issues is found.  You will recommend policy and program changes using data driven decision making as well as assessing and determining county practice, processes, and policy conformance with state statutes, agency rules, and agency policy as well as producing real-time reports and dashboards that support the County Road Administration Board’s strategic plan.

What are some of the qualifications we require?

  • At least five (5) years of experience as a data scientist, statistician, business intelligence analyst, or similar field.  
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.
  • Advanced competency in computer use including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced competency in one of the following areas:
    • Business intelligence software such as Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, SAP, or SmartSimple.
    • ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Business Analyst.
    • Relational database management systems such as Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Ability to develop and produce various technical analyses that effectively formulate difficult concepts into easy-to-understand information for use in trainings, conferences and presentations to county staff, agency board members and staff. Conduct analysis and use problem solving skills to conduct and direct job planning, cost estimating and scheduling.
  • General knowledge of supervisory techniques, team building, project funding, legislative process, and conflict resolution.
  • Travel statewide, at various times, any time of year, is required.

What else are we looking for?

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics, Data Science, or Engineering.
  • Certification as a data scientist such as Azure Data Scientist Associate or Data Science Council of America Senior Data Scientist or Principal Data Scientist. 
  • Ability to deliver effective public presentations, facilitate agreement between competing interests, foster a productive and supportive work environment, devise short and long-range plans, and create practical implementation schedules.
  • Ability to design training and support for agency and county staff involved in all areas of county road administration including construction and maintenance of county road and bridge projects. 
  • Thorough knowledge of Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) as they relate to the operation of state agencies and county road departments and current CRABoard policies and priorities.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of WAC 136, the Standards of Good Practice for county road departments.
  • Thorough knowledge of all phases of project administration including transportation planning and programming, federal, state and local transportation financing, state and federal program laws and requirements, federal, state, and local transportation policy development, and other local government issues.
  • Knowledge of county road departments operations, budgets, annual construction and six year programming, priority arrays, maintenance and operations, design and construction, project administration, risk management and legal concerns. 
  • Specific knowledge of annual construction and six year programming and construction practices, county road design and construction, and related Washington Administrative Codes for the Rural Arterial Program and County Arterial Preservation Program. 
  • Knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices, county roadway engineering practices, county road administrative and budgetary practices, and risk management.

We are committed to opportunity for all. 

CRAB celebrates our differences and we are committed to a workplace that supports equal opportunity employment and inclusion regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, marital status, families with children (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, status as a protected veteran, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as an individual with the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with disabilities or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We will also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
You are welcome to include the name and pronoun you would like to be referred to in your materials and we will honor this as you interact with our organization.

Does this sound like a good fit? Here are your next steps: 

If you or someone you know sounds like a good fit, apply on governmentjobs.com at https://lnkd.in/dVhA5z7Q.

For questions about this recruitment or to request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact Angie Anderson at (360) 407-8446 or email jobs@des.wa.gov. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Drew Woods
Drew Woods, PE
Deputy Director