Data Analyst

Posting Number: #1312

Position Title: Data Analyst

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote, USA

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

The Data Analyst position performs complex technical and analytical work in designing and creating queries and reports to extract data from the State of Oregon’s disease tracking systems. Responsible for complex ad hoc reporting, data mining, data integrity, organizing, analyzing, and summarizing data.

This is a time-limited position funded through December 2022. The position is remote, working with staff located in Washington County, Oregon.

Pay: $71,872 to $88,073 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $71,872 to $88,073 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Employment Type: Full Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop a full understanding of the data systems’ strengths and limitations, implications for data analyses, and possible solutions.
  • Design, write, and test queries to access data and prepare standard and ad hoc reports to meet specified needs.
  • Collect, compile, extract, and organize complex information and data from multiple systems. Collaborating with epidemiologists and the data analytical team, develop analysis, design, and produce a wide range of reports and metrics.
  • Create and maintain interactive data products such as dashboards and maps (e.g. Tableau, Rmarkdown).
  • Support epidemiologists and strike teams by creating processes to analyze COVID-19 case investigations and outbreaks. Streamline processing data exports for cases and outbreaks.
  • Design data quality reports that include analysis of internal public health data. Analyze, evaluate, and recommend modifications to methods and procedures related to departmental operations and goals; make recommendations based on research and exploratory data analysis.
  • Develop written protocols, operating procedures, and end-user manuals and instructions on data systems.
  • Investigate and resolve data, reporting, and system inconsistencies; develop and implement workflow, data entry, collection, and reporting procedures.
  • May serve as an integral member of a research or study team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two years of experience in data analysis, statistics, programming, operational analysis, or a related field that included performing analysis, statistical evaluation, database design, maintenance, administration, and statistical reporting.
  • Experience troubleshooting intermediate or complex data questions.
  • Experience with validating and auditing data.
  • Experience working with disparate sources of data and large databases.
  • Experience handling multiple projects while successfully meeting project deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in biostatistics, computer science, data science, or a related field demonstrating the capacity for the required knowledge and skills; or you can substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Other Qualifications

  • Intermediate skills in one or more of the following: R, Python, SAS, SQL, or VBA.
  • Well-versed in data extraction, quality improvement, validation, and visualization.
  • Ability to follow the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.
  • Experience with Tableau is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques, including mathematical modeling, linear, multiple and logistic regression is a plus.
  • Governmental public health work is a plus.
  • A Master’s degree is preferred.

Important Information

  • The offer of this position is conditional upon an applicant’s successful completion of background check.


This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE, salary level of the employee, or federal/state/local laws, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.


Per the PHI Workforce Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is a condition of employment for all domestic based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they are granted a reasonable accommodation under applicable law.

New hires need to provide proof of full vaccination prior to their start date or apply for an exemption/accommodation within three business days after their start date. Depending on the circumstances, new hires who do not comply with this Policy, or who cannot be reasonably accommodated, will either have their employment suspended or terminated. Candidates who are non-compliant will have their offers rescinded.

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