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Scientific Computing Professional Associate

Company: The University of Georgia
Location: Athens
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Job Description:

Posting Details

Posting NumberS05346PWorking TitleScientific Computing Professional AssociateDepartmentPSO Carl Vinson Institute of GovtAbout the University of Georgia The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRSEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information M-F, 8-5

Advertised Salary$27,583 - $40,000Posting Date10/29/2020Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date11/16/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Classification TitleIT Systems Support Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSANon-ExemptJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum Qualifications Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred QualificationsPosition Summary This position is a data science professional who performs computer programing, database management, data analysis, data visualization, and develops predictive analytics models to enhance and inform critical policy and fiscal decisions for government and university clients. This position serves as a technical team member on higher education data visualization, data analytics, and forecasting projects. The position will stay apprised of the rapidly changing technologies and techniques to compile, analyze, and visualize data. This position will have knowledge of data visualization software, R, SQL, machine learning, and data management and extraction tools. This position will have experience in applied statistical methods, computer science and data modeling. This position is also responsible for communicating data findings and model output to a range of audiences both technical and non-technical. The data scientist explores information from not just one source, but from multiple sources in order to gain maximum insight that can give a client additional insights to inform their decision making and performance management needs. This position solicits feedback from team members and clients for improvement of future services or projects.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Knowledge of data visualization software, R, SQL, machine learning, and data management and extraction tools.

Skill in applied statistical methods, computer science and data modeling.

Physical Demands Normal for office environment.

Sitting at a computer.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?NoIs this a Position of Trust?NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities Manages large data sets and database tables including the extraction, load, and translation processes.

Percentage of time30Duties/Responsibilities Creates data visualizations for clients and internal customers.

Percentage of time25Duties/Responsibilities Develops machine learning and statistical models and other types of predictive analytics for client projects.

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities Develops software and designs, codes and tests models and/or applications to meet contract obligations and client needs.

Percentage of time20Duties/Responsibilities Effectively manages time and resources to meet deadlines; solicits feedback for improvement of future services or projects. Continuously updates their knowledge of machine learning, predictive analytics, statistical modeling and data visualization.

Percentage of time5Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV

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Keywords: The University of Georgia, Athens , Scientific Computing Professional Associate, Other , Athens, Georgia

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