• Data Associate

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 5:52 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Data Associate within our Rural Health Care Team. Reporting to the Manager of Program Management.


    This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.


    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Data Associate will be responsible for compiling data from multiple sources to develop actionable insights and create accurate, informative reports for multiple audiences. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:


    • Perform descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analysis for FCC and RHC leadership to help make informed policy, administrative decisions.

    • Analyze large sets of program data to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency, integrity, and stakeholder experience of RHC program participants
    • Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of RHC program procedures to perform analysis that promote RHC program success
    • Work closely with various internal and external stakeholders to deliver program success
    • Identify opportunities to capture new data and streamline existing data capture process to enhance analytic capabilities
    • Participate in system development and analytics tools evaluation processes to assess impact and accommodate data structure changes
    • Develop and maintain process to manage and conduct analysis incorporating data residing outside of the system
    • Gather requirements, develop, validate, and maintain reports for internal and external stakeholders, including the FCC, while ensuring consistency and accuracy
    • Maintain, develop, and implement policies and procedures that ensure the accuracy and integrity of RHC program data and reporting
    • Support managers, directors, and members of the leadership team in various projects, as needed.
    • Other specific duties as assigned.


    About You


    • You possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
    • You have 3 to 4 years of experience performing descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analysis
    • You have an advanced understanding of Excel and have performed complex data analysis using expert functions
    • You have 3 or more years of researching and analyzing system data using Microsoft Excel to create valuable reports and actionable insights for various members in the organization including leadership / management
    • You have 2 or more years of demonstrated experience with complex analysis projects and can manage multiple projects and meet deadlines while maintaining high level of quality and deliverable
    • You are a problem solver with great attention to detail, can work with little supervision, multi-task, and learn quickly
    • You have excellent analytical skills and able to summarize and present large amount of data to various audiences
    • You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in high-pressure situations
    • You possess strong business writing skills, with experience communicating with all levels of employees
    • You are comfortable working as a self-motivated individual contributor and also as part of a team
    • You enjoy working in an open environment where every member shares equal weight in providing and implementing solutions
    • You have experience working in a fast paced and deadline driven environment

    The following experience is desired:
    • Experience in consolidating data from multiple platforms for analysis and report development is a plus
    • Experience in conducting analysis and developing reports with data that is part of a system in a constant state of development is a plus
    • Experience with analytic software/tools (ex: Tableau, Pentaho) is a plus
    • SQL skills is a plus


    About USAC

    Despite pervasive connectivity in most urban areas in the United States, as of January 2015 the FCC estimated that nearly 55 million Americans across the country had no access to broadband services. Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


    The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


    USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


    Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.

    Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx

    USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.

    USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.

    USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.



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