Data and Economic Analyst

Missouri Department of Economic Development
Jefferson City, MO
Date Posted:  May 25, 2021
Closing Date:  June 16, 2021

Your Primary Focus Will Be: 

  • Objective 1: Support development of actionable operational data analyses and dashboards
    • Support efforts by program leaders to translate program data and goals into effective and efficient program dashboards utilizing Tableau
    • Perform customized analysis and visualization of operational data
    • Oversee data readiness and improvements of monthly department performance dashboard
  • Objective 2: Facilitate the growth of the department’s data literacy, analysis, and visualization skills, and support effective data management
    • Deliver subject matter expertise, technical assistance, and effective communication of data skills and concepts, including Excel and Tableau skills to internal customers
    • Promote data literacy and skills by monitoring and ensuring access to data training, resources, and tools, and ensuring best practices are utilized
    • Encourage and support data management and governance improvements
  • Objective 3: Provide the Department with high quality and consistent economic and fiscal impact analyses and facilitate its use in project selection and program evaluation
    • Gain familiarity with customized use of the REMI economic impact model software to produce economic and fiscal impact analyses
    • Make continuous improvements to DED’s impact analysis process, including an annual calibration of the model
    • Deliver effective communication of general economic concepts and results of impact analyses to internal customers
  • Objective 4: Support efforts to ensure insights and decisions are informed by actionable economic, community, and workforce data and research
    • Provide DED team members with customized research through the compilation, interpretation, and visualization of structured data from secondary sources
    • Support efforts by DED team members to conduct internal and external surveys and analyze results to gain actionable insights
    • Support additional planning and analysis needs that surface



  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field


  • Two to four years of relevant experience


Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Operational Data
    • Strong in intermediate data analysis and visualization utilizing tools such as Excel and Tableau; ready to learn more advanced techniques
    • Competent in data literacy concepts
    • Experience working with complex and unstructured primary data sources preferred
  • Economic Research and Impact Analysis
    • Basic understanding of economic concepts; ready to gain a deeper understanding
    • Competent in drawing key insights from secondary data sources
    • Experience with economic impact modeling (e.g. RIMS II, IMPLAN, REMI), statistical/econometric analysis, or financial modeling preferred but not required
  • Competencies
    • Outstanding attention to detail, analytical skills, and logical reasoning
    • Curiosity and motivation to learn new things quickly and thoroughly and teach others
    • Sharp problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Very successful at inspiring trust and developing strong interpersonal relationships
    • Succinct, persuasive & clear in written and oral communication, particularly with complex analysis, processes, or results
    • Ability to define, lead, and manage multiple tasks within a workstream as part of a larger project