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SC Department of Public Safety State Data Coordinator in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

The South Carolina State Library serves the people of South Carolina by supporting state government and libraries to provide opportunities for learning in a changing environment. Headquartered in Columbia, SC, the State Library develops, supports, and sustains a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. The South Carolina State Library is the primary administrator of federal and state support for the state’s libraries.

The South Carolina State Library seeks a creative, detail-oriented person to join our library development team as the State Data Coordinator. The State Data Coordinator leads and coordinates data collection compilation, performs analysis, monitors trends, develops survey design, and creates data visualization products using library data. The State Data Coordinator uses quantitative and qualitative data to determine the impact of programs and services.

Examples of Work:

  • State lead for the annual survey of South Carolina public libraries in cooperation with the processes and procedures issued by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the national Public Library Survey.
  • Serve the agency as State Data Coordinator responsible for the collection, communication, instruction, and implementation of the biennial State Agency survey (SLAA) to IMLS.
  • Create and maintains files, documents, and reports based on library statistics.
  • Analyze ongoing public library statistical collection procedures, implement necessary modification, and disseminates collected data and marketing materials associated with the data.
  • Evaluates data analysis collection tools.
  • Evaluate and verify data, identify trends and relationships in data, and interpret data for stakeholders in both written and oral form.
  • Work with public libraries to develop an understanding of the importance of gathering and analyzing various data related to functions and responsibilities.
  • Provide training and assistance to public libraries on the effective use of data gathering and analysis.
  • Advise agency leadership on creating performance measures and determining return on investment related to projects and services provided.
  • Track agency projects from conception through review.
  • Represent the agency at meetings, conferences, coalitions, panels, and committees. Minimum and Additional Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree and professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data. A master’s degree in statistics may be substituted for the required work experience. Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of professional experience involving the collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of quantified data.

  • Knowledge of methods of research design, data collection, data manipulation, data analysis, and presentation of information.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data using various statistical and mathematical techniques.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately about surveys and data elements.
  • Ability to plan and provide training to large and small groups.
  • Strong oral and written presentation skills
  • Ability to assist users with survey completion, data gathering and data analysis.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to discover and correct errors in large volumes of data.
  • Familiarity with public library audiences, services, facilities, general trends, and current issues.
  • Ability to make field visits, talk to library staff, pursue partnerships, and other cooperative arrangements outside the agency.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to use data visualization and data analysis tools. Additional Comments

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age (over 40), sex, including pregnancy and childbirth (or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

The State Library actively promotes professional development and learning opportunities for staff. Work takes place in an office environment. Overnight travel is not expected for this position, however may be occasionally necessary. Some local travel is expected. Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

  • Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from consideration for employment.
  • Please complete the state application to include all current and previous work/salary history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed in lieu of a completed state application to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.
  • Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Reference and background check will be conducted.

Salary: $40,000.00 - $47,734.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 10172020

Closing: 11/23/2020 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: BB30

Position Number: 10172020

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 5

Hiring Range - Min.: $40,000.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $47,734.00

Opening Date: 10/17/2020

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: All applications must be submitted online at

Agency: State of South Carolina State Library

Address: 1500 Senate Street Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-734-8656