Staff Opportunities

The Colorado Lab seeks to hire a Senior Data Analyst who will be responsible for receiving, cleaning, and preparing data for matching, linking administrative datasets using advanced identity resolution expertise, then deidentifying, anonymizing or aggregating the data for requestors based on parameters established by the LINC governing body. Critical to the success of this position is the ability to identify, implement, and document the use of solutions that address data management and integration challenges with state administrative data. This involves taking the initiative to problem solve, seek out resources from other jurisdictions or expert resources from organizations or online forums. While the Senior Data Analyst will have direct guidance and supervision at the Colorado Lab and support from OIT, the expectation is that the person in this role has enough expert experience in data management and integration to make educated independent decisions.

The Senior Data Analyst will be a shared position between the Colorado Lab at DU (approximately 80%) and Governor’s OIT (approximately 20%). This will allow the use of the OIT secure computing environment to handle LINC data. OIT and the Colorado Lab will communicate frequently to ensure both organizations’ objectives and direction for LINC are aligned.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate-level degree in data analytics, data science, or related field
  • At least 5 years of experience managing and integrating administrative datasets from government operational systems (cleaned Census or other secondary data do not qualify)
  • Demonstrated expertise in identity resolution techniques using administrative datasets
  • Expertise in relational databases, scripting, and coding to automate and monitor data management processes
  • Able to establish routines for data cleansing
  • Excellent oral communications and experience with technical writing
  • Exceptional project management and problem-solving skills
  • Track record of documenting and maintaining records of data management processes
  • Self-motivated to find solutions to challenges with limited supervisory direction
  • Eagerness to learn, attention to detail, and ability to multitask

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of at least two major administrative data areas (e.g., Child Welfare,
  • Labor and Employment, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.)
  • Knowledge of data stewardship regulatory requirements and industry best practice
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems

See below for more details. Candidates must apply via For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) February 10, 2023. Apply here.


The Colorado Lab seeks to hire a Data Analyst to support data management and analytic work that is necessary for the launch of a new Early Childhood Stimulus dashboard. This dashboard will be a comprehensive analysis of the early childhood stimulus fund investments and changes in important indicators of progress in the early childhood field during stimulus funding time period.

This position will work with Colorado Lab staff, State of Colorado leadership, and contracted evaluation teams to map out existing data sources and dashboard needs, support data management, cleaning, and analysis, and prepare the underlying data sets necessary for the dashboard. Some of these data will be processed through the Linked Information Network of Colorado (LINC). Therefore, this position would start March 1, 2023 with approximately 80% time at the University of Denver and approximately 20% time employed within the Governor’s Office of Information Technology to support sensitive data handling within LINC.

Funding for this position is secured through September 30, 2024 with the possibility of an extension based on funding. If additional funding is secured, this position will transition to supporting LINC data management and analytic projects with state government data.

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of experience managing, cleaning, and analyzing large sets of administrative data from government systems.
    • Experience using a variety of statistical and data management programs (e.g., STATA, R, SPSS, SAS, SQL).

Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects.
    • Experience working with dynamic data visualization software (e.g., Tableau).
    • Experience in topic areas relevant to the Colorado Lab’s work such as: children and youth, education and workforce, justice system, health and mental health, social policy.
    • Experience working with local, state, or federal government.

See below for more details. Candidates must apply via For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) February 7, 2023. Apply here.


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