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Senior Data Analyst

FreeState Electric Cooperative
Topeka, KS
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Reporting Relationship: Enterprise Applications Supervisor

Who We Are:

FreeState is the largest rural electric cooperative in Eastern Kansas, with more than 15,000 member-owners. It functions as a democratic, not-for-profit organization. We are controlled by our members who actively participate in setting cooperative policy and making decisions in the best interest of the cooperative. Unlike investor-owned utilities, our profits are returned to our members as capital credits.

FreeState offers excellent benefits including a pension plan, 401(k) matched savings, and medical, dental and vision insurance paid for at 100% for individual coverage. FreeState also provides a health savings account with an annual generous employer contribution, life insurance, long-term disability, paid time off benefits and so much more. Employees are provided with on-the-job safety training, professional development opportunities and an employee focused work culture.

Each of our positions has a designated salary range. This position's salary range starts at $56,000. Starting wage is based on knowledge, education and experience.

Primary Accountability:

The Senior Data Analyst is responsible for conceptualizing analytic approaches, developing key analytics, and executing complex advanced analytics services. This position will build an understanding of the business at a level of detail that enables them to identify and address critical issues. The Senior Data Analyst understands how data is turned into information, and how that information supports and enables key business processes.

Essential Duties:

  • Leads, models, and oversees analytical processes to ensure high quality information is available to support decisions for management and optimization of FreeState Electric Cooperative's (FreeState) assets.
  • Works with FreeState's internal departments, business partners, vendors, and other cooperatives to identify and support opportunities for leveraging data analytics.
  • Performs as principal resource for one of the following areas, and secondary resource for the other:
    • AMI-centric: Works with the primary users of FreeState's Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Meter Data Management (MDM) system to ensure business needs are met, such as: establishing Validation, Estimation & Editing (VEE) routines; interpreting and organizing data repositories/data modeling; planning, organizing, and coordinating meter data projects; providing information for various engineering studies/analysis; and developing various reports and studies as needed.
    • DA & SCADA-centric: Assists in installing, programming, maintaining and repairing Distribution Automation (DA) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) equipment; Responsible for system programming, database administration, graphical display work and related control design.
    • ERP-centric: Administers FreeState's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for use by Engineering and Operations teams, interprets and organizes data repositories/data models; provides information for and coordinates various data projects/analyses/reports; developing various data views, reports, and studies, as needed.
  • Elicits, analyzes, documents, and communicates existing and emerging business information needs to ensure that the right information is available for making business decisions.
  • Conducts research and analysis to determine the foundational roots of a data element to create new insights and information for the Cooperative.
  • Develops an advanced level of understanding of and proficiency with key hardware, software, and functionality related to FreeState's AMI, DA & SCADA, and ERP systems.
  • Develops and creates data models by applying formal data modeling techniques. Creates predictive models to understand likely future outcomes and creates proof of concept to test prescriptive actions.
  • Establishes and maintains data analysis processes and best practices to improve data analysis capabilities throughout the Cooperative.
  • Stays abreast of related new technology and industry standards. Explores and evaluates new technologies which may benefit FreeState's operations. Coordinates the identification, acquisition, and implementation of new or upgraded hardware and software, and software development/productivity tools. Tests new or demonstration products. Applies standards to existing systems.
  • Develops and delivers various training sessions for FreeState and others as required to help get the personnel up to speed on new systems and/or practices.
  • Provides second-level support to assist members with solutions to hardware and software application problems.
  • Supports special project needs by performing assigned project tasks according to the project schedule and assisting the project manager and team with the development of the project plan. As a project leader, directs and delegates tasks as needed.
  • Prepares and submits a monthly activity report by the 1st of each month. Assists with annual budget and long-range plans and activities for the Information Technology department and make recommendations to their supervisor.
  • Provides off-hours support of the systems, when necessary.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Management.


  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in business, mathematics, statistics, computer science, decision sciences or another related field, as well as five (5) years of relevant work experience is required; A combination of education and relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Experience as a business, systems, or data analyst gathering/analyzing, application programming and database design is required.
  • Experience designing and deploying reports, dashboards, and data visualizations is required.
  • Experience with data analytics and statistical languages and tools, such as Python, R, SQL, Java, Tableau, Power BI, Cognos BI, SAS, Business Objects is required.
  • Experience working with Oracle and SQL Server databases is preferred.
  • Experience with data exchange, including APIs and tools such as JSON, XML, and MultiSpeak is preferred.
  • Experience with Big Data, including the use of cloud platforms, such as Azure and AWS is preferred.
  • Experience in leading projects that deliver high-value business and technical solutions is preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Consistently sits for extended periods of time. Occasionally stands, walks, bends, stoops, squats, lifts, unpacks and moves up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Ability to perform finger and hand manipulation and perform repetitive motions in order to use a computer keyboard and telephone, as well as other office equipment.
  • Ability to read computer screens, mail and talk on the phone.

Work Environment:

  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting.
  • Regular, reliable attendance is required.
  • Interaction with staff, vendors and members.
  • Must be able to report to their primary worksite after regular business hours, as soon as possible, in the event of an emergency situation such as electrical outages, inclement weather, etc.
  • Ability to travel between offices and attend meetings, trainings, workshops, and seminars, as directed.

How to Apply:

  • If you would like to apply for this position, please visit to complete an Application for Employment.

FreeState is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

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FreeState Electric Cooperative


Topeka, KS
66615 USA