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State of Montana Data Coordinator in Helena, Montana

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The Montana State Library seeks a self-motivated and experienced data coordinator who enjoys public service and has a strong customer service outlook. This position is responsible for providing technical, consumer-oriented, data management and business communications. The work of this position involves coordinating different types of data to improve agency efficiency and to better patron experiences. This position also recommends data management and reporting practices to inform agency program planning and evaluation. This position must have knowledge of current information management practices and is expected to develop and maintain a progressive knowledge of State Library programs, policies, and procedures. This position will be responsible for supervising one(1) staff member.

Why work for the State Library?

  • Expand the power of your work. You can make a difference for libraries across the state.

  • Develop lifelong friendships with your peers and librarians around the state. You’ll work with friendly people both at the State Library and within the Montana library community.

  • Work in a fairly autonomous environment. We work together on the why and the what, but you have a lot of control over how your work is done.

  • Statewide work builds your skillset. You’ll work with different groups of people, different cultures, and different skills and viewpoints.

*Along with your application, please submit a résumé and a cover letter. *Signed and completed online application found at

Applications must be*received byJune 3, 2019to be considered for the first round of screenings. *If a suitable candidate is found in that screening, no further consideration will be made of applications received after that date.

Please note that MSL is not able to sponsor a visa at this time so all candidates must be eligible to work in the United States on a permanent basis when they apply.


This position identifies and translates business requirements into data management solutions. Work requires familiarity with relevant statutes and administrative rules, collection policies and priorities, workflows, and customer needs.This position serves as the agency reporting coordinator to the Commission with input and oversight from State Library management. The incumbent research's and leverages existing and emerging data management systems to effectively manage data and support systems for access and preservation.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • The ability tocontinually and quickly learn new software and technologies.

  • The ability torespond to requests for information in a timely and accurate manner.

  • The ability toorganize multiple tasks in a fast-paced office environment.

  • Communicate effectively with members of the public, other agencies, and a variety of other individuals.

  • The ability toanalyze and interpret data,build spreadsheets, and develop complex queries.

Familiarity with libraries is preferred.


A bachelor's degree and at least 3 to 4 years job-related work experience. A bachelor's degree in Information Management; Business Analysis; or equivalent work-related experience is preferred.

Job: *Library

Title: Data Coordinator

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 19141174