Weatherization Assistance Program Data Analyst

Minnesota Department of Commerce
Organization Summary

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

About the Commerce Department

Commerce protects the public interest through a broad range of regulations and programs. We oversee more than 40 industry areas in Minnesota and license about 250,000 professionals and businesses to ensure that their services and products are fair, accessible and comply with state laws.

About the Division of Energy Resources

We advocate on behalf of the public interest in regulated-utility matters; conduct environmental review of proposed energy facilities; oversee utility energy conservation programs; and administer the federal Weatherization Assistance Program and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Why Work for Us

Diverse Workforce

We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:

  • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency’s mission
  • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
  • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
  • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule

Comprehensive Benefits

Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:

  • Public pension plan
  • Training and professional development
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays each year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Wellness programs and resources
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Health care spending and savings accounts
  • Dependent care spending account
  • Tax-deferred compensation
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] and indicate what assistance is needed.

Posting Date
Closing Date
Location in MN
work remotely
Job type
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Commerce Dept / Commerce-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Energy Resources / Programs for Innovation & Equity
  • Salary Range: $31.57 - $46.82 / hourly; $65,918 - $97,760 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt - Administrative
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes - Up to 10% of the time
  • Telework Eligible: Yes
Primary Duties

Job Summary

Hybrid work environment with potential for significant telework.

This position provides advanced-level, in-depth research and analysis for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) including analyzing state and local service systems, making recommendations to management regarding the effectiveness of those systems and long-range recommendations for improvements. This analysis includes developing, implementing, and maintaining advanced statistical metrics to monitor overall program and local service provider performance and to enhance leveraging efforts. The position requires the responsibility to address and analyze broad and situational issues.

  • Initiate, develop, and manage research and analysis to ensure program and subgrantee effectiveness and compliance with federal and state policies and procedures.
  • Develop, implement, and manage subgrantee risk assessment and organizational capacity assessment methodologies.
  • Represent Minnesota's WAP in state and national Weatherization Assistance Program improvement efforts.
  • Advance the development of training and technical assistance methodology; develop and facilitate training and technical assistance sessions with relevant stakeholders.


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in public policy, social sciences, data analysis, or related field AND three (3) years professional experience conducting data planning, collection, analysis, and reporting.


Equivalent combination of education and experience as outlined above.

Applicants who meet the above experience requirements will be further evaluated based on the following:

  • Ability to adapt to continuous change in processes, organizational structures, and roles sufficient to work constructively under extreme pressure, to cope with ambiguity, and to deal effectively with setbacks.
  • Ability to identify and evaluate information/data, conceptualize alternative solutions to complex policy issues, and convey complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Variety of experiences working effectively with others from different background and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in public policy, social sciences, data analysis or related field.
  • Experience working in public programs or energy programs.
  • Experience creating data visualizations using Tableau or other.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasional moving of articles such as boxes and laptop computer,.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

Job offer is contingent upon passing reference checks to verify job-related credentials, drivers' license check, and a criminal background check prior to appointment.

How to Apply

Application Details

How to Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this posting page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected]. For additional information about the application process, go to

If you have questions about the position, contact Jody Northouse at [email protected] or 651-539-1504.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Jody Northouse at [email protected].

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