Job Opportunities in Vital Records

Data Processing Manager

North Dakota Department of Health, Division of Vital Records

If you are looking to make a difference and drive your success, you have come to the right place.  North Dakota Department of Health’s mission is to improve the length and quality of life for all North Dakotans. We are looking for a candidate with a passion to help the citizens in our state.


This position will be a full-time equivalent position and will receive a full range of employee benefits including a fully paid health insurance plan, paid leave, retirement plan, flexible workday schedules, infant-friendly policies, and tuition reimbursement. 


The work schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8 hours per day, anytime between the hours of 7:00am to 5:00pm (40 hours per week).  This position is subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible where time exceeds 40 hours per week if approved.

Summary of Work

The person selected will be responsible for the data management and all statistical work for the Division of Vital Records.  This will include management of all the division's vital event data within its databases and handling all statistical requests coming from federal and other state partners, as well as the public. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in statistics, informatics, mathematics, or a related field and one to three years of work experience with statistical analysis or database management.  An associate degree in statistics, informatics, mathematics, or related field will be acceptable if the applicant has more than five years of statistical analysis experience.


Preference will be given to individuals with coursework or experience with SPSS statistical software, working with datasets and databases preferably Oracle, other data analysis software, such as SAS or SQL, etc., and other information technology skills.

Other skills required for this position include:

  • Proficient written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work well on a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct projects within timelines.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure with multiple competing priorities and deadlines.

Qualifications and Education

  • Work requires expert skill in effective communication to organize ideas and present findings in a logical manner with supporting, as well as adverse, criteria for specific issues, and to prepare related materials.

  • Incumbent must have the ability to exercise judgment in all phases of analysis, ranging from sorting the most important information to ensure that the many facets of a policy issue are explored, to sifting findings and developing feasible options or alternative proposals.

  • Expert problem-solving skills with the ability to make decisions and take appropriate actions are of significant importance to the role.

  • Two or more years of direct management experience, including supervising employees and related objectives and activities, is preferred.

  •  The incumbent will be systems-minded and have an ability to aptly understand and inform improvements for the division’s automated fulfillment and registration system.

  • Incumbent must be proficient in the use of technology, including the ability to fully utilize Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 

  • Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the grade 12 level.  Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position such as leadership or direction of work in quality improvement; system/process analysis; policy analysis; or similar work experience.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and 2+ years of management experience is preferred.

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Closing Date: 9/15/21