Solicitations Close: 01/21/15

QAT Global, a long term partner with the State of NE, is seeking a highly skilled Data Analyst with heavy modeling experience to assist the NE Department of Labor located in Lincoln, NE

NDOL is seeking a contractor to help the agency develop key strategies, realize significant benefits, reduce unemployment insurance fraud and improper payments, and improve program integrity through predictive analytics, business analytics, and predictive modeling.

This position requires a combination of advanced and creative technical knowledge and sound business acumen and judgment, based on solid experience.  The candidate will be a strategic thought leader around advanced modeling techniques and how they can be applied to drive business decisions and outcomes.

Essential functions of the position: Lead advanced predictive analytics projects using cutting-edge data mining and statistical modeling techniques; Develop and execute experimental designs and optimization schemes for detection of fraud and improper payments and decompose into ideas and specific projects for application development and execution; Evaluate and enhance modeling process (requirements design, implementation and measure) of predictive models, segmentation and other statistical techniques; Provide expertise in modeling, optimization and data visualization and introduce new methods and tools to drive analytic innovation; Develop and communicate business-driven analytic solutions and capabilities, translating modeling and analytic output into understandable and actionable business knowledge; Identify and execute advance analytical opportunities to continually improve knowledge of behaviors and trends and to drive performance; Lead staff to establish predictive analytics and data mining best practices; Provide data analytics subject matter expertise and collaborate with other analytic groups across the program to share best practices and methods.

The candidate must demonstrate advanced statistical/economic analysis skill, data mining, text mining, and statistical analysis, including regression analysis, cluster analysis, factor analysis, correlation analysis, data collection, data modeling and predictive modeling.  The candidate must demonstrate research techniques, combined with a broad awareness of the unemployment insurance program, and general enterprise analytics.  The candidate must have the ability to reach out to other state contacts in a collaborative role to discuss strategies and best practices, as well as work in a consultancy role with business users and lead discussions with executives and managements regarding the interpretation of research and its business inferences.  May direct multiple complex research projects simultaneous as well as aspects of large and complex initiatives.  Strong business acumen and previous experience with process improvement as it relates to model building, automation, validation or other statistical methods.


  • 6-8 years’ experience with statistical modeling and data mining using large and complex datasets.
  • Familiar with internal and external statistical plans and sources of data and the use of spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to work independently with IT application developers, Finance, and UI Benefits and Tax Administrators.
  • Experience in statistical programming languages to perform complex data analysis. Proven ability to independently research and solve problems.
  • Unemployment Insurance experience beneficial.

QAT Global provides a comprehensive range of technical and strategic consulting services; we focus on how IT can make a real difference to client’s businesses by building in agility, streamlining business processes, integrating data assets in new ways, and transforming technical assets. We also help our clients quickly get to market with new or enhanced products including custom software solutions, web software, desktop software, line of business applications, mobile applications, third-party integrations, e-commerce solutions, content management systems, rich internet applications, and mainframe applications.

QAT Global provides a competitive benefits package to include Medical,Dental, 401k with match, Short/Long Term Disability and Life.

Interested candidates please contact to learn more about the opportunity.

Brent Hodgen Contributor
has over 20 years of Human Resource experience and has spent much of his career doing IT recruiting. He joined QAT Global in 1999 as the Human Resource Manager. He is a dedicated recruiter who believes in high levels of customer service.