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Are you a Data Specialist desiring a more creative position with freedom to come up with solutions? If so, the Procurement Division (PD) at the Department of General Services (DGS) has a unique opportunity for you to utilize your data visualization talent to help support DGS’s eProcurement Business Intelligence Strategies Section.

If you are a relational database expert ready for the next challenge, apply to the Data Specialist opportunity today!
Please note, the state title for the Data Specialist position is “Research Data Specialist I”. To qualify for the Data Specialist position, you must take and pass the Research Data Specialist I exam. To access the exam for this position, cut and paste the following link into your browser:

The Data Specialist will have the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate and analyze market and industry costs, supply, demand, utilization, strategic sourcing, procurement trends, and business process improvement initiatives of major interest to the DGS Procurement Division
  • Plan, develop, and conduct extensive research projects to recognize improvement opportunities to ensure efficiency of procurement processes
  • Develop research questions, determine, and implement appropriate data collection methods, research methodology, and reporting procedures for major and ad-hoc research projects and program evaluations
  • Represent DGS at meetings and conferences with suppliers, private sector executives, DGS Executive Staff and managers, as well as staff from state, federal, and local government agencies, or organizations

The final filing date for the Data Specialist position is 9/30/2021, which means your application materials need to be submitted online or postmarked by this date.

What DGS Offers:

  • An organization with a culture that centers on our mission, vision, and values
  • Accountable management dedicated to staff and public service
  • Investment in career development
  • Great pay & benefits
  • Generous paid time off
  • Health, dental & vision insurance for the entire family
  • Excellent pension plan
  • Job security
  • Fitness center with changing rooms and showers


If you have questions, contact the DGS Recruitment Team: