Data Analyst I

The Performance Audit Division evaluates state agencies and programs to determine whether, and how well, they are accomplishing their goals. The reports generated from this work are shared with the General Assembly, the Governor, governing boards and agency management. Additionally, all reports are public documents and are made available to the press.

Located at the State Capitol complex, in the heart of Atlanta, the Performance Audit Division employs entry level and experienced people with undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Current staff members hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of fields including:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science

Major Job Duties

This is an entry-level position. Under the supervision of a lead data analyst, data analysts prepare for and complete data analytics tasks related to audits, special examinations, and other projects. An employee in this position will gain experience in data analytics and visualization. 

Data Analyst I

  • Assist audit teams with acquiring data from state agencies and other sources including data extraction, transformation and loading to appropriate analytical environment with special considerations for confidential or sensitive data. 
  • Performs detailed analyses of complex data using various state and federal databases for various audit related purposes. Uses SQL or other query/scripting languages to clean and analyze data. Translates complex quantitative and statistical analyses for non-technical staff members. Develops visualizations such as maps, charts, and graphs to communicate results of analysis. 
  • Maintains a working knowledge of statistical methods, in-house computer software, and other technologies sufficient to perform work. 

Applicants should have an interest in state government and a desire to improve the quality of life for Georgia’s citizens.  Applicants should demonstrate:  

  • strong analytical and quantitative skills 
  • ability to learn quickly 
  • ability to work independently and in a team environment 
  • ability to communicate effectively and write proficiently 

Our staff of professionals is passionate about providing decision-makers with credible information to inform decisions. We are an independent, non-partisan group. operating in a collaborative environment.  We are committed to a creating a diverse environment and are an equal opportunity employer.  

The Department offers a flexible schedule and telework opportunities. To apply, please send your resume and unofficial transcript to


Full-time State of Georgia employees have access to a robust benefits package beginning the first day of the month after employment has begun.

  • Annual Leave – 5 hours per pay period with possible increases based on years of continuous service
  • Sick Leave – 5 hours per pay period
  • Holidays – 13 paid holidays per year
  • Insurance – A variety of insurance options. Some of the available options are health, dental, vision, legal, disability, and healthcare and childcare spending accounts, etc.
  • Retirement Plan – Participation in the Employees’ Retirement System. Contributions are based on a percentage of the employee’s salary. Group Term Life insurance is provided to all members of the Employees’ Retirement System.
  • Deferred Compensation – Tax sheltered plans that offer the opportunity to save for retirement. Fund programs include both 457, 401(k) and Roth plans.
  • Credit Union – Eligibility for Georgia United Credit Union membership
  • Work Hours – Option of flexible work hours

To apply, please send your resume and unofficial transcript to

For additional benefits, visit the Team Georgia website.

**We are a federal public service loan and a Student Access Loan (SAL) forgiveness qualified employer.

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