Research Analyst

City of Austin - Austin, TX4.1

Full-time
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Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences or related field, to include six (6) semester hours involving or related to statistics and one (1) year of experience in a research field.

Or

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences or related field.

Licenses or Certifications:
None.
Notes to Applicants
The City Arborist Program is the regulatory extension of the Austin Community Tree Division located within the Development Services Department. The principal role of the program is to administer the City’s tree preservation and replenishment regulations to ensure the community’s values are upheld. The City Arborist is seeking a dedicated and motived individual for a Research Analyst position. The primary duties of the position are to provide high quality data management, data analytics, technical support to staff, and reporting to the City Arborist Program and Community Tree Preservation Division. The position will also be responsible for identifying and assisting with implementing innovative value-added solutions for the program and division.
Examples of tasks include: quality assuring permit data on a monthly and annual basis, preparing reports for City boards and commissions, data analysis for business process improvements, manage and promote our tree permit and urban forest data via SOCRATA, analyze permit data to better understand the impacts of development on our urban forest.

A detailed complete online City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

A cover letter and resume must be submitted, but will not substitute for a
complete online City of Austin employment application.

Employment history dates must include month and year. Please verify that the employment history, dates, month, and year, on your resume exactly match the online employment application.

THE DEPARTMENT MAY CLOSE THIS JOB POSTING AT ANY TIME AFTER 7 DAYS.

Pay Range
Commensurate

Hours
Monday through Friday.
8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Job Close Date
09/02/2019
Type of Posting External
Department Development Services Dept
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Preferred Qualifications
Experience using Oracle/SQL to query and extract data
Experience with statistical analysis and statistics software
Experience maintaining and cleaning databases
Experience in report writing and process improvements
Experience with Microsoft Excel
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Gathers data to meet specific project objectives by using various informational sources.
2. Assists in planning design instrumentation and research methodology for gathering data.
3. Collects information and establishes a database to catalogue, update and retrieve data.
4. Analyzes data to determine trend, discrepancies or other specific departmental business issues.
5. Coordinates meetings with targeted audiences to identify or clarify departmental issues, which may include committees, consultants, citizen’s groups, etc.
6. Authors or edits technical reports to provide a summary of findings.
7. Manages data using statistical analysis processes and project management techniques.
8. Conducts presentations and designs ancillary visual graphics to enhance reporting

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
None.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of statistical methodology.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to establish databases to maintain or track data.
Ability to conduct presentations.
Ability to author technical documents.
Ability to identify variables and utilizing various resources to gather data.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.
Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.