Data Assistant

DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATION - Manhattan, NY (30+ days ago)4.3


The Department of Investigation?s Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department (?Office? or ?OIG-NYPD?) is authorized to investigate, review, study, audit, and make recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of the NYPD, with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of the NYPD, increasing public safety, protecting civil liberties and civil rights, and increasing the public?s confidence in the police force.OIG-NYPD is seeking a Data Assistant to aid with research projects on selected operations, policies, programs, and practices of the NYPD. The Data Assistant will work within the Office?s Policy Analysis Unit to support the unit?s quantitative and qualitative policy and data analysis. Key responsibilities will include data entry, coding, and cleaning of datasets to prepare them for statistical analysis. The Data Assistant may also assist in performing research, preparing for and conducting interviews related to policing issues, drafting sections of reports, evaluations and correspondence, developing graphics, and maintaining research files. The Data Assistant must have strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, good communication skills, and be conscientious, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and flexible enough to perform effectively both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Qualification Requirements 1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or 2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.

Preferred Skills

? Baccalaureate degree in a social science or related field ? Experience in organizing, coding, and entering various forms of data (statistical, textual, and other documents)? Knowledge of Excel and experience with statistical software programs like SPSS and R; preference will be given to those with additional experience with geographical mapping software like ArcGIS? Knowledge of, and demonstrated interest in, law enforcement, criminal justice, police accountability, and/or civil rights issues

To Apply

All current City Employees may apply by going to Employee Self Service (ESS) http://cityshare/ess Click on Recruiting Activities/Careers and Search for the specific Job ID# 315271.All other applicants, please go to www.nyc.gov/career/search and search for the specific Job ID# 315271. Please do not email, mail or fax your resume to DOI directly. Submissions of resumes does not guarantee an interview. Due to the high volume of resumes DOI receives for positions, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Work Location

80 Maiden Lane

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.