This title is in a civil service competitive class that is subject to examination. Position is only open to applicants with permanent NYC civil service status as Education Analyst or candidates who filed for the most recentEducation Analyst civil service examination.
(Those who previously applied need not re-apply)
Position Summary: As part of the Department of Education’s (DOE’s) Division of Teaching and Learning (DTL), the Office of School Performance (OSP) conducts analyses and produces reports and data tools to help educators and administrators best serve New York City’s population of 1,100,000+ students and 80,000+ teachers across 1800+ schools.
The Performance Analyst will work with a team of data analysts and programmers in a collaborative, mission-driven environment looking at organizational effectiveness to better create policies that inform system-wide decisions on program effectiveness and needs. This work will help shape school accountability policy in NYC that will benefit the DOE as a whole as many offices and divisions use our data as part of their internal evaluation data. The Performance Analyst will also support data-driven decision-making, as the DOE works to provide tools to effectively analyze and visualize data to improve organizational planning, instruction, evaluation, and school and student outcomes. OSP is expanding from earlier reports, primarily in Excel and PDF format, to creating interactive, web-based tools and visualizations that help educators, administrators, and community members analyze student, school, and district-level data to target interventions and improvements for organization and operational priorities. The Performance Analyst will make recommendations for improved organizational efficiency using statistical modeling to support the improvement and development of accountability measures and data tools. The Performance Analyst will also perform related quantitative analysis work. Performs related work.
Reports to: Director, Policy and Analysis
Direct Reports: N/A
Key Relationships: Works closely with Directors and other OSP staff, as well as with other DT&L staff members, including SAS, SQL, R, and Python programmers, web developers, data quality managers, data and policy analysts, policy makers, and the Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT).
Conduct analyses to evaluate principal ratings according to the DOE Annual Professional Performance Review plan per Education Law 3012-d.
Perform research and quantitative analysis to prepare reports about principal assessment categories to include Measures of Leadership Practice (MOLP) Rating and Measures of Student Learning (MOSL) Rating.
Conduct operational analysis related to local accountability measures (e.g., DOE Framework for Great Schools) to develop principal and superintendent reports that illustrate trends and areas of focus.
Perform administrative studies to improve efficiency of products related to organizational priorities and key programs, e.g., DOE Equity and Excellence for All.
Prepare comprehensive reports, charts, graphs, and other visualizations to support principal performance and guide decision-making.
Prepare operational studies to understand the impact of DOE products, projects, policies, and programs using quantitative analysis, user research, and other research techniques.
Collaborate with team members to improve efficiency, ensure data accuracy and correct implementation of business rules.
Prepare administrative and operational studies to evaluate organizational effectiveness and gather recommendations for improved efficiency in future planning, policy, development cycles, and refining requirements for new data tools (e.g., What features would organizational leaders want in their quantitative analysis to inform an evaluation of a new district structure?)
Participate in the use of key analytics, using both descriptive statistics as well as more advanced statistical modeling, under the training and guidance of the Director, Policy and Analysis.
Prepare internal research and reports for organizational planning and policy development.
Serve as business owner for various projects, as needed.
Draft communications based on updates to relevant policies and new product launches or improvements.
Prepare comprehensive reports of findings with recommendations for improved implementation, to meet organizational needs for efficiency.
A master’s degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, or a closely related field; or
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience for educational program(s) and/or institution(s) in one or a combination of the following areas: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; or in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; or in educational, personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, labor relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management.
Proficiency with R, Python, SAS, Stata, or other statistical/data management programming languages.
Proficiency and experience working with SQL.
Ability to manipulate, organize and analyze large datasets; experience gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.
Ability to clearly communicate and document technical work, including coding methodology.
Experience communicating research and analyses to non-researchers/analysts.
Experience developing thoughtful and creative approaches for addressing a wide range of analytic questions.
Ability to translate broad policy guidelines into actionable data requirements and business rules.
Ability to collaborate with other programmers and analysts while also completing work independently.
Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously.
Ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and anticipate issues needing resolution; a clear and logical thought process for analysis and programming.
Ability to use independent judgment to design, adapt and modify analyses and programming to the needs of specific projects.
Ability to provide constructive feedback to others on their research and analytic work.
Strong attention to detail and extremely well organized, with the ability to meet frequent and changing deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with education and non-education personnel, internal and external to the DOE.
Ability to thrive in and enjoy working in a team-oriented, high-pressure environment.
Experience or working knowledge of the public sector and/or demonstrated interest in public education.
Internal candidates preferred.
(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not make less than their current salary.)
Please submit a resume an cover letter with your application.
Applications will be accepted through February 25, 2020 until 3:00 p.m.
NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.