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Data Analytics Specialist

Civil Service Title:                  EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SPECIALIST
Title Code No.:                       067656                                                                                   
Salary:                                     $66,603 – 68,750
Office Title:                             Data Analytics Specialist
Division/Work Unit:              Evaluation and Analytics Unit / Strategy and Program Development               
Work Location:                       165 CADMAN PLAZA EAST BROOKLYN, NY 11201
Hours/Shift:                            9 – 5/M – F                                                            
Number of Positions:            1
New York City Emergency Management (NYC EM) helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response. NYC EM is responsible for coordinating citywide emergency planning and response for all types and scales of emergencies. We are staffed by more than 200 dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including individuals assigned from other City agencies.
The Strategy and Program Development unit is responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of agency-wide/citywide initiatives to strengthen New York City emergency management through progressive, innovative, and collaborative approaches to solving problems.
The Evaluation and Analytics Unit is responsible for the collection and analysis of data; evaluation of emergency and non-emergency processes; and the assessment (and implementation) of continuous improvements to strengthen the City’s response operations. The Data Analytics Specialist will report to the Data Analytics Program Manager and be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of analytical software / approaches to (1) support a common operating picture and situational awareness during emergency incidents; and (2) assess agency operations / response to identify areas for improvement. The ideal candidate should have prior experience prioritizing and responding to requests for data and analysis from senior government officials, contributing to projects from scope development to delivery, and interpreting the results from analysis verbally and in writing in a fast-paced environment.

Duties include:
·       Digitizing data collection and analysis efforts to enable real-time data collection and reporting
·       Manipulate and analyze quantitative data from City agencies to make quantitative assessments, predict outcomes and prioritize resources, as needed, during emergencies
·       Applying statistical and data mining techniques to conduct trend analysis, and predictive analytics using acquired data; developing visually-appealing, high-impact data visualizations
·       Contributing to the design and implementation of analytical and data visualization tools to improve data sharing and situational awareness within NYC Emergency Management and with other City agencies 
·       Developing data reports or templates for a range of natural and man-made hazards 
·       Supporting the creation of interagency analytical platform for use in day-to-day and emergency situations
·       Scheduling and managing intra- and interagency meetings and presenting in working groups and conferences, when necessary
·       Building partnership with other emergency management professionals, universities, community-based groups, and private-sector partners
·       Working on special projects and assignments, as needed
The selected candidate will be assigned to periodic Emergency Operations Center team and will be expected to work non-business hours during emergencies. The selected candidate will also participate in drills and exercises, assist with Ready NY presentations to external groups, and will undertake special projects as assigned.
1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, public administration, urban planning, engineering, economics, political science, the physical sciences or related field and one year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: emergency management, fire or police or military service, public safety, public health, public administration, urban planning, engineering, or another specialized area to which the appointment is to be made; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in the areas listed in “1” above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a state’s department of education or a recognized accrediting organization and six years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in the areas listed in “1” above, at least two years of which must have been in one of those areas, or another specialized area to which the appointment is to be made.
NOTE: 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.
  • Experience with reporting, analytics, and dashboard software and tools such as Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, the ArcGIS suite, or comparable software suites
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong organization, project management, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work on and lead multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data reporting, analytics, and visualization 
  • Familiarity with user-centered design
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