Vacancy Data Manager & Analyst

Ad type: jobs
Company: Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
City: Springfield, MA
Workplace street: Springfield, MA
Category: Research
Work schedule: Full Time
Posted: 22 Dec 2019
Requirements for the applicant
Education: 4-Year Degree Required
Work experience: Professional
Job description

Roles and Responsibilities

The Data Manager and Analyst will have a primary role in managing and updating regional databases, responding to data requests from PVPC staff, municipal officials, and other external constituents, and assist with supervision of interns when necessary and appropriate. The ideal candidate will have a skill for presenting data in engaging and informative ways as well as the ability to teach others how to do so. They will assist with developing and implementing trainings that help people across sectors improve their abilities to understand and use data in their work.

The person in this position shall also play an integral role in producing a variety of analytical data publications focused on regional economic, housing, transportation, land use, environmental, and demographic trends. These publications will vary in length and formats including one-page profiles, extended multi-chapter reports, and websites. A candidate with appropriate skills may also assist with GIS mapping tasks as necessary and appropriate to support the functions of the PVPC and its clients.  The Data Manager and Analyst will also be involved with seeking out new work and funding opportunities on an ongoing basis.


PVPC’s Regional Information & Policy Center has a constantly shifting workload and is frequently branching into new project areas. The Data Manager and Analyst must be capable of addressing many varied needs of the Regional Information and Policy Center as they arise. 


Qualifications

·        Self-directed and highly motivated team player with a positive attitude.

·        Tech savvy with willingness and ability to learn new technologies frequently.

·        Strong analytical capabilities and experience with data analysis.

  • Extensive experience with all MS Office applications. 
  • ·        Strong skills in technical writing and the ability to write about data and trends in a clear and concise manner. The ideal candidate will be proficient in research and writing about data.

    ·        Ability to take large amounts of data and synthesize into easy to understand written reports for a broad audience.

    ·        Creativity in presenting information.

    ·        Proficiency managing relational databases with Microsoft Access or similar program is a plus.

    ·        Experience with any of the following is preferred but not required:

    Tableau, programming, APIs, MySQL, GIS Mapping (ARC Map 10.x/pro preferred), or Drupal.

    ·        Knowledge and experience gathering data from government and other website sources (census, employment, housing, etc.) is essential.

    ·        Comfort and experience with public speaking, presenting, and running meetings.

    ·        Experience developing, implementing, and analyzing surveys.

    ·        Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, demographics, economics, sociology, planning, computer science, data science, or related field and 2 or more years of relevant experience is required. Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred.  


    Supervision

    This position shall be supervised by and report directly to the Manager of the Regional Information & Policy Center.


    Position will remain open until filled or recruitment is cancelled PVPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, national origin, age, military status, veteran status, handicap, disability, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law in employment or the provision of services. An AA/EOE.



    Benefits


    Position offers benefits including health coverage through the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission (GIC) after 60 day wait period.  



    How to Apply

    mgoren-watts@pvpc.orghttp://www.pvpc.org/about/employment-opportunities

    To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample by target date of November 13, 2019 to the attention of:


    Molly Goren-Watts


    Principal Planner/Manager


    Regional Information & Policy Center


    mgoren-watts@pvpc.org or


    60 Congress St, Floor 1


    Springfield, MA 01104-3419

    Position will remain open until filled or recruitment is cancelled PVPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, marital status, national origin, age, military status, veteran status, handicap, disability, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law in employment or the provision of services. An AA/EOE.


    To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample by target date of November 13, 2019 to the attention of:


    Molly Goren-Watts


    Principal Planner/Manager


    Regional…

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    Since 1962, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has been the designated regional planning body for the Pioneer Valley region, which encompasses 43 cities and towns in the Hampden and Hampshire ... read more