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NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA)
Civil Service Title: City Research Scientist, Level II Office Title: Analytics Specialist
Work Location: 180 Water Street, New York, NY 10038 The Human Resources Administration (HRA) is one of the nation's premier social service agencies dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all New Yorkers by providing temporary help to eligible individuals and families with social service and economic needs in order to assist them in moving out of poverty. Homelessness Prevention is recruiting for an Analytics Specialist for its Legal Assistance Initiatives Unit. This new organizational area is an integral part of the Mayor's initiative in preventing and addressing homelessness and housing stability in the City of New York. This position will perform scientific research and analyses utilizing data mining techniques and applications to collect information on patterns contributing to homelessness and housing instability. This data will support the planning, development and enhancement of legal assistance initiatives and legal assistance contracts.
The Analytics Specialist will: Ø Research and develop innovative methods of data mining that will used to manage and control the monitoring of legal assistance contracts. Ø Provide analytical support to management by data reporting, data analysis, forecasting trends and identifying segments of the population not being reached. Ø Maintain and coordinate reporting tools; design and implement evaluations of contractors' operations and performance. Ø Document project specific source access mechanisms, detailed data flow, correlations or patterns among fields in large relational databases. Ø Utilize both program and administrative data to develop and maintain predictive indicators and caseload filters that help to detect occurrences and trends to reverse or alleviate any patterns of stress in the affected populations. Ø Maintain consistency and integrity of data collection, reporting and analysis. Ø Perform other related duties, as needed.
PREFERRED SKILLS · Candidates with 3+ years of experience with data and/or statistical analysis. · A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Access and data visualization software programs. · Excellent verbal and written communication and data presentation skills. · Demonstrates analytical and problem solving skills. · Experience developing performance indicators. · Excellent data analysis skills and experience data mining. · Knowledge of federal and state social service programs. · Excellent oral and written communication skills. · Knowledge of modern statistical methods.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 152950.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.