Closes: The position is open until filled with applications reviewed beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
Status: Regular Full-time, 40 hours per week; Exempt FLSA status.
Salary: The starting salary and decision to offer the position at an Assistant or Associate level will be made at the end of the recruitment process, based on the experience of the selected candidate. The starting salary range is $52,000- $69,000 annually, DOE, with full benefits.
Location: Puget Sound Regional Council; Downtown Seattle, Washington
The Puget Sound Regional Council is the regional transportation, growth management and economic development planning agency serving Seattle and the central Puget Sound. The thriving region is home to over 4 million people and is one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. PSRC brings together the region’s diverse counties, cities and towns, native tribes, ports, the state of Washington and civic interests to understand the challenges facing our region’s future and make plans for the region to continue to succeed. The agency serves as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization and is the regional leader for growth management, transportation, and economic development under state and federal laws. Visit www.psrc.org to find out more. PSRC is an equal opportunity employer.
PSRC is seeking an Assistant/Associate Data Analyst to join its Data Science Group in the Data Department and perform a variety of data analytics and data engineering tasks under supervision. A qualified applicant for this position will have exceptional technical and communication skills, keen interests in scripting and data analytics to support complex planning and policy questions, and enthusiasm for learning new techniques and tools to tackle dynamic problems with data.
The position will conduct statistics, scripting, data analyses, visualization, and other data-related tasks using demographic, economic, land use, and transportation datasets. It will also involve written and oral communication of analytic needs, processes, and findings, and provide general assistance for data engineering work in support of modernizing the agency’s technical capabilities. Additional responsibilities include conducting database development and maintenance tasks, performing quantitative and qualitative research, and responding to information requests from external member jurisdictions and organizations. The position will conduct the following tasks:
Use statistical, spatial, and other diagnostic techniques for data analysis.
Develop computer programs to help process and clean data, manage databases, and perform statistical analyses.
Collect, process, organize, and manage a wide variety of planning-related data.
Visualize data through maps, charts, and other graphical displays to help examine and transform data into easily digestible forms.
Perform research, synthesize and summarize analytic processes and findings, and make recommendations to improve planning data analysis and processing.
Ensure high quality and maintain proper documentation for data products.
The ideal candidate for the Assistant/Associate Data Analyst position will have:
Demonstrated experience in statistics and data analytics. Ability to apply statistical, spatial, and/or other technical skills to analyze data to answer planning and policy questions.
Familiarity with Python, R, SQL, or other scripting languages is highly desirable.
Ability to adapt to the changing data science landscape, learning new techniques, software and scripting languages as the needs arise.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Excellent attention to detail, organization, and problem-solving skills. Able to coordinate between multiple and diverse work tasks with limited supervision.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and with the general public and planning professionals.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Minimum Requirements for Assistant/Associate Data Analyst:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, mathematics, computer science, economics, geography, statistics, planning, or related field.
Or, any combination of education experience in a related field that would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job.
To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and completed, signed PSRC application.
The voluntary, confidential Equal Employment Opportunity, Applicant’s Invitation to Self-Identify – Veteran Status, and Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms are appreciated for applicant tracking purposes.
Completed materials can be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 206-587-4825, or mailed to: Puget Sound Regional Council, attn.: HR, 1011 Western Ave., Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104.
About Puget Sound Regional Council
PSRC is a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. PSRC is composed of over 80 jurisdictions, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.