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Database Analyst

Company: City of Paterson
Location: Paterson
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*Opportunity to Innovate - Database Analyst 2*

The Innovation Team at the City of Paterson is known for out-of-the-box thinking, data-driven solutions, and strategic focus on delivering social impact. Combining research, prototyping, and testing, the team works collaboratively with partners across City departments to launch initiatives that will positively impact Patersonians.

Since its inception in 2019 following the model of Bloomberg Philanthropies' i-team network, the team has functioned as an in-house consultancy focused on many of Mayor Andre Sayegh's key agenda items including homelessness, opioid addiction and recovery, workforce development, guaranteed income and public safety. The Innovation Team is supported in part by private philanthropy and has regularly worked with numerous partners in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Government Innovation network, ranging from What Works Cities, Results for America, Government Performance Lab at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, and the Center for Government Excellence (GovEx).

Led by the Chief Innovation Officer who reports to Paterson Business Administrator Kathleen Long and Mayor Andre Sayegh, the Innovation Team leverages data-driven research and works closely with internal and external City partners to tackle the cities' biggest, most pressing challenges. In 2022, the Innovation Team achieved two major goals - winning the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Global Mayors Challenge alongside 14 other cities worldwide and acquiring Silver Certification with What Works Cities.

*Examples of Work*

* Cleaning, analyzing and effectively reporting out insights using a variety of internal and external data sources.
* Creating and maintaining data visualizations to communicate insights, trends, and other noteworthy findings.
* Assisting the Chief Innovation Officer in a variety of tasks including but not limited to convening stakeholder meetings, preparing presentations and taking meticulous meeting notes.
* Creating an open data portal roadmap for the City of Paterson and identifying data assets for the open data portal.
* Maintaining and updating (where appropriate) What Works Cities certification information.

*(Tasks noted within this description are not all-inclusive. Other related tasks will be assigned.)*

*Preferred Qualifications*

*Education: *Associate's degree or higher.

*Minimum Preferred Qualifications: *

* Passion for public service and making a difference in the lives of Patersonians.
* Ability to create comprehensive data plans that identify all tasks, resources, and deliverables required to achieve the desired results.
* Ability to manage multiple high priority projects.
* Problem-solving skills with an ability to anticipate problems and develop solutions on a deadline.
* Understanding of the mechanics of city government and familiarity with public sector innovation.
* Ability to thoughtfully communicate with and respectfully engage diverse stakeholders around a shared vision for achieving results.
* Ability to address all ends of the project spectrum, from research to planning, to execution and delivery.
* -Strong team player with a proactive, detail-oriented approach who can effectively communicate with others - telling stories through data - and navigate an ambiguous environment with energy and enthusiasm.
* Excellent organizational skills.

*Preferred Qualifications: *

* Coding skills in Python or R.
* Experience with Power BI, ESRI ArcGIS or similar platforms
* Familiarity with open data concepts.
* Working knowledge of human centered design.
* Working knowledge of statistical analysis or concepts.
* Two (2) years of professional experience

*COMPENSATION: *

Salary range: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00, commensurate with experience, along with additional benefits.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Paterson, NJ 07505: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:
* ArcGIS: 1 year (Required)
* Database administration: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: City of Paterson, Paterson , Database Analyst, Professions , Paterson, New Jersey

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