The Office of Performance and Accountability (OPA) is seeking a bright, civic-minded Data Analyst to join our team. As the internal data analytics and performance management team for City Hall, we leverage data to set goals, track performance, and get results across City government.
Our team members come from diverse backgrounds including data science, public policy, law, and the social sciences. We work on a broad spectrum of important projects that impact the entire city, such as blight reduction, public safety, and transportation.
Our partners are national leaders in data science, evidence based decision-making, behavioral sciences, and innovation and our work has been recognized by Governing, the International City/County Management Association, National Geographic, and Next City.
We are proud of our work culture, which encourages learning, collaboration, and the pride that comes in knowing that our work is improving the lives of New Orleanians. We’re looking for individuals who share our vision, our values, and our willingness to do what it takes to achieve an ambitious mission.
The Data Analyst serves in an unclassified capacity at the pleasure of the Mayor. Per City policy, the Data Analyst must be a New Orleans resident.
- Support ResultsNOLA, the city-wide performance management initiative by:
- Collecting and analyzing performance data from City departments and outcome data from external sources
- Coordinating meetings with departmental staff to analyze context for performance and identify action items for improvement
- Ensuring data and notes are properly entered into site and display correctly, as well as conducting quality control and improvement efforts
- Support NOLAlytics, OPA’s analytics initiative by:
- Working with departments to frame research questions and assess data sources
- Conducting a range of analyses or experiments using appropriate statistical methods
- Developing data visualizations and presentations and communicating results of analyses
- Lead or support new projects identified by the team, senior leadership, and yourself
- Experience conducting data analysis and communicating the results (experience with cleaning data, ETL, and machine learning a plus)
- Experience managing projects, including working with clients (PMP or agile certification a plus)
- Experience creating dashboards, maps, graphs, or other data displays (experience with PowerBI or Tableau a plus)
- Knowledge of statistical methods and tools, including descriptive and inferential statistics as well as experimental design (knowledge of evaluation methods or behavioral design a plus)
- Knowledge of performance management and operations improvement tools and techniques (Lean Six Sigma certification a plus)
- Knowledge of information design principles
- Passionate about improving government through data
- 1+ years of relevant professional or internship experience required (3+ years preferred)
- Bachelors degree that included quantitative coursework in a field such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, economics, public policy, or GIS required (Masters or other advanced degree preferred)
- Intermediate Excel skills required (Advanced SQL, R, Python, GIS, or other database and data analysis skills preferred)
Equal Employment Opportunity
Diversity is a core value of the City of New Orleans, Mayor Landrieu, and our team and it is reflected in our hiring practices. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. The City of New Orleans is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
Please e-mail a resume and a cover letter with the subject “Data Analyst” to email@example.com before January 12, 2018. Candidates who look like a potentially good fit will be invited to a first interview with the team’s director, Melissa Schigoda. A short-list of finalists will be invited for a second round group interview. We anticipate a start date in March 2018.