Description

NYC Parks is an award-winning city agency that builds and cares for public spaces for New Yorkers to connect, play and enjoy.  The Innovation & Performance Management (IPM) division is responsible for improving NYC Parks from two complementary perspectives: developing and implementing standardized operating policies and procedures, and leveraging data as an asset to improve the effectiveness of Parks programs.  We are an equal opportunity Employer.  www.nyc.gov/parks

This is position is listed under Job Id 348157 at www.nyc.gov/careers



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  • Lead IPM’s Data Analytics staff to conduct research and deliver products that solve operational challenges and improve outcomes.  Co-lead IPM's cross-functional team of project managers and coordinators to identify, scope and deliver change initiatives in collaboration with divisions across Parks.
  • Provide data and analytical expertise to the Parks executive leadership team, identifying opportunities and developing projects that serve the needs of the agency and can measurably improve service delivery through the lens of data.
  • Advance the Data Analytics strategic roadmap to foster a culture of data analysis and knowledge sharing, increasing collaboration and communication across divisions and subject areas.
  • Serve as Open Data Coordinator and broaden the focus of the Open Data initiative in a manner that democratizes access to and fosters better use of the data both internally and externally.
  • Collaborate with Information Technology to develop governance practices, standards and technical infrastructure to make Parks' data interoperable and easy to access, use and understand.
  • Oversee the delivery of the Data Analytics training program for Parks' employees.  
  • Manage relationships with partners and academic institutions that contribute to or use city data. Identify and engage with outside researchers, partners and data users that can help Parks derive value from data.
  • Research, recommend and implement new methodologies and solutions to support the agency's business practices through the use of technology. 


Details

  • Location:
    New York
    ,
    NY
    This position is located at the agency's headquarters in Central Park.
  • Salary:
    $100,000.00
    -
    $113,000.00
    yearly
    , NYC Parks offers a competitive benefits package, including pension, excellent health plans, generous vacation/sick days and a work-life balance.
  • Deadline: n/a

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  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 experience in the appropriate field of specialization, including one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity 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 a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative, or research capacity as described in “2” above. 


Preferred qualifications

  1. Extensive experience analyzing and identifying appropriate business solutions to meet operational needs, and developing research plans to answer complex questions.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technical aspects of analytics, including geospatial analysis, data science and statistical methodologies, data management, analytical and data visualization software tools and coding languages.
  3. Extensive project management and team leader experience. Practical experience in product development and application of user-research, design-thinking and agile methodologies is preferred.
  4. Track record of fostering innovation, prioritizing initiatives and coordinating the deployment of complex projects across departments and different groups of stakeholders. 
  5. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and navigating ambiguity.
  6. Strong writing, administrative and interpersonal skills.


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