Economic & Statistical Analyst

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Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$72,032.27 - $120,054.06 Annually
Posted
Sep 05, 2020
Closes
Sep 25, 2020
Ref
20-01474
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under limited direction, serves as a subject expert for demographic, economic and statistical research. Serves as an advanced technical specialist to generate, collect, analyze, manage, and interpret large amount of economic and demographic data from multiple sources, and to synthesize data and disseminate research products to communicate to various stakeholders. Conducts research and analyses to support countywide need for land use, demographic, social and economic information. Manages and conducts all aspects of research and analyses processes including problem definition, research design, primary and secondary data collection, data analysis, and report writing. Develops, utilizes, updates and documents complex computerized models, databases, methodologies, and statistical tools for obtaining, analyzing, and creating land use, demographic, social and economic information, and generating forecasts. Utilizes advanced software such as SAS, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Power BI to conduct spatial and statistical analyses and to visualize information. Considers the uses and potential uses by multiple clients to determine the appropriate information needed as well as the appropriate formats for disseminating data (i.e. reports, statistical tables, graphics, maps, Internet products, and databases). Designs and develops materials and approaches for disseminating conclusions and products to decision-makers, planners, and the public. Designs, creates, and updates web pages. Serves as trainer/mentor to build technical research and analysis capacity in others. As part of the selection process, candidates may be asked to complete written exercises and provide work samples.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of economic, demographic and statistical analysis and research;
  • Ability to design and conduct complex research projects;
  • Ability to perform complex mathematical and statistical analysis and modeling;
  • Ability to effectively organize, prepare and disseminate information through reports, studies and presentations
  • Ability to serve as project leader on large-scale, multi-departmental research projects;
  • Ability to use computer software (such as SAS, SQL, ArcMap, and Access) to analyze data and present the results of studies;
  • Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare documents and to store, manipulate, analyze, and present information.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree in economics, mathematics, survey design, statistics, or a related field; plus three years of professional work experience in research or quantitative analysis, modeling and forecasting, economics, demographics, statistics or policy analysis.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., economics, mathematics, data science, geospatial informatics, statistics, demography, applied sciences). Senior-level knowledge of demographic and economic research techniques and experience working with large, complex relational databases. Knowledge of Census databases, tools and techniques for extracting census data, and the appropriate statistical techniques for compiling and employing these data. Significant demonstrated experience in quantitative research, and demographic and economic analysis involving managing, synthesizing, and using information in various formats. Significant demonstrated experience using and developing analyses employing ArcGIS, SQL, SAS or R, and Microsoft Power BI or other data visualization products. Ability to write clearly, synthesize complex information, and present findings to audiences without technical backgrounds.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, bending, and carrying of items less than 25 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include written exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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