Lead Data Analyst (data Analyst Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,516.27 - $125,861.01 Annually
Mar 06, 2021
Apr 03, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Office of Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano seeks a Lead Data Analyst (Data Analyst III) to source, track, analyze, and assist in the application of data to better interpret our criminal justice system and deconstruct inequities in the application of justice within the community.

Utilizes existing data as well as develop processes for collecting undocumented or dormant data to isolate practices, procedures, and antiquated systems in our county’s justice system that produce or risk producing racial or socioeconomically disparate outcomes.

Works with the office to source potential interventions to improve the office’s performance on these metrics and systematically track improvement and/or avoid backsliding.

Fairfax County is the largest jurisdiction in Virginia and the Commonwealth’s Attorney is the chief prosecutor for the County as well as the leader of its criminal justice system. The County is also increasingly diverse - 16% Latin American, 19% Asian American, and 10% African American as of 2019. We understand that bigotry and bias has had a profound and pervasive influence on all aspect of local, state, and federal criminal justice systems throughout the United States of America. Leaders within these systems must take a proactive approach to undo centuries of bias-driven decision making and outcomes.

Upon taking office in January of 2020, Commonwealth’s Attorney Descano embarked on an ambitious criminal justice reform agenda that has included restructuring the office to produce accountability around reforms, ending the prosecution of marijuana possession, ending the use of cash bail, and the formulation of a Justice Advisory Council. To continue this important drive towards sustained progress and reform, the office must develop a sophisticated data program to track potential disparities in the application of justice in Fairfax County and adequately serve our diverse community. Therefore, we seek a creative, passionate, self-motivated data professional to join the leadership team of this office.

NOTE: The appointee(s) of the position(s) have a one (1) year probationary period. Employment is at-will serving at the pleasure of the Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney.

Illustrative Duties

  • Mentors the work of lower-level data analysis, providing work counseling, guidance, and training as needed;
  • Develops data standards, analytic schemas, and complex data models to ensure complete, correct, accessible and shareable data for information technology development projects;
  • Gathers and documents business data, information, physical, and analytics requirements;
  • Develops logical business models;
  • Prepares physical database design and consolidation, standardization, cleansing, migration, or upload of data;
  • Assists with planning and facilitating user requirement sessions for data analysis, data standardization, and data ownership;
  • Analyzes business forms, reports, processes, practices, and procedures;
  • Designs reporting schemas and data models of moderate to advanced scope and complexity Identifies and documents data subject areas, data entities, attributes, relationships, information types, domains, and constraints;
  • Develops structured diagrams, including data flow, entity life cycle, hierarchy,
  • entity/relationships, conceptual schemas, and association matrix diagrams;
  • Assesses disparate databases for streamlining, standardization, and consolidation opportunities, designing appropriate schemas to enable modernization or optimization;
  • Assists with identifying physical implementation requirements such as denormalization, data types, defaults, keys, transformations, referential integrity, and screen/script mapping;
  • Assists with coordinating the development of shared information assets including
  • logical data standards, definition standards, domain, and type standards,
  • and with the resolution of related conflicts;
  • Provides key input to the development of the corporate information architecture,
  • policies, and methodologies;
  • Maintains metadata, schemas, data repositories, and data dictionaries;
  • Assists with the selection, implementation, guidance and training of data administration practices, data access and CASE tools;
  • Designs and runs database queries to assess or validate data;
  • Performs data cleansing and transformations to assess data quality;
  • Supports data testing and analysis for initiatives of high complexity;
  • Attends training workshops, product demonstrations, conferences, technical briefings, and conventions;
  • Serves on committees and task forces;
  • Undertakes special projects;
  • Stays abreast of technology changes;
  • Provides assistance to other staff, as needed.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of information systems and the components that process data; Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods related to information architecture;
  • Considerable knowledge of data administration areas such as policies and standards, data definition, modeling and logical design, database design, and quality control; Considerable knowledge of data concepts such as syntax, taxonomy, and hierarchy; Considerable knowledge of relational databases (such as Oracle or DB2) Knowledge of business intelligence solutions or data-related CASE and modeling tools;
  • Knowledge of data modeling mapping, cleansing, extraction, exchange, manipulation, and load principles;
  • Extensive knowledge of business process analysis and redesign;
  • Some knowledge of business intelligence and information system design principles;
  • Some knowledge of services-oriented architecture, object-oriented application development, data integration, data exchange protocols, or XML schema design;
  • Skill in brainstorming, presenting, sharing, discussing, and defending ideas;
  • Skill in problem-solving, with appreciation and respect for diversity of differing professional views;
  • Skill in leading meeting participants toward consensus;
  • Skill in designing and presenting conforming, efficient, and unambiguous models and diagrams of complex reporting and information systems;
  • Skill in applying work and ideas to advance enterprise architecture goals and objectives: Ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships;
  • Ability to help stakeholders effectively resolve issues related to cross-agency data sharing, usage conflicts, and data inconsistencies;
  • Ability to follow special formatting requirements and conventions in work products;
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate version control over work products; Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to make use of provided resources and seek guidance as needed;
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate administrative processes and procedures for data analysis purposes;
  • Ability to conduct research into new information technology;
  • Ability to prepare essential task deliverable and documentation;
  • Ability to translate technical terminology into simple language and concepts;
  • Ability to train employees in the use of data access tools.

Employment Standards

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 degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field and coursework in analytics, biosystematics, biology, information architecture, engineering, library science, statistics, sociology, demographics, and/or marketing, Plus five years analysis of data and information experience in an academic, data administration, or business data analytics environment that involves using data modeling, database consolidation, ad hoc query, or business intelligence tools, relational databases, metadata, XML schema design, and/or taxonomy.

experience working with data within criminal justice or a related field is strongly preferred. Additionally, supervisory experience as well as experience in software development/coding is preferred.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

Valid driver's license.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Duties are generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include 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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