Management Analyst I – Research Assistant
Job Announcement Closes March 18, 2016
EMPLOYER: Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services
HOURS: 16 to 20 hours per week – this is an exempt temporary position not to exceed 900 hours/year
COMPENSATION: $23.54/hour, no benefits
Please submit resumes to: Anne.Cahill@fairfaxcounty.gov
Under direct supervision, performs professional-level analytic and technical work to assist with analysis, data collection and management, and research. Collects and analyzes economic, demographic and human services data. Accesses, extracts and compiles data in complex databases from both internal and external sources. Researches data and provides information for ad hoc requests. Employs a variety of computer software such as ESRI ArcMap for extracting, analyzing, modeling and reporting data. Designs and develops approaches for disseminating data and findings in accessible visual formats.
• Collects, updates, analyzes and prepares data for projects, presentations, publications and webpages
• Summarizes project results in presentations and written documents
• Designs and creates graphics and data visualizations
• Helps conduct literature reviews
• Uses GIS tools to perform tasks such as geocoding addresses, copying, modifying and dissolving features, selecting and extracting data, joining tables, changing map projections, and exporting data, layers and maps
• Creates maps and helps perform GIS density, network and spatial analyses
• Helps update and maintain databases
• Helps edit and proof statistical data
• Maintains emails and responds to information requests
• Other duties as required
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in economics, urban planning, geography, computer science, statistics or field related to the assigned functional area; plus course work in ArcView GIS or similar GIS software.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to pay attention to detail.
• Knowledge of demography and the characteristics of populations.
• Ability to use research methods to gather, analyze and interpret data under supervision.
• Ability to analyze statistical data and to draw sound conclusions.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data.
• Ability to use ESRI ArcMap to load, edit and display data and to conduct density, network and spatial analyses.
• Knowledge of constructing databases, developing normalized tables, and interfacing with different database systems such as Oracle, Sequel and Access data repositories.
Applicants must be lawfully entitled to work in the United States (U.S. citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization). The County does not sponsor Visas of any type. Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans’ status or disabled veterans’ status.