Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Job Posting - Senior Research Analyst

Position Specifics

Position:  Senior Research Analyst                                           Salary Range: $52,000 - $60,000
Business Unit:  Research, Policy & Innovation                     Department: Research, Policy & Innovation

Reports To:  Chief Research Officer                                        Posted:  May 31, 2016 – June 14, 2016

Role Summary

The Senior Research Analyst provides support for research, data and analytic projects in the Department and support to flexible teams across the organization. This team-based position does in-depth reporting from program data, builds databases combining government and program sources, creates ad hoc reports and writes memos to answer research questions, provides analyses of data and data inputs for performance management, tracks and oversees the progress of pilot programs, automates data collection where possible and writes reports.   Other responsibilities include reporting and adding expert technical assistance in meetings and data visualization.

This position will be responsible for the following duties:
  1. Ensure effective use of labor market information by maintaining current labor market information for strategic planning, informing the delivery services, and making it available to internal and external audiences. Make data actionable for programs.
  2. Compile and report PA CareerLink®/Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Performance metrics.
  3. Support all internal teams with data and other information as needed.
  4. Complete population, industry and occupational analyses in support of Board Committees and external partners in analyzing the needs of special populations and industries.
  5. Participate on evaluation research teams; gathering and analyzing program data, and writing evaluation reports.
  6. Work with community-based organizations with workforce- related programming to support their work.
  7. Provide Geographic Information Systems mapping and analysis of data to enhance the use of labor market information, analyze the demographic and industry composition of the region, and assist in the planning of service delivery.
  8. Complete detail-oriented analysis of data for accuracy.
  9. Track program progress along a timeline  in relation to other benchmarks
  10. Negotiate websites to capture data and other information in different formats
  11. Automate data collection and reporting in a SQL environment
  12. Build, combine  and maintain databases as required
  13. Write reports and memos as assigned
  14. Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Education/Professional Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Social Sciences, Statistics, Planning or Business Administration or a related field with 5 or more years of experience in data analysis, 1-2 years supervisory experience, and 3 or more years external relations/customer service. (Master’s degree preferred).

Or, any combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
·         Knowledge of research methodologies, basic inferential statistics, and application programming
·         Intermediate knowledge of SPSS or similar statistical software
·         Comfortable with management of large data sets
·         Customer service oriented
·         Ability to create  queries in a SQL environment
·         Ability to work independently and as a team member
·         Must be able to meet deadlines
·         Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
·         Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, ACCESS and Power Point
·         Adherence to all guidelines for confidential  and secure data
·         Ability to effectively relate to people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, government agencies, public officials, and all levels of management and staff
·         Knowledge of CWDS and Ad Hoc reporting (preferred)
·         Knowledge of GIS, especially ArcView (preferred)

Contact Information

Interested applicants should apply online at  and click on
 “About Us” and then “Careers at Philadelphia Works

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Alternate Formats, Auxiliary Aides and Services are available upon request

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