Under limited direction, serves as an advanced technical specialist and expert for demographic, economic and statistical research. 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 to include 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 forecasts. Utilizes advanced software such as SAS, ArcGIS and Microsoft Power BI to conduct spatial and statistical analyses and to summarize 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. May design, create and update 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.
Any combination of education, 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: Appointee will be required to complete a criminal background investigation check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Master's degree in a related field.
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.
Ability to write clearly, synthesize complex information, and present findings to audiences without technical backgrounds.
Significant demonstrated experience using and developing analyses employing ArcGIS, SQL, SAS or R, and Microsoft Power BI or other data visualization products.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job is generally sedentary in nature; however, employee must be sufficiently mobile to attend meetings and make presentations. Employee may be required to lift and carry up to 15 pounds. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor and in printed format. Duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
SELECTION PROCEDURE: Panel interview; may include a written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.
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