Overview

The Department of City Planning (DCP) plans for the strategic growth and development of the City through
groundup planning with communities, the development of land use policies and zoning regulations
applicable citywide and sharing its perspectives on growth and community needs with sister agencies in
collaboration with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).


DCP’s six strategic objectives include: (a) catalyze longterm neighborhood improvement through
integrated planning and targeted accompanying public investments; (b) encourage housing production,
affordability, and quality; (c) promote economic development and job growth; (d) enhance resiliency and
sustainability of neighborhoods; (e) ensure integrity, timeliness and responsiveness in land use reviews;
and, (f) supply objective data and expertise to a broad range of planning functions and stakeholders.

Central to its mission, DCP supports the City Planning Commission in its annual review of approximately 450
land use applications. The Department also works closely with OMB in developing the TenYear Capital
Strategy, and helping administer the Neighborhood Development Fund, geared toward ensuring that
growing neighborhoods undergoing rezoning have accompanying infrastructure investments.

The New York City Department of City Planning is a great place to work cultivating intellectual inspiration,
professional development and creativity. Visit our website at
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listing of job opportunities and to learn more about our great agency.

THE DIVISION:
The Population Division is responsible for the compilation, analysis and dissemination of census and related
federal, state and local data for city agencies, local communities and the media. It is the city’s hub of
expertise in census data analyses and dissemination. Within the Department, the Population Division
provides data for a variety of local and citywide planning studies, environmental review analyses, and
capital planning strategies. The division also provides other city agencies and outside organizations with
data to address questions involving needs assessment, program planning and targeting, and policy
formulation. This includes the development of current population estimates and short and longterm
population projections. Finally, the Population Division is leading the evaluation and analysis of recently
released data from the 2020 Census.

THE ROLE:
The Population Division is looking for a data analyst/engineer to complement its inhouse demographic
expertise. We are looking for someone with a solid foundation in the social sciences to analyze data that
inform the agency’s population studies, along with the technical expertise to help refine demographic
applications, maintain databases, and publish results in visually appealing formats. The candidate will:

Analyze sociodemographic data, including data from the decennial census and the American
Community Survey

Publish sociodemographic analyses in innovative formats

Manage and maintain large datasets, and perform quality assurance of data files

Coordinate database development with other divisions

Work with the IT Division to regularly update Population Division applications

Perform other related tasks.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Master’slevel coursework in a social science; knowledge of quantitative methods a plus

Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, and SQL

Experience using decennial census, American Community Survey (ACS), and administrative
datasets

Experience in GIS and data visualization packages such as ArcGIS, Carto, or Tableau a plus

Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey complex concepts,
methodologies, and quantitative data

Ability to work cooperatively within a team and to work independently

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Authorization to work in the United States is required for this position. NYC Department of City Planning
does not provide sponsorship for international employees. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that
they meet all minimum qualifying requirements for this position, at the time of application.

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 24 semester credits
in computer science or a related computer field and one year of satisfactory fulltime computer software
experience in computer systems development and analysis, applications programming, database
administration, maintenance and support, systems programming, data communications, mainframe
development, mobile development, web development and design; or

2. A fouryear high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five years of satisfactory fulltime
computer software experience as described in “1” above; or

3. Education and or/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above. College education may be substituted
for up to two years of the required experience in “2” above on the basis that 60 semester credits from an
accredited college is equated to one year of experience. In addition, 24 semester credits from an
accredited college or graduate school in computer science or a related field, or a certificate of at least
625 hours in computer programming from an accredited technical school (post high school), may be
substituted for one year of experience. However, all candidates must have at least a fouryear high
school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one year of satisfactory fulltime experience as
described in “1” above.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted through the NYC Careers / ESS Website
City Employees

1. Log in to ESS.

2. Search for job ID number: 523766

3. Click on the job business title: Associate Data Scientist

4. Click on “Apply Now” at the bottom of the posting

NonCity Employees Please visit:
https://www1.nyc.gov/jobs/ and follow the steps below:
1. Search for job ID number: 523766

2. Click on the job business title: Associate Data Scientist

3. Click on “Apply Now” at the bottom of the posting

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted. Appointments are subject to Office of Management
and Budget (OMB) approval.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID19 virus, unless they have been
granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this
requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is
received and approved by the hiring agency.

PLEASE NOTE: New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However,
City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be
eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if
the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with a Human Capital representative.

THE DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND A COPY OF THE
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS IS AVAILABLE IN THE HUMAN CAPITAL DIVISION. THE DEPARTMENT
MAKES AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABLED APPLICANTS.