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DATA VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST

DATA VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST

  1. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Posted on: 05/18/2024
  1. Full-time

Location

BROOKLYN

  1. No exam required

Department

Office of Strategic Operations

$57,500.00 – $64,500.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response. NYCEM is responsible for coordinating citywide emergency planning and response for all types and scales of emergencies. We are staffed by more than 200 dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including individuals assigned from other City agencies.

The Office of Strategic Operations is composed of three units:
1. Analysis and Evaluation Unit, which conducts qualitative and quantitative analyses to identify and track to completion strategic recommendations that improve the City’s emergency response posture;
2. Strategy and Innovation Unit, which conducts strategic planning and implements novel initiatives and programs that enhance the City’s emergency management practice; and
3. Continuity of Operations (COOP) Unit, which manages the City’s COOP Program, enabling City agencies to continue providing essential services during emergencies.

The Analysis and Evaluation Unit is responsible for analyzing and evaluating NYCEM’s operations and developing doctrine and policy to improve the City’s emergency management capability. The Data Visualization Specialist will report to the Data Visualization Program Manager and be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of data visualizations to establish situational awareness during emergencies, identify trends and potential areas for improvement, and encourage data-driven decision-making during day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate should have prior experience responding to requests for data and analysis, contributing to projects from scope development to delivery, and interpreting the results in a concise, easy-to-understand manner.

Duties include:
- Visualizing quantitative data from City agencies to make quantitative assessments, predict outcomes and prioritize resources, as needed, during emergencies.
- Contributing to the design and development of data visualization tools to improve data sharing and situational awareness within NYCEM and with other City agencies.
- Developing data reports or templates for a range of natural and man-made hazards and supporting internal and external trainings on completing templates.
- Supporting internal and external outreach to programs for guidance on data collection, metrics identification, and visualization recommendations for blue- and gray-sky operations.
- Serving on the agency’s Emergency Data Team responsible for time-of data collection, analysis. and visualization needs during incidents.
- Scheduling and managing intra- and interagency meetings and presenting in working groups and conferences, when necessary.
- Building partnership with other emergency management professionals, universities, community-based groups, and private-sector partners.
- Working on special projects and assignments, as needed.
- Subject to field deployment during emergencies, as needed.

*PLEASE NOTE: The selected candidate will be assigned to an on-call Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team and will be expected to work non-business hours during some emergencies. These non-business hours include nights, weekends, holidays, and extended week hours outside of a 9AM-5PM schedule. The selected candidate will also participate in trainings to build skills and competencies in emergency response; will participate in drills and exercises associated with the on-call EOC team; and may volunteer to assist with Ready NY emergency preparedness presentations to external groups. EOC teams are on call for three weeks at a time, with six weeks off in between.


Company Description

New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response. NYCEM is responsible for coordinating citywide emergency planning and response for all types and scales of emergencies. We are staffed by more than 200 dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including individuals assigned from other City agencies.


Minimum Qualifications

1. A master’s degree from an accredited college in emergency management, public administration, urban planning, engineering, economics, political science, the physical sciences or related field and one year of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: emergency management, fire, police, or military service, public safety, public health, public administration, urban planning, engineering, or another specialized area to which the appointment is to be made; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in the areas listed in “1” above; or
3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a state’s
department of education or a recognized accrediting organization and six years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in the areas listed in “1” above, at least two years of which must have been in one of those areas, or another specialized area to which the appointment is to be made.


Preferred Skills

- Experience with reporting, analytics, and dashboard software and tools such as Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Looker, the ArcGIS suite, or comparable software suites - Experience automating and ingesting data with cloud resources (e.g., Google Cloud Products) and coding languages (e.g., Python, SQL, JSON) - Experience with data cleaning and publishing tools such as Tableau Prep Builder, Tableau Online, or Dataprep - Excellent oral and written communications skills - Strong organization, project management, and facilitation skills - Ability to work on and lead multiple projects concurrently - Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel - Experience in quantitative and qualitative data reporting, analytics, visualization, and interactivity - Familiarity with user-centered design
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/
Residency Requirement

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 the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID

592175

Title code

06766

Civil service title

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SPECIAL

Title classification

Pending Classification-2

Business title

DATA VISUALIZATION SPECIALIST

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

165 Cadman Plaza East

  1. Technology, Data & Innovation
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