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Director, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Director, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  1. TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Posted on: 12/01/2023
  1. Full-time

Location

BROOKLYN

  1. No exam required

Department

RESEARCH & COLLABORATION

$75,000.00 – $140,000.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

The Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) oversees all Citywide technology, privacy, cybersecurity, infrastructure, and telecommunications to ensure the security of, and enhance, City operations and service delivery to New York City's residents, businesses, employees, and visitors. As the City's technology and innovation leader, OTI is responsible for operating, maintaining, and securing IT infrastructure and systems that touch every aspect of City life from public safety to human services, from education to economic development crossing the full spectrum of governmental operations.

Part of the NYC Office of Technology & Innovation Strategic Initiatives division, Research & Collaboration helps NYC government find, test, and use tech and tactics that better serve the City. We are a team of generalists focused on helping agencies explore new solutions to social problems. We do this by learning, testing, and advising agencies on what tech makes possible and what risks it brings in the process. We work with our agency partners to find ways to make it easier to serve the City with services that are easier for New Yorkers to find and use. Research & Collaboration consists of three units: Research & Planning, Smart Cities & IoT, and Agency Solutions.

Responsibilities will include:
- Leads efforts to develop resources and infrastructure to support agencies’ productive and responsible use of AI & ML;
- Collaborates with other OTI units and agency teams to support data infrastructure needs, consulting with agencies on questions of AI use and governance and working with Research & Collaboration colleagues to develop tools to support each;
- Serves as a subject matter expert on citywide policy and planning matters, and develops partnerships with City agencies, academic institutions, and industry and social sector organizations that support the City’s goals;
- Oversees public engagement and education efforts related to City use of AI & ML, partnering with colleagues across the Research & Collaboration unit, and City to conduct research, gather feedback, and share information about the City’s efforts;
- Well-versed in standards and best practices in the field;
- Oversees the City’s algorithms reporting efforts, as dictated by NYC Local Law 35, as well as the broader development and maintenance of City standards for responsible use of AI, in coordination with R&C colleagues and relevant OTI units. The AI/ML Director reports to the Research & Collaboration Executive Director;
- Perform special projects and initiatives as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in computer science, engineering, human computer interaction, interactive media, digital and graphics design, data visualization, communication or a related field, and four years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or

2. An associate degree from an accredited college in computer science, engineering, human computer interaction, interactive media, digital and graphics design, data visualization, communication or a related field, and six years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or

3. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, and eight years of satisfactory full-time experience related to the area(s) required by the particular position and a specialization in a relevant technology, process, methodology and/or domain; or

4. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1", "2", or "3" above.


Preferred Skills

The successful candidate should possess the following: - Strong subject matter expertise in AI/ML, and demonstrated ability to evaluate and advise on opportunities and risks associated with its use, from both a technical and socio-technical perspective - Familiarity with emerging best practices related to responsible AI & ML use and governance - Familiarity with key policy issues and emerging legal/regulatory frameworks related to AI/ML in the U.S. and abroad - Ability to foster relationships with stakeholders across the public, private, and social sectors, and pursue productive partnership opportunities that further the City’s goals - Strong verbal and written communication skills ability to effectively represent the City on this complex and often sensitive topic across diverse audiences - Experience managing teams, and promoting a positive, growth-oriented work environment - Familiarity with New York City government a plus.
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 not required for this position
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

568567

Title code

95710

Civil service title

IT PROJECT SPECIALIST

Title classification

Non-Competitive-5

Business title

Director, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Posted until

2024-07-09

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

2 Metro Tech

  1. Technology, Data & Innovation
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