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Mobility Data Program Lead

Mobility Data Program Lead

Posted on: 10/06/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Regional & Strategic Planning

$82,506.00 – $103,548.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

Join our growing team challenging today’s systems to reinvent transportation solutions of tomorrow, solving the City’s most critical problems around mobility. The Regional and Strategic Planning (R&SP) subdivision within the division of Transportation Planning & Management (TPM) is seeking a Mobility Data Program Lead. The desired candidate is highly organized and motivated with a strong technical background and excellent communications skill. The selected candidate will support data and research initiatives within the Special Projects (SP) Unit and help to enact the unit’s goal of fostering data-informed transportation planning in New York City and the Region.

The successful candidate will lead research, analysis, and data management initiatives. Working in a collaborative environment as part of an interdisciplinary team, and under general supervision, with latitude for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative, successful candidates will: (1) Lead research and analysis on the evaluation of NYC DOT programs and initiatives using available and emerging mobility data. This work includes monitoring, gathering, synthesizing, and communicating research and analytical results in reports, charts, graphs and maps; (2) manage and mentoring a team of data analysts, interns, college aides, and consultants and working with internal and external stakeholders; (3) Coordinate activities between multiple projects with detailed attention to program strategy, project delegation, and program implementation; (4) work on other cross-functional mobility initiatives in RS&P, broader TPM, Traffic Operations, and the Policy unit; (5) promote a culture of data-informed transportation planning, necessary to target, communicate, and evaluate projects and policies; (6) Manage the operation and improvement of the Traffic Information Management System; (7) coordinating data collection for the New York Best Practices Model and federally mandated Conformity processes; (8) Serve as a liaison to NYC DOT’s Legal and IT departments.

The Division of Transportation Planning and Management (TPM) is responsible for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods on the City's streets, supporting the larger goals of economic and social vitality for people living, working, and doing business in New York City. The Division’s responsibilities include planning, street design, technical analysis, signs, transit development, freight mobility and markings, ensuring the safety of motor vehicle occupants, pedestrians, and cyclists.

Minimum Qualifications

1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

Preferred Skills

Knowledge of and experience in transportation policy, transportation planning, transportation operations and management or transportation technology the ability to think and act strategically experience analyzing, interpreting, and communicating transportation performance issues, strong data analysis, report writing, and experience using MS Office Suite, Arc/QGIS, Adobe Suite, Python/R (or some other data analysis programming language) and knowledge of Application Program Interfaces (APIs).
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.

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