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Transportation Policy Analyst

Transportation Policy Analyst

Posted on: 09/20/2023
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Research, Imp & Safety

$59,116.00 – $91,768.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.

The Transportation Planning and Management Division (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. The Office of Research, Implementation & Safety (RIS) implements road safety street redesigns, programs and is also responsible for the management of DOT’s crash data, conducts large-scale safety research projects, is lead on many agency action plans and is the key agency group for Vision Zero programs and policy. This is an opportunity to work within RIS, a team dedicated to improving road safety and eliminating fatalities and serious injuries throughout New York City.

RIS is looking for a candidate for the position of Transportation Policy Analyst. The analyst will be responsible for supporting the Serious Injury Response, Tracking & Analysis (SIRTA) program. They will also provide data-driven support in the development of research and policy, focusing on Vision Zero. Under supervision, the analyst will plan, monitor, and evaluate community safety programs; prepare evaluation reports, perform neighborhood-needs analyses and review community plans and performance. They will make recommendations on policies and procedures and provide authoritative interpretations of complex problems. The analyst will coordinate intra and interagency activities and recommend appropriate actions. They will collect, classify, evaluate crash and other safety data, and prepare the reports and studies that will drive Vision Zero design and policy. Key tasks for this position include performing and summarizing traffic safety research, performing geographic analysis using GIS, making policy recommendations, tracking, preparing and supervising the preparation of reports and presentations for internal and external (community boards, press, elected officials, conferences) audiences, preparing policy documents to advance particular agency positions and analyzing crash, traffic and other data, preparing high quality reports, graphics, charts and maps.

The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) mission is to provide for the safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in the City of New York and to maintain and enhance the transportation infrastructure crucial to the economic vitality and quality of life of our primary customers, City residents.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in "1" above.

Preferred Skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, GIS required. Familiarity with Adobe Suite, Microsoft Access and SQL preferred. Excellent writing, editing, oral presentation and data visualization skills required. Must be comfortable working independently, with the ability to digest, synthesize and explain policy information required. Strong attention to quantitative detail required. Knowledge of Vision Zero, traffic calming, pedestrian-oriented design, complete streets, traffic engineering are strongly preferred.
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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55 Water St Ny Ny

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