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Data Analyst

Company: City of Olathe
Location: Olathe
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Description Do you have a knack for numbers and love problem solving? Do you see patterns and connections everywhere you look? The City of Olathe is looking for a skilled Data Analyst to join our growing team of analytics experts. This position will be responsible for deriving insights from the City of Olathe's growing data sets. The ideal candidate will be responsible for transforming large sets of data, connecting understanding with actions that can drive business impact, and delivering data in useful and appealing ways to stakeholders. DESCRIPTION The Data Analystis an essential member of the Performance and Innovation Team, supporting the City's 2040: Future Ready Strategic Plan, analyzing large sets of data to spot patterns, trends and correlations and presenting information in ways that are easy to interpret, useful and meaningful. The ideal candidate is proactive, seeking out opportunities, able to deliver results, and work well under pressure as they will be working with large amounts of data in a fast-paced environment. They are passionate about giving data a seat at the table and providing the organization with the information it needs in clear and concise visuals to help make better decisions and drive the mission forward. Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with growing and maintaining Olathe's Performance Management program to include alignment with Olathe's 2040 Strategic Plan, community surveys, business intelligence, benchmarking of performance data and consistent, accurate and innovative public reporting.
  • Collaborate with team members to collect and analyze data, visualize spatial patterns, trends, outliers, and anomalies.
  • Lead the Open Data Champions Committee (ODCC) to ensure Olathe's Open Data compliance with governance, meet dataset/structure requirements and offer structure around the Open Data program.
  • Presents large amounts of information using data visualization techniques such as mapping, charting, animation, pictorial diagrams, and other methods to visualize data.
  • Create inspiring, immersive stories by combining text, interactive maps, and other multimedia content.
  • Serves as a resource/liaison for other City departments researching, analyzing, and developing recommendations for performance improvement.
  • Work with a team of analysts to identify, establish and manage Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of business decisions.
  • Performs other related tasks and duties as assigned or required. Experience & Education
    • Working knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
    • Experience optimizing 'big data' data pipelines, architectures, and data sets.
    • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills; the able to look at numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on the findings.
    • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
    • Strong reporting and data visualization skills using platforms like SRSS, PowerBI, GIS, etc.
    • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Strong written/verbal communication skills.
    • Experience using the following software/tools:
    • Strong passion and ability to learn new technologies, tools, and platforms.
    • Three(3) years of experience in information technology, economics, statistics, or related experience.
    • A Bachelor's degree from a fully accredited institution in Statistics, Mathematics, Economic, Data Science, or another quantitative field. Supplemental Information Successful applicants must pass a background check, pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Keywords: City of Olathe, Olathe , Data Analyst, Professions , Olathe, Kansas

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