boston planning & development agency
TITLE: RESEARCH ASSISTANT – DATA ANALYST
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the Director of Research, provide data and research for BPDA, the City of Boston, and related organizations. Participate in research projects on Boston’s economy, government, and population. Maintain databases and perform statistical analysis.
GENERAL DUTIES, SKILLS, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The general duties, skills, and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.
The Data Analyst collects, analyzes, and develops data on Boston’s economy, demographics and commercial markets using statistical and graphical presentations, and contributes to research reports that may be included in City documents or published. The Data Analyst must have a clear understanding of the US Census Bureau’s databases and data definitions, and have strong technical skills with an attention to detail.
Responsibilities and Technical Skills
Work requires a Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, urban planning, sociology, public policy, related field, or equivalent. Must have excellent analytical skills, be able to collaborate and work under the direction of senior staff, as well as work well independently. Experience with STATA or other statistical software is required. Must have experience in assisting and executing various aspects of a research project, including data cleaning, data analysis, and visual presentation of data.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Normal office environment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Little or no exertion.
SCOPE: Not Applicable
***BOSTON RESIDENCY IS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT***