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Statement of Duties:
The City of Somerville is seeking an analyst for the six-person SomerStat Department. SomerStat is part of the Mayor's Office and plays an integral role in making Somerville a well-managed, transparent, progressive, and high-impact city government by providing analytical and executive support to the Mayor. SomerStat works with Police, Fire, Public Works, Health & Human Services, and fourteen other departments, whose activities combined account for the vast majority of the City's direct spending and generate most of its service-related revenue.
The SomerStat office assists the Mayor in oversight of city service delivery by using data and frequent accountability checks to monitor departmental performance and improve operations and customer service. Under the direction of the SomerStat Director, the Analyst carries out the following activities:
Recommended Minimum Qualifications:
Knowledge, Abilities and Skill
Proficiency in MS Excel or other data analysis tools, such as R, Python, or Stata.
Ability to manage and experience with managing projects among diverse stakeholders.
Creativity, strategic thinking, problem solving, and leadership skills.
The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant.
Physical and Mental Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential functions.
Few physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. May also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment and computer paper (up to 30lbs.)
Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting of papers.
Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes.
Send your resume and cover letter by Monday May 4, 2017 to:
City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.
The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.
$61,800.00 per year plus benefits.