Senior Spatial Data and Mapping Analyst-Temporary
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Senior Spatial Data and Mapping Analyst

The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers.  To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW: Integrated Data Team

 

Program Mission  

The mission of the Integrated Data Team (IDT) is to apply a broad range of knowledge and analytical skills, to rapidly integrate, create, and share data between multiple sources during Incident Command System (ICS) activations to ensure Agency leadership, external stakeholders, and the public have access to accurate and timely information and ICS leadership have access to necessary data to achieve response objectives. This team draws on analytical skills in leadership, policy, program management and public health communication.  

 

Program Scope  

The main purpose of the Integrated Data Team (IDT) is to identify, synthesize and integrate public health data, research, and theory from a broad range of disciplines and health related data sources to inform emergency responses with an overarching goal of promoting health equity. Integrated within its practice, IDT works with Community Partner Engagement and other partners to identify and analyze ethical issues and recommend action on the ethical concepts of social justice and human rights in emergency response. Leveraging complex multidimensional problem solving, IDT’s work will influence decision making regarding policies and practices that advance public health using scientific knowledge, analysis, communication and consensus building. Additionally, IDT will work with Public Information Officers to leverage communication strategies across diverse audiences to inform and influence individual, organization, community and policy actions in order to promote the health of the public. IDT’s purpose is to support City leadership to work with organizations and communities to create, communicate and apply shared visions, missions and values; inspire trust and motivate others; build capacity; improve performance; enhance the quality of the working environment; and use evidence-based strategies to enhance public health.  

 

Program Tasks  

• Facilitate the flow of data and the data request process 

  • Serve as the central point of contact for data sharing with other agencies and external partners, ensuring timely access to data for all stakeholders  
  • Promote data sharing within DOHMH, across agencies, and with the public in emergencies and facilitate this in coordination with the Incident Commander and Public Information Officer  
  • Ensure a timely response to requests from City Hall, Commissioner of Health, and other City leadership under the direction of the Incident Commander  
  • Communicate data and public health information in accessible formats, such as data visualizations, for diverse intersectional audiences  

• Lead strategic integrated data initiatives  

  • Identify and collaborate with external data sources  
  • Assemble analysts from across the agency with a wide variety of data skills, including data visualization, GIS, statistics, and epidemiology  
  • Work in coordination with the Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to curate scientific and public health literature to inform public health response efforts  
  • Liaise with City Hall and other City leadership to inform data driven decision making  

 

  • Develop comprehensive background products 
  • Develop background knowledge / briefings on request under the direction of the Incident Commander  
  • Collaborate with the PSA to ensure alignment with scientific research and practice  

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Senior Data and Mapping Analyst would execute rapid, error-free, complex analytic tasks under the supervision of IDT Project Leads. These analyses would draw on large, constantly changing, often uncleaned datasets and require expertise with mapping, data manipulation, and data visualization software (e.g. ArcGIS, Python, Tableau). Ideally, this analyst would also support the development of data manipulation and storage infrastructure to support consistent analysis, mapping, and reporting within IDT, DOHMH, and the City, at large. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with IDT colleagues and leaders to execute complex data and mapping analyses 
  • Support IDT Project Leads in communicating data and spatial analyses to many audiences   
  • Prepare reports, dashboards, and maps for external audiences   
  • Use mapping and statistical software (e.g. GIS, Python, Tableau) to clean, manage, and analyze data  
  • Manage and manipulate large, complex, uncleaned, and constantly changing data sets and databases  

Examine the integrity and comparability of data

Qualifications
  • Required technological expertise: GIS desktop & online software (ArcGIS/QGIS/Carto)
  • Ability to automate geospatial processes using Python and/or R
  • Ability to produce high quality data visualizations & cartographic products
  • Strong data management, communication, and quality assurance skills  
  • Experience producing error-free mapping products and analytic deliverables in high-pressure contexts 
  • Preferred technological proficiency: SQL, SAS, Tableau, HTML, JS
  • Preferred experience: Interpreting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from epidemiological and other public health or publicly sourced data 

 

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The salary for this position is $33.84 - $42.03 hourly and is commensurate with experience (based on 48 hours per week and an annual salary of $84,468.00 - $104,909.04)

 

TO APPLY

To apply, send Resume, with Cover Letter, including how your experience relates to this position here. We ask that you do not contact our staff directly and no phone inquiries please. Applicants who best match the position needs will be contacted.

 

 

The Fund for Public Health in New York City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply.

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