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The New York City Council is New York City’s legislative body. The Council drafts & votes on proposed laws, negotiates the City’s budget with the Mayor, monitors City agencies to make sure they’re effectively serving New Yorkers, and reviews and makes land use decisions on the growth and development of our city.

SALARY RANGE:

$81,095

DATA & TECHNOLOGY POLICY ANALYST

The position entails working closely with legislative attorneys, policy analysts, and data scientists to research policy issues and suggest recommendations. This role will have half of the time spent as a policy analyst for the technology committee and the other half for the data team, with opportunities to assist with and perform data analysis.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct policy research and analysis;
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders;
  • Assist in the preparation of committee hearings;
  • Draft committee and oversight reports;
  • Develop data & technology related policy ideas;
  • Identify, collect, and analyze data;
  • Collaborate with data scientists and policymakers

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interest in technology, data, innovation, and public policy;
  • Excellent writing, communication, and organizational abilities;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, succinctly, logically, and persuasively for policymakers and lay stakeholder audiences;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently, exercise initiative and follow through to accomplish tasks.
  • Ability to adjust priorities and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to problem-solve; have an understanding of and experience using statistics and/or performing data analysis;
  • Some programming experience with R, Python, or SQL;
  • Familiarity with New York City Government and work in the government or non-profit sector

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Graduate degree; preferably in public administration, economics, or science-adjacent fields
  • Proficiency with Python or R.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

For eligible employees, health, dental and vision insurance coverage are offered upon hire. Retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, group life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, training resources, health & fitness reimbursement and wellness programs are also available.

New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

As of November 15, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to work at City Hall and/or 250 Broadway offices, or at any Council Member district office, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with the New York City Council, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the New York City Council.

The New York City Council makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact EEOOfficer@council.nyc.gov.

HOW TO APPLY:

Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to:

E-MAIL:         counciljobs@council.nyc.gov   

MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (DTPA)

250 Broadway, 26th Floor

New York, New York 10007

FAX:               12124014711

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The New York City Council 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.