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IT Specialist
To apply, visit: Information Technology Specialist (ITS Data Analyst), CS-2210-12 Area of Consideration: Open to the General Public No. of Openings: One (1) Salary: $70,345.00 - $89,992.00 Opening Date: January 2, 2018 Closing Date: January 23, 2018 Duration of Appointment: Career Service – Continuing Full-Time INTRODUCTION This position is located in the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), Traffic Operations and Safety Division. The incumbent serves as a data analyst, with responsibility for assisting the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Program Manager in planning, designing, and completing assignments relevant to the development and maintenance of the Department’s ITS systems. The incumbent in this position maintains, collects, analyzes, and clearly communicates transportation performance management and operations data from the District’s existing ITS software and hardware to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of transportation system operations within the District of Columbia. Brief Description Independently collects, compiles, evaluates, and analyzes information from various data services, roadway sensors, and records. Independently uses data analysis techniques to conduct research, processing and analyzing information from multiple sources in support of situational awareness and decision-making for transportation operations and planning purposes. Prepares the display of reports for various specialized projects, using a variety of presentation and data visualization techniques to clearly communicate findings and recommendations to a variety of stakeholders. Develops specifications for the procurement of hardware and software required for the enhancement of the capacity and functionality of the ITS program. Ensures that ITS equipment is properly installed. Develops processes and writes basic customized scripts as needed to improve database management and business processes as directed by Departmental senior staff officials. Regularly evaluates and monitors the quality and timeliness of data in databases that are key to the functioning of the ITS Program, and recommends steps for improvement. Performs basic troubleshooting and coordinates with Departmental information technology staff, ITS maintenance staff, and others to resolve issues with data collection. Maintains current knowledge of data processing, analysis, and visualization techniques, ITS, and related system developments, and evaluates their utility to the Department. Independently researches, recommends and implements innovative approaches to data processing, analysis, and visualization to improve organizational awareness and functions. Works with project managers on the development of digital and hardcopy products as required. Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications Knowledge of the mission, functions, objectives, and goals of the District of Columbia and Department of Transportation Operations Administration Knowledge of computer programming, engineering, and other technical fields relative to database management and data analysis, and experience in programming using various programming languages Knowledge of and experience with database management software (such as SQL) and interactive data visualization software (e.g., Tableau, D3) Knowledge of computer applications software (e.g., Windows, Internet, telecommunication protocols, spreadsheets, database management, graphics, word processing, etc.) Knowledge of and experience in applying and adapting research methodologies and techniques, including data collection methods and procedures and data analysis techniques and tools Ability to effectively communicate program information orally, and in a variety of written formats, for agency managers, and technical and non-technical audiences Ability to quickly absorb and interpret new information and concepts Skill to independently plan, schedule, and conduct analysis and evaluation Knowledge of ITS and transportation systems management and operations preferred Familiarity with, and experience in, gathering, organizing, and analyzing crowdsourcing and vehicle volume data a plus Education Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in computer science, statistics, civil engineering or similar field preferred. Physical Demands The work is sedentary. It entails normal walking, standing, bending, and occasionally carrying light items such as books, papers, and similar items. Work Environment Work is performed in an office setting. Some travel may be required to attend conferences, meeting, and training courses or visit field operations. Other Significant Facts This position has been designated as an emergency employee position under the provisions of District Personnel Manual Chapter 12. As such, incumbent’s services may be required in emergency situations to perform crucial duties, i.e., snow removal, debris removal, transportation, shelter operation, food distribution, and communication. These duties may be performed when the government is closed or when most employees are dismissed early. Benefits: DDOT is an employer of choice for any job seeker who has passion, energy, and enthusiasm about our city. Employee benefits include: Health and life insurance benefits and retirement benefits (More information about these benefits is available on the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) website at Complimentary Capital BikeShare Membership Free rides on DC Circulator buses Continued professional development, and professional growth through d.University, the in-house training available for all DDOT employees Flexible work schedule (team and role dependent) Employer-assisted housing loan program, providing payment and/or closing cost financing for first-time home buyers (restrictions apply) The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Posted on: Thursday, January 04, 2018
This listing expires on: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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