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Data Scientist
City of Austin Office of Innovaiton

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Data Scientist

City of Austin Office of Innovaiton

Job Summary

$31.33-40.73 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 13 days ago
Job Role
Data Scientist, Data Analyst
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Job Description

This position, located in the City of Austin Office of Innovation will work with a team of designers, researches, analysts, and City staff staff to identify gaps and prototype service-oriented solutions for residents at risk of displacement and/or experiencing homelessness. The work performed by this position will include data analytics, performance measurements, and data architecture – all in service of sharing information and producing insights for decision makers. The data analyst will work with teammates, stakeholders, and community members to quickly generate data and results, and translate them into program and policy recommendations that inform implementation in other city departments. To apply, please visit this site:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field related to the job, plus three (3) years experience related to the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated professional experience in data analysis, machine learning, data visualization, systems analysis, or policy analysis
  • Experience collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and communicating both quantitative and qualitative data, including performance measures
  • Knowledge of City of Austin, state, and federal statues, ordinances and codes relevant to social services, housing, planning and related domains
  • Knowledge of methods for research, cost/benefit analysis, statistical analysis, and financial modeling
  • Experience in data architecture, including assessing the structure of data systems to share data and information
  • Interpersonal skills to engage all stakeholders and facilitate accurate requirements to capture and manage stakeholders’ expectations
  • Experience collaborating on multidisciplinary teams; flexibility and openness to adapting data gathering and analysis methods to fit the needs of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to zoom in and out on a project; ability to shift from focusing on small details to understanding large system relations and understanding the relationships between
  • Awareness of modern practices for human-centered design
  • Ability to professionally and productively respond to unexpected hurdles
  • A passion for public service and a commitment to doing the hard work that is necessary to improve city services

Business Overview

Why Work With Us?

The City of Austin Innovation Office develops solutions for complex challenges facing residents. We hold space for early-stage ideas by facilitating teams, researching problems, and designing services that solve real problems for real people.

Team Size

1-10 team members


Culture & Perks

Commuter Benefits
Fitness Benefits
Health Benefits
Parental Leave
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Casual Dress
Parking Provided
Work From Home
Community Oriented
Mission Driven
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