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Policy and Planning Analyst

at The New York County District Attorney's Office

Posted: 8/2/2019
Job Reference #: 1956
Keywords: office

Job Description

Title:Policy and Planning Analyst
Department:Strategic Planning and Policy Unit
Campaign Start Date:08/01/2019
Salary Range:$50,292
Position Summary:
The New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY) has an immediate opening for a Policy and Planning Analyst in the Strategic Planning and Policy Unit. Strategic Planning and Policy functions as the internal management consulting arm of the office, overseeing data analysis, grants management, policy analysis and management of the Criminal Justice Investment Initiative, a $250 million investment in crime prevention and criminal justice system reform projects. In this position, the Policy and Planning Analyst will be responsible for supporting the Unit with the aggregation, reporting, and analysis of enterprise datasets. This position requires a combination of analytical and interpersonal skills, as the ideal candidate will have the ability to both perform rigorous analyses and deliver these results to a non-technical audience. The selected candidate will also play a role in supporting the management of the Office’s federal and local grants.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Create analytic reports and dashboards using the internal business intelligence platform for managerial staff that demonstrate the office’s performance and outcomes.
  • Support policy projects such the development of new prosecutorial strategies, diversion programs or other practices through use of data to inform decision-making.
  • Work in partnership with executive staff to assess and develop key performance indicators.
  • Seek out, integrate, and analyze new sources of data applicable to office operations or priorities.
  • Collaborate with IT on infrastructure, tools, and policies.
  • Tread new ground in terms of analytical tools, methods, and techniques, including identifying new use cases, piloting concepts, and implementing methods for using data to achieve office goals.
  • Plan and execute program evaluations related to the office’s criminal justice reform projects such as pre-arraignment diversion, alternatives to incarceration and other recidivism reduction efforts.
  • Partner with outside agencies or entities such as research institutions or universities on data-driven projects.
  • Manage a small portfolio of federal and local grants that require analysis of personnel time and liaising with the Office’s fiscal unit
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned.
  • Experience working with complex datasets.
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills required.
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly-organized, resourceful, and reliable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency or a willingness to develop proficiency in R (or other statistical software), GIS software, or Python.
  • Proficiency or a willingness to develop proficiency Microsoft SQL or other RDBMS experience.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Interest in, or knowledge of, the criminal justice system.
  • Microsoft Analysis Services or other OLAP experience.
  • A two (2) year commitment to the hiring unit.
The New York County District Attorney’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer