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Senior Data Analyst, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering - 320698

Senior Data Analyst, Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering - 320698

Job Description The Office of Building Water Supply Oversight (BWSO) within the Bureau of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) was formed to implement, oversee and evaluate the Cooling Tower law and regulations. BWSO is looking to hire a City Research Scientist II (CRS II) to serve as the Senior Data Analyst and work directly under the Data Analysis Unit Lead to support to Data, Research and Evaluation Team. In the summer of 2015, New York City (NYC) experienced the second largest community Legionnaires' disease outbreak in the history of the United States In response, NYC passed Local Law (LL) 77 and a Commissioner's Rule requiring building owners or operators to register their cooling tower before operation.   Additionally, LL77 and the Commissioner's Rule requires owners or operators of cooling towers to annually certify that their cooling tower is inspected, tested, cleaned and disinfected and that a maintenance program and plan be developed and implemented in accordance with the law.  The regulations are aimed at improving the operating conditions of NYC cooling towers, with the objective of reducing Legionella colonization and reducing the likelihood of future cooling tower associated outbreaks.  


Proposes and develops legionella-focused studies, analyses and publications to add to knowledge of disease risk and regulation impact, and to enhance BWSO’s standing in the scientific community.

Assist in developing workflow processes and data-driven educational or field programs that support departmental activity in outbreak investigations, local law compliance (regulation and mitigation) and risk mitigation.

Support the evaluation of Bureau goals and objectives including the assessment of programmatic outcomes, the identification of conditions under which building water supplies present outbreak risk and the effectiveness of various mitigation and control strategies.

In consultation with data unit lead, guide field staff to standardize data capture according to best practices. Provide support to field operations supervisors to manage scheduling and inspectional data, including serving as data liaison in operational planning.

Detect and correct inaccurate records, identify incomplete and incorrect data and provide data standardization in VBA, SQL and analytical software (R or SAS). Provide documentation of data sets and relevant data changes.

Supervise and guide workflow of subordinate staff.

Provide programmatic support to ensure timely and correct bidirectional flow and use of data among external agencies including, but not limited to, State Department of Health and laboratories, Office of Administrative Tribunal, Department of Buildings.

Assist the lead data analyst in developing Bureau infrastructure including the design, implementation and optimization of OBWSO data tools.

Assist in development of standard reports along with statistical and ad hoc analyses, using training or experience in public health, building science, field-collected environmental data or mechanical engineering.
Minimum Qual Requirements 1.  For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

Probationary Period
Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Preferred Skills --Experience with leading complex data-management systems, developing informatics reporting tools for field operations and research driven activity, integrating data across multiple data-sources, applying statistical and evaluation measures to complex data, report writing.

--Experience with GIS

--Familiarity with establishing complex data architectures and working with HML and SQL.
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to  In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 320698. 

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.

All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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