The Integrated Data and Analytics (IDA) department is seeking a Data Scientist to generate actionable insights in support of key county strategies. This position will work with stakeholders from around the county to scope, develop, and execute projects. In some cases, the data is readily available in well-known, large databases or feeds, in other cases the data scientist will work collaboratively with stakeholders and data engineers to establish new data collection methods or data pipelines with other areas of the county where they have not yet been established. This position will create reports or presentations that tell a story to technical and non-technical audiences, manage multiple priorities, and work with multiple stakeholders to deliver on-time, high-quality artifacts.
IDA is led by the county’s Chief Data Officer and two managers. IDA is composed of data engineers, data scientists, and data strategists. This position reports to the Data and Analytics Manager.Effective December 31, 2023, there will be a general salary adjustment of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range. Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program. Location and hours:This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site 0 to 12 days a year for work meetings, trainings, or for any other reasons that their supervisor may deem necessary (may include additional days for onboarding and new employee training). Supervisors will provide as much advance notice as practicable. Work hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with flexibility.While this position is designated as remote, based on current requirements hires must reside in or relocate to Minnesota. New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type: This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position is internally classified as a Planning Analyst, Principal. Click here to view the job classification specification. Note: You must attach a cover letter and resume as part of your application materials to be considered for this position. In this position, you will:
· Collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders to help conceptualize and operationalize their data needs.
· Identify new datasets and approaches for mining existing data.
· Analyze, interpret, and present data to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders and diverse audiences.
· Query, transform, and clean data from a variety of state and county databases, for use in data science and analytics projects.
· Develop data science, advanced analytics, and complex reporting projects from concept to production, based on business need.
· Execute ad-hoc analyses, ongoing models, and report development to solve various problems and meaningfully impact county strategies.
· Advance practices related to report automation, data processes, and data-ops.
· Support data informed decision making and culture through data science initiatives, user adoption plans and data literacy related efforts.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Bachelor's degree or higher in any field and a minimum of two courses in data science, research methods, data analytics, or statistics and four years or more of relevant data analyst, data science, or applied research experience.
o Bachelor's degree or higher in one of the fields listed below and three years or more of relevant data analyst, data science, or applied research experience.
o Master's degree or higher in one of the fields listed below and two years or more of relevant data analyst, data science, or applied research experience.
o Ph.D. degree in data science, data analytics, business analytics, business administration, public administration/policy, research/evaluation methods, statistics, behavioral/social science, public health, computer science/MIS, management science, urban/city planning, or any field appropriate to the area of specialization.
Nice to have:
· Ability to:
o Gather and analyze information, design and test solutions to problems, and create and revise models.
o Present and communicate complex analyses to a variety of stakeholders.
o Identify data and analytics opportunities that help solve business problems.
o Build and nurture collaborative relationships with a variety of customers/partners, both internal and external.
o Successfully manage multiple priorities and projects and work independently.
· Knowledge of:
o Data science processes and principles (e.g., business/data understanding, data preparation, modeling, data visualization, evaluation, and deployment).
o Statistics, quantitative research principles, and/or machine learning (e.g., descriptive and inferential statistics, prediction and forecasting, classification, clustering).
o Advanced skills using programming languages for data science and/or applied research (R, Python).
o Intermediate skills with using business intelligence tools (e.g., Power BI, SSRS, Tableau, QlikView) and/or cloud computing platforms (Azure, Databricks, Spark, Hadoop).
o Data-ops, dev-ops, or similar data project and life-cycle management approaches.
o Cloud based data science, big data, and analytics tools (e.g., DataBricks, data factory, synapse, etc.).
· Experience of:
o Managing projects from conception to production (iteratively defining research questions, analysis, creating final outputs, etc.) with multiple stakeholders.
o Statistics, quantitative research methods, and/or machine learning to solve real-world problems.
o R, Python, or SQL to query from large and complex databases.
o Experience working with data lake architectures and/or other cloud-based data structures.
o Experience working with graph databases.
o Experience working in county government, nonprofit, or social impact sectors.
About the department:The Hennepin County Integrated Data & Analytics department builds advanced enterprise data solutions and enables the use business data insights in decision-making to improve resident outcomes. IDA supports Hennepin County in becoming a data-informed organization that uses data consistently and effectively to support decision-making at all levels. The department works to achieve this via advanced data and analytics projects, data integration, and focused strategies to promote the use of data in decision making.About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge - select Guest. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future limited duration, grant and regular vacancies. This position will have access to systems or other documentation that contains HIPAA data. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.Final candidates may be required to complete a background check.If you have any questions, please contact:Roberta Arpinar Roberta.Arpinar@hennepin.us