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Economic Development Data Scientist I

Organization: Town of Gilbert
City: Gilbert
Location: Arizona
Date Posted: May 29, 2024
Country: United States of America
Primary Category: Economic Development
Type of Position: Full Time

Description & Details


We Are Seeking

With every job we fill, our focus is on providing the best service to our citizens while offering the opportunity for professional growth in a rewarding and innovative work environment. Team Gilbert has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to fill the position of Economic Development Data Scientist.

The Economic Development Data Scientist reports to the Economic Development Deputy Director. The primary function of this position is to manage data throughout the entire information lifecycle. This position provides strategic research, analysis, and interpretation that supports key economic development strategies and initiatives, as well as organization goals when appropriate; creates reports and presentations through data management pertaining to community characteristics, labor force, economic/fiscal impacts, and land use and commercial development that are used to drive the business objectives of the Office of Economic Development and other Town departments; Creates data visualizations like dashboards and interactive maps that are used for business development activities, marketing campaigns, presentations, and internal reporting.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:

  • Gathering, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting research, making recommendations based on the data, and providing research results in a form that can be interpreted and understood by appropriate stakeholders.
  • Building automated pipelines to collect, analyze and present information and make it easily accessible to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Interpreting data, analysis and insight into maps, reports, and presentations.
  • Data mining, cleansing and warehousing.
  • Analyzing and manipulating data to generate insight.
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to collect and analyze data for economic development related request.
  • Evaluating and implementing effective data management and visualization tools based on industry standards and best practices.
  • Building land use, financial, economic impact, and other types of data models in support of economic and community development decision making.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Remote Work: In alignment with the Town of Gilbert Remote Work Guideline, the Economic Development Data Scientist position has been identified as an eligible position for the “Hybrid” remote work category, defined as “Approximately half (50%) of the employees’ time is spent on-site and half (50%) can be spent working remotely”. At this time, the Office of Economic Development has identified Monday and Thursday as eligible remote workdays, bringing the team together in office on Tuesday and Wednesday.

About You

You are someone who effectively exceeds customer needs by building productive relationships and taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.  You actively participate as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals and produce quality outcomes.  You take great pride in proactively managing time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently while accomplishing objectives and achieving goals beyond what is required.

You are skilled in navigating undocumented and new data sources, managing a continuous stream of data requests from multiple stakeholders, automating recurring analysis and building reusable processes to speed up future analysis, consistently delivering accurate data, using good judgement and decision making to evaluate the best method of research, and using written and verbal communication regarding technical and complex concepts with the ability to present in a way that can be understood by others who are not experts in those areas.

You also have experience with, and/or are willing to develop skills in, the following areas:

  • GIS and SQL databases for the purpose of querying economic and/or financial modeling, data mining, warehousing, filtering, analyzing, and reporting.
  • Technology and automation tools and workflows.
  • Visual analytics platforms like Tableau and PowerBI for the creation of dashboards and visualizations
  • Data quality, transformation and data asset management and platform APIs, Python, SQL, HTML, DAX, and other programming languages and general programming concepts.
  • Commercial real estate markets, workforce characteristics, and taxation.
  • Public policy particularly related to economic development.
  • Microsoft Office products, Customer Relationship Management systems and other relevant software.

At Team Gilbert, we hire innovative, forward-thinking problem-solvers who love what they do! In addition to possessing the ability to live out our values daily, candidates must possess the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science/Analytics, Computer Information Systems, Geographic Information Science/Systems, Economics, Urban Planning, Finance, Business or a closely related field.
  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience with data management and programming
  • A valid Arizona driver’s license

This position is an At-Will position and is FLSA Exempt – ineligible for overtime compensation. 

We Are Team Gilbert

Gilbert is on a mission to be the City of the Future. We choose to “Anticipate. Create. Help people.” With over 100 years of history and growth, our focus is on keeping the thriving community that Gilbert is today well into the future. Gilbert has been named among the top 100 Healthiest Employers, the Most Prosperous City in the Country, Best Place to Live, Work and Play, Arizona’s Most Admired Companies to Work For, and more.

We hire people who share our aspiration to be driven, kind, bold, and humble. Join Team Gilbert, and help us shape a new tomorrow, today:

Up For the Challenge

In addition to a competitive salary, Gilbert offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes self-funded medical and dental plans, life insurance, disability, pension, tuition reimbursement, parental leave, babies at work, and more.

Join Team Gilbert and make an income while making an impact!  If you are looking for an opportunity to make a visible contribution to our community and get excited about doing interesting work that matters, then why not click that “Apply” button at the top there? We can’t think of a better place to put your talents to work.

Let’s get this adventure started!

Gilbert provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

ADA and Other Requirements:
Physical Demands and Working Conditions – Sedentary Work:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time and walking or standing occasionally.  Also requires fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

How to Apply / Contact

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