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Climate Change Senior Data Analyst

OPENING DATE: 06/23/22
CLOSING DATE: 07/07/22 11:59 PM Central Time
JOB TYPE: Full-time
LOCATION: Hennepin County, Minnesota
DEPARTMENT: Public Works Administration

The Public Works Administration is seeking a Climate Change Senior Data Analyst that will lead the management, analysis, and visualization of data to inform the work of the Climate and Resiliency department. This position will design and execute data management systems in collaboration with the IT and Geographic Information System (GIS) departments to prioritize efforts and implement projects to mitigate the effects of climate change across vulnerable communities.

Location and hours:
This position is remote. Remote workers may be required to come on-site an average of 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 primarily days, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend meetings. No overnight or holiday shifts are required. This position requires travel to various locations around the county. While this position is designated as remote, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.  

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, Senior.
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Effective September 1, 2021, all new job offers are conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office, or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.     
In this position, you will:  
  • Manage, analyze, and create geospatial datasets.
  • Update interactive web-based (GIS preferred) visualization tools and interactive online maps.
  • Document monitoring and evaluation outcomes through ongoing online reporting.
  • Provide data-driven risk analysis and inform the Climate and Resiliency Director on key priorities.
  • Coordinate the data repository for the Climate and Resiliency department.
  • Conduct statistical analysis, including descriptive statistics and potential regression modeling.

Need to have:
  • One of the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in any field and a minimum of two courses in research methods, geographic information science, analysis, statistics, project management, planning or evaluation and 18 months or more of relevant planning analyst experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the fields listed below and one year or more of relevant planning analyst experience.
  • Master's degree or higher in business administration, public administration, geographic information science, research methods, statistics, behavioral/social science, public health, computer science/MIS, management science, urban/city planning or a field appropriate to the area of specialization.

Nice to have:  
  • Experience:
  • Working with geospatial data tools such as GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS or QGIS) or programming languages.
  • Providing data-driven analysis for projects.
  • Data visualization and analysis
  • Working with program planning and project management.
  • Collaborating with cultural, spiritual, or faith-based communities on teams or projects. 
  • Writing grants, newsletter, reports, etc. 
  • Ability to:
  • Collaborate effectively with stakeholders across departments and across business lines.
  • Navigate technical programs and data collection and analysis in county and state systems.
  • Utilize personal computers, software, and social media.
About the department:
Public Works creates healthy and livable communities through economic development, environmental stewardship and advancement of a multimodal transportation network. About 450 employees work together on a wide range of programs and projects to achieve our mission.  

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
Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.
Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test and/or background check.