Director of Data Analytics - Budget
The Bureau of Finance seeks a Director of Data Analytics - Budget to direct the Data Analytics division within the Budget Office’s data team. This role directs oversight of analysts work, develops and manages analytic projects, and fulfills data analytic requests from internal and external stakeholders. The position performs trend analyses and creation of visual reports for county leadership to develop and implement policy.
Under the direction of the Managing Deputy Budget Director - Data, the Director of Data Analytics supervises and directs the Data Analytics division within the Budget Office’s data team. The Director of Data Analytics’ duties include direct oversight of analysts work, developing and managing analytic projects, fulfilling data analytic requests from internal and external stakeholders, and assessing and providing critical information for county stakeholders to drive impact and develop and implement budgetary policy changes. Performs trend analyses and creation of visual reports for county leadership to develop and implement policy.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Improves the county’s capacity to develop budget and operational insights with advanced analytics and visualizations.
- Works closely with the Budget Director and the Chief Data Officer to translate data analytics insights into policy recommendations.
- Works closely with Director of Data Management to translate data analytics insights into valuable improvements in budget data management.
- Provides data analytics models for making strategic decisions while maintaining integrity of information assets.
- Develops and maintains appropriate quality controls of budget data.
- Creates data reports, summaries, and data visualization tools for internal and external stakeholders.
- Collaborates with the Budget Director, the County’s Communication’s team and Chief Data Officer to conduct analysis for public consumption and provide data for visualization.
- Oversees the development of key performance indicators (KPI) for the budget office and each unit therein, as well as the development and implementation of KPI dashboards for the department to help inform management decisions.
- Directs and supervises data analytics staff and assigns work projects; and participates in hiring processes.
- Conducts staff training and development activities.
- Aids in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
- Provides technical assistance to budget office staff on analytics tools, systems, and reports.
- Administers personnel functions of department; and prepares employee evaluations/approves time off.
- Attends meetings with department heads and County officials concerning budget analysis; may represent the Budget Director in the Director’s or Managing Deputy Budget Director – Data’s absence.
- Participates in confidential meetings and discussions relative to these and other matters.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of Cook County Government structure, including organization, administration and functions of the various departments, boards, commissioners, and committees, or the ability to quickly gain that knowledge.
- Knowledge of quantitative research methods and report development.
- Knowledge of data architecture and management principles, methods, and tools.
- Strong analytical and project management skills.
- Demonstrated skills in public speaking, presentation creation and delivery to a wide variety of audiences (including non-technical audiences).
- Ability to make sound judgments and effectively communicate with others in written and oral form.
- Ability to provide strategic guidance in the assessment and development of existing and/or proposed technology solutions.
- Ability to evaluate, organize and prioritize multiple assignments in an efficient and timely manner.
- Ability to work in a highly confidential environment.
- Ability to interpret and understand large and complex data sets.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree (or higher) PLUS a minimum of three (3) years of experience in data analysis, data mining, data visualization, or data management AND one (1) year of prior supervisory, managerial or project management experience OR, an equivalent combination of professional work experience, training, and education.
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Economics; Business Administration; Public Administration; Public Policy; Statistics; Computer Science; Engineering; Information Systems; or Information Technology.
- Five (5) years of experience in data analysis, data mining, data visualization, or data management.
- Three (3) years of supervisory, managerial or project management experience.
- Experience with Microsoft Excel, Tableau, Power BI, Socrata or SQL.
- Experience with R, Python or similar scripting language.
Sedentary Work involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.
The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee’s normal line of work.
POST OFFER TESTING:
This position requires successful completion of post-offer tests, which may include a background check, drug screen and medical examination.
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY:
Pursuant to Executive Order 2021-1 and Cook County’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, the selected candidate will be required to either submit proof of full vaccination or a request for reasonable accommodation prior to the start of employment. Please click the following hyperlinks for the full text of Executive Order 2021-1 and the Cook County’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
Pursuant to the Shakman Consent Decree, Supplemental Relief Order and the Cook County Personnel Rules, this position is exempt from the County’s career service rules, is at-will and political reasons or factors may be considered when taking any employment action. As an employee in a Shakman Exempt Position, if you do not currently live in Cook County, you will have six (6) months from date of hire to establish actual residency within Cook County.
How to Apply:
All applications are being accepted electronically. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not mail in application materials.
Please email a cover letter and resume to ShakmanExemptApplications@cookcountyil.gov.