Overview

Class Description

THIS IS A NON-CIVIL SERVICE POSITION

Agency: OFFICE OF EQUITY & CIVIL RIGHTS
Title: Equity Data Analyst

The Office of Equity and Civil Rights (OECR) is a city agency devoted to advancing equity and upholding the federal and local civil rights laws, the local living and prevailing wage laws ensuring access and equal opportunities for persons with disabilities, and providing oversight of local law enforcement. The mission of the Office of Equity and Civil Rights is to carry out activities to eliminate inequity, inequality, and discrimination.
The Office of Equity and Civil Rights consists of the Police Accountability Division, the Community Relations Commission, the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities, the Wage Commission, the Equity Office, and the Women’s Commission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (not inclusive):

  • Work on multiple projects with key responsibilities in the collection, cleaning, and management of data.
  • Responsible for leading data and research collection and analysis for the Office of Equity and Civil Rights; leading the development of the required equity report, maintaining key metrics and key performance indicators for the Office, and serve as a resource for external and internal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) best practices.
  • Work with OECR’s commissions and divisions to gather and analyze data for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure the accuracy and validity of all data and translates results into strategic DEI recommendations.
  • Develop and maintain measurement instruments and processes, data reports, database tools, and dashboards to monitor and track all mixed-methods of DEI data, including internal data (e.g., investigatory data).
  • Generate actionable insights for DEI initiatives by joining data sets from various, mixed-methods data sources, and applying analytical techniques to understand data nuances.
  • Communicate findings to internal and external leaders and decision-makers clearly and concisely through narrative-driven presentations and effective data visualizations.
  • Conduct quotative and qualitive assessments and draw comprehensive reports with recurring themes and SWOT analysis.
  • Support process-level analyses, recommendations, and strategic implementation on issues related to DEI.
  • Manage the data equity dashboard and website, as well as conduct administrative data and systems reviews and other related duties as required.
  • Work to mitigate the negative consequences of past practices by utilizing innovative, data driven, and measurable approaches and strategies to design, plan, develop, and deliver services in with an equity lens.
  • Provide a comprehensive equity evaluation strategy for OECR each fiscal year.
  • Provide OECR leadership with internal facing equity focus dashboards related to agency progress.
  • Work with OECR leadership to ensure resources are appropriately and effectively focused and responsive to Baltimore’s economic, social, racial, and demographic changes.
  • Develop data feeds and automated reporting.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (not inclusive):

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and tools of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures for the collection, organization, interpretation, and presentation of information.
  • Strong critical thinking skills and ability to perform critical analyses with limited oversight.
  • Ability to analyze data to glean insights that can be used in setting strategy, decision making, and validation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on high-performance teams and effectively support cross-functional teams in a matrix environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other Equity Data Analyst within the Office of Equity and Civil Right
  • Ability to synthesize data and transform it into coherent, strategic workplans.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Business Intelligence, ArcGIS, enterprise software, and other specialized software for planning, scheduling, communicating (email), word processing, collecting and reporting data, preparing presentations, researching (Internet), and performing other computer functions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in computer science or (in a related field preferred)
  • 3-4 years of progressive experience in a community organizing, data analyst or in a related field.
  • Strong analytical writing skills and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build authentic relationships with racially, socio-economically and gender diverse communities
  • Ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds, including age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and lived experiences
  • Understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias, and a commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Ability to successfully navigate challenging conversations among diverse groups and build consensus
  • Collaborative spirit with a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to excel in time-pressured and high-energy environments
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, to include evenings and weekends, in order to meet the needs of residents and to attend community functions

Successful candidates must:

  • Be able to meet tight deadlines
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and well
  • Be driven by a sense of urgency and able to timely and strategically get in front of challenges
  • Be able to adapt to competing and shifting priorities
  • Bring high energy, initiative, imagination, and creativity to the work
  • Communicate openly and frequently with the team and proactively share ideas and ask questions
  • Be passionate about the potential and future of Baltimore and all our residents, and believe in OECR’s mission and work

This is a full-time, non-civil service position with a comprehensive benefits package. Those considered for employment must authorize release of a criminal background investigation.

Financial Disclosure: Under Sections 7-7, 7-8, and 7-9 of the Ethics Law outlines the City officials and employees who are required to file. Each year, the Ethics Board, in collaboration with City agencies and the Department of Human Resources, identifies required filers based on the Ethics Law’s criteria.

These positions typically include:
As a general matter, the following public servants must file financial disclosure statements:
  • Officials and many non-clerical employees of City agencies and instrumentalities (§§ 7-7 and 7-8);
    • “Non-clerical” means any compensated public servant who is not employed solely in a secretarial, clerical, or custodial capacity.
  • Members of most City boards and commissions (§§ 7-7 and 7-8);
  • Individuals filling procurement, enforcement, and legislative liaison functions (§ 7-9);
  • Individuals vacating any of these positions (§ 7-11).
  • Individuals filling a vacancy in any of these positions (§ 7-12).
  • Candidates for qualifying elected positions (§ 7-13).
  • Designees of the Mayor and of the City Council President (§ 7-14).

To Apply: (Job open until filled)
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, which specifically addresses the experience relevant to this position to:

Office of Equity & Civil Rights
7 E. Redwood Street, 9th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202
Khadeja.Farahmand@baltimorecity.gov

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