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Senior Analyst

Policy, Research & Analysis with NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $72,500 - $77,500 per year

Work Location Brooklyn

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 20, 2023

Description Description

About the Agency:

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) promotes quality and affordability in the city’s housing, and diversity and strength in the city’s neighborhoods because every New Yorker deserves a safe, affordable place to live in a neighborhood they love.

  • We maintain building and resident safety and health
  • We create opportunities for New Yorkers through housing affordability
  • We engage New Yorkers to build and sustain neighborhood strength and diversity.

HPD is entrusted with fulfilling these objectives through the goals and strategies of “Housing Our Neighbors: A Blueprint for Housing and Homelessness,” Mayor Adams’ comprehensive housing framework. To support this important work, the administration has committed $5 billion in new capital funding, bringing the 10-year planned investment in housing to $22 billion—the largest in the city’s history. This investment, coupled with a commitment to reduce administrative and regulatory barriers, is a multi-pronged strategy to tackle New York City’s complex housing crisis, by addressing homelessness and housing instability, promoting economic stability and mobility, increasing homeownership opportunities, improving health and safety, and increasing opportunities for equitable growth.

Your Team:

The Office of Policy & Strategy (OPS) leverages its expertise to guide and support HPD and its many Offices in their efforts to deepen their impact, optimize their efficiency, and become more data-driven, compliance-attentive, climate-adaptive, and mission-focused. To do so, OPS collaborates with staff and senior leadership from across the Agency, as well as with representatives from other Agencies. OPS carries out its work through delivery of rigorous data, policy, and financial/credit analysis; technical and statistical research; compliance awareness and adherence; and techniques in program visioning and design to all HPD’s areas of practice. OPS is comprised of the Division of Housing Policy, the Division of Strategic Operations and Analytics, the Credit & Special Underwriting team, and the Sustainability Office.

This Senior Analyst role is within Strategic Operations and Analytics (SOA), which works to increase HPD’s impact by analyzing and improving operations agency-wide. We do this by clarifying HPD program missions,¿objectives,¿and stakeholders; implementing initiatives that advance HPD’s goals; analyzing data to deliver actionable insights to HPD programs; and increasing the agency’s overall ability to leverage data.

Your Impact:

As a Senior Analyst on the Performance Management & Public Information (PMPI) team within SOA, you will manage impactful analytic projects and initiatives to support HPD’s mission to provide secure and safe affordable housing in New York City.

Your Role:

Reporting to the Executive Director, your role will be to demonstrate independent initiative and strong analytic skills to leverage data to improve operations and inform policy for HPD programs. You will work in coordination with SOA team members and offices throughout the agency, including Development, Neighborhood Strategies, and Policy and Strategy.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Create and analyze datasets to assist various strategic planning and development initiatives to ensure safe, affordable housing for New Yorkers
  • Support the implementation of data-driven program operations and provide technical assistance to program staff on using data-driven program management tools
  • Prepare analytic reports to inform program design and performance, including models and dashboards that provide essential insight into agency operations:
  • Execute in-depth analytic projects related to the housing production pipeline planning and tracking, rezonings, and resiliency planning
  • Make recommendations on policies and procedures that are data-driven and created with input from program staff, senior managers, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Manage special projects, analyzing complex policy or operational challenges related to HPD planning, predevelopment, and neighborhood stabilization programs
  • Respond to ad hoc data requests from programs, senior management, and external stakeholders

Requirements Requirements

Minimum Qual Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
  2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

  • The ideal candidate will be an inquisitive self-starter and problem-solver who is eager to grow and take on new responsibilities, with the following skills:
  • Ability to break down complex issues/processes into smaller, more manageable pieces
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to navigate and maneuver datasets
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; collaborative, team player with the ability to also drive things forward independently
  • Enthusiastic about using data to improve government operations and policies and learning new tools
  • Experience with advanced Excel at a minimum; experience with data analysis tools such as Python and Pandas, Stata, R, GIS, or SAS is preferred; and an interest in learning new data analysis tools is preferred but not required
  • Has at least two years of experience with community work, community centered activities, or nonprofit or government program management

The strongest candidates will have experience or demonstrate significant interest in public policy, housing, or city government; however, these may be secondary to the candidate’s interest in applying his or her skills to the agency’s mission and operations.