Job Description The Fire Department, City of New York (FDNY), seeks a full-time Data Scientist in the Bureau of Management Analysis and Planning, Operations Research Unit. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director, the successful candidate will: Assist the Department with mainly quantitative research activities and data analytic methods that are aimed at improving EMS, Fire, and 9-1-1 operations and deployment. Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in data science techniques and operations research and statistical methods including simulation, optimization, queueing theory, predictive analytics, and time series/forecasting. Expertise in applications of operations research methods to strategic, tactical and operational problems such as deployment analysis, resource allocation, staffing, scheduling, vehicle routing, and risk modeling. Provide analysis of large complex structured and un-structured datasets which includes the ability to address data quality issues using statistical methods. Create literature reviews and write technical documentation, creation of reports and articles at the peer review level for internal stakeholders. Provide data leveraging to create visualizations and dashboards in Tableau. Job requires candidate flexibility to work on short and long-term research/analytical projects in a fast paced environment. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health. To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have: 1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to \"1\" or \"2\" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in \"2\" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in \"1\" and \"2\" above.
NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year. Preferred Skills PhD or Master s degree from applicable quantitative fields such as data science, operations research, management science, statistics, mathematics, social science, fire science, economics, and public policy analysis. Strong team player, excellent communicator and demonstrates the ability to work independently. Team player with excellent communication, written skills and a willingness to learn. Track record in publishing quantitative work and good knowledge of current best practices. Demonstrated ability in the application of statistical methods to analyzing and solving operational problems. Expertise in R, Python, SQL, Tableau, or similar. Excellent at communicating findings and providing pragmatic analytical solutions. Ability to publish at the peer review level considered an asset. Understanding of and/or experience applying analytics to Emergency Response operations issues a plus. To Apply NON-CITY EMPLOYEES/EXTERNAL CANDIDATES PLEASE GO TO CITY EMPLOYEES MUST APPLY VIA EMPLOYEE SELF SERVICE Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview. Associated topics: agriculture, bioassay, biodiversity, climate, ecology, environment, environmental, food, sustainable, wetlands
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