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Vacancy Details
Position Type:

Administrative and Central Office

Office Title/Functional Title:

Data and Research Analyst, RPSG - 16902

Civil Service Title:

City Research Scientist




Office of Policy and Evaluation

Posting End Date:



Position Summary: The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is the largest school system in the nation, with nearly 1.1 million students and 135,000 employees, including 75,000+ teachers and an annual operating budget of over $24.0B+. The NYCDOE is committed to creating a system of 1,800+ great schools. 


Research-based educational policy and data transparency are essential elements of NYCDOE. The Research and Policy Support Group (RPSG) is at the center of this effort as the primary source of data analysis and research for the NYCDOE. The RPSG conducts both its own research and analyses to inform NYCDOE policy, as well as consulting on and supporting the analytic work of others with NYCDOE data.


The Data and Research Analyst supports the production of high-quality and rigorous research conducted in NYC public schools. The Data and Research Analyst works closely with the Director of Data and Research to respond to both internal and external requests for timely analyses. Produces analyses and reports to satisfy annual public reporting requirements. The Analyst assists RPSG with the production and management of large datasets used for quantitative analyses. Performs related work.


Reports to: Director, Research and Data


Direct Reports:  N/A


Key Relationships: Works closely with the Director of Research and Data, as well as other RPSG staff to perform analyses for internal and external stakeholders. Works with other teams in the Office of Policy and Evaluation to support annual reporting requirements.



  • Utilize scientific and applied research methods in collaborative environment to execute administrative studies designed to analyze the impact of NYCDOE policies and programs.
  • Manages the construction of research design to answer targeted policy questions.
  • Conduct timely analyses through the use of both descriptive statistics and advanced statistical modeling.
  • Develop and manipulate large datasets for external and internal NYCDOE partners.
  • Leads the annual production of public reporting datasets, including reports to satisfy City Council bills and Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL) requests.
  • Present and disseminate internal and external research results to the NYCDOE, the broader education community, and the public in a useful and understandable format.
  • Provide guidance to external evaluators and researchers on work involving NYCDOE data.
  • Collaborate with team members to improve efficiency of scientific and applied research, ensure accuracy, and correct implementation of research and business rules.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualification Requirements:




For Assignment Level II

To be appointed to Assignment Level II, 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.




  • Proficiency with R, Python, SAS, Stata, or other statistical/data management programming languages.




  • Proficiency and experience working with SQL.
  • Ability to manipulate, organize and analyze large datasets; experience gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Ability to clearly communicate and document technical work, including coding methodology.
  • Experience communicating research and analyses to non-researchers/analysts.
  • Experience developing thoughtful and creative approaches for addressing a wide range of analytic questions.
  • Ability to translate broad policy guidelines into actionable data requirements and business rules.
  • Ability to collaborate with other programmers and analysts while also completing work independently.
  • Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve, and anticipate issues needing resolution by employing a clear and logical thought process for analysis and programming.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to design, adapt and modify analyses and programming to the needs of specific projects.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to others on their research and analytic work.
  • Strong attention to detail and extremely well organized, with the ability to meet frequent and changing deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with education and non-education personnel, internal and external to the NYCDOE.
  • Ability to thrive in and enjoy working in a team-oriented, high-pressure environment.
  • Experience or working knowledge of the public sector and/or demonstrated interest in public education.

Salary: $75,505+


(Internal candidates who are selected for this position and who currently hold comparable or less senior positions within the DOE will not earn less than their current salary.)


Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

NOTE: The filling of all positions is subject to budget availability and/or grant funding.


As of August 2, 2021, all NYC Department of Education new hires (who are not currently employees of the City of New York) must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning their employment unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons. More information can be found in Executive Order 75.

DOE Non- Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of the Department of Education of the City of New York to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex), military status, unemployment status, caregiver status, consumer credit history, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as permitted by law), predisposing genetic characteristics, or status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual offenses and stalking, and to maintain an environment free of harassment on any of the above-noted grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation. For more information, please refer to the DOE Non-Discrimination Policy.

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