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Public Policy Analyst

University of Utah
Utah, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

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Public Policy Analyst

Job Summary

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute is seeking a public policy analyst to join the demography team.  This position will primarily provide technical support, and eventually subject-area expertise, of the subcounty (city and census tract) annual population estimate program. This includes gathering demographic, housing, and construction data from internal and external resources, incorporating knowledge of local context and conditions, geocoding and analysis with GIS software, and implementing existing demographic models with programming scripts. The successful candidate will be able to research and troubleshoot when data, assumptions, or models require adjusting.

Additionally, the research associate will work with other demographic team members to create original content that summarizes demographic findings with written reports, data visualizations, and other duties as assigned. They will accurately communicate verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences.

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute subscribes to five committable core values. We call them committable values because we make serious personnel and project decisions based on these values. We call them core because we integrate them into everything we do. They are internal values but are reflected externally in the products and services we provide to the community. Taken together, our committable core values define who we are, how we conduct ourselves, and what comprises our work culture.

Responsibility to the community
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute exists to serve Utah and help our state prosper. While we make a contribution to regional, national, and international public policy issues, we focus on assisting communities of interest within our state to make informed decisions.
Research integrity and relevance
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute adheres to ethical principles and professional standards essential for responsible research. We value independent, relevant, meaningful, and understandable work.
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute holds employees responsible for being continually productive in the work setting, being fiscally responsible, and delivering high quality products and services to the community, university, Eccles School, donors, and clients.
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute actively partners with people and organizations on campus and in the community to achieve our vision and mission. We believe teamwork among our staff and with others will provide the best research and foster success.
Positive and passionate
The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute employs people who are deeply committed to their craft and contribute to a positive and respectful work environment. We seek a congenial workplace where individual differences are both respected and celebrated, and we have fun along the way.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Essential Functions1. Responsible for technical support of subcounty estimate program.2. Acquires, compiles, and analyzes data from a variety of sources.3. Supports the research efforts of the demography team.4. Utilizes analysis, writing, and visualization skills to produce demography team products.5. Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.6. Ability to meet deadlines.7. Ability to work on multiple projects at a time.

Minimum Qualifications

QualificationsRequires a bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience (one year of graduate education is equivalent to two years of experience).Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and GIS products.Experience with programs such as Tableau, R, SAS, Stata, or Python.Experience with data and data analysis.Strong communication skills, especially written.
Preferred QualificationsExperience with demographic concepts and population data.Knowledge of Census Bureau data and products.Master’s degree.Content knowledge in social sciences.Experience with databases.Ability to effectively present findings to researchers and stakeholders

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN38226B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Department: 01599 - The Policy Institute
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: 60,000 - 75,000
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

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