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Economic Data Analyst

Employer
Yavapai College
Location
Prescott, AZ

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Description of Position

Salary Range: $58,515.00 to 76,070.00
Expected Start Date: November 1, 2021 (Negotiable)

The data Analyst will join our Regional Economic Development Center at Yavapai College (REDC) with responsibility for producing policy analysis, impact studies, economic forecasts, analysis of business trends, and the latest economic indicator data for Yavapai County and Arizona.

The incumbent will be responsible for completing research projects under the direction of the REDC Executive Director. Projects will include work on advanced data management procedures and providing data analysis for major community projects. The Data Analyst will also deliver analysis and forecasts of trends in state and local economic development. The Data Analyst will need excellent organizational skills, have the ability to learn new software applications, and to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment while providing accurate information. This position is dependent on grant funding and the ability to capture sustainable funding for the position after the first year.
  • Design advanced data management procedures for REDC websites, including, forecasting models, and online social media publications.
  • Complete regular data updates to be published on REDC’s websites.
  • Contribute to REDC’s work on state and local forecasting and economic impact analysis.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret seminal studies for relevance; write short analytical articles for a general audience for REDC websites.
  • Contribute to REDC’s social media feeds.
Minimum Expectations & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, geography, regional development, or a business-related field.
  • Proficiency in IMPLAN, EASI, EMSI, GIS and/or other economic modeling software
  • Three years of relevant work experience
  • Experience working with socio-economic data sources and related studies.
  • Proficiency in Economic Modeling Software
  • Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Master's degree
  • Three or more years of experience in economic and/or policy analysis.
  • Economic research abilities.
  • Essential Functions

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and competencies listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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