Research Analyst

Metropolitan Area Planning Council
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3-5 years
Boston, MA

Research Analyst Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Data Services Department seeks a Research Analyst to conduct data analysis and research in support of sustainable regional planning. The Research Analyst will collect and organize data, conduct analysis, and prepare information for reports and presentations. Applicants must have excellent quantitative abilities, experience working with common federal and state datasets, strong communication skills, and familiarity with regional planning concepts.

Duties include: Research and obtain updates to MAPC’s existing data sets as they are released from public agencies, and the private sector. Conduct policy-oriented research and analysis in areas such as demographics, land use, housing, health, education, environment and economic development.

Qualifications: BA in planning, public health, economics, computer sciences, or a related field and at least 3 years of additional experience and/or schooling in a related field (MA desired). Proficiency with Census Bureau data, including the American Community Survey, Central Transportation Planning Package, and other products. Proficiency in R, Python, Ruby, or any open-source programming language.

Salary range: $50,500 - $63,000, depending on qualifications. Excellent state employee benefits package. Position open until filled.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references. Candidates must have legal authorization to work in the USA and a valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region.

MAPC is an EOE/ AA employer. MAPC takes pride in the diversity of its workforce and encourages all qualified persons to apply. PLEASE SEE COMPLETE JOB AD AT MAPC WEB SITE ( AND APPLY AT LINK SHOWN THERE. Posted 7/29/14. Thomas E. Hauenstein, Manager of Human Resources.