Data Analyst

Location
California, United States
Posted
22 May 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2019
Ref
83097
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS) manages Stanford’s award-winning Transportation Demand Management program, which includes Stanford’s Commute Club, free Marguerite shuttle, transit and car-free options, bicycle program, and parking operations.

We have an exciting opportunity and looking for a Data Analyst to join the team in our brand new Stanford University Redwood City Campus.

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description

JOB PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Data Analysis and Customer Systems at Parking & Transportation Services (P&TS), process a wide variety of analytical data, respond to data requests, and perform data analyses. This position will be located at the Stanford University Redwood City Campus.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as an expert user for the P&TS databases, which holds customer, inventory, and revenue data and serves as the retail point-of-sale system software.
  • Perform database queries to generate data and statistics for analysis of transportation programs and initiatives. Produce reports for management consideration and public reporting. Develop scripts and software tools to automate recurring database queries.
  • Analyze and process data collected by P&TS to evaluate the effectiveness of existing transportation programs and to project future conditions.
  • Forecast allocation, demand, and utilization of parking and transit resources.
  • Design and implement surveys, including the campus-wide annual commute survey; analyze and interpret survey data using statistical descriptions and modeling; and produce reports and summaries of survey results to aid in P&TS program development and policy decisions.
  • Examine existing departmental policies and procedures, formulate and evaluate alternatives, and present recommendations.
  • Perform geographic information system (GIS) analysis of customer data to support the P&TS transportation programs.
  • Assist in researching technologies and products with applications for P&TS programs. Assist in coordinating presentations and demonstration projects by potential vendors and service providers. Assist in coordinating proposal and bid solicitation processes, including development of functional requirements, authoring of Request for Proposals document, evaluation of proposals, and negotiation with vendors.
  • Represent the department at conferences and other public events through presentations.
  • Provide assistance to P&TS staff and perform other duties as required.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in technical and statistical data analysis and modeling, problem-solving, and developing creative and innovative solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to produce clear, concise, and logical reports, presentations, and correspondence.
  • High degree of energy and initiative, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • High level of organization, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple assignments and to manage a complex and often competing set of priorities in a high-pressure, results-oriented environment.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel, proficiency with the rest of the Microsoft Office suite, and an ability and willingness to learn new software programs quickly.
  • Experience working with large and complex data sets, using both database and spreadsheet software applications. Experience with GIS software preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with relational database reporting tools.
  • Experience with programing and scripting languages, including Python and SQL.
  • Experience with statistics software packages such as R preferred but not required

Certifications and Licenses:

  • None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
  • Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
  • Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use telephone.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work extended hours during peak business cycles.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4744
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G