San Diego Association of Governments - SANDAG
San Diego, CA, USA
Economic and Demographic Analysis and Modeling Program
The Data, Analytics, and Modeling Department provides SANDAG member agencies, elected officials, other organizations, and the public with information and technical resources for regional planning, funding, and policymaking efforts. The department represents a broad range of expertise from land use and transportation modeling, programming and website development, applied social research, public safety, demographics, and economics. The common theme is data. The information the department gathers, analyzes, produces, delivers, and maintains is essential to the success of SANDAG.
The Economic and Demographic Analysis and Modeling (EDAM) team develops socioeconomic forecasts of population, housing, employment, income, and land use for the San Diego Region. This includes analyses at the regional level as well as jurisdictions, community planning areas, ZIP Codes, and to the parcel level. The group also conducts analyses to support research, economic, and planning studies as well as policy development initiatives. In the near future, SANDAG will play a central role in facilitating the collection, storage and access to big data for the region, and the EDAM group will be relied on to analyze and work with this data.
Senior Economist Role
The Senior Economist will lead the development of complex short- and long-range regional economic studies and programs and serve as project manager for economic research and fiscal impact studies for public and private organizations through the SANDAG Service Bureau. This position coordinates region-wide fiscal and economic strategies designed to proactively leverage new opportunities and drive the agency toward reaching its strategic goals.
This position is ideal for an economics professional with a strong interest in furthering their expertise in regional economic and fiscal issues. We anticipate career development will occur while completing the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with senior staff. Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Design and implement economic research methodologies and fiscal analyses in support of regional policies, plans, and programs including San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, and TransNet; analyze, interpret, and report on the results of economic research projects of broad scope and complexity.
Perform econometric analyses such as describing the relationships between economic activity, job growth, and demographic characteristics towards land/use development and changes in the transportation network.
Mathematically describe the relationships between changes in national and state economic activity and their impact on the region and within the various industry and geographic sectors within the region.
Evaluate the economic impact and perform risk assessments of alternative actions; analyze various demographic and socioeconomic factors and public policies to recommend specific actions to improve the region’s economy.
Design and conduct quantitative research and non-routine data analysis to evaluate and monitor current economic conditions, forecast future trends, and analyze the impact of proposed projects/programs/ policies on the region’s economy.
Prepare written technical, analytical, and policy reports and present findings and recommendations to technical and policy committees, the SANDAG Board of Directors, other elected and appointed officials, and SANDAG clients.
Develop successful long-term networks and business relationships with private and public sector organizations; engage in business development activities that lead to greater awareness of the agency’s economic programs, services, and resources throughout the region.
Coordinate and/or participate on inter-departmental and inter-agency teams assembled for modeling, analyses, and planning related projects; foster collaborative working relationships with local jurisdictions, Caltrans, and other public agencies.
Apply for and respond to grants, develop Requests for Proposals (RFP's), evaluate competitive project proposals and make recommendations for consultant selection; manage project consultants and ensure projects are completed on schedule, within the prescribed budget, and with a high-level of effectiveness.
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for a candidate with an aptitude for analytical thinking and problem solving who is organized, flexible, and can be relied upon to meet deadlines while working on multiple projects. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of end-users to build consensus, and the use of sound judgment are important.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in regional economics, land use/real estate economics, public finance, demography, statistics, or a related field, and five years of recent experience in applied economics or a related research field. A Master’s degree is desirable.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of economic theory and their application to transportation, regional planning, land/use, real estate, employment, public facilities, government finance, and related fields.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of economic research methods, including input-output models and econometric methods; experience conducting/managing primary and secondary economic research studies, and using big data in econometric analysis.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate complex economic and financial issues, develop and evaluate solutions and provide sound advice and actionable recommendations on a strategic, policy, and organizational management issues.
Experience using multidimensionality economic analysis to estimate the effects of proposed projects or programs and to facilitate informed decision-making.
Demonstrated knowledge of data sources used in economic studies; experience developing, validating, and documenting economic databases.
Demonstrated proficiency using various database query and statistical software for accessing and analyzing large datasets, including unstructured data.
Ability to prepare reports that document research procedures; experience effectively presenting, analyzing, and interpreting research findings in a compelling and easily understandable way and making conclusions and recommendations for consideration by elected officials and other decision makers.
Experience preparing and delivering public presentations to Boards, community groups, and others; ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.
Successful project management experience, including development of RFPs, scopes of work, budgets, and schedules, consultant selection, and contract management for plans and analyses.
Demonstrated ability to foster strategic business partnerships and alliances with regional economic development agencies.
Ability to exercise discretion and political acumen in dealing with complex, sensitive, and confidential issues regarding conflicting agendas and positions.
Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis and mapping as well as transportation modeling and analysis is desirable.
The selected candidate can anticipate a driving record check upon hire, and approximately annually thereafter. The results of the check may determine whether the selected candidate will be permitted to drive for SANDAG business.
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
This Senior Economist position has an annual salary range of $71,689 to $114,703; the starting salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. To support the need to rest and rejuvenate, employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
How to Apply
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing email@example.com . Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via e-mail, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply Web page for additional information.
This position is Open until Filled. The first review of applications will begin on Friday, March 15, 2019.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Additional Application Requirement
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 500 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
Describe your experience developing an econometric analysis or economic model, including descriptions of the data, tools, approach, types of analyses, findings, and how he results were implemented.
Describe your experience developing a benefit-cost and/or economic impact analysis in support of a project. How did your analysis influence acceptance/approval of the project?
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, candidates will receive written confirmation that their application has been received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the first review date. Based on this evaluation, the best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The HR Coordinator is responsible for answering phones, assigning work, triaging client matters, conducting research into HR questions, and collaborating with the rest of the HR services team. A successful HR Coordinator has a keen sense for prioritization, customer service and feels comfortable navigating complex workflows. The person in the role acts as the first point of contact for clients and supports the team by developing initial responses to HR questions. The individual who fills this role must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and high phone volume environment with frequent interruptions. The HR Coordinator should be flexible, quickly switching from one topic to another, and one communication medium to another (e.g. phone, email). This role has a variety of different growth opportunities within our organization.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Answer, triage and transfer client calls with high level of customer service
Manage incoming written client correspondence and phone calls for 90+% of the workday
Assign client requests based on expertise and availability
Create, update and process tickets with accuracy on Mammoth’s platforms
Collaborate and work well with others with interruptions in an occasionally loud environment
Manage email and phone communication for appointment reminders, follow-ups, and other communication
Research HR and related topics for HR services team to use when responding to client questions
Support HR Consultants and Specialists by preparing custom documents for clients, such as job descriptions, and employee handbook policies
Apply knowledge of client inquiries to develop and suggest content, site navigation and tech improvements
Schedule meetings, calls, training sessions in multiple platforms
Responsible for thorough and timely documentation and related requests through our systems
Assist with process development, documentation, and overall workflow improvements
Provide administrative support to team members on an as needed basis
Other tasks depending on the volume, needs and capacity of the HR Services team
HR experience or Spanish fluency are preferred qualifications
One or more year of experience working in a Human Resources, customer service or research role
Stellar customer service skills with a professional sense of compassion for difficult situations
Strong attention to detail
Intermediate or greater Microsoft Office suite skills
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
Ability to build strong relationships and work well with peers, managers, and clients
High level of discretion and ability to follow policies on confidentiality
Ability to communicate with a wide variety or audiences
Ability to meet conflicting deadlines, manage multiple priorities with minimal supervision
Ability to work in a loud and environment and manage distractions
Strong reading comprehension, internet navigation and research skills
Strong customer service skills; ability to listen to and understand complex HR issues
Ability to organize and efficiently manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency
Ability to manage heavy telephone, email, and other message format volume
Physical Demands of Work Environment
The work environment is often noisy with frequent interruptions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to effectively communicate via telephone, video call, and email. The employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position and occasionally required to move from one location to another, inside or outside of the office. The employee is required to constantly use computer and office productivity equipment such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, printer, and calculator, as well as computer software such as the Microsoft Office Suite. The employee must frequently move up to 10 pounds and occasionally move up to 25 pounds. The office has an open floor plan and the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Mammoth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with ADA regulations.
Montgomery County, MD Government
Rockville, MD, USA
Program Manager I (Commercial Food Waste/Food Scraps Recycling)
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
$58,958 - $97,655
The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County's air, water and land in a sustainable way while fostering smart growth, a thriving economy and healthy communities. DEP's Division of Solid Waste Services is seeking a Program Manager I to plan, develop, and evaluate County strategies, programs, initiatives and activities to decrease generation of food that is wasted, and to increase recycling of food waste/food scraps generated in the commercial sector.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Identify, test, evaluate and recommend new or revised programs, operations and processes, as well as policies to increase the amount of food waste/scraps recycled by the commercial sector in the County and maximize recycling in order to achieve recycling goals.Develop, recommend, and implement strategies, initiatives and activities to divert food waste/scraps from the waste stream, and ensure that they are recycled.
Develop program plans to advance food waste/scraps recycling by the commercial sector, such plans to include the following: program and resource needs (short and long-term) to achieve recycling goals; risks and risk-management strategies to achieve program success; budget initiatives and proposals; metrics to assess effectiveness and success of activities; and stakeholder engagement, education/outreach, and management strategies.Prepare budget proposals required to support food waste/scraps recycling programs. Develop annual budgets, to include capital, operating, and personnel requirements.
Ensure that recommendations are supported by justification and rationale. Coordinate approved program budgets, manage and oversee all expenditures. Develop recycling tonnage projections to indicate potential recycling increases corresponding to budgeted activities.
Develop and perform evaluation and analysis of various technical food waste research studies, including waste generation analyses, waste composition studies, etc., to assess opportunities for new and expanded food waste/scraps reduction efforts and recycling programs targeting the commercial sector.
Convene and lead meetings with relevant staff to ascertain input in the process of developing program initiatives, modifications, and during implementation.
Develop and administer contracts, which may include preparing requests for proposals (RFP's), reviewing bids and proposals, contract preparation and processing, administration of funds, and oversight of contractor performance.
Develop recommendations concerning modifying and/or proposing County regulations regarding food waste/scraps recycling, methods to increase food recycling, and conducive to implementing expanded food waste/scraps recycling initiatives, programs, and activities.
Review proposed legislation, particularly at the State level for potential impact on current and planned facilities and initiatives to reduce food waste/scraps, reuse, and recycle food waste/scraps to identify compatibility and conflicts, evaluate and assess implications on County programs, operations, revenues, finances, and achievements in order to draft position recommendations and statement of fiscal impacts.
The employee will play a significant role in helping reach the County's current goal to reduce waste and recycle 70% by 2020. Therefore, the employee may supervise or exercise direction over other subordinate employees in carrying out program activities, providing work guidance and instruction, as well as developing new approaches, methods and standardized operating procedures.
Employee will be REQUIRED to attend/participate in meetings and/or community events and activities which can occur during early morning, evening and weekend hours. This position requires possession of a valid driver's license and the ability to drive a County vehicle to conduct and attend meetings and presentations, perform work at locations outside the office, and participate in other work-related duties.
Applicants with experience planning, implementing and managing food waste/food scraps recycling programs are encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. If the candidate selected for this position possesses multilingual skills, he/she will be required to successfully pass an examination assessing oral communication, reading comprehension, and interpreting skills. For Advanced proficiency, the candidate must also pass an examination requiring translating text from other language to English and vice versa.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Experience : Considerable three (3) years professional experience in recycling or solid waste field, or in planning and implementing food waste/scraps recycling programs.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
License: Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's state of residence is req’d.
If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.
All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position which are located in the full advertisement. You also may be required to provide a writing sample.
Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.
To view the complete job announcement and to apply,
please visit our website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HR/Recruitment/MCGCareers.html
click on the “Search Jobs" tab, and then on the Job Search link
Read the full job description under the “General Professional” Job Category.
Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.
The requisition number is IRC36263
This Recruitment Closes March 12, 2019
All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position,
which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips
listed under the “How to Apply” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s MCG Careers webpage.
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA, USA
Are you interested in enhancing your accounting skills? Are you enthusiastic with an entrepreneurial and flexible approach to carrying out your job? Are you are curious and love solving a problem? Do you enjoy people and naturally provide great customer service? The California Academy of Sciences seeks someone like you to join its Accounting team.
Performs accounting activities relating to the maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger, and the resulting managerial reports and financial statements. Maintains routine accounts requiring the analysis of accounting records, including resolution of questionable data and application of corrective actions when necessary. The Associate Accountant will also be responsible for maintenance of accounting controls related to assigned responsibilities.
The California Academy of Sciences welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life. We place diversity, equity, and inclusion at the heart of our recruiting efforts and strive to build a culture centered on mutual respect, equal treatment, and the opportunity to succeed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:
Record journal entries timely and prepare supporting schedules to ensure a clean audit trail for all manual journal entries
Prepare account analyses and reconciliations in accordance with company guidelines
Research or analyze variances as compared to budget and last year
Analyze financial statement items
Prepare management reports
Develop working relationships with business partners and serve as first point of contact
Prepare working papers for audit support
Participate in the documentation of accounting process narratives
Assist in process improvement projects
Assist in processing payroll
Attend to ad-hoc requests
Follow all Academy safety regulations
Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: A qualified candidate will have a combination of the following experience and/or equivalent education:
Degree in Business with concentration in Accounting, working toward passing the CPA exam
Minimum GPA of 3.0
1-3 years of relevant accounting experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of Excel
Excellent verbal and written communications: able to deal with staff, management and outside contacts in a cooperative and professional manner, both in person and on the telephone
Strong grasp of fundamental accounting concepts
Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Must work effectively as a member of a team
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment 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 persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 95% of the time.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit your cover letter and resume online at https://calacademy.snaphire.com Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.
The California Academy of Sciences will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).
The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensure that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.
The California Academy of Sciences is a non-smoking facility. There is also no smoking in Golden Gate Park.