We are the Metropolitan Council, the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area. We plan 30 years ahead for the future of the metropolitan area and provide regional transportation, wastewater, and housing services. More information about us on our website.
Our Community Development Division has a vacancy for a long-term temporary Associate Data Scientist or Data Scientist.This positionis eligible for benefits. This division is responsible for the Council’s regional long-range planning efforts; planning and technical assistance to local governments; planning for and funding the regional parks and open space system; delivering rent assistance through the Metropolitan Housing and Redevelopment Authority; collecting, analyzing, and providing data about the region, and delivering the Livable Communities Act grant programs.
The Community Development’s Researchteam is a unit of sociologists, economists, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists, data scientists, and qualitative researchers who provide information to support equitable policy, planning, service, and investment decisions at the regional and local level that result in tangible benefits and opportunities for all residents of our region. More information about Research is on our website.
Associate Data Scientist
Salary Range: Annual $62,608 to $94,474
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Analytics, Data Science, or related quantitative field.
Salary Range: Annual $67,683 to $102,128
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Analytics, Data Science, or related quantitative field ANDthree years of experience with statistical and/or machine modeling and/or developing web-based interactive data visualization tools.
NOTE: See Council’s job posting for education equivalencies and years of experience.
Desired qualifications at both levels:
Experience with spatial data manipulation, analysis, and mapping
Experience working with transportation data, particularly location-based services data
Experience in programming and modeling languages (R is strongly preferred)
Experience in data mining, passive and or 'big' data, structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data
Additional Salary Information: We offer an excellent benefits package.
About Metropolitan Council
The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning agency serving the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area and providing essential services to the region. The Council works with local communities to provide these critical services:
--Operates the region's largest bus system;
--Collects and treats wastewater;
--Engages communities and the public in planning for future growth;
--Provides forecasts of the region's population and household growth;
--Provides affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families;
--Provides planning, acquisitions and funding for a regional system of parks and trails; and
--Provides a framework for decisions and implementation for regional systems including aviation, transportation, parks and open space, water quality and water management.