Posted 03/29/2018

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking a Research Data Analyst for the Research & Information Services Department. The position provides complex data analysis and creates methodologies for dataset development. It also supports development and implementation of land-use, economic, and demographic predictive models.

Responsibilities might include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Finding, collecting, and compiling data
  • Using statistical software for data modeling and analysis
  • Using GIS to analyze spatial relationships and develop datasets using both vector and raster data
  • Designing and implementing methods to improve data quality
  • Developing research techniques, methodologies, and procedures
  • Preparing reports and presenting results
  • Providing general consultation and assistance on a variety of topics including population, employment, and other socio-economic factors; commercial and residential development; and land use

Required Skills

  • Experience with demographic, socioeconomic, economic, geospatial, and parcel data from sources such as the US Census Bureau, US Bureau of Economic Analysis, USGS, and local
  • governments
  • Good understanding of the factors influencing urban growth and development
  • Knowledge of mathematics and statistical techniques and methods
  • Experience with mathematical or statistical software packages such as R, SAS, or Matlab, preferably including programming
  • Proficient in Excel, Access, SQL, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience using ArcGIS for data analysis, particularly the Spatial Analyst tools
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and meticulous attention to detail
  • Willing to learn and contribute
  • Demonstrated ability to develop high-quality products using original methodologies
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including correct vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Able to exercise significant independent judgement and work with minimal supervision
  • Willing to assume full responsibility for delivery of required products to specifications and within deadlines
  • Able to follow instructions, work closely with a small team, and exhibit professionalism in all aspects of duties

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Math, Statistics, Economics, Demography, Geography, Engineering, Urban Planning, or related field(s). A Master’s degree or higher level of study is preferred.
  • At least three years of directly-related experience

FLSA: Exempt

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.


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Position Type

Regular / Full Time


48,278.00 - 63,830.00 USD


Arlington, TX, USA