Baltimore CountyBaltimore 21204

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, GIS, Data Analytics or related field.

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Bcstat Data Fellow

Baltimore County
34 per week Office of Adm Hearing, 105 W Chesapeake Ave, Baltimore, MD 21204, United States


Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week

A Non-Merit vacancy exists in the Administrative Office.   

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested candidates must apply at this time.  

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.  

Examples of Duties

Division Overview
The mission of the Office of Government Reform & Strategic Initiatives (GRSI) is to the lead the creation of a more transparent, open and accountable Baltimore County government and implement programmatic and policy initiatives to support innovative, connected and responsive governing.
GRSI will lead efforts to modernize government operations by overseeing program reviews of department functions, supporting the development of departmental strategic plans, and spearheading an Open Data initiative and creation of a data-driven performance management and an outcome budgeting systems that are central to the County Executive’s goal of more transparent and accountable government.   GRSI will also lead the design and implementation of programmatic and policy initiatives that carry-out the recommendations of the Transition Report and support the goals of responsive and connected government.  

Position Overview
Collects and analyzes data and evidence, determines the desired outputs and outcomes, and links data to overarching priorities, so that county leaders can use performance management to best administer policies and programs to the benefit of their community and residents. Creates reports, dashboards, maps and various visualizations for the County Executive and Senior Leadership team analyzing departmental data for trends in order to inform decision making.    

Essential Job Functions
Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Collects departmental data in order to analyze.
  • Reviews all departmental data and summarize findings
  • Creates data inventory and method for aggregating various datasets.
  • Ability to utilize GIS tools to perform geo-spatial analysis
  • Utilizes Microsoft Excel, Power BI and other analytical software to identify trends in the data.
  • Creates visualizations for open data portal 
  • Develops in-depth understanding of underlying data, data structures, and business uses to ensure reports meet client needs.
  • Ability to translate business needs into technical requirements and design user-friendly reports, dashboards, and visualizations
  • Manages employee analytics governance in partnership with key stakeholders
 Operational Knowledge
  • Interviews department personnel in order to understand operations.
  • Meets with departmental personnel across all levels of the organizational structure in order to identify issues and areas of concern.
  • Interviews departmental personnel in order to gather institutional knowledge.
  • Researches other jurisdictions for best practices. 
  • Collaborates with departmental staff to document data collection and reporting requirements.
  • Obtains operational supporting documentation (organizational charts, policies and procedures, etc.)
  • Develops sustainable strategies for operational improvements
  • Creates visualizations such as graphs and charts for presentation at various venues; Writes content and describe the analytical findings; Document processes and flow charts. 
  • Creates presentations; Draft Executive Departmental Report; Draft departmental action plans.
  • Organizes and convene performance management meetings; Performs ad hoc analysis for the Executive office and other departments; Drafts memos and reports identifying issues and resolutions; Supports the supervisor in the administration of a variety of projects.
  • Tracks and measures various projects through professional project management. 
  • Manages ongoing issues and serve as liaison for performance management initiative
  • Drafts and updates data governance policies and procedures; Develop customer service surveys.
  • Researches commonly-used performance measures and standards; Develops and tracks performance metrics in line with the County’s goals and priorities; Identifies performance metrics that best reflect core services that can be incorporated into Outcome Budgeting
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Investigative ability and intellectual curiosity; Capacity to collaborate across the county with many different groups; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to explain complex, technical subject matter to a non-technical audience; Ability to learn current business practices, its key metrics and how to link business for advancement of internal process and between units and talents.
  • A self-starter with flexibility to both work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in data analysis techniques with an understanding of basic statistical concepts
  • Proficient in Microsoft Power BI and GIS analytical tools. 
  • Strong communication and written skills; Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel) required; Familiarity with statistical software packages (e.g., R, STATA, SPSS) is a plus
  • Knowledge of databases such as MySQL or PostGreSQL, and open source programming languages such Perl and PHP, is also a plus; Knowledge and familiarity with GIS. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, GIS, Data Analytics or related field. 
Proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses, certifications and education beyond high school to meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position. Diplomas or transcripts must show the applicant’s major field of study. Copies and unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Proof of Degree Equivalency
Applicants who have obtained a degree from outside the United States of America are required to submit degree equivalence documentation from World Education Services, Inc. (

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: BCSTAT Data Fellow
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.
Conditions of Employment

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for an appointment to a position in Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination and drug screen and an employment background investigation, including, but not limited to a criminal background, education, and fingerprint check.