Organization: NYC Housing Preservation & Development

Posted: March 28, 2024 | Closing: April 7, 2024

Job Description

About the Agency:

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) is the nation’s largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. Its mission is to promote quality housing and diverse, thriving neighborhoods for New Yorkers through loan and development programs for new affordable housing, preservation of the affordability of the existing housing stock, enforcement of housing quality standards, and education programs for tenants and building owners.

Your Team:

The Office of Policy and Strategy (OPS) leverages its expertise to guide and support HPD and its many Offices in their efforts to deepen their impact, optimize their efficiency, and become more data-driven, compliance-attentive, climate-adaptive, and mission-focused. As part of OPS, the Division of Strategic Operations and Analytics (SOA) works to increase HPD’s impact by analyzing and improving operations agency-wide. SOA does this by clarifying HPD program missions, objectives, and stakeholders; implementing initiatives that advance HPD’s goals; analyzing data to deliver actionable insights to HPD programs; and increasing the agency’s overall ability to leverage data.

Within SOA, the Division of Program Analytics & Reporting (PAR), works to strengthen HPD program performance and analytic capacity by creating data driven insights, enhancing public reporting and open data, and transforming and stewarding agencywide strategic use of data.

Your Impact:
As a PAR Analyst, you will manage critical analytic projects and initiatives to support HPD’s mission to provide secure and safe affordable housing in New York City, with a specific focus on the Housing Our Neighbors Blueprint priorities to “create and preserve affordability,” as well as “strengthen oversight and protection of city investments in affordable housing.”

Your Role:
Reporting to the Director of Data & Program Analytics, your role will be to manage a portfolio of short term and in-depth analytic projects to improve operations and inform policy for HPD programs. You will cover a portfolio of HPD programs designed to assess building distress and strategically preserve affordable housing across NYC. You will work closely with the Office of Development and other parts of the agency to inform program development and policy, evaluate initiatives, and use agency data to strategically identify and target vulnerable or distressed buildings throughout the city. Sample analytic projects include redesigning selection criteria for a critical preservation program, conducting sensitivity analyses to understand the new selection criteria program impact, analyzing properties with tax arrears, and creating dashboards to target outreach to buildings previously financed to ensure long-term affordability.

Your Responsibilities:
– Lead in-depth analytic projects and utilize data storytelling to communicate insights that inform housing program performance and design
– Gather, clean, merge, and analyze large datasets to create analytic reports, models, and dashboards
– Work collaboratively to gather information/input from program staff, senior managers, and other stakeholders, while building a strong understanding of program operations, policy, and datasets for your program portfolio
– Provide technical assistance to program staff on using data-driven program management tools
– Create performance metrics to understand the impact of HPD’s work on New Yorkers
– Respond to ad hoc data requests from HPD programs, senior management, and external stakeholders

Preferred skills:

The ideal candidate will be an inquisitive problem-solver who is eager to grow into new responsibilities, with the following skills:
– Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to convey data analysis and concepts to colleagues with varying levels of comfort with data
– Data enthusiast with a passion for using data to improve government policies and learning new tools
– Experience with coding, visualizing data, and statistical analysis software such as advanced Excel, Python, R, Power BI, and/or other geospatial tools
– Collaborative, team player with the ability to also drive things forward independently

A graduate degree in a relevant field is a plus. Candidates without government experience with an interest in applying their skills to HPD’s mission are welcome to apply.

Note: This position is eligible for remote work up to two days per week, pursuant to the Remote Work Pilot Program agreed to between the City and DC37.

Minimum Qualifications
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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