DATA SCIENTIST SUPERVISOR

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • May 13, 2022
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $111,996.00 - $150,917.40 Annually USD

Job Description

EXAM NUMBER:

PH1765A

FIRST DAY OF FILING :
Friday, May 13, 2022 at 8:30 a.m., Pacific Time (PT)

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

Position Information:

Provides administrative and technical supervision to the section responsible for conducting data science projects and other advanced research and analytics for a County department or division; works with senior IT management to build and maintain data infrastructure necessary to support data science; serves as technical resource for departmental managers on the uses of data science to strengthen programs and policy initiatives; and defines overall data analytics vision and strategy.

Classification Standards:

This is the highest level in the Data Science series. Positions allocable to this class report to a higher-level manager responsible for the data analytics, research, or statistical function of a department, and oversee the section responsible for meeting the data science needs of a division or department. Positions supervise staff in the development of sophisticated statistical models and forecasting tools; create, maintain, and leverage big data assets to drive evidence-based program design and management; and construct data science products, such as automated reports and predictive scores, to meet departmental or divisional requirements. Incumbents collaborate with Information Technology staff to scope, design, and build, and administer, maintain, and update large-scale databases and data pipelines to support the work of the section. Positions require expert knowledge of and experience in advanced data and statistical modeling and computational methods, statistical programming languages and packages, and big-data engineering solutions; and the ability to identify and resolve business needs and issues of strategic importance within the assigned department.

Data Science Supervisor is distinguished from Senior Data Scientist class by its responsibility for supervising a section of data science professionals, whereas the latter provides technical leadership and subject matter expertise to a project or team.

Positions in this class differ from those that supervise the planning, design, conduct and evaluation of research projects involving complex experimental designs and data analysis, programming and processing of data, and preparing reports and recommendations based on research findings, in that such projects do not employ machine learning or big data as part of analyses.
Essential Job Functions

Plans, organizes, supervises, manages, and evaluates highly technical and complex assignments of the section; with staff, develops, implements, and monitors data science projects from inception to implementation to ensure that the objectives and desired outcomes are achieved, and that critical decisions are made in a timely manner.

Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of data scientists and analysts to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with business needs; ensures that section products and services continue to perform as desired over time and directs updates and modifications to these as necessary.

Collaborates with IT group and program managers to identify departmental or divisional business needs and issues of strategic importance; implements enhancements to existing systems, recommends alternative systems, and assists in developing and implementing new data engineering, data modeling, and data science solutions as appropriate.

In conjunction with the governance board and executive committees, defines the overall vision and strategy for data analytics across the organization.

Assists to develop, implement, and evaluate divisional/departmental initiatives, strategies, and operational objectives through deployment of big data; advocates for measurability in strategic planning and operations in order to build analytics and evaluation into program design on a foundational level.

Evaluates, manages, and participates in all aspects of the section's solution development, including quality assurance and maintenance of data sets integrated from multiple sources; exploratory data analysis; model creation, testing, and deployment; presentation of findings; and consultation with program managers regarding effective operationalization and model fidelity to improve business outcomes.

Directs the development of technical reports, dashboards, data briefs, white papers, and publications, including advanced data visualization tools.

Works with IT data engineers and architects to develop and maintain large-scale databases that meet high standards for completeness, accuracy, and utility; supervises and participates in quality control checks of data extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) of large-scale, structured, unstructured, and streaming data.

Advises divisional/departmental managers on opportunities and gaps in their current capabilities across data science technology and infrastructure; recommends plans for growth through adoption of new methods and technologies.

Builds solutions that apply machine learning techniques to address complex business problems, derive actionable insights, and maximize decision-making confidence. Makes recommendations, develops technical infrastructure and analytic competencies, and participates in project selection to inform and execute the data science strategy of the County, department, or division.

Stays current with and contributes to discovery of data science best practices; mentors staff and ensures the section maintains ongoing training and professional development and is competent in all techniques necessary to complete their duties; and participates in the broader data science community to identify and disseminate the latest developments in data and technology.

Serves as a technical resource for divisional/departmental managers on data-driven program design and management and the translation of data science and knowledge into improved business outcomes, efficiency, and effectiveness of business processes.
Requirements

Selection Requirements:

Option I:

Two (2) years of experience leading the development and application of methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze data using advanced statistical prediction, inference, and optimization, and providing ongoing support to decision makers to strengthen data-driven program design and management, at a level equivalent to the Los Angeles County class of Senior Data Scientist*.

Option II:

A Bachelor's degree** from an accredited college or university in a field of applied research such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Analytics, Psychology, or Public Health that included 12 semester or 18 quarter units of coursework in data science, predictive analytics, research methods or statistical analysis

-AND-

Eight (8) years of experience, including four (4) years supervising a team of data science professionals and serving as subject matter expert, and coordinating and overseeing complex data science projects to support program, policy, and operational decision-making.

Option III:

A Bachelor's degree** from an accredited college or university in a field of applied research such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Analytics, Psychology, or Public Health that included 12 semester or 18 quarter units of coursework*** in data science, predictive analytics, research methods or statistical analysis

-AND-
A Master's or Doctoral degree** from an accredited college or university in a field of applied research such as Data Science, Machine Learning, Mathematics, Statistics, Business Analytics, Psychology, or Public Health.

-AND-
Six (6) years of experience, including four (4) years supervising a team of data science professionals and serving as subject matter expert, and coordinating and overseeing complex data science projects to support program, policy, and operational decision-making.

***Official transcripts must be submitted to verify the required coursework.

License:

A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

Physical Class:
2 - Light :
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Special Requirement Information:
  • *Experience at the level of Senior Data Scientist is defined as u nder general supervision, leads the development and application of methods to identify, collect, process, organize, and analyze structured and unstructured data using advanced statistical prediction, inference, and optimization; effectively communicates results to County, departmental, and divisional decision makers and provides ongoing support to strengthen data-driven program design and management.
  • ** In order to receive credit for any type of college or university degree, such as a Bachelor's Degree or higher, you must attach a legible copy of the Official Diploma, Official Transcripts, or Official Letter from the accredited institution, which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded, with Registrar's signature and school seal, to the application at the time of filing, or e-mail to hrexams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission or your application may be rejected.
    • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited institutions standards by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). (see Employment Information under Accreditation Information)
    • ***Official Transcript is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's registrar office. A printout of the classes from the school's website is NOT considered official transcripts and will not be accepted and may result in your application being incomplete and rejected
All documents must be attached to your application at the time of filing or e-mailed to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission or your application may be rejected as incomplete.
  • Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40-hour week.
Desirable Qualifications:
Credit will be awarded for additional experience beyond the Selection Requirements

Additional Information
Examination Content:

Once we have determined that you meet one of our requirement options the examination process will consist of an evaluation of experience based on application information, desirable qualifications, and supplemental questionnaire information submitted at the time of filing weighted 100%.

Applicants must meet the Selection Requirements and achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination (evaluation of experience) to be added to the Eligible Register (hiring list).
Passing this examination and being added to the Eligible Register does not guarantee an offer of employment.

Eligibility Information: The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

Complete applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the Eligible Register accordingly.

Vacancy Information: The Eligible Register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Health as they occur.

Available Shift: Any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.

Application and Filing Information:
Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will NOT be accepted. Any required documents and/or additional information, if any, must be received with your application at the time of filing online or sent to HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on the County of Los Angeles Job Opportunities Website , you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button located on this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Applicants must submit their completed applications before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing.

Please make sure you put in the time and effort when filling out your application and supplemental questions completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements as listed on this job bulletin. Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any relevant education, training, and job experience you include. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job/position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work and duties performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be REJECTED.
Important Notes:
  • Please note that ALL information supplied by applicants and included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • Applications may be rejected at any stage of the examination and selection process.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification(s) and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. In doing so your application will be dispositioned as INCOMPLETE and will not be accepted.
  • Comments such as "SEE RESUME" or "SEE APPLICATION" will not be considered a valid response; therefore, using such statements will also result in your application being rejected as INCOMPLETE.
Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County. You may refer to their website for more information regarding the reopening of some libraries with limited hours throughout Los Angles County.

Social Security Number: Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

Do Not Share User ID, Email, And Password:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

COVID-19 Vaccination:
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

Fair Chance Employer: The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will follow all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants.

County of Los Angeles Employment Information:

The Employment Information document can be viewed by copying and pasting the URL http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/247636_EmploymentInformation.pdfinto a web browser search bar or click on the following link: County of Los Angeles Employment Information

Have any questions about anything? Please contact us using the following information:

Department Contact Name: Exam Analyst
Department Contact Phone: (323) 659-6546
Department Contact Email: HRExams@ph.lacounty.gov

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
Closing Date/Time:

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