With a workforce of over 30,000 people, and opportunities in more than 1,000 different job categories, the City of Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the United States and one of the largest employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As an employer, the City of Philadelphia operates through the guiding principles of service, integrity, respect, accountability, collaboration, diversity and inclusion. Through these principles, we strive to effectively deliver services, to resolve the challenges facing our city, and to make Philadelphia a place where all of our residents have the opportunity to reach their potential.
It is the mission of the Office of the Director of Finance (ODoF) to ensure the City’s long-term financial health and effective use of resources, while helping to achieve the Administration’s policy goals. The Office of the Director of Finance oversees the City’s financial, accounting, and budgetary functions, including establishing fiscal policy guidelines, overseeing the City’s budget and financial management programs, and creating policies, procedures, and internal controls to safeguard the City’s funds. With a staff of approximately 120 employees, the Office of the Director of Finance: maintains the City’s central accounting system, records all City financial activity, prepares and issues all required financial reports; processes vendor payments for all city agencies; administers the City’s payroll activities and processes payroll payments for all City employees; develops and manages the City’s operating and capital budgets; produces and monitors compliance with the City’s Five-Year Financial and Strategic Plan; forecasts City revenues and expenditures; evaluates the impact of programs and investments on achieving strategic objectives; works with City agencies on grant submissions to maximize available funding; oversees risk management functions and citywide insurance programs; manages the City’s employee disability and worker safety programs; and oversees the Office or Property Data, whose role is to lead and manage a cohesive program for the efficient collection, maintenance, and distribution of current and accurate property information across city agencies.
Additionally, the Director of Finance oversees the operations of the City Treasurer’s Office, the Revenue Department, the Office of Property Assessment, and serves as the Chair of the Board of Pensions and Retirement.
Reporting to the Director of the Office of Property Data (OPD) within the ODoF, the GIS (Geographic Information System) Data Scientist is responsible for working with multiple data sources and types to analyze and visualize property data currently in use by multiple City Departments. This position requires an extensive understanding of the primary functions of City Departments and how property data is acquired / collected, maintained, distributed, and utilized in support of government processes. The candidate is expected to participate in property data scrubbing efforts by coordinating with other Departments on fixes and data analysis projects that further the mission of the OPD and ODoF. The successful candidate must reside within the City of Philadelphia or establish residency within six months of employment.
Identify, Research, and Implement Solutions to Property Data Related Discrepancies:
Project Design and Implementation:
Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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