New York State
Storm Recovery Opportunities

Sr. Research and Policy Analyst

Sr. Research and Policy Analyst

Gcom Software, Inc.

Posted By:
Gcom Software, Inc.
Date Posted: June 29, 2017
New York City
Housing Recovery
Position Title:
Sr. Research and Policy Analyst
Job Type:
Job ID: #551


The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC) seeks a senior research and policy analyst to engage in application development for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program for New York State. The senior analyst is responsible for ensuring that data is effectively used to drive decision-making throughout GOSR, with particular focus on the Buyout and Acquisition program. Reporting to the Managing Director for Research and Analysis, he or she is accountable for ensuring that reports and analyses are accurate and timely and that the data is effectively utilized and integrated by the management team to drive program quality. He or she will also coordinate and help manage outside researchers to build a body of knowledge about the impacts of GOSR programs and funding on New York State residents and businesses. S/he will also aid the assistant director in providing central coordination for the public presentation of data about storm recovery efforts statewide.

Essential Functions

• Assist in the management of a team of analysts in the development and maintenance of performance management reports and ad hoc data analysis to support program operations; focused particularly on the Buyout and Acquisition Program. • Execute the design and development of a series of performance management dashboards. • Aid the Director and Assistant Director in coordinating with academics and other researchers to develop a series of white papers and studies that describe the impact of Hurricanes Sandy and Irene and Tropical Storm Lee on New York State; describe the progress of Statewide recovery from these weather disasters; and describe the impact of GOSR activities on State residents and businesses. • Lead the Buyout and Acquisition reporting duties for Research and Strategic Analysis. • Lead in training and data quality management for Research and Strategic Analysis. • Coordinate with GOSR communications team in the presentation of data to the public. • Create project plans for new projects and update project plans as the project progresses. • Provide project management for ongoing projects and support to other team members throughout the duration of research projects. • Communicate project status and risks, and manage risks with stakeholders. • Coordinate and work closely with GOSR staff and stakeholders. • Provide support to the Managing Director and Director of Research and Strategic Analysis. • Provide support to the Managing Director of Policy.


• Bachelor’s degree required. • A minimum of 3 years in an analytic and policy role. • Demonstrated experience with qualitative and quantitative research designs and statistical analysis techniques. • Excellent oral, written, and quantitative skills. • Exceptional problem-solving abilities. • Ability to quickly and clearly synthesize information. • Exceptional ability to use data to make decisions. • Expertise in the use of Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel and Access. • Experience with a statistical package such as STATA, SAS, or SPSS. • Ability to work in a flexible, fast paced, mission driven environment. • Master’s degree in public administration, economics, finance, business, or a related field

Start Date:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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