Capitalizing on over 140 years of history and tradition in downtown Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) has embarked on an unprecedented period of expansion. USC is now poised to take its place as the preeminent research institution of the 21st century and we are looking for skilled, motivated professionals to help forge the future of higher education.
The USC department of Facilities Planning and Management (FPM) â Waste Management Department is seeking a Zero Waste Data Analyst to join its team.
THE WORK YOU WILL DO
The Zero Waste Data Analyst is responsible for performing data analyses and assists in interpretation of results using a variety of techniques to support business practices. Works with management to obtain and identify analytical requirements. Provides recommendations and conclusions gained from analyzing data using statistical methods and tools. Researches best practices, develops benchmarks and provides dashboard metrics to management leadership. Develops a variety of reporting tools for distribution. Ensures data accuracy. Provides input into decisions affecting business operations and strategic initiatives.Â May lead staff or student workers, as assigned.
The Zero Waste Data Analyst:
Performs data analyses and assists in interpretation of results using a variety of techniques to support business practices. Works with management to obtain and identify analytical requirements. Researches best practices and develops benchmarks. Produces data collection methods (e.g., surveys, tests, etc.), and develops tools and processes to support analyses. Analyzes results, reviews data for anomalies, investigates to identify and determine cause, and corrects data inaccuracies and inconsistencies as necessary. Provides recommendations and conclusions gained from analyzing data
Provides business data trend information to support recommendations for action. Collaborates with management on matters of best practices, appropriate statistical measures and benchmarking. Provides management with suggestions, as appropriate.
Utilizes statistical and quality management principles to report and initiate operational/business practices changes.
Develops schedules for producing statistical analyses and graphical representation of data for business analytics. Provides ad hoc reporting and statistical analyses, as requested.
Oversees or performs data collection and/or entry processes. Recommends and/or utilizes methods and procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control, as directed or as needed. Recommends and/or utilizes statistical techniques for data analysis, as directed or as needed. Resolves problems, answers questions and provides information to facilitate process. Uses standard statistical analysis software, as directed.
Oversees or performs maintenance and development of databases for collecting data and reporting purposes. Designs data input or data collection screens, as needed. Enters and/or validates data entry, as needed. Ensures data errors are addressed. Provides technical support and design enhancements.
Determines appropriate format for data and results presentation in both web-based and published metrics dashboards. Produces or oversees the production of graphs, tables, charts, etc. Assembles or oversees the production and distribution of reports that effectively present and summarizes data to review by management.
Creates status reports on project plans, progress and results of activities.
Provides input into decisions affecting business operations and strategic initiatives.
Provides guidance and direction to staff and/or student workers related to business data analyses duties, as needed.
Maintains currency with data analyses techniques, standards and related technologies.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The ideal candidate for the position of Zero Waste Data Analyst meets the following criteria:
Bachelorâs Degree in disciplines such as statistics, economics, mathematics, accounting, business, computer science, information science or management information science.
Knowledge of quality management methods (i.e. Six Sigma)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSÂ Â
Candidates for the position of Zero Waste Data Analyst must meet the following qualifications:
Proficient PC skills. Working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, word processing and statistical software programs. Knowledge of business statistics and data analyses techniques.
Ability to manage and analyze data.
Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
About Facilities Planning and Management (FPM):
FPM (formerly named Capital Construction & Development / Facilities Management Services) is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the breadth of the facilities at USC, and is also dedicated to creating a safe environment for our USC community. Woven into every service, safety is of upmost importance. As FPM, this diverse group of innovative and talented professionals provide high quality facilities construction, operations and maintenance services at USC and serve as dedicated stewards of USC and FPM core values. FPM values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Join us- apply today!
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Proficient PC skills. Working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets, word processing and statistical software programs. Knowledge of business statistics and data analyses techniques. Ability to manage and analyze data. Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.