New Job Research Analyst 1 In Ontario



Company : City of Toronto
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job ID: 37869
    Job Category: Research & Licensing
    Division & Section: Municipal Licensing & Standards, MLS Licensing Services
    Work Location: 850 Coxwell Avenue
    Job Type & Duration: Permanent, Full-Time
    Hourly Rate and Wage Grade: $42.72 - $ 46.81
    Shift Information: Monday to Friday, 35 Hours per week
    Affiliation: L79 Full-time
    Number of Positions Open: 1
    Posting Period: 16-May-2023 - 31-May-2023
Major Responsibilities:

Data Analytics:

  • Collects, analyzes, evaluates and synthesizes data to develop recommendations for improvements to existing Divisional projects, policies and services.
  • Identifies and monitors information on compliance risk to forecast problematic areas and future needs.
  • Provides evidence-based policy analysis and research support on a broad range of compliance-related topics and issues which may include audit and compliance, accessibility, transportation planning, environmental initiatives and other relevant aspects to the industry.
  • Responsible for the oversight, accuracy, completeness, and maintenance of various databases used to log and track compliance efforts.
  • Develops and sets up computer business intelligence applications to store and retrieve transactional data.
  • Develops and administers reports on the performance of compliance audits using innovative interactive reporting techniques.
  • Conducts data analysis and research to measure and inform regulatory compliance of Vehicle-for-Hire, Short-term-Rental, and other bylaws within the Compliance & Reporting portfolio.


  • Conducts research relating to bylaw-specific industries, big data, data analytics, data science, machine learning and data visualization topics in order to build an understanding of best practices.
  • Prepares abstracts, reports, technical memos, maps, presentations of analyses and studies.
  • Maintains an electronic library/catalogue of applicable research data, statistics, books, periodicals and reference material.
  • Summarizes findings by preparing static and interactive visualizations including maps, tables, graphs, charts, diagrams and graphics.
  • Researches best practices on data-driven compliance analytics and big data initiatives from academia and other municipalities and levels of government and prepares briefing notes, presentations and technical documentation for dissemination to the senior leadership.
  • Summarizes findings by preparing static and interactive visualizations including maps, tables, graphs, charts, diagrams and graphics.


  • Attends meetings with divisional staff; networks with other Divisions, different levels of government, committees and community agencies as and when required.
  • Provides related ad hoc reports as and when requested by the Manager, Supervisor or other division staff.
  • Prepares documentation such as Briefing Notes, Recommendation Memos, Bid Award Panel reports, Staff Reports, Purchase Requisitions, etc.

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  • Post-secondary education in a discipline pertinent to the job function (e.g. Computer Science, Statistics, Data Analytics) or an approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Considerable experience in research, data collection, writing summaries, and visualizing data (Tableau).
  • Considerable experience in advanced data analytics, interpretation of data, and statistical modelling using Python, R, SQL, or other equivalent tools.
  • Experience with databases and data warehousing including organizing, compiling, manipulating, analyzing and summarizing large datasets.
  • Experience with GIS (Geographic Information Systems), spatial analysis, spatial databases, cartography and mapping.
You must also have:

  • Proficiency in MS Excel and business intelligence applications and tools.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff within the organization.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills, together with an ability to take initiative, multi-task and work under time constraints.
  • Ability to lead projects with aggressive timelines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and political acuity with the ability to work cooperatively and professionally with City staff at all levels, consultants, contractors and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment under minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance framework is an asset.
  • Knowledge of writing programming languages is an asset.
  • Knowledge of machine learning including supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms, pattern recognition, artificial neural networks, and deep learning is an asset.


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