Data Analyst, Senior
CenterCenter for Livable Communities
GroupResearch & Analytics
Salary Range$53,828-$91,507


The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships.

The Senior Data Analyst will support population estimation, land use model development, and regional growth scenario analysis. This work will also include collecting and processing various spatial data and conducting data or modeling result analysis and related statistical analysis.

The ideal candidate for this position will be familiar with spatial data management, have knowledge about various local government data, including parcels, tax digest, zoning, land use and Census data, and have the skills to process related data using ESRI ArcGIS applications. Knowledge and experience of land use modeling, transportation modeling, spatial economics, and statistics are beneficial. To be successful, candidates should have solid time management skills, ability to work independently and possess a desire to learn, overcome challenges and solve problems.


  • Maintain and update Atlanta Region land use models;
  • Process census data and support population estimation program;
  • Assist regional economic modeling and support various economic research projects;
  • Improve the forecast methodology and developing spatial economic scenarios to support demographic and socioeconomic forecasts;
  • Provide statistical analysis and research support to a variety of projects;
  • Process, maintain, and develop various spatial data including parcels, zoning data, group quarters and college enrollment;
  • Assist with data analysis, interpretation, and write up of analytical reports;
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support agency goals and objectives.


  • Knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap or Pro) proficiency;
  • Knowledge of Census data and local government data (parcels, zoning, land use, etc.);
  • Ability to work with an interdisciplinary team;
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with all members of the project team;
  • Ability to establish priorities and organize work;
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently with general instructions;
  • Possess strong analytical and technical skills;
  • Possess strong oral and verbal communication skills.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, statistics, urban planning, computer science, information technology or related field
  • Two (2) years’ experience in planning, data management, or model development.

    An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.



  • Master’s degree in city and regional planning, urban studies, public policy, GIS or statistics or related field.
  • Working experience and knowledge in forecasting, spatial economics, city and regional planning, urban studies, land use modeling, transportation modeling, statistical analysis, or database management.



In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy. Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are:

  1. Interdisciplinary by promoting professional and interpersonal connections and integration across functional disciplines;
  2. Holistic by seeking expertise within the team, Group, or Agency to produce his/her work output, and demonstrating a strong understanding of and support for interrelationships between their work and the work of others in the team, Group, or Agency;
  3. Actionable by continuously striving to improve his/her capabilities to produce sustainable outcomes, and displaying a strong need for achievement and a high energy level to attain goals;
  4. Outcome Based by taking the initiative to meet goals and expectations, and consistently striving to produce tangible results with significant visible impact, and;
  5. Targeted toward Ensuring Colleagues' Success by willingly and deliberately providing his/her expertise to others in an effort to build and sustain effective internal and external working relationships, and by modeling behaviors that consistently demonstrate concern for colleagues' success, needs, respect, trust and integrity.