DEMOGRAPHER

Recruitment #20-A1-0226

Job Description

Loudoun County’s Department of Finance and Budget (DFB) seeks a detail-oriented and innovative Demographer to lead the Department’s research and policy development efforts related to population and households; lead the development of the cooperative forecast; and serve as a resource for other staff on data analysis (including GIS) and research methods. The role also includes overseeing approaches to disseminating research and working with other department staff to make information resources available online to staff and the general public. The candidate must have outstanding technical skills in demographic data analysis and forecasting. The ideal candidate will also possess familiarity and/or experience with GIS, land development processes, and fiscal impact analyses.

The Demographer will be expected to perform the following activities:

  • Develop countywide forecast of population and households in cooperation with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) and regional jurisdictions. This work includes building on and refining the existing GIS-based model that allocates growth by TAZ based on the parcel level development pipeline.
  • Collaborate with department staff to provide data to support master plans, other policy initiatives, and research division publications
  • Contribute to regular publications (policy studies, trend sheets, blogs, etc.) on key data trends. Produce data reports and coordinate with staff members, partner organizations, and stakeholders on related topic areas.
  • Provide guidance to division staff on data analysis and research methods. Provide support for quality control and ensure data accuracy.
  • Identify opportunities to develop new tools and ways to communicate data to the general public in coordination with other department staff (GIS, Communications, etc.)
  • Develop and lead presentations to the Planning Board and other key regional stakeholders
  • Oversee management of key databases, software, and other technical resources that support the research function

Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles, and practices of demographic analysis and thorough knowledge of research principles and methodology. Ability to analyze complex problems and situations and develop effective recommendations; ability to communicate ideas clearly, concisely, and effectively; ability to create, organize, and complete complex research and translate it into easily understood publications and reports; ability to establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, County officials, members of the business community, and the general public.

The incumbent is eligible for the County’s benefit package, which includes extremely competitive health, dental and vision insurance; enrollment in the Virginia Retirement System; matching contributions to deferred compensation plan; and annual and sick leave benefits.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in a field related to demographics, including demography, geography, sociology, urban and regional planning, regional science, statistics, or a closely related field with specific education and two years of experience focusing on demographics, planning, GIS, and/or statistical analysis. At least six months individual or team project, functional, or operational administrative experience in one of these fields preferred.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check.