The School of Government works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The School offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance.
The Environmental Finance Center (EFC) at the University of North Carolina (www.efc.sog.unc.edu) is dedicated to enhancing the ability of governments and other organizations across the country to provide environmental programs and services in fair, effective, and financially sustainable ways. The EFC is part of the University’s public service mission and works directly with environmental service providers. The EFC is housed at the School of Government, which is the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States.
One of the major projects of the EFC is to conduct state-wide collection and analysis of financial data for environmental services (e.g. water, energy, stormwater). For example, for the past decade the EFC has collected the rates structures of water and wastewater utilities, working with state agencies and local governments. The EFC visualizes these data in an online interactive dashboard (see http://www.efc.sog.unc.edu/project/utility-financial-sustainability-and-rates-dashboards).
The Data Specialist and Project Manager will be responsible for project management of rates surveys and online dashboards. This will include overseeing students in data collection and data entry, overseeing the work of technical R&D contractors, collaborating with campus IT departments, conducting quality assessment and quality control, production of tables, reports, sophisticated Excel-based tools and online dashboards, data visualization, and communicating with state agencies, local governments, and other environmental service providers. This position will take leadership of the EFC’s financial data visualization initiative. The ideal candidate will be innovative and lead changes to the existing processes.
The Data Specialist and Project Manager will report to the Associate Director. The position will work in the EFC offices, located in the School of Government’s Knapp-Sanders Building at 400 South Road in Chapel Hill, NC. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Continued employment for this position is contingent upon the availability of funding.
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