Job Opportunities

Data Scientist

OKI, Regional Council of Governments is seeking to hire an experienced Data Scientist with 3-5 years of relevant work experience. This role will collaborate with various functional teams within the organization to determine questions that are important to our organization. They will use statistical analysis and data mining techniques to inform the answers. The Data Scientist will communicate conclusions both visually and in writing, along with recommendations and next steps. This individual will also make recommendations that enable the agency and the region to innovate, while making smarter and better decisions.


  1. Mine large amounts of data and perform data analysis to extract useful insights for a wide range of topics including transportation system performance measures, safety analysis, roadway congestion, freight movements and related transportation system metrics
  2. Work with Big Data and transform complex datasets into more usable formats
  3. Develop and analyze data resources and their application to local planning efforts and regional policy advocacy
  4. Creation of analytics and measurement dashboards
  5. Ongoing tracking, monitoring, and periodic follow-up studies
  6. Use software and other tools to develop analyses that identify patterns, influences, correlations, relationships, predictive factors, risk factors, and that provide better situational awareness
  7. Development of data flows and acquisition strategies to facilitate the capture and sharing of data and analytics within the organization
  8. Creation of models, simulations, and optimization routines
  9. Support the design and implement of reporting dashboards that track key metrics and provide actionable insights
  10. Collect, standardize, document, and analyze data from traditional providers and unconventional sources, and will assist with the management of our data storage infrastructure


  1. Bachelor’s degree in a highly quantitative subject or related field ( for example, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, or related field) and 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  2. Strong experience working with Python, R or similar programming language
  3. Experience working with data manipulation, analytic insight tools and data visualizations
  4. Experience constructing and performing complex database search queries
  5. Experience/ knowledge of computer science concepts, data architecture, and experience/knowledge of statistics
  6. Experience with visualizing data using Tableau, ggplot, Matplotlib or similar data visualization package
  7. Excellent written and oral communications skills including the ability to communicate technical findings to non-technical audiences
  8. Experience working with Google BigQuery is desired but not required
  9. Independent and highly self-motivated
  10. Strong PC skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Interested and qualified candidates should email their resume to A cover letter and supporting career information is optional but helpful. This is a full time, exempt position. Starting rate will be based on prior work experience and education.