Equity and Social Justice Data Analyst - Time-Limited

County of Sonoma
County of Sonoma

Equity and Social Justice Data Analyst - Time-Limited
$6,083 - $7,397/Monthly*

Bring your interest in racial equity and your data analysis skills to the County of Sonoma and become an Equity and Social Justice Data Analyst.

Starting salary up to $42.53/hour ($88,765/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*

Please Note: The Office of Equity (OOE) is recruiting for two Analyst positions. Applications for these positions are being accepted through separate recruitments. To be considered for either of these positions, you must apply to the separate concurrent recruitments being conducted for each position. To learn more about, and apply to, the OOE's other opportunity, please click on Bilingual Community Engagement Analyst - Time-Limited.

About the Equity and Social Justice Data Analyst Position

In alignment with the Racial Equity and Social Justice Pillar found in the County of Sonoma’s Strategic Plan, the Office of Equity (OOE) is implementing the County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funding Distribution Plan. In support of these efforts, the Equity and Social Justice Analyst will lead the development and implementation of a racial equity-focused, results-based accountability process alongside OOE’s Upstream Investment partners in the Human Services Department (HSD). The Equity and Social Justice Analyst will also collaborate closely with the OOE's Community Engagement Analyst and external partners to design and develop processes to determine community needs and gaps in services, including developing a data assessment methodology for the most effective data collection, management, analysis, and evaluation techniques. Additionally, this position will:
  • Gather, validate, compile, manage, and analyze data and develop a wide variety of short and long-range plans in response to the data gathered and analyzed
  • Develop reports and share documentation and data with the public and stakeholders
  • Guide the ARPA funds allocation process, in collaboration with the Community Engagement Analyst, by engaging in meaningful dialogue and decision-making with the community to deliver equitable outcomes
  • Seek to solve problems and create innovative ideas grounded on data and anti-racist principles through collaborative teamwork

The OOE seeks an Equity and Social Justice Data Analyst who is passionate about data gathering and evaluating programs through a racial equity perspective, has superb collaboration and communication skills, and the ability to productively engage with members of underserved communities and communities of color. The ideal candidate also has:
  • A bachelor’s degree in statistics or a related area of study
  • Training or a certification in anti-racism principles, or an understanding of race equity, which may include lived experience, and/or result-based accountability
  • Experience using data and case management systems, such as Apricot or similar, to track data, conduct data analyses, and report findings
  • Project management skills, including the ability to produce, track, and manage multiple deliverables with overlapping deadlines
  • Facilitation, negotiation, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Program evaluation experience, particularly in nonprofit and/or government agencies
  • Knowledge of budgeting process and systems, and experience with the administration of public contracts and government budgeting practices
  • Basic (conversational) bilingual skills are desired in any of the following languages: indigenous languages, Khmer, Spanish, Tagalog, or Vietnamese.

This position is open to all qualified candidates that demonstrate possession of minimum qualifications. The Office of Equity values diverse perspectives and lived experiences. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, indigenous and people of color, and within these identities immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience.

Office of Equity

In the summer of 2020, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors created the Sonoma County Office of Equity and took a meaningful step to recognize and celebrate our powerful role in unseating racial inequity in our communities.
In January 2021, the Board approved a five-year strategic plan, which includes a Racial Equity and Social Justice pillar. The pillar is made up of specific goals and objectives that will lead to normalizing, organizing, and operationalizing a new way of seeing our challenges, conducting analysis, and implementing new policies to ensure a workforce reflective of the community we serve and to achieve racial equity in County service provisions.

What We Offer

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

This recruitment is being conducted to fill a full-time, time-limited position which is scheduled to expire December 31, 2024. This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment. The Civil Service title for this position is Department Analyst.

 *Salary is negotiable and benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331. The County of Sonoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Apply by 09/07/21