Operational Planning Analyst

Category:  Lead
Job Function:  Administration


Performs research and data analysis to support enrollment forecasting, attendance boundary planning, capital program and the budgeting process; Administers and supports the geographic information system (GIS) and other department data

Essential Duties

  • Maintains GIS data for the purpose of supporting operational planning and works with other departments and local governmental jurisdictions to ensure accurate and complete data
  • Processes data from the student information system for utilization in planning analyses
  • Works with local planning agencies and other external organizations to ensure ongoing communication regarding various aspects of residential development
  • Assists in the development and analysis of short-term and long-term student enrollment forecasts
  • Prepares, assists and coordinates processes and information related to school attendance boundary planning including community meetings, Board meetings and other presentations
  • Conducts data collection, organization, compilation, analysis and interpretation of the results
  • Develops and maintains content and data on the department website
  • Administers and maintains GIS software and hardware including ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Desktop and extensions
  • Develops online mapping applications for internal and external audiences
  • Creates and maintains various department databases
  • Maintains knowledge of current software used to enhance the planning, student placement and school attendance functions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Urban planning, business, economics, sociology, computer science, geography or A closely related field


None required

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 2 years of experience working with GIS, relational databases, statistics and forecasting methods, demographics and planning required; Experience in K-12 education settings helpful, but not essential


  • Extensive experience in the use of ArcGIS and related products
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and accuracy of information, including the ability to organize large amounts of data and track multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities for analysis and use in consultation with numerous stakeholders
  • Experience working with data of varying quality and from varied sources
  • Experience with large, complex data sets, including data cleaning, compilation, validation and merging
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel and Access
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with school system personnel and the general public, and work with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent presentation, leadership and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office environment
Posting ID:  26014

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