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Chicago Transit Authority Senior Data Analyst - Safety in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Data Analyst - Safety - ( 2300006N )



$85,000 - $95,000


Under direction, performs various management support activities, including data extraction, cleaning, interpretation, analysis, and presentation. Establishes data analysis tools to support the Safety Management System and inform decision making. Develops and tracks meaningful performance indicators to assess safety risks and security vulnerabilities, mitigations, and provide recommendations for corrective action plans and process improvement initiatives. Creates, manages, and utilizes various data collection tools, such as forms and databases, conducts special studies and ensures data, process, and record integrity.



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Analyzes and interprets safety data using standard statistical methods and drafts clear and concise management reports.

  • Analyzes safety data to create routine reports for use by safety officers and managers throughout the authority.

  • Performs analysis of safety programs and policies, documentation, processes, and procedures.

  • Combines safety data with other disparate sources of data (operational, employee-related, financial, etc.) to examine and explain safety performance, trends, and issues for consideration by Authority managers, leaders, and executives.

  • Collaborates with other analysts, subject matter experts, and program stakeholders to analyze relationships between safety policies, programs and procedures, and other management policies, programs and procedures (operational, administrative, financial, etc.).

  • Creates presentations, spreadsheets, graphs, and charts to illustrate findings; and draft clear and concise reports for technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Develops meaningful performance metrics that result in organizational and service improvements.



Performs audits and investigative research to provide recommendations for corrective action plans and process improvement initiatives.

  • Conducts independent and collaborative research and benchmarking to help identify new or innovative approaches to safety.

  • Designs, implements, tests, and documents new and revised safety programs, processes, and procedures.

  • Designs, implements, tests, and improves methods, tools, and routines as needed to obtain useful information to evaluate or suggest safety improvements.



Meets with stakeholders to determine data and information needs.

  • Monitors operational impact of management decisions based on data and analytics presented, identifies opportunities to improve data collection, analysis, and reporting procedures.

  • Develops and manages data and information management and analysis tools, such as data collection forms, databases, and Safety Department internal site.

  • Coordinates and conducts field observations, audits, surveys, etc.



Ensures data integrity and accuracy by implementing quality controls. Confirms information is being correctly applied. Utilizes document management systems to ensure users have access to correct versions and history.



Performs related duties as assigned.


Reporting to this position are the following jobs:

Job Title

  • None


  • Synthesizing data and information from numerous sources into meaningful results and perform predictive analysis.

  • Developing foundations for efficient data extraction across various databases and establishing effective dashboards for assessment and communication of safety performance.

  • Presenting and explaining technical subject matter and methodologies to non-technical audiences.

  • Utilizing effective time and project management habits to plan and execute high quality projects on time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Information Technology, Quantitative Analysis, Planning and Policy, Safety or a related field, minimum (2) years of experience in data management, data analysis, or process or program analysis, or a combination of education and experience relating to this position.

  • Experience with SQL, R, Python, AWS, Redshift, PowerBI, ArcGIS, with advance skills in MS Excel.


  • Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer keyboards.

  • Chicago Transit Authority requires all employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated. If you are offered employment, you must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof that you are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated as part of the hiring process and as a condition of employment. Visit

  • Service Area Requirement: Exempt (Non-Union) employees must live within the boundaries of the CTA Statutory Service Area either at the time of employment or within 6 months of beginning employment at CTA.


  • Working knowledge of machine learning, and database development and cleaning.

  • Ability to perform SQL queries, and working knowledge of database configuration, data visualization and business intelligence concepts.

  • Working knowledge of data analysis and data compilation techniques with an understanding of basic statistical concepts.

  • Working knowledge of government management and regulatory environments.

  • Working knowledge of research methods and report presentation.

  • Working knowledge of safety concepts or transit operations desired.

  • Advanced computer skills including advanced skill in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Good project management and organizational skills.

  • Good oral and written communications skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills in dealing with colleagues with diverse expertise and organizational levels.

  • Good customer service skills.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to work with sensitive information while maintaining strict confidentiality.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, and the flexibility to transition between projects.


  • General office environment.

  • Required to travel to various field locations and transit facilities.

  • May be required to work various extended or irregular hours (including afternoons or night shifts) in order to respond to CTA related issues.

  • Subject to normal garage/shop conditions such as noise, dust, grease, moving vehicles, etc. when visiting field locations.


  • Standard office equipment.

  • Personal computer and related software.

Additional Details: Please note, employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.

Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.

Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.


No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

Primary Location : USA-Illinois-Chicago

Job : System Safety

Job Posting : May 26, 2023, 1:47:14 PM

Position Type: : Full-time Permanent (FTP)

Req ID: 2300006N