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Government Research Support Analyst

Department of Community Affairs

Listing Summary

Make a difference and join the DCA Team!  DCA gives employees more to do than merely make a living.  We are serious about helping Georgia's families live more abundantly with a greater sense of hope and achievement.  If public service, a great environment, and the desire to enrich the lives of others motivate you to do your best work, you should consider joining the DCA Team.  


To help build strong, vibrant communities.


For Georgians of today and tomorrow to have the opportunity to live and work in thriving communities.


We are a diverse team of highly competent and committed professionals who strive to help people and communities thrive through technical expertise, innovative thinking, and a passion for making a difference.  Team members are at their best when collaborating and supporting each other as they perform challenging and dynamic work

General Description

Within the Department’s Office of Community Planning, Research, and Geoanalytics and under general supervision of the Manager of Mapping and Research, the candidate will work on a flexible, collaborative team to provide complex administrative duties and statistical, financial, or operational data analysis and reporting in support of the research team and to a wide variety of clients. S/he will assist with collecting, measuring, and analyzing data from various surveys to gain insights.  This includes analyzing the data for completeness, discrepancies, and trends.  S/he will assist with the administration of annual reporting requirements for local governments and authorities, including but not limited to the Report of Local Government Finance, Hotel-Motel Excise Tax Reporting, Local Government/Authority Debt Issuance, and Annual Authority Registration and Financial Reporting surveys.  Additionally, s/he should maintain a familiarity with legislative action and changes in statutory requirements for reporting requirements; and the ability to contribute to legislative fiscal notes, researching potential fiscal impact of pending legislation on local governments and local authorities.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:


  • Knowledge of Microsoft’s suite of office software
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (power query and advanced formulas)
  • Knowledge of local government budgeting principles
  • Knowledge of database management concepts
  • Skill at reviewing current and incoming data for accuracy, usefulness, quality, and documentation
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to positively interact with internal and external partners
  • Attention to detail; excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative, and be a problem-solver
  • Ability to work well on interdisciplinary project teams requiring flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines



Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, government, finance, economics or related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience related to area of assignment. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.



Preferred Qualifications

Strong preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the agency specific minimum qualifications possess at least one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in a directly related field – Master’s degree in Public Administration
  • A relevant professional certification; and/or
  • Two or more years of experience working within a government organization, regional commission, or consulting company serving these organizations in implementing the programs over which our office has oversight



  • Must have outstanding customer service skills including the ability to easily identify and understand business needs and articulate/develop solutions with customers
  • Working knowledge of local government structure in Georgia
  • Course work in accounting, finance, or budgeting (as it pertains to local governments)


This position is currently designated as a hybrid (part in-office and part remote/Telework) position.  This position is full time (40 hours per week) and may require occasional overtime.  Local periodic travel may be required. 




Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.



NOTE: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Due to the large volume of submissions received by this office, information concerning application and/or interview status cannot be provided.  Selected applicants will be contacted for next steps in the interview process.  Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.  This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.


DCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you need an accommodation for an interview, please contact the Human Resources Office at (404) 679-4845


Hiring is contingent upon satisfactory results of employment verification, background, criminal records investigation, and motor vehicle reports.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the business and requirement of the job change.  This job posting may close at any time upon gaining a sufficient applicant pool from which to select a qualified candidate.


All duties and responsibilities listed are considered to be essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Marginal functions of the position (those that are incidental to the performance of the job duties) have not been included.   However, the omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical assignment to the position.


Qualifications - External

Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of related experience OR completion of an apprenticeship/internship that sufficiently supplied experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position OR any other combination of education and professional experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job.

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