Alternative Job Titles
FARS Manager/Analyst, Database Administrator, Computer Systems Analyst, Statistician, GIS Scientist/Technologist, Research Scientist/Mathematician
A Transportation Safety Data Analyst supports data-driven transportation safety improvements by ensuring that transportation and other relevant organizations collect, manage, and share high quality data in an efficient and coordinated manner to support transportation safety decision-making and resource allocation. They assist others in identifying relationships and trends in data; use techniques to display results of analyses; review data for accuracy, quality, and completeness; establish protocols for data management and security; and utilize multiple strategies to integrate safety data and analysis into transportation decision-making processes.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Developing systems and establishing processes to ensure data quality and type of data elements are properly collected and validated to enable robust safety analysis.
- Working with stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to establish interoperability between different data sources to support transportation safety data analytics.
- Developing data analysis and data visualization tools, and user interface systems to facilitate data access, user friendly data queries, and data system functionality.
- Using advanced predictive analytics, computational methods, and modeling and simulation techniques to identify and mitigate safety risk.
- Analysis/Research/Report Methods
- Regulation/Legislation/Organizational/Funding Policies and Safety Goals
- Principles of Road Safety
- Statistical Theory/Methods
- Data Analysis Techniques and Tools
- Computer Programming
- Data & Systems Management
Required Skills & Abilities
- Analyze and present data
- Highway Safety Reporting & Evaluation
- Written and oral communication
- Attention to Detail
- Collaborate Across Multiple Divisions and Organizations
- Complex Problem Solving
Technical Skills Requirements
- Computer Programming
- Statistical Software
- Highway Safety Manual
- Microsoft Office Applications
Typical Salary$84,060 - $88,510
- Bachelor's degree required
- Major coursework in Computer Science, GIS, Math, Transportation Engineering/Safety, or Statistics
- An advanced graduate degree is preferred for some senior positions