DataSF, San Francisco’s open data dashboard and blog about civic technology, is searching for a Neighborhood Services Engineer to build on the site’s mission of using data to improve residents’ lives.
The department works closely with other branches of San Francisco’s government to digest open source data and make it available to residents. The program focuses on lightweight design and data visualizations to innovate and make data governance more possible.
The one-year-long position will require the engineer to create a neighborhood noticing system that organizes the permitting and notices sent out by businesses and departments. More than 20 departments send out notices about neighborhood changes, permitting and building.
The new employee will also organize the notifications by supervisor district, creating a website where residents can easily find projects and information pertinent to their area. This will be paired with a subscription service to keep residents updated.
DataSF hopes this will streamline the information process, making residents more likely to engage with their community instead of “wondering what’s happening in their neighborhood,” the group wrote in the job posting.