Business Research & Data Analyst Specialist 1 – Policy Analyst
Job Opening ID 534960
Salary $86,830 – $94,961
1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social science, economics, statistics, computer science, data analysis, geography, sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), or a closely related field, with at least 12 credits or five courses in economics, public policy, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, geography or computer science.
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university as described in “1” above and two years of full-time, professional experience performing statistical analysis and programming work in any of the areas described in “1” above.
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, at least one year full-time work experience in a related field, or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university, in the areas described in “1” above, with at least 12 credits or three advanced courses in economics, public policy, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, geography, or computer science.
To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements of Level II, at least three years full-time work experience in a related field, or a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university, in the areas described above, with at least 12 credits or three advanced courses in economics, public policy, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, geography or computer science.
New York City
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NYC Department of Finance (DOF) is responsible for administering the tax revenue laws of the city fairly, efficiently, and transparently to instill public confidence and encourage compliance while providing exceptional customer service.
The Tax Policy Division reviews, analyzes, and evaluates existing and proposed policies and legislation that affect the Department of Finance and New York City in general. This includes analyzing the revenue and distributional impacts of proposed changes to the tax system, monitoring and reporting on tax and parking revenues, working with local and state public agencies and private sector interests to promote improved tax administration, and advising the commissioner, Executive Office, and the New York City Office of Management and Budget on revenue and budgetary issues. The Tax Policy Division is also responsible for all modeling and data mining for DOF’s Audit Division. Tax Policy also prepares briefing and position papers on tax policy and issues a variety of public reports and newsletters on tax-related issues.
Tax Policy’s Long-Term Projects and Quality Control unit seeks a Policy Data Analyst with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills to assist in performing long term data -driven research projects using SAS to analyze various tax, audit, and other data.
Reporting to the Senior Director, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
- Utilizing SAS to analyze real property transfer data and produce tables for monthly report and the publication of the statistical profile of real property transfer tax
- Assist with economic and statistical research and in the preparation of reports and ad-hoc queries or data requests using SAS, excel or other appropriate software and tools.
- Analysis of compliance issues based on datasets from Property, Exemption and Personal Income Tax.
- Strong quantitative and qualitative analytic skills, including experience with programming, data analysis, statistical sampling and data mining.
- Proficient in SAS.
- Experience with large and complex datasets.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong research skills and experience preparing papers for publication.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
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