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Policy Analyst (Business Income Tax Research)   Job ID 539563

Salary: $80,517 – $94,961

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Work Location

New York City

Job Description

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 Business Income Tax Research (BITR) unit seeks a Policy Data Analyst to perform data analysis, modeling, and policy evaluation tasks.


Reporting to the Director, responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: 

•            Develop and run micro-simulation models to identify the revenue and distribution impact of changes in tax law. This work requires SAS and Excel VBA.

•            Conduct exploratory data analysis to develop analytic datasets by cleaning, testing, manipulating, and restructuring the data.

•            Perform metadata-related work such as providing data documentation support, defining transformation rules for data processing, naming database fields, and testing data dictionary quality.

•            Produce periodic business income tax baselines and reports.

•            Communicate research findings with clarity to a range of stakeholders, including non-technical staff.

Preferred Skills

Proficient in SAS, Excel VBA, and SQL.

•            Exceptional analytical and quantitative skills.

•            Experience with analyzing large and complex datasets.

•            Strong attention to detail.

•            Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to explain complex technical materials to non-technical staff.

Additional Information

Residency Requirement:

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.

In compliance with Federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

As of August 2, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered city employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.

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