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Data Analyst/Modeler

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.

DOF seeks an individual with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills to serve as Data Analyst/Modeler in the Tax Policy and Data Analytics Division's Data Intelligence Group (DIG). The selected candidate will assist with the development of computer programs and data models, using SAS, for the purposes of audit-candidate selection, model and audit result tracking, and related research.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Write code for and support the development of enhanced matching programs using a variety of data sources in order to identify non-filers and under-reporters as candidates for audit.
  • Provide technical computer programming and data analysis support to the agency's modeling and computer assisted audit functions.
  • Use SAS to merge and manipulate large datasets and critically analyze statistical findings.
  • Liaise with staff from Tax Policy and other divisions to successfully implement and track results.
  • Conduct analysis on the expected impact of proposed changes to tax law.
  • Use taxpayer transactional data in various formats to construct statistical samples for audit purposes.
  • Manage responses to ad-hoc data and reporting requests.

Minimum Qual Requirements

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.

Preferred Skills

  • Strong programming, data analysis, statistical sampling and/or data mining experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analysis skills.

Additional Information

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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Unless otherwise indicated, all positions require a five-day workweek.

Work Location

59 Maiden Lane
(Current location but could be subject to change)

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.

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