Data Analyst / Modeler
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE 56 reviews - Manhattan, NY

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The Tax Policy & Planning Division, Office of Tax Policy is seeking an individual to assist with system data bases and perform data analysis work. The Unit is responsible for research, performing statistical studies, modeling and creating statistical reports.

Reporting to the Unit Manager, the selected candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- Create and maintain data bases for revenue monitoring, policy analysis and audit selection.
- Develop and maintain complex computer statistical models to evaluate various budget and policy options.
- Assist with production of sophisticated predictive modeling to produce audit-worthy candidates.
- Use SAS to merge and manipulate large datasets and critically analyze statistical findings.
- Work closely with staff from Tax Policy and other divisions to successfully implement and track results.
- Construct policy option simulations.
- Assist with new technology initiatives to develop and implement programs, merge different data files to be properly formatted and verified.

Minimum Qual Requirements

(1) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester credits in computer science or a related computer field; or
(2) A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent plus (3) years of satisfactory fulltime computer programming experience; or
(3) A satisfactory combination of education and experience that is equivalent to (1) or (2) above. College education may be substituted for up to one year of the experience required in (2) above on the basis that sixty (60) semester credits from an accredited college is equated to one year of experience. In addition, twenty-four (24) credits from an accredited college or graduate school in computer science or a related computer field, or a certificate of at least 625 hours in computer programming from an accredited technical school (post high school) may be substituted for one year of experience. However, all candidates who attempt to qualify under option (3) must have at least a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least (1) year of satisfactory full-time computer programming experience.

Some examples of unacceptable experience are: End users of a computer system, program or software package; experience in the areas of end user computer technical support, computer operations, data entry/data retrieval, quality assurance (QA); end user hardware installation; end user help desk; teaching, telecommunications, experience in Microsoft Office Suite/Back Office products.

Preferred Skills

• Strong qualitative and quantitative analysis skills.
• Strong programming, data analysis, data mining and statistical sampling experience.
• Proficiency in SAS programming.
• Knowledge of XML.

Additional Information

Candidates may be required to submit a computer programming sample before being granted an interview.

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.

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

Work Location

59 Maiden Lane, Manhattan
Current location but could be subject to change.

Residency Requirement

New York City Residency is not required for this position




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