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Property Tax Analyst

The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced tax policy analyst for the Housing, Environment, and Infrastructure team. The analyst will cover the real property tax. Primary responsibilities include quantitative research on the property tax and exemption programs and revenue forecasting. A successful candidate must be self-motivated, able to juggle multiple projects, and have advanced quantitative and policy analytic skills. Experience with large datasets and SAS (or similar statistical software) is required, advanced SAS programming experience including arrays and macros is preferred.

A commitment to impartial, data-driven policy research is essential. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with public officials and agency staffs as well as civic and advocacy groups. Ability to work independently, take initiative and meet deadlines is critical. Experience in an applied research organization and writing for a policy-oriented audience a plus. A graduate degree in Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Business, or a related field and two to five years of experience is required; equivalent work experience may substitute.

Salary range $60,000-$85,000

How to apply

To apply, please forward a resume, cover letter, and sample statistical code (SAS or similar software) to propertytax@ibo.nyc.ny.us or fax to 212-442-0350 by April 25. No phone calls please.

Qualified applicants will be contacted. All resumes will be kept on file for one year.

IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service; others may reside in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam, or Westchester counties. Salaries are commensurate with experience and competitive with other government agencies; an excellent benefits package is also provided. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card ("green card") or renewable work permit.

IBO is an independent New York City agency, providing non-partisan budgetary, economic, policy analysis for city residents and their elected officials. IBO seeks to increase New Yorkers' understanding of and participation in the budget process. The agency does this by publishing reports and analyses, and by responding to requests from elected officials and their staffs, community boards, civic groups, the press, and the public. IBO's staff of about 30 professionals has diverse experience and training in public policy, public administration, economics, finance, business, and law.