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SAS Analyst/Programmer

The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking a self-motivated data analyst/programmer to work with our economics and policy teams. The City Charter directs IBO to provide nonpartisan policy analyses and information, fiscal reports, and expenditure and revenue forecasts, to elected officials and the public.

A successful candidate for this position will have experience applying rigorous research designs to large data bases drawn from disparate public and government sources. The successful candidate will be able to work with and support the work of analysts assembling data sets and conducting research. An initial project involves migrating databases from the city’s legacy systems to IBO’s local network.

Qualifications: Candidates should have experience using SAS or similar tool for quantitative analyses and experience designing and creating databases using SAS and/or SQL. Strong data quality assurance skills required as well as solid grounding in statistics and research methodology. Experience with GIS software and with the city’s IT infrastructure is a plus. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical. A college degree in statistics or research methods or a related area of social science is preferred as is two to five years of experience. Salary range: $40,000-$55,000, depending upon experience. Application deadline is September 11, 2015.

IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residence is required within three months of the start date for all positions and New York City residency is required for candidates with less than two years of city service. 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.

How To Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by e-mail (preferred method, with attachments in MS Word), fax to:

itjobs@ibo.nyc.ny.us or fax to 212-442-0350 by September 11, 2015.

 

No phone calls, please

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

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.