Computer Associate Programmer position available in New York City

Job Description:

Job ID: 154338  – Computer Associate (Software) level II/Programmer – Salary: $60,460.00/$69,529.00 – $84,151.00  Frequency: ANNUAL

The Department of Finance’s Office of Tax Policy (OTP) reviews, analyzes, and evaluates existing and proposed policies and legislation that affect the Department of Finance and the City.

OTP seeks a dynamic individual to assist with programming, processing and analyzing data. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Using statistical samples to answer queries and evaluate tax policy proposals.

– Modifying and maintaining existing computer programs that generate business tax samples.

– Maintaining and enhancing micro-simulation models.

– Creating statistical reports.

– Process e-field data: recode sample selection programs, update micro simulation models, and update data verification procedure.

OTPs responsibilities include:

– Analyzing the revenue and distributional impacts of proposed changes to the tax system.

– Performing modeling and data mining for the Office of Tax Audit and Tax Enforcement.

– Monitoring and reporting on City tax and parking revenues.

– Working with local and state-level public agencies and private sector interests in promoting improved tax administration.

– Providing advice to Executive Management and the City’s Office of Management and Budget on City revenue and budget issues.

– Preparing briefing / position papers on tax policy and issuing a variety of public reports on tax-related issues.

NOTE: Candidates will be asked to provide a programming work sample (any language) prior to interview.

Minimum Qualification 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 and one (1) year of satisfactory fulltime computer software experience in computer systems development and analysis, applications programming, database administration, systems programming or data communications; or (2) A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and five (5) years of full-time satisfactory computer software experience as described in 1above; 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 two years of the required experience 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) semester credits from an accredited college or graduate school in computer science or a related 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 two years of satisfactory full-time computer software experience as described in 1above. To receive credit, all college credits in computer science or a related computer field and/or the certificate in computer programming must be listed in Section A.6 on page 2 of the Education and Experience Test Paper. Some examples of unacceptable experience are: End users of a computer system, program or software package; experience in the areas of computer technical support, computer operations; data entry/data retrieval; pure quality assurance (QA) auditing and analysis; hardware installation; help desk; teaching; telecommunications; experience in productivity software products (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software, etc.); superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design and implementation.

Preferred Skills:

– Experience with SAS and Excel VBA.

– Strong data analysis skills.

– Experience with cleansing anomalous data preferred.

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

– Ability to explain complex technical material in a clear and concise manner.

Additional Information:

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.

Residency Requirement:

New York City Residency is not required for this position


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While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.


                                                                     The City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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