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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/21/24

Applications Due03/07/24

Vacancy ID151681


AgencyTaxation & Finance, State

TitleData Analyst 1

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $63266 to $78505 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address WA Harriman State Office Campus

City Albany


Zip Code12227

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in data or computer science, informatics, economics, statistics, mathematics, or a related field, and two years of experience working in data analysis, visualization, modeling, and/or mining.

A master’s degree in the above fields may substitute for one year of experience.

A Ph.D. may substitute for two years of experience.

Applicants with less than two years of the required experience may be considered for a two-year traineeship leading to the Data Analyst 1, SG-18 position.

Hiring rate of Data Analyst Trainee 1: $53,403
Hiring rate of Data Analyst Trainee 2: $59,553

Preferred qualifications: Candidates with strong data analysis skills and programming experience using one or more of the following tools: SPSS Modeler, SPSS Statistics, SAS, Python, R, Stata, Tableau, SQL, AQT, Cognos, and GIS systems.

This position is in Albany, NY.

Duties Description The Data Analyst I will work in the Office of Data Analytics (ODA) under the direction of a supervisor or manager to build business solutions, produce forecasts, and answer questions across all areas of the Department of Taxation and Finance. Examples of projects include fraud detection, revenue forecasting at the micro and macro level, and analysis of program performance.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Prepare data for analysis and reporting using data wrangling techniques (joining, merging, stacking, cleansing, transposing, aggregating, transforming, etc.).
• Create and maintain data dictionaries and specifications documents.
• Produce and interpret univariate analyses to identify patterns, outliers, and errors in data.
• Perform multivariate analyses using correlations, regression analysis (linear, nonlinear, tree, etc.), and multidimensional graphical techniques.
• Develop basic predictive models and assess results to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy.
• Summarize and present analytical results using tables, graphs, dashboards, fact sheets, and written reports.
• Write clear and concise results summaries for policy, business, and technical audiences.
• Maintain knowledge of the Department’s data sets and data storage areas.
• Assist in the systems management, data management, and testing of systems used for analysis; develop scripts and data pipelines to automate these tasks.
• Comply with Office of Human Resource Management, Affirmative Action, Code of Conduct, Ethics, and Internal Control policies and procedures; adhere to the Department’s time and attendance rules and regulations.

Additional Comments New York State is an equal opportunity employer. It’s the policy of the state of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religio.n, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or an arrest or criminal conviction record unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

This position is in Albany, NY

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Laurie Carlow

Telephone 518-402-7738

Fax 518-435-8552

Email Address


Street W A Harriman State Office Campus

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12227


Notes on ApplyingInterested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume detailing how you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. In addition, you will need to provide an original writing sample and an unofficial college transcript showing your name, the name of the school, and the type of degree received. Please reference the Vacancy ID and job title in the subject line.

All candidates must be eligible for employment in the United States and maintain this eligibility throughout their employment with NYS. Employment is contingent upon the provision of proof of the right to accept employment in the United States.

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