• Senior Research Analyst (Assessing)

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/24/2019 10:08 AM)
    Req ID
    2019-17490
    Dept
    Assessing Department
    Position
    Regular Full-Time
    Location
    Assessing
    Salary Min
    65,295.82
    Salary Max
    91,121.40
    Union
    SU4
    Openings
    1
    Contact Email
    patricia.marcella@boston.gov
  • Overview:

    This is a provisional appointment.

     

    Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

     

    Reporting to the Director of the Research Unit or other assigned supervisor, designs and conducts real estate valuation studies and surveys.

    Responsibilities:

    • Generates linear and nonlinear regression models.
    • Generates statistical analyses to assist in property valuation decisions.
    • Develops alternative residential valuation methodologies, keeps current on best practices in modeling and innovative valuation techniques.
    • Evaluates commercial valuation processes, techniques, reports and analysis.
    • Confers with management and assessors to define valuation and assessment issues and executes programs and studies to address them.
    • Maintains close contact with valuation management and staff on valuation and research initiatives.
    • Uses GIS (Geographic Information Systems) to conduct research and provide information that supports property valuation.
    • Gains an understanding of valuation and assessment issues through field inspections with assessors.
    • Oversees and conducts studies of CAMA (Computer-Assisted Mass Appraisal) valuation methods and assessing standards.
    • Analyzes data and prepares reports, spreadsheets, databases, statistics, etc.
    • Conducts data-quality and ad-hoc reports.
    • Supervises workers of a lower grade as assigned.
    • Performs related duties as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

    • At least three (3) years professional experience in statistical research or a related field is required.
    • Relevant educational substitutions may be accepted for two (2) years of this experience; a Master's degree in an appropriate field is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
    • Demonstrated expertise in statistical analysis and reporting techniques preferred.
    • Knowledge of database, spreadsheets, SPSS, or other statistical packages, presentation graphics, GIS and other application software preferred.
    • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office products, Internet and CAMA preferred.
    • Professional written(including data presentation) and oral (including presentations) communications skills preferred.
    • Knowledge of real estate assessment practices, valuation methodology and GIS analysis preferred.
    • Ability to work in a team environment, to handle complex and multiple assignments, to be flexible and creative and to meet deadlines preferred.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

     

    Boston Residency Required

     

    Terms:

    Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU/RL-18

    Hours per week: 35 

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