City of Boston

Senior Research Analyst

Posted Date 4 months ago(1/25/2023 9:36 AM)
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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.




  • Generates linear and nonlinear regression models.
  • Generates statistical analyses to assist in property valuation decisions.
  • Evaluates and 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 four (4) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in statistical research, economics, mathematics or a related field.
  • 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 three (3) years of the required experience.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office products and Internet.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, to handle complex and multiple assignments, to be flexible and creative, and to meet deadlines.
  • Strongly preffered:
    • Experience in commercial real estate valuation and related concepts.
    • Demonstrated expertise in statistical analysis and reporting techniques; knowledge of Access, Excel, SPSS or other statistical packages, presentation graphics, GIS software, Tableau and other application software; knowledge of SQL, CAMA and programming languages.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of real estate assessment and modeling practices, valuation methodology and GIS analysis.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, including data presentation.


City of Boston Residency Required.


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

35 hours per week


Please refer to the Salary Information section on the Boston Career Center site for more information on compensation. For each Salary Plan, salaries are listed by Grade and Step.


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