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Personal Exemptions & Abatement Program Manager

Personal Exemptions & Abatement Program Manager

  1. DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
Posted on: 03/30/2024
  1. Full-time

Location

MANHATTAN

  1. No exam required

Department

Homeowner Tax Benefits

$100,543.00 – $115,000.00

Job Description

NYC Department of Finance (DOF) is responsible for administering the tax revenue laws of the city fairly, efficiently, and transparently to instill public confidence and encourage compliance while providing exceptional customer service.

Property Valuation and Tax Mapping is responsible for valuing more than one million properties in the city and overseeing assessments and valuations in a fair and equitable manner. The valuations enable the efficient and effective collection of property tax revenues for New York City.

The Property Exemptions Administration (PEA) oversees and executes property tax benefits for a diverse array of entities and individuals. PEA’s core responsibilities encompass the examination, processing, and management of applications for exemptions and abatements. These benefits extend to commercial and industrial properties, residential multi-family construction, new one- to two-family construction, government entities, and non-profits, as well as renters and homeowners, including members of the clergy, seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans. PEA is committed to ensuring the accessibility of property tax benefits for all eligible constituents.

PEA is seeking a Personal Exemptions & Abatements Programs Manager to lead a processing team of two supervisors and 12 processors to oversee the accurate processing and management of applications for several property tax exemptions and abatements programs. This role requires strong leadership, analytical skills, and the ability to manage complex projects and operational programs. The overall goal is to contribute to the timely and accurate completion of the NYC property tax roll.

Key Responsibilities:

- Leadership and Supervision: Lead and manage a team of property tax benefits reviewers, ensuring thorough, timely, and consistent review and verification of incoming data on all applications.
- Policy Development: Evaluate existing policies and recommending and implementing new policies where appropriate to enhance efficiency and accuracy.
- Process Optimization: Revamp and optimize application processing methods to boost efficiency and elevate the customer experience. Analyze business procedures for improvement possibilities and provide recommendations.
- Coaching and Development: Working with the Division's trainer to facilitate a comprehensive cross-training program for unit staff, that equips them with in-depth knowledge of personal exemptions & abatements program policies and requirements. Ensuring expertise across the team, including the handling escalated customer service- related inquiries.
- Data Analysis and Reporting: Utilize statistical data analysis to assess process efficiency and identify areas for streamlining or automation. Prepare regular statistical and progress reports for supervisors and senior management.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Serve as the primary liaison for both internal and external stakeholders, facilitating collaboration and communication. This includes partnering with other PEA processing teams, coordinating with the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate and the External Affairs Division, and engaging with external partners such as managing agents and taxpayers to ensure smooth processing and administration of property tax benefit programs.


Minimum Qualifications

Level I

1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social science, economics, statistics, computer science, data analysis, geography, sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), or a closely related field, with at least 12 credits or five courses in economics, public policy, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, geography or computer science.

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university as described in “1” above and two years of full-time, professional experience performing statistical analysis and programming work in any of the areas described in “1” above.

Level II

1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social science, economics, statistics, computer science, data analysis, geography, sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), or a closely related field, with at least 12 credits or five courses in economics, public policy, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, geography or computer science.

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university as described in “1” above and two years of full-time, professional experience performing statistical analysis and programming work in any of the areas described in “1” above.

Special Note:

To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, at least one year full-time work experience in a related field, or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university, in the areas described in “1” above, with at least 12 credits or three advanced courses in economics, public policy, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, geography, or computer science."

Level III

1. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in social science, economics, statistics, computer science, data analysis, geography, sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), or a closely related field, with at least 12 credits or five courses in economics, public policy, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, geography or computer science.

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university as described in “1” above and two years of full-time, professional experience performing statistical analysis and programming work in any of the areas described in “1” above.

Special Note:

To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements of Level II, at least three years full-time work experience in a related field, or a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university, in the areas described above, with at least 12 credits or three advanced courses in economics, public policy, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, geography or computer science.


Preferred Skills

- Minimum of 3-5 years of professional and managerial experience. - Strong leadership, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. - Experience in project management and process improvement initiatives preferred. - Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Customer Relationship Management, PowerPoint, Visio, and other relevant software applications. - Experience with SQL, SAS, or other programming languages is a plus.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Job ID

628646

Title code

13135

Civil service title

BUSINESS RESEARCH & DATA ANALY

Title classification

Non-Competitive-5

Business title

Personal Exemptions & Abatement Program Manager

Posted until

2024-04-29

  1. Experienced (non-manager)

Number of positions

1

Work location

59 Maiden Lane

  1. Constituent Services & Community Programs
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