Occ. Code 2327030











New York State Department of Civil Service


Classification Standard





Real Property Analysts collect, review, and reconcile assessment and real property data; appraise and analyze all types of real property; evaluate municipal assessment administration practices; develop and support state issued real property software and other data systems; and research issues regarding real property tax administration and the interpretation of Real Property Tax Law.   


These positions are found only in the Department of Taxation and Finance, Office of Real Property Tax Services.




REAL PROPERTY ANALYST 1: full performance level; may supervise support staff; and functions as lead worker by serving as an expert in at least one major functional area*. 


REAL PROPERTY ANALYST 2: first supervisory level; supervises a unit or work team; may function as the division's expert in one or more major functional areas by providing technical advice and assistance to local government and professional staff; develops training curriculum, manuals, and procedures; and appraises all types of real property.


REAL PROPERTY ANALYST 3: second supervisory level; supervises a section or program in central or field office consisting of one or more functional areas.  In the central office, manages one or more programs headed by professional positions at Grade 23 or higher.  In a regional or satellite office, assists the regional director in directing the day-to-day operations of the office. 




REAL PROPERTY ANALYST 1: develops specifications for and assists in developing, modifying, testing, installing, and upgrading real property software; develops training materials and trains division staff and local assessors on software, market value surveys, commercial data collection, field review procedures and any other instruction necessary; provides guidance and advice to local municipalities and other customers; prepares and analyzes reports detailing tax shifts when determining specific assessment and real property policies and procedures; evaluates assessment practices in a municipality; interacts with local government officials and vendors in all phases of reassessment activity; analyzes valuation inventory reports and assists assessors in developing computer valuation models; assists with municipal implementation of homestead classification; appraises all types of real property, including but not limited to residential, farm, commercial, vacant, industrial and utility structural properties; personally performs or trains staff in data collection, analysis, and valuation activities of real property sales and appraisals for market value surveys, assuring compliance with procedures and survey parameters; performs ratio analyses and associated tasks to determine municipal levels of assessment; evaluates sales and property tax data from assessing officials, utility companies, and other state agencies; writes reports to support appraisals; and gathers and analyzes sales, financing, rental, structural, and expense information and company financial statements used to appraise property in accordance with the divisions  uniform procedures and guidelines. 


May serve as lead worker on assigned projects; analyzes and evaluates data to establish equalization rates, railroad ceilings, special franchise assessments and utility advisory appraisals; conducts in-depth reviews of municipal assessment systems to determine compliance with laws and rules that govern the state aid program; assists in preparing procedures and work plans; provide guidance and advice to local municipalities and other customers; may supervise support staff; and may train and mentor staff.


REAL PROPERTY ANALYST 2:  supervises and trains Real Property Analysts 1 and other staff; supervises and participates in the review and evaluation of assessment practices in a municipality and advises municipal officials on improvements;  provides assistance and information to state and local officials; performs, supervises, and reviews the data collection and appraisal of all types of real property; supervises as well as conducts the on-site evaluation of appraisals and sales; summarizes appraisal and sales information gathered by staff to prepare market value surveys and advisory appraisals of property; schedules and manages staff assigned to develop economic market and income data standards; administers state-mandated training by developing curricula and examinations, and evaluates the effectiveness of training programs; determines compliance with the appropriate laws and rules that govern the state aid program; prepares program specifications and documentation for new and existing programs; analyzes assessment data and property tax administration practices, and prepares reports of findings; and plans and supervises market value surveys for municipal full value measurement. Leads Real Property Analysts 1 in supporting the real property tax administration in one or more counties; and  consults with and advising all levels of local government in determining strategies for the resolution of real property tax issues. 


When assigned to the real property tax research unit, designs and plans research on policy issues relating to real property taxation, assessment administration, real estate markets, and other policy matters involving state and local government finance; defines the scope of the research; presents research results to state and local officials, private organizations, and the public; monitors local government fiscal matters in New York and other states; and performs related activities. 


REAL PROPERTY ANALYST 3: manages teams by allocating resources and developing work plans and projects to ensure the delivery of products and services; provides or arranges for training of subordinate staff; supervises and manages the preparation of real property valuation specifications used to design, develop, and implement data systems and coordinates these activities with information technology and other agency staff; consults with representatives of utility and industrial companies and agency accounting staff regarding original inventory data; provides high-level technical and analytical expertise to both subordinate staff, and internal and external customers; determines priorities for review of real property tax administration and the resolution of  politically sensitive or controversial issues concerning real property tax matters; evaluates existing and proposed assessment and real property tax policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and laws and recommends modifications; revises work methodology and implements changes; reviews staff findings and proposes corrective actions to municipal officials; responds to concerns of local government officials; communicates agency policy to subordinate staff and helps to implement that policy in the central and regional offices; may serve as an expert witness in court by testifying about real property tax administration; and ensures human resources and work environment needs are met in the central, regional, or satellite offices.


* In the central office, major functional areas include, but are not limited to, the School Tax Relief (STAR) program, State Owned Land (SOL) program, classification and balancing of assessment rolls, calculation of rates and ratios, technical aspects of the real property transfer reporting system, development and maintenance of one or more modules of state issued real property software, administration of state aid, assessor certification and training, data collection, and appraisal of real property, calculation of railroad ceilings and  valuation of oil and gas producing properties


In regional offices, major functional areas include, but are not limited to, market analysis, reassessment support, state issued real software support, data coordination, real property appraisal, and provision of specialized assistance and information to a variety of internal and external customers, including local assessors, government and school officials, or property owners.




          Real Property Analyst 1


Open Competitive: 


1.     Bachelors degree including or supplemented by nine credit hours in mathematics, statistics, computer programming, or real estate; and two years of experience in mass appraisal systems; or


2.     Successful completion of the Real Property Analyst 1 two-year traineeship.


          Real Property Analyst 2


Promotion:  one year of permanent service as a Real Property Analyst 1.


          Real Property Analyst 3


Promotion:  one year of permanent service as a Real Property Services Manager 1 or Real Property Analyst 2.




Rev:  1/18





NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.