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NY - Budget Fellow - #19-53

  • 1.  NY - Budget Fellow - #19-53

    Posted 25 days ago
    Edited by Lauren Cummings 25 days ago
    NYS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
    BUDGET FELLOW VACANCY
    Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit
    Vacancy Notice # 19-53
    Local Government Team

     

    DIVISION OVERVIEW:

    For more than 80 years, the New York State Division of the Budget has been the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, developing, negotiating and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country.  Encompassing criminal justice, economic development, education, energy, environment, healthcare, homeland security, housing, human services, mental health, transportation, and other public policy areas, work at the Division of the Budget is high-impact public service.  The Division is synonymous with challenge, opportunity, responsibility, and quality.

    We are located in Albany, which has grown over the past four centuries from a small Dutch settlement on the Hudson River to New York State's capital city in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. The State Capitol– the historic centerpiece of New York State – is home to the Budget Division.

    The Division's budget examination staff must be able to demonstrate clear thinking, strong writing, and insightful analysis, all in a fast-paced environment.   In developing, negotiating, and implementing the annual Executive Budget, budget examiners:

    • Analyze State agency fiscal operations.
    • Develop budgetary and policy recommendations.
    • Evaluate proposed legislation.
    • Negotiate with legislative staff.
    • Monitor revenue and expenditures.
    • Manage Federal, state and local government relations.

     

    POSITION OVERVIEW:

    The Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit (HIU) is responsible for multiple functions, including oversight of local government finances. HIU also oversees the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Office of Children and Family Services, the Department of Labor, State housing programs, the Division of Human Rights, and the Division of Veterans Affairs.

    • Tracking, analyzing, and reporting on the fiscal health and various needs of the State's nearly 1,600 counties, cities, towns, and villages, including New York City;
    • Helping to oversee $800 million in annual local aid, manage shared services grants through the Department of State, and help deliver the Administration's goals of reducing property taxes via re-engineering local government operations;
    • Addressing local government issues and challenges, including analysis, solutions, and project coordination for the Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments;
    • Assisting in the production of the Executive and Enacted Budget local government impact analyses, and eventually providing local impact training to new examiners;
    • Initiating and monitoring the necessary information within the Division's systems including IBS, SFS, and NYSTEP; and,
    • Budgeting the State Operations financial plan and FTEs for the Financial Control Board for New York City.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS & SALARY:

    When filling budget examination positions, the Division looks for candidates who have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as outstanding written and oral communication abilities.  College graduates new to New York State government may apply to join our ranks as Budget Fellows.  Experienced New York State government staff may be eligible for our Budget Examiner title series.

    Budget Fellow I: $48,858. A Bachelor's degree. Advances to Budget Fellow II after one (1) year of satisfactory service.

    Budget Fellow II: $53,500. A Master's degree in public administration, economics, business administration, public policy, public affairs or a closely related administrative or managerial field; or, a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or one (1) year in public administration. Advances to Budget Fellow III after one year of satisfactory service.

    Budget Fellow III:  $57,880. A Doctoral degree as specified for a Budget Fellow II; or a Master's degree as specified for Budget Fellow II and one (1) year of professional budgeting experience within a governmental jurisdiction; or, a Master's degree in any field and two (2) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or in public administration; or, a Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or in public administration. Eligible for annual salary increases based on performance.

    Experienced New York State government staff may be eligible for our Budget Examiner title series.

     

    HOW TO APPLY:     

    To be considered for this or future positions with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application. Applications are held in the Division's resume database for six months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities. When applying, please select "NASBO" in the "How did you hear?" section.

    If you have a disability and require assistance in applying for employment with the New York State Division of the Budget, or if you have any questions about working for the Division, please contact personnel@budget.ny.gov.

     

    Contact Info:

    Human Resources Office

    NYS Division of the Budget

    State Capitol

    Albany, NY 12224

    personnel@budget.ny.gov

     



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    Mary Groves
    Administrative Specialist Trainee 1
    NYS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
    Albany NY
    518-474-9619
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