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NY - #20-42: Budget Fellow Vacancy - Macroeconomist

  • 1.  NY - #20-42: Budget Fellow Vacancy - Macroeconomist

    Posted 14 days ago
    Edited by Lauren Cummings 14 days ago
    Economics and Revenue Unit
    Vacancy Notice #20-42



    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.


    DOB is currently seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated economist to support the Economics and Revenue Unit (ERU) under the direction of the Chief Budget Examiner and Assistant Chief Budget Examiner. The incumbent is responsible for key components of economic forecasting for both the revenue and spending sides of the Executive Budget; quarterly financial updates; tax, economic development, and health care policy analysis; construction of computer simulation models for forecasting and policy analysis in the development of the State's Financial Plan; fiscal impact analysis of proposed and enacted legislation; and budget negotiation with legislative fiscal committee staffs.  Examples of specific activities and tasks include:

    • Conducting research identifying economic and revenue trends that may have an impact on the State's long-term fiscal condition.
    • Contributing in the construction and maintenance of detailed macroeconomic models for the U.S. and New York economies, including satellite models for additional economic variables used in the forecasting of revenues.
    • Working cooperatively with the Deputy Chief of Revenue, under the direction of the Chief Budget Examiner, to determine the immediate and long-range effects of decisions made by policymakers related to State and local taxes on the economy, taxpayer behavior, and the State's fiscal condition.
    • Carrying out special assignments as directed by the Chief Budget Examiner.


    • Ph.D. in economics and at least two years of economic forecasting experience with in-depth knowledge of building econometrics models, via SAS and/or EVIEWS, as well an in-depth knowledge of NIPA accounts;
    • Proven expertise in programming and database building/analysis is essential to successfully perform the various duties assigned;
    • The position requires outstanding writing and oral skills to successfully contribute in the many Unit publications;
    • Candidates must demonstrate an ability to address changing priorities and provide expert fiscal policy advice and counsel in an ever-changing, and often stressful, fiscal and political environment.

    Salary range: Salary commensurate with experience, starting at $89,574.


    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



    Human Resources Office
    New York State Division of the Budget
    Albany NY