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NY - Budget Fellow #20-06

  • 1.  NY - Budget Fellow #20-06

    Posted 11 days ago
    Edited by Lauren Cummings 11 days ago



    Transportation, Technology and Workforce Unit

    Vacancy Notice #20-06

    Transit Team


    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.


    The successful candidate will become a member of the Transportation Section of the Transportation, Technology and Workforce Unit, which has budget responsibility for the State's extensive transportation network including the Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Thruway Authority, public transit systems, bridge and port authorities, and rail and aviation systems.  Responsibilities of the Budget Fellow on the Transit Team would include, but are not limited to:

    The successful candidate will be an integral part of the Transit Team responsible for developing and implementing workable, fiscally responsible solutions for issues faced by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a $17 billion public authority whose 75,000 employees operate a network of subways, buses, passenger rail, and bridge & tunnel facilities throughout the downstate area.

    Other team responsibilities include providing local assistance and capital funding for upstate and downstate public transportation systems operated by public authorities and local governments throughout the State, and budget oversight of the Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority, the Port of Oswego, and the Waterfront Commission.

    This assignment will involve monitoring and analyzing Authority fiscal operations and financial status; developing fiscal and program recommendations; tracking Aid to Localities and Capital Projects funding, on- and off-budget revenues, and managing disbursements against fiscal plans; facilitating budget execution; drafting a variety of legislation, bill memos, and periodic reports to management; representing the Division in meetings; and various other activities.


    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


    Mary Groves
    Administrative Specialist Trainee 1
    Albany NY