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:
The incumbent will serve on a three-person team in the Mental Hygiene Unit responsible for development, negotiation, and execution of the $1.3 billion Local Assistance budget for the Office of Mental Health (OMH).
OMH is responsible for planning and operating an integrated system of care that provides services and supports to 700,000 individuals with mental illness. The service delivery system is undergoing significant transformation as individuals are transitioned out of State-operated institutions and into community-integrated settings.
Responsibilities of the Budget Fellow for the Office of Mental Health Team would include, but are not limited to:
In addition to managing spending in support of this effort, the successful candidate will also be involved in several key initiatives including:
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: $47,900. A Bachelor's degree. Advances to Budget Fellow II after one (1) year of satisfactory service.
Budget Fellow II: $52,451. 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: $56,745. 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.
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