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NY - Budget Fellow Vacancy- Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit - Housing Team

  • 1.  NY - Budget Fellow Vacancy- Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit - Housing Team

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 13 days ago

    NYS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
    BUDGET FELLOW VACANCY
    Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit
    Vacancy Notice #21-95
    Housing 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) 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 Services. The Unit is also responsible for intergovernmental coordination and policy, including oversight of local government finances. 

    This position will be part of a team responsible for budget development and execution for the State's housing agencies and authorities that are charged with promoting, preserving, and expanding the availability of affordable housing in the State. Those entities include: the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, the Housing Finance Agency, the State of New York Mortgage Agency, the Affordable Housing Corporation, the Housing Trust Fund Corporation, and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. The position will have a particular focus on capital projects.

    Responsibilities of the Budget Fellow on the Housing Team would include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing and assessing proposals related to the State's mission to preserve, promote, and expand the availability of affordable housing for low and middle income residents and for various special populations;
    • Developing and analyzing proposals for programmatic improvements in agency and program operations,
    • Developing policy and fiscal recommendations for the Executive Budget;
    • Reviewing and preparing recommendations on the board activities of the housing public authorities;
    • Tracking revenues, disbursements, and staffing against fiscal and personnel plans; and
    • Tracking and analyzing legislation.

    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: $49,835. A Bachelor's degree. Advances to Budget Fellow II after one (1) year of satisfactory service.

    Budget Fellow II: $54,570. 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:  $59,038. 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 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
    New York State Division of the Budget
    Albany NY
    518-474-9619
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