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NY - Health Budget and Policy Analyst Health Unit #23-78

  • 1.  NY - Health Budget and Policy Analyst Health Unit #23-78

    Posted 02-29-2024 08:46 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 03-04-2024 10:07 AM


    Health Budget and Policy Analyst

    Health Unit

    Vacancy Notice #23-78


    Advance your career in government finance, management and public policy at New York State Division of the Budget (DOB)! 

    About Us:

    As an organization, we provide a critical link between government finance, policy and management, including developing, negotiating, and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country.

    From our office in the New York State's historic Capitol building, in Albany, NY, we impact all areas of public policy, offering an array of opportunities, including the potential to:

    • Develop in-depth policy knowledge;
    • Participate in coordinative roles, including reviewing legislation and managing the State financial plan; and
    • Oversee State-led initiatives through efficient and effective performance management and procurement practices.


    Our Work:

    Work at DOB is high-impact public service, and Budget staff engage in a variety of work, including:

    • Analyzing operations, finances, and program performance
    • Developing budgetary and policy recommendations
    • Evaluating proposed legislation
    • Negotiating with legislative staff
    • Forecasting revenue and estimating expenditures, monitoring trends
    • Developing and implementing the Governor's initiatives
    • Monitoring and managing program and project performance

    Position Overview:

    The successful candidate will serve as a member of the of the Health Unit. The Health Unit oversees: Medicaid Managed Care, Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care, Nursing Homes, New York State of Health Exchange, aspects of the Affordable Care Act, Minimum Wage, Supportive Housing, Home and Community Based Long-Term Care; the Medicaid State Global Cap, Federal Medicaid Spending, other State Agency Medicaid spending; non-Medicaid components of the Department of Health (DOH), the State Office of the Aging (SOFA) and the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) budgets and assists in budget development and coordination, appropriations, and various other assignments involving different aspects of health care finance.

    Responsibilities of the Health Budget and Policy Analyst include, but are not limited to:

    • Analyzing, developing, and defending budget/policy recommendations and their implementation towards the continuation of innovative and strategic health care reforms.

    • Coordinating various projects within DOB and among impacted agencies including: Local Grants Management, Not-for-Profit advisory groups, and the Interagency Task Forces.

    • Evaluating and participating in the development of programmatic and policy solutions aimed at addressing care and financing needs for vulnerable populations within the State.

    • Analyzing programmatic implications of legislation and developing related cost estimates, including timing of the effects on the Financial Plan.

    • Working with staff from the Governor's Office, the Legislature, the DOH and other Units within the Division of the Budget.

    A position in the Health Unit will also offer the incumbent a unique opportunity to conduct research and develop recommendations related to health care financing and the State's health care reform agenda



    DOB seeks candidates who have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as outstanding written and oral communication abilities.  Most candidates join our team through the Budget Fellow career track, which does not require a civil service exam.  Starting salaries are based on education and experience:

    Budget Fellow I: Salary of $53,404. Requires a Bachelor's degree.

    Budget Fellow II: Salary of $58,477. Requires a Master's degree; OR, a Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience.

    Budget Fellow III: Salary of $63,266. Requires a Doctoral degree; OR, a Master's degree and one year of relevant experience; OR, a Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience; OR, a Bachelor's degree and three years of professional experience including one year of relevant experience.

    The successful candidate should have excellent working proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Word, enjoy working with peers within a team environment, have an interest in health care finance, be able to: prepare, analyze, and effectively present fiscal information; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; manage multiple assignments; and demonstrate initiative in formulating constructive recommendations on issues. 

    HOW TO APPLY:     

    To be considered for this or future positions with DOB, please complete the Online Employment Application and select "Budget Fellow" as the Title Applying For and "Health Policy" in the Professional Interests section. Applications are held in the DOB's resume database for three months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities..

    If you require assistance in applying for employment with DOB, or if you have any questions about working for DOB, please contact personnel@budget.ny.gov.

    Contact Info:

    Human Resources Office

    NYS Division of the Budget

    State Capitol

    Albany, NY 12224




    The Division of the Budget is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

    We are happy to provide religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to personnel@budget.ny.gov.

    Executive Order 161:

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov.

    Katie Van Zandt
    Administrative Assistant
    New York State Division of the Budget
    Albany NM
    (518) 474-9619