Posting #: 2023 – 054 - R
The New Jersey Department of the Treasury's, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) seeks to hire State Budget Specialists. OMB's primary mission is to advise the Governor and Treasurer in preparing the multi-billion dollar State Budget and to supervise its administration among various State agencies. OMB operates in a fast-paced environment investigating issues that are complex, politically sensitive, and frequently involve millions of dollars in resources. OMB State Budget Specialists use their professional experience and academic training to assess programmatic costs and benefits, effectiveness, alternative service-delivery strategies, and relative funding priorities. They also develop recommendations for specific planning and budgeting actions. State Budget Specialists responsibilities include:
TITLE: State Budget Specialist Trainee (50842) - OR - State Budget Specialist 1 (50841)
OPEN TO: General Public
TITLE CODE, SALARY RANGE, WORKWEEK:
50842 – P95 - $ 55,478.62 – $ 58,031.09 NL Workweek
50841 – P22 - $ 60,711.81 – $ 86,030.97 NL Workweek
DIVISION: Office of Management & Budget
LOCATION: 33 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey
Working in sections of 4 to 5 professionals, State Budget Specialists interact with senior staff from OMB and various State agencies. Such interactions provide a unique glimpse of the critical issues facing State government and the forces that shape public policy.
OMB provides formal, in-house training on technical budgeting, OMB data systems, revenue analysis, and other key tasks. Section managers conduct regular performance evaluations to identify areas for staff growth. While work demands are extensive, especially during preparation of the Governor's proposed Budget and the Appropriations Act, high-performing candidates can look forward to a well-defined career ladder with opportunities for advancement.
Standard workweek is Monday through Friday. Position offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, prescription and prescription drug coverage, benefit leave, Pension, supplemental pension plan, tax saving programs, and paid holidays.
FOR STATE BUDGET SPECIALIST TRAINEE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Management Science, Economics, Accounting, Public or Business Administration, Political Science, Finance, Mathematics, Public Policy, Government Administration, Actuarial Science, Statistics, or Budgeting. Proof of degree is required.
Possession of a Master's degree in one of the above areas from an accredited college or university will satisfy the education requirement irrespective of the area of concentration at the Bachelor's level.
Appointees to a Trainee title will serve a four (4) month working test period and a one (1) year training period concurrently. Upon successful completion of one (1) year training period, the incumbent will be advanced to the journeyman title. A Civil Service examination is not required for this advancement.
FOR STATE BUDGET SPECIALIST 1
One (1) year experience in the compilation and review of program and budgetary information, including analysis, development, and/or evaluation of budgets or operations of a private or public organization.
Possession of a Master's degree in one of the above areas from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one (1) year of the indicated experience.
A general Bachelor's degree supplemented by a minimum of twenty-four (24) semester hour credits in any combination of the following areas: Management Science, Economics, Accounting, Public or Business Administration, Political Science, Finance, Mathematics, Public Policy, Government Administration, Actuarial Science, Statistics, or Budgeting, including one (1) additional year of experience as stated above, may be substituted for the education and experience requirements.
If you are qualified, please submit the documents listed below by 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2023:
Treasury Employment Recruiter
Email address: EmploymentRecruiter@treas.nj.gov
(Please list the "2023-054-R - State Budget Specialist" in the Subject Line)
Submissions must be received timely to the email address listed above in order to be considered. Failure to submit all required documents may result in an ineligibility determination. Interviews will be granted on the basis of the resume.