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NY - Parks & Agriculture Budget and Policy Analyst #22-62

  • 1.  NY - Parks & Agriculture Budget and Policy Analyst #22-62

    Posted 20 days ago
    Economic Development, Environment and Energy Unit
    Parks & Agriculture Budget and Policy Analyst
    Vacancy Notice #22-62



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

    All creative problem solvers and analytical thinkers are invited to apply to our Budget Fellow career track and help us make a difference in the lives of all New Yorkers!

    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 candidate will be part of a three-person team with budgetary responsibility for parks and agriculture related agencies.  Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following agencies and authorities: Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Adirondack Park Agency, the Hudson River Park Trust, and the Hudson River/Black River Regulating District. 


    Responsibilities of the Budget and Policy Analyst on the Parks & Agriculture Team would include, but are not limited to:

    -Analyzing, developing, and defending budget and programmatic recommendations.

    -Facilitating and monitoring budget execution and implementation.

    -Collaborating with staff from the Governor's Office, the Legislature, agencies, and other units within the Division of the Budget on issues that cross over assignments.

    -Representing the Division in meetings with agency and authority fiscal and program staff.

    -Drafting legislation and bill memorandums; and,

    -Tracking revenues, monthly allocations, disbursements, and staffing against fiscal and personnel plans, providing periodic reports to management and other functions, as assigned. 


    Qualifications & Salary:

    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 $49,835. Requires a Bachelor's degree.


    Budget Fellow II: Salary of $54,570. Requires a Master's degree; OR, a Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience.


    Budget Fellow III: Salary of $59,038. 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.


    Candidates should enjoy working closely with colleagues within a collaborative team setting and be able to: prepare, analyze, and effectively present fiscal information; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; manage multiple assignments; demonstrate initiative in formulating constructive recommendations on issues; and work proficiently with Microsoft applications.


    HOW TO APPLY:     

    To be considered for positions with DOB, please complete the Online Employment Application.

    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