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NY - Budget and Policy Analyst 24-22

  • 1.  NY - Budget and Policy Analyst 24-22

    Posted 13 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 13 days ago

    Budget and Policy Analyst #24-22

    New York Division of the Budget | Mental Hygiene Unit 

    Salary: $55,007 - $65,164

    Advance your career in government finance, management, and public policy at the New York State Division of the Budget (DOB)! DOB develops, negotiates, and implements one of the largest government budgets in the country, which provides the fiscal roadmap for State programs, policies, and services.

    We are seeking motivated analysts and critical thinkers to join our team. DOB analysts rely on their skills for creative problem solving, attention to detail, and comprehensive communication to respond to emerging challenges, identify and develop solutions, and ensure the fiscal health of the State.

    The Mental Hygiene Unit is recruiting a candidate to be part of the team responsible for the development, negotiation, and execution of the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) budget. OASAS provides services and support for over 731,000 New Yorkers with substance use disorder or problem gambling. The successful candidate will assist in the management of the OASAS local assistance budget, with a major focus on monitoring the revenue and spending of the Opioid Settlement Fund (OSF).


    Budget and Policy Analysts at DOB are typically involved in:

    • Developing in-depth knowledge of program areas, including detailed analysis of broader trends (e.g trends in the policy area, budgetary and spending trends, economic trends and implications, etc.), potential impacts on program operations, and collaborating with counterparts to understand agency and program operations, issues, and challenges.
    • Drafting recommendations and materials to guide decision-making, including articulating nuanced issues, illustrating trends and projections, and synthesizing data.
    • Managing the State's Financial Plan including by projecting and monitoring spending trends, identifying challenges, and working with counterparts to mitigate fiscal risks.
    • Analyzing and developing policy and fiscal recommendations related to OASAS local assistance programs.
    • Actively tracking revenue and disbursements for the OSF, ensuring compliance with settlement agreements, applicable State, and federal laws, and  SF Advisory Board recommendations.


    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
    • Fluency in Excel formulas and functions, and other Microsoft applications.
    • Strong written, visual, and verbal communication skills.
    • Can communicate clearly and concisely.

    The ideal candidate will have analytic ability and a willingness to learn. Key skills for this role include objectivity, flexibility, and adaptability. Mandatory overtime may be required.

    Benefits of Working at DOB
    Learn about DOB's benefits: including health and wellness perks; work-life balance programs; and learning and development opportunities at Benefits

    Experience of Working at DOB
    Entry level analysts benefit from the knowledge and mentoring of seasoned staff while learning policy development and implementation. For more on what it's like to work at DOB, check out DOB's Employment video series.

    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. Select Mental Health in the Professional Interests section for this specific vacancy. Applications are held in 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 the DOB, or if you have any questions about working
    for DOB, please contact CareerOpportunities@budget.ny.gov 

    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 Accessibility@budget.ny.gov.

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