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NY - Budget and Policy Analyst OMH/OASAS/OPWDD #23-37

  • 1.  NY - Budget and Policy Analyst OMH/OASAS/OPWDD #23-37

    Posted 23 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 23 days ago


    OMH/OASAS/OPWDD Budget and Policy Analyst

    Mental Hygiene Unit

    Vacancy Notice #23-37

    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 on one of three teams responsible for the development, negotiation, and execution of the Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), or Office for People with Developmental Disabilities budget.  The Mental Hygiene agencies support services to more than one million individuals, including approximately 900,000 people with mental illness, 731,000 individuals in substance use disorder or problem gambling programs, and 131,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Responsibilities of the OMH/OASAS/OPWDD Budget and Policy Analyst would include, but are not limited to:

    ·         Analyzing spending patterns to identify trends and make recommendations to ensure compliance with current year cash projections.

    ·         Tracking and assessing monthly service utilization.

    ·         Evaluating Medicaid rate changes and amendments to the State Plan.

    ·         Analyzing and offering recommendations for various transactions related to grants to not-for-profit organizations.

    ·         Analyzing and offering recommendations on various State Operations transactions, including agency spending and personnel requests.

    ·         Developing new State workforce initiatives.

    ·         Forming new reporting methods for monthly analysis of agency spending.

    ·         Making recommendations for capital projects at State facilities and voluntary-operated community-based programs.


    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.

    Applicants must have strong quantitative, analytical, and writing skills; perform well independently and as part of a team; communicate clearly and concisely; and have significant experience in Microsoft Excel and Word.

    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 "Mental Health" 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


    Human Resources Office
    New York State Division of the Budget
    Albany NY
    (518) 474-0132