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NY - Budget Planning Budget and Policy Analyst, Budget Planning and Legislation Unit #23-93

  • 1.  NY - Budget Planning Budget and Policy Analyst, Budget Planning and Legislation Unit #23-93

    Posted 01-23-2024 11:54 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 01-23-2024 11:53 AM


    Budget Planning Budget and Policy Analyst

    Budget Planning and Legislation Unit

    Vacancy Notice #23-93

    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 be part of a team responsible for the analysis, development, and implementation of key aspects of the Executive Budget process.The Budget Planning team operates with a significant degree of collaboration, and while this posting is for a specific position, candidates should anticipate cross training on much of the portfolio.

    • Procedure planning and scheduling for development of the Executive Budget through its enactment, including producing the Executive Budget appropriation bills and related publications.
    • Develop and draft guidance (technical memorandums and other as-needed assignments) for examiners - based on the planning and scheduling of the budget process - to obtain specific Division-wide information, namely, at the request of the Front Office.
    • Review and update the Division of the Budget (DOB) Operations Manual.
    • Responsibility for the State's Special Emergency Appropriations.
    • Analyze process and systems needs and develop/implement solutions to improve the budget process, including the Division-wide collection of information (e.g., Tableau dashboards).
    • Provide assistance to examination unit staff on specific procedural and other technical questions (e.g. on appropriation bills and other Executive Budget documents).

    This position provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of mission critical DOB processes. In performing the above responsibilities, the successful candidate will interact with staff at all levels throughout the Budget Division, the Governor's Office, and various State agencies. The incumbent will also initiate, and participate in, efforts to improve DOB's procedures and automated systems.



    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.

    Candidates for this position should be self-starters with strong analytical and independent problem-solving skills, including the ability to research, understand and clarify complex issues and requirements. Candidates must also have strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, the ability to prioritize activities and effectively deal with competing demands.

    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 "Budget Coordination" 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


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