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NY - Business Tax Budget and Policy Analyst (Ref: #24-12)

  • 1.  NY - Business Tax Budget and Policy Analyst (Ref: #24-12)

    Posted 04-22-2024 03:26 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 04-22-2024 03:25 PM

    BUDGET AND POLICY ANALYST

    Economics and Revenue Unit

    Salary: $53,404 - $63,266

    Reference #24-12

    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.

    This position will be on the Business Taxes team, which has responsibility for revenue estimation, receipts monitoring, and tax policy issues. This team employs multiple econometric and statistical techniques to provide forecasts and monitor cash receipts and has numerous opportunities each budget cycle to work with Executive Chamber and agency staff to develop, analyze and estimate the Financial Plan impacts of tax policy proposals.

    Responsibilities

    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. 
    •          Updating and editing periodic production assignments.
    •          Collaborating with other internal Units and with other State agencies such as the Department of Taxation and Finance and Empire State Development.

    Qualifications

    •         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.
    •          Familiarity with statistical software packages and/or programming language, such as SAS/EViews, is preferred.

    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 https://www.budget.ny.gov/employment/benefits.html.

    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 Revenue/Tax 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 personnel@budget.ny.gov.

    AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

    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 personnel@budget.ny.gov.

    Executive Order 161

    Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@oer.ny.gov.



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