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NY - Gaming and Other Taxes Budget and Policy Analyst Economics and Revenue Unit #23-22

  • 1.  NY - Gaming and Other Taxes Budget and Policy Analyst Economics and Revenue Unit #23-22

    Posted 16 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 16 days ago


    Gaming and Other Taxes Budget and Policy Analyst

    Economic/Revenue Unit

    Vacancy Notice #23-22

    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 a member of the Gaming and Other Taxes Team within the Economics/Revenue Unit. This team is responsible for revenue estimation, receipts monitoring, and tax policy issues related to the alcoholic beverage tax, bottle bill receipts, the cigarette and tobacco taxes, the vapor products excise tax, the real estate transfer tax, the estate tax, and several gaming-related revenue sources

    Responsibilities of the Gaming and Other Taxes Budget and Policy Analyst would include but are not limited to:

    • Employing multiple econometric and statistical techniques to provide forecasts and monitor cash receipts.
    • Working with the Executive Chamber and agency staff throughout the budget cycle to develop, analyze, and estimate the Financial Plan impacts of tax policy proposals.
    • Updating and editing periodic production assignments including, but not limited to the Economic and Revenue Outlook; Economic, Revenue and Spending Methodologies; AIS updates; Quarterly Financial Plan Updates; and Article VII and 10-Day bill review and memorandum.
    • Collaborating frequently with other Budget Units on local finance, education, and Financial Plan issues.


    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 should have strong quantitative skills; familiarity with statistical software packages and/or programming language, such as SAS/EViews, is preferred; proficiency in Excel; capacity to manage and analyze large data sets; an ability to provide effective written and oral communications; a proven track record of collaborative work; and the ability to effectively deal with competing priorities under tight deadlines.

    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 "Revenue/Tax" 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