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NY - OCFS Local Assistance Budget and Policy Analyst Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit #23-30

  • 1.  NY - OCFS Local Assistance Budget and Policy Analyst Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit #23-30

    Posted 22 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 22 days ago


    OCFS Local Assistance Budget and Policy Analyst

    Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit

    Vacancy Notice #23-30

    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 Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs Unit (HIU) oversees the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) and State housing programs, the Division of Human Rights (DHR), and the Division of Veterans' Services (DVS). HIU is also responsible for multiple functions including the oversight of intergovernmental finances, policy, and programmatic activities that impact the State financial plan.

    Responsibilities of the OCFS Local Assistance Budget and Policy Analyst include, but are not limited to:

    • Budgeting for various programs including Child Care, Home Visiting, Adult Protective/Domestic Violence (AP/DV) services, and OCFS's portion of Medicaid services. 
    • Monitoring and analyzing Federal and State Operating cash spending and cash flow targets.
    • Developing recommendations and documents for the Executive Budget.
    • Reviewing and analyzing State and Federal legislation and assisting in other responsibilities as needed.


    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.

     Strong candidates should have:

    • Strong analytical, oral, and written skills.
    • The ability to work with Excel spreadsheets.
    • The ability to identify, formulate and present ideas, approaches, and solutions necessary to support and advance budget recommendations and program operations.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft applications is preferred.

    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 "Children and Family Services" 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.


    The New York State Division of the Budget is an Equal Opportunity employer that values a diverse and equitable workplace. We do not permit discrimination based on race, age, creed, color, religion, gender/sex, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, national origin, predisposing genetic characteristics, or physical or mental disability, domestic violence victim status, arrest/criminal conviction record, pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity or expression, sexual harassment, immigration status, or hair texture or protective hair styles.

    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.

    Contact Info:

    Human Resources Office

    NYS Division of the Budget

    State Capitol

    Albany, NY 12224