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NY - Tax & Finance, Financial Services and Tax Appeals Budget and Policy Analyst #23-61

  • 1.  NY - Tax & Finance, Financial Services and Tax Appeals Budget and Policy Analyst #23-61

    Posted 01-29-2024 10:38 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 01-29-2024 10:38 AM


    Tax & Finance, Financial Services and Tax Appeals Budget and Policy Analyst

    Economic Development, Environment and Energy Unit

    Vacancy Notice #23-61

    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 selected candidate will serve as a member of the Department of Tax & Finance, Department of Financial Services, and Division of Tax Appeals Team within the Economic Development, Environment, and Energy Unit. This team is responsible for the development, negotiation, and execution of the State Operations and Local Assistance Budgets for the Department of Tax & Finance (DTF), the Division of Tax Appeals (DTA), and the Department of Financial Services (DFS).  

    Responsibilities of the Tax & Finance, Financial Services and Tax Appeals Budget and Policy Analyst include, but are not limited to:

    • Analyzing and making recommendations on DTF's, DTA's, and DFS' plans for funding and operation of their programs.
    • Evaluating and developing policy and fiscal recommendations for the Executive Budget.
    • Overseeing the implementation of Enacted Budget initiatives and programs.
    • Assisting in the development, implementation, and monitoring of important Agency initiatives such as:
      • Major IT Modernization projects across all three agencies.
      • Regulation of Virtual Currency and Pharmacy Benefit Managers (DFS) and expanded enforcement initiatives to address unlicensed sales of Cannabis (DTF).
    • Reviewing legislation and preparing bill memoranda and correspondence.
    • Producing memos and papers for use by the Front Office and Executive staff.
    • Working closely with agency and Division of the Budget (DOB) staff to accomplish DOB assignments and Executive Initiatives.


    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.

    The successful candidate must have strong analytical and writing skills, demonstrate attention to detail, possess good interpersonal skills, and work well both independently and as part of a team.

    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.


    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 hairstyles.

    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