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NY-Transit Budget and Policy Analyst Transportation and Transit Unit #23-72

  • 1.  NY-Transit Budget and Policy Analyst Transportation and Transit Unit #23-72

    Posted 09-21-2023 12:58 PM


    Transit Budget and Policy Analyst<o:p></o:p>

    Transportation and Transit Unit<o:p></o:p>

    Vacancy Notice #23-72<o:p></o:p>

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    Advance your career in government finance, management and public policy at New York State Division of the Budget (DOB)!  <o:p></o:p>

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    About Us:<o:p></o:p>

    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. <o:p></o:p>

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    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: <o:p></o:p>

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    ·         Develop in-depth policy knowledge;<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Participate in coordinative roles, including reviewing legislation and managing the State financial plan; and<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Oversee State-led initiatives through efficient and effective performance management and procurement practices.<o:p></o:p>

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    Our Work:<o:p></o:p>

    Work at DOB is high-impact public service, and Budget staff engage in a variety of work, including:<o:p></o:p>

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    ·         Analyzing operations, finances, and program performance<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Developing budgetary and policy recommendations<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Evaluating proposed legislation<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Negotiating with legislative staff<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Forecasting revenue and estimating expenditures, monitoring trends<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Developing and implementing the Governor's initiatives<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Monitoring and managing program and project performance<o:p></o:p>

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    Position Overview:<o:p></o:p>

    The successful candidate will become a member of the Transportation and Transit Unit, which has budgetary responsibility for the State's extensive transportation network including the Department of Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Thruway Authority, public transit systems, bridge and port authorities, and rail and aviation systems.  <o:p></o:p>

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    This team is responsible for developing and implementing fiscally responsible solutions for Local Assistance and Capital Projects funding for Upstate and Downstate public transportation systems operated mainly by public authorities and local governments throughout the State. These include the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, Capital District Transportation Authority, other local transit systems, and private intercity bus providers. The team is also responsible for oversight of the NYS Thruway Authority, NYS Bridge Authority and similar regional authorities.<o:p></o:p>

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    Responsibilities of the Transit Budget and Policy Analyst include, but are not limited to:<o:p></o:p>

    ·         Monitoring fiscal operations and financial status.<o:p></o:p>

    ·          Developing fiscal and program recommendations.<o:p></o:p>

    ·          Tracking Aid to Localities and Capital Projects funds, on- and off-budget revenues, and managing disbursements against fiscal plans.<o:p></o:p>

    ·          Facilitating budget execution.<o:p></o:p>

    ·          Drafting a variety of legislation, bill memos, and reports to management. <o:p></o:p>

    ·          Representing the Division of the Budget in meetings.<o:p></o:p>

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    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:<o:p></o:p>

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    Budget Fellow I: Salary of $53,404. Requires a Bachelor's degree.<o:p></o:p>

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    Budget Fellow II: Salary of $58,477. Requires a Master's degree; OR, a Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience.<o:p></o:p>

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    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.<o:p></o:p>

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    They should have strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to think creatively and strategically; skills in recognizing, defining, and analyzing problems; and the ability to work both independently and in a team framework. Advanced spreadsheet skills and knowledge of Division databases are preferred.<o:p></o:p><w:sdtpr></w:sdtpr>

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    HOW TO APPLY:      <o:p></o:p>

    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 "Transportation" 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..<o:p></o:p>

    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.<o:p></o:p>

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    Contact Info:<o:p></o:p>

    Human Resources Office<o:p></o:p>

    NYS Division of the Budget<o:p></o:p>

    State Capitol<o:p></o:p>

    Albany, NY 12224<o:p></o:p>


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