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NY - School Aid Budget and Policy Analyst, Education and Arts #22-82

  • 1.  NY - School Aid Budget and Policy Analyst, Education and Arts #22-82

    Posted 9 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 9 days ago

    Advance your career in government finance, management and public policy at New York State Division of the Budget (DOB)! 

    All creative problem solvers and analytical thinkers are invited to apply to our Budget Fellow career track and help us make a difference in the lives of all New Yorkers!

    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 Education and Arts Unit is recruiting a highly motivated individual to be part of the section responsible for budgeting the $31.5 billion School Aid program, the main source of State support for public elementary and secondary schools.

    Responsibilities of the Budget and Policy Analyst on the School Aid Team would include, but are not limited to:

    • Analysis of the funding level and distribution of School Aid;
    • Development of policy and fiscal recommendations for the Executive Budget;
    • Evaluation of school district finances, including property taxes, spending and budgets, as well as Federal education funding;
    • Analysis of policy issues such as student performance, school construction, pupil transportation, local mandate relief and school district efficiency;
    • Review of proposed legislation;
    • Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of education initiatives; and
    • Monitoring State spending on education and updating the State's Financial Plan.

    This position will provide broad-based experience in all aspects of elementary and secondary education finance, as well as the opportunity to work within a politically sensitive and highly visible atmosphere. The successful candidate will interact with staff from the State Education Department, other State agencies, the Legislature and education advocacy groups

    Qualifications & Salary:

    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 $49,835. Requires a Bachelor's degree.

    Budget Fellow II: Salary of $54,570. Requires a Master's degree; OR, a Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience.

    Budget Fellow III: Salary of $59,038. 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.

    HOW TO APPLY:     

    To be considered for positions with DOB, please complete the Online Employment Application.

    If you require assistance in applying for employment with the New York State Division of the Budget, or if you have any questions about working for the Division, please contact personnel@budget.ny.gov.

    Contact Info:
    Human Resources Office
    NYS Division of the Budget
    State Capitol
    Albany, NY 12224

    Mary Groves
    Administrative Specialist Trainee 1
    New York State Division of the Budget
    Albany NY
    (518) 473-7035