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NY - OCFS State Operations Budget and Policy Analyst #22-59

  • 1.  NY - OCFS State Operations Budget and Policy Analyst #22-59

    Posted 5 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 5 days ago
    OCFS State Operations Budget and Policy Analyst
    Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Relations Unit
    Vacancy Notice #22-59

    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 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 Budget Fellow on the OCFS State Operations Team would include, but are not limited to:

    • The State's juvenile justice system including youth facilities, the Raise the Age Initiative, local juvenile detention facilities and community based programs;
    • The State Operations budget including cash, FTE development and monitoring;
    • Local assistance programs including the Local Detention, the Runaway and Homeless Youth program and various youth development programs;
    • Developing recommendations and documents for the Executive Budget;
    • Reviewing and analyzing legislation; and
    • Assisting in other responsibilities as needed.

    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.

    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; and
    • Proficiency in Microsoft applications is preferred.


    HOW TO APPLY:     

    To be considered for this or future positions with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application. Applications are held in the Division's resume database for six months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities. When applying, please select "NASBO" in the "How did you hear?" section.

    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