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NY - Aid to Localities Budget and Policy Analyst, Office of Mental Health #22-54

  • 1.  NY - Aid to Localities Budget and Policy Analyst, Office of Mental Health #22-54

    Posted 6 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 6 days ago
    Office of Mental Health – Aid to Localities Budget and Policy Analyst
    Mental Hygiene Unit
    Vacancy Notice #22-54
    Office of Mental Health Aid to Localities Budget Team


    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 successful candidate will be part of a three-person team responsible for the Office of Mental Health (OMH) Aid to Localities Budget, which totals $2.1 billion. OMH provides grants to a not-for-profit network that provides a full spectrum of community-based services to individuals with serious mental illness, including residential programs, outpatient treatment and crisis services. 


    Responsibilities of the Office of Mental Health – Aid to Localities Budget and Policy Analyst would include, but are not limited to:

    • Participate in the development, negotiation and execution of the OMH Aid to Localities Budget;
    • Analyze spending patterns against annual cash targets;
    • Evaluate Medicaid rate changes and amendments to the Medicaid State Plan;
    • Track supported housing development across the State;
    • Make recommendations for various transactions related to grants made to not-for-profits; and
    • Monitor agency progress toward Executive initiatives, including the new 9-8-8 crisis hotline and expanded crisis services.


    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.


    Applicants must have strong management, quantitative, analytical, writing, research, and interpersonal skills; perform well independently and as part of a team; communicate clearly and concisely; and have significant experience with Microsoft Office applications.


    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