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NY - Budget and Policy Analyst #22-03

  • 1.  NY - Budget and Policy Analyst #22-03

    Posted 6 days ago
    OPWDD State Operations Budget and Policy Analyst
    Mental Hygiene Unit
    Vacancy Notice #22-03


    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 serve as an examiner for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) State Operations and Capital and the Justice Center budgets within the Mental Hygiene Unit. The incumbent will be responsible for the development, negotiation, and execution of the combined $1.7 billion OPWDD State Operations and Capital and the Justice Center (JC) budgets. 

    OPWDD is responsible for planning and operating an integrated system of care that provides services and supports to over 120,000 individuals with developmental disabilities. The JC is tasked with supporting and protecting people with special needs and disabilities through advocacy of their civil rights, prevention of mistreatment, and investigation of allegations of abuse and neglect. 

    The successful candidate will assist in the management of over $1.5 billion in annual spending and a State workforce of over 19,000 employees. 

    Responsibilities of the Budget and Policy Analyst on the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) State Operations and Capital and the Justice Center would include, but are not limited to:

    • Determining trends in Agency Fiscal Operations and ensuring the agencies stay within cash targets by developing and/or updating full-time equivalents (FTE), Personal Service (PS), and non-Personal Service (NPS) analyses, and presenting summaries to senior management on a monthly basis;
    • Assisting in the production of the Executive and Enacted Budgets by making fiscal projections, preparing and reviewing bills, working with agencies on achieving targets, and evaluating the fiscal impact of proposed legislation on OPWDD and the JC;
    • Reviewing and providing recommendations for State Operations spending and hiring requests; and,
    • Participating in other key initiatives, such as conducting analysis and collaborating with other units/agencies to implement best practices to reduce overtime, administrative leave, and worker's compensation usage at OPWDD.



    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.


    Candidates should have strong written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, candidates should have the ability to think strategically and creatively to define and analyze issues pertinent to their assignment. All candidates are expected to be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite 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