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NY - Agency Coordination Budget and Policy Analyst #22-31

  • 1.  NY - Agency Coordination Budget and Policy Analyst #22-31

    Posted 05-06-2022 03:36 PM
    Agency Coordination Budget and Policy Analyst
    Budget Planning and Legislation Unit
    Vacancy Notice #22-31
    Budget Planning 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 incumbent will be part of a team responsible for the development and transmittal of official DOB communications to State agencies, oversight of the Agency Spending Controls Application, management of the Budget Request process, and budgeting responsibility for the Community Projects Fund. 

    The Budget Planning Team operates with a significant degree of collaboration, and while this posting is for a specific position, candidates should anticipate cross training on much of the portfolio.

    Responsibilities of the Agency Coordination Examiner on the Budget Planning Team would include, but are not limited to:

    • Developing and drafting guidance for agencies based on DOB policy changes and other as-needed exercises to obtain specific Statewide information, namely, at the request of the Front Office;
    • Coordinating updates to Budget Bulletins on both an ad hoc and annual review basis;
    • Maintenance of the Agency Spending Controls Application: including understanding of policies outlined in Budget Bulletin B-1184, coordinating with ITS on system changes, troubleshooting policy questions from agencies and examiners, and updating the Help Guides;
    • Coordination of Agency Budget Request submissions in collaboration with other team members;
    • Analyzing process and systems needs and develop/implement solutions to improve the budget process, including the collection of agency information;
    • Providing assistance to examination unit staff on specific procedural and other technical questions; and
    • Assisting in the planning and centralized execution of the Executive Budget through its enactment.


    This position provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of mission critical DOB processes. In performing the above responsibilities, the incumbent will have the opportunity to interact with staff at all levels throughout DOB, the Governor's Office, and Legislative Bill Drafting. The incumbent will also initiate, and participate in, efforts to improve DOB's procedures and systems.


    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