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NY - Budget and Policy Analyst #22-38

  • 1.  NY - Budget and Policy Analyst #22-38

    Posted 8 days ago
    General State Charges Budget and Policy Analyst
    General Government and Workforce Unit
    Vacancy Notice #22-38


     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 General Government and Workforce Unit/Labor Relations Section seeks to fill a vacant position on the General State Charges team.  The team represents the Division of the Budget and covers a broad array of labor relations issues including employee fringe benefits, indirect costs, and fixed costs such as litigation and taxes on State owned land.

    The selected candidate will be part of a section responsible for the $10 billion General State Charges budget. Section responsibilities include:

    • Budgeting state employee and retiree health benefit programs including the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP);
    • Budgeting payments and evaluating policy issues related to the State and City Retirement systems;
    • Budgeting and evaluating Workers' Compensation, Employee Benefit Funds, and Payroll taxes;
    • Payment of the state's fixed costs, including public land taxes and court judgments/settlements; and
    • Participating in collective bargaining sessions and evaluating proposals.


    Responsibilities of the Budget and Policy Analyst on the General State Charges Team would include, but are not limited to:

    • Reviewing and evaluating the State's pension bill, related publications, and the annual NYSHIP rate setting;
    • Participating in the process of reviewing legislation and writing bill memorandum on issues that impact the state workforce and general state charges;
    • Participating in the review and development of the State Financial Plan;
    • Participating in budget preparation and public release of budget materials (briefing to the press, unions, and legislature); and
    • Collecting data on the Statewide Cost Allocation Plan and managing the fringe benefit and indirect cost assessment process used to bill state agencies.


    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.


    The selected candidate will demonstrate excellent critical thinking, quantitative and writing skills.  In addition, attention-to-detail, a high-level of competence in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to learn budget system applications quickly are important.


    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