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NY - Budget Fellow, Mental Hygiene Unit #22-03

  • 1.  NY - Budget Fellow, Mental Hygiene Unit #22-03

    Posted 03-17-2022 12:33 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 03-17-2022 12:33 PM
    NYS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
    BUDGET FELLOW VACANCY
    Mental Hygiene Unit
    Vacancy Notice #22-03
    OPWDD State Operations Team
     

    DIVISION OVERVIEW:

    For more than 80 years, the New York State Division of the Budget has been the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, developing, negotiating and implementing one of the largest government budgets in the country.  Encompassing criminal justice, economic development, education, energy, environment, healthcare, homeland security, housing, human services, mental health, transportation, and other public policy areas, work at the Division of the Budget is high-impact public service.  The Division is synonymous with challenge, opportunity, responsibility, and quality.


    We are located in Albany, which has grown over the past four centuries from a small Dutch settlement on the Hudson River to New York State's capital city in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. The State Capitol– the historic centerpiece of New York State – is home to the Budget Division.


    The Division's budget examination staff must be able to demonstrate clear thinking, strong writing, and insightful analysis, all in a fast-paced environment.   In developing, negotiating, and implementing the annual Executive Budget, budget examiners:

    • Analyze State agency fiscal operations.
    • Develop budgetary and policy recommendations.
    • Evaluate proposed legislation.
    • Negotiate with legislative staff.
    • Monitor revenue and expenditures.
    • Manage Federal, state and local government relations.

     

     POSITION OVERVIEW:

    The incumbent 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 $1.5 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 incumbent will assist in the management of over $1.5 billion in annual spending and a State workforce of over 19,000 employees by:

    • 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:

    When filling budget examination positions, the Division looks for candidates who have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as outstanding written and oral communication abilities.  College graduates new to New York State government may apply to join our ranks as Budget Fellows.  Experienced New York State government staff may be eligible for our Budget Examiner title series.

     

    Budget Fellow I: $49,835. A Bachelor's degree. Advances to Budget Fellow II after one (1) year of satisfactory service.

     

    Budget Fellow II: $54,570. A Master's degree in public administration, economics, business administration, public policy, public affairs or a closely related administrative or managerial field; or, a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or one (1) year in public administration. Advances to Budget Fellow III after one year of satisfactory service.

     

    Budget Fellow III:  $59,038. A Doctoral degree as specified for a Budget Fellow II; or a Master's degree as specified for Budget Fellow II and one (1) year of professional budgeting experience within a governmental jurisdiction; or, a Master's degree in any field and two (2) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or in public administration; or, a Bachelor's degree and four (4) years of professional work experience including one (1) year in a directly-related policy area or in public administration. Eligible for annual salary increases based on performance.

     

    Experienced New York State government staff may be eligible for our Budget Examiner title series.

     

    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

    personnel@budget.ny.gov