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NY - Budget Fellow, Education and Arts Unit #22-30

  • 1.  NY - Budget Fellow, Education and Arts Unit #22-30

    Posted 04-14-2022 01:56 PM
    NYS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
    BUDGET FELLOW VACANCY
    Education and Arts Unit
    Vacancy Notice #22-30
    Special Education/Nonpublic 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 Education & Arts Unit is recruiting for a position in the section responsible for analyzing, developing, and administering budgets related to P-12 education programs outside of School Aid and administered by the State Education Department. Specific program areas include, but are not limited to, special education for preschool and school-age students with disabilities; tuition rate-setting for special education providers; non-public schools; child nutrition; Native American education; and federal education programs.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Analyzing and developing policy and fiscal recommendations for the Executive Budget;
    • Overseeing the implementation of Enacted Budget initiatives and programs;
    • Analyzing program performance and achievement of program priorities;
    • Reviewing preschool and school-age special education programs and provider funding;
    • Scrutinizing trends and issues associated with the special education rate-setting system and recommending improvements;
    • Examining federal education-related policies and proposals;
    • Evaluating, analyzing, and preparing formal recommendations on proposed legislation and tuition rate certificates; and
    • Monitoring program spending activities, ensuring that the State's Financial Plan objectives are achieved, and updating the State's Financial Plan.

     

    This position will provide broad-based budgeting experience and the opportunity to participate in many complex fiscal and policy issues which will involve frequent interaction and collaboration with other Division and State agency staff.

    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