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NY - Budget Fellow, Mental Hygiene Unit #22-23

  • 1.  NY - Budget Fellow, Mental Hygiene Unit #22-23

    Posted 03-17-2022 01:22 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 03-17-2022 01:21 PM
    NYS DIVISION OF THE BUDGET
    BUDGET FELLOW VACANCY
    Mental Health Unit
    Vacancy Notice #22-23
    OPWDD Local 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 on a three-person team in the Mental Hygiene Unit responsible for the development, negotiation, and execution of the $2.6 billion Local Assistance budget for the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). 

    OPWDD is responsible for planning and operating an integrated system of care that provides services and supports to nearly 128,000 adults with developmental disabilities.   The successful candidate will be involved in several key initiatives including:

    • Monitoring and analyzing spending patterns to identify trends and make recommendations to ensure compliance with current year cash projections, including working extensively with Medicaid data;
    • Developing budget initiatives to meet targets and implement agency priorities;
    • Assisting with development and review of appropriate payment mechanisms and rates for not-for-profit (NFP)-delivered community services; and
    • Evaluating the impact of various public policy initiatives on OPWDD's NFP sector, including industry wage and workforce matters, options for enhancing service delivery, and the sustainability of the existing housing footprint. 

     

    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