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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/29/23

Applications Due12/13/23

Vacancy ID145025

AgencyBudget, Division of

TitleBudget and Policy Analyst - US and NYS Macroeconomist - Economic and Revenue Unit - Ref 23-41

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $88283 to $111592 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address State Capitol

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12224

Minimum Qualifications Qualification/Skills:
•Masters in economics and three years of economic forecasting experience OR PhD and two years of economic forecasting experience.
•Knowledge and expertise in US and/or New York economies and statistics, particularly in labor markets. Familiarity with datasets published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau and the IRS including the Quarterly Census of Economics and Wages, Current Employment Survey, American Community Survey, and Statistics of Income.
•Proven experience in handling the most commonly used statistical packages, especially EViews, as well as experience in SAS programming.
•Familiarity with developing, maintaining, and using large data sets.
•Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
•Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting.
•Candidates must demonstrate an ability to address changing priorities and provide expert fiscal policy advice and counsel in an ever-changing fiscal and political environment.
•Knowledge of REMI/IMPLAN or other economic impact analytical tool is a plus. Familiarity with Data Visualization tools such as Tableau or Microsoft Power BI a plus.

Duties Description The successful candidate will assist the work of the Economics and Revenue Unit (ERU) under the direction of the Unit Head and the Chief Economist. The successful candidate will share responsibilities for economic forecasting for both the revenue and spending sides of the Executive Budget; quarterly financial and economic updates; tax and economic development policy analysis; fiscal and economic impact analysis of proposed and enacted legislation; and budget negotiations with legislative fiscal committee staffs.

Responsibilities of the US & NYS Macroeconomist would include, but are not limited to:
•Providing policy advice and recommendations to the Unit and Division Leadership on programmatic, fiscal, and administrative issues; conducting research to identify economic and revenue trends that may have an impact on the State’s long-term fiscal condition.
•Assisting the development and maintenance of detailed macroeconomic models to forecast the U.S. and New York economies, including satellite models to forecast additional economic variables. interpreting and communicating the results. Providing research on the economic and business climate of the State to support the economic outlook and for use in developing the State Financial Plan.
•Assisting in policy evaluation research related to tax and economic development programs, including the construction of econometric and computer simulation models as required to perform such analysis.
•Working cooperatively with the Revenue team, under the direction of the Unit Head and Chief Economist, to determine the immediate and long-range effects of decisions made by Executive policymakers related to State and local taxes on the economy, taxpayer behavior, and the State’s fiscal condition.
•Carrying out special assignments as directed by the Unit Head including statistical analysis to model and answer policy makers’ questions related to the personal income tax, labor market effects, and population trends.
•Communicating and presenting the results of forecasts, economic analyses, policy evaluations to internal audiences in various formats or modalities including reports, memos, dashboards, and data visualizations.

Additional Comments To be considered for positions with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application at https://www.budget.ny.gov/resume/ and select “Macroeconomist” on the Title Applying For page. Applications are held in the DOB’s resume database for three months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities.

If you require assistance in applying for employment with DOB, or if you have any questions about working for DOB, please contact personnel@budget.ny.gov.

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Name The DOB Personnel Office

Telephone

Fax 518 474-0132

Email Address personnel@budget.ny.gov

Address

Street NYS Division of the Budget

State Capitol

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12224

 

Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for positions with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application at https://www.budget.ny.gov/resume/ and select “Macroeconomist” on the Title Applying For page. Applications are held in the DOB’s resume database for three months, after which candidates may reapply to be considered for future opportunities.

If you require assistance in applying for employment with DOB, or if you have any questions about working for DOB, please contact personnel@budget.ny.gov.

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