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Minimum Qualifications Budget Fellow must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Starting salaries depend upon level of education and type of work experience, and annual salary increases are dependent on satisfactory performance:
• Budget Fellow I: $47,900- A Bachelor’s degree. Advances to Budget Fellow II after one (1) year of satisfactory service.
• Budget Fellow II: $52,451– 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 public administration. Advances to Budget Fellow III after one year of satisfactory service.
• Budget Fellow III: $56,745– 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 public administration; or, a Bachelor’s degree and four (4) years of professional work experience including one (1) year of public administration. Eligible for annual salary increases based on performance.
Additional requirements include:
Candidates for this position should be self-starters with strong analytical and independent problem-solving skills, including the ability to research, understand and clarify complex issues and requirements. Candidates must also have strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, the ability to prioritize activities and effectively deal with competing demands. Training and interest in project management is a plus.
Duties Description The Budget Planning, Operations and Management Unit is recruiting a candidate to be a part of the team that is responsible for the analysis, development, and implementation of key aspects of the Executive Budget process for New York State. This position provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of mission critical Division processes. The incumbent will interact with staff at all levels throughout the Budget Division, the Governor’s Office, the State Comptroller’s Office and the Legislature. The incumbent will also initiate, and participate in, efforts to improve the Division’s procedures and automated systems.
Responsibilities of the Budget Fellow for the Budget Coordination Team would include, but are not limited to:
• Procedure planning and scheduling for development of the Executive Budget through its enactment, including producing the Executive Budget appropriation bills and publications;
• Develop and draft guidance (technical memorandums) for examiners based on the planning and scheduling for the budget process, and other as-needed assignments to obtain specific Division-wide information, namely, at the request of the Front Office;
• Plan and coordinate Division-wide review and update of the Budget Policy and Reporting, Budget Bulletins and Budget Request Manuals, including issuance of new bulletins as appropriate;
• Analyze process and systems needs, and develop/implement solutions to improve the budget process, including the Division-wide collection of information;
• Provide guidance to stakeholders on use of the Agency Spending Controls Application (ASCA) and other impacted applications (i.e., Budget Preparation Systems); and
• Provide policy advice and assistance to examination unit staff on specific procedural and other technical questions -- e.g., on appropriation bills and other Executive Budget documents.
Additional Comments To be considered for a current or future position with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application at https://www.budget.ny.gov/resume/ and select "Budget Coordination" on the Professional Interests and Skills page.
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Notes on ApplyingTo be considered for a current or future position with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application at https://www.budget.ny.gov/resume/ and select "Budget Coordination" on the Professional Interests and Skills page.