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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 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: $56,745. 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.
Additional requirements include:
Candidates should have strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills; the ability to think creatively and strategically; and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Candidates are also expected to be proficient in the use of office technology, Microsoft applications and have an advanced understanding of Excel.
Duties Description The incumbent will be a member of a three-person team responsible for the State’s economic development agencies, including the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), Department of Economic Development (DED), Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), and other various public authorities.
Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for coordinating all State Operations and Local Assistance aspects related to the economic development agencies, as well as organizing and tracking capital projects, and monitoring the operations of the public authorities within the economic development portfolio.
The individual’s assignment will include developing and reviewing budget and programmatic recommendations; facilitating and monitoring budget execution activities on one or more of these agencies and authorities; representing the Division in meetings with agency and authority fiscal and program staff; drafting legislation and bill memorandums; tracking disbursements and staffing against fiscal and personnel plans, maintaining capital project databases in Excel, and providing periodic reports to management and other functions as assigned.
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 "Economic Development" 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 "Economic Development" on the Professional Interests and Skills page.