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Minimum Qualifications This position is open to candidates who have one year of permanent competitive service as a Budget Examiner, G-18. The position is also open to NYS employees at or above G-16 who are eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two grade levels. In order to qualify for Section 52.6 transfer, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in an administrative title as defined by Section 52.6. Examples of qualifying Section 52.6 titles include Senior Administrative Analyst, G-18 and Business Systems Analyst 1, G-18.
• Strong analytical, oral and written skills;
• The ability to assist in the identification, formulation, and presentation of ideas, approaches and solutions necessary to strengthen or sustain the well-being of the State’s local governments;
• Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively work across DOB Units and with others, including State agency staff and local government officials;
• The ability to handle multiple competing assignments at a time; and,
• Proficiency in office technology and basic Microsoft applications.
• Knowledge of local finance and State-local relations will be helpful.
Duties Description The Human Services, Housing and Intergovernmental Affairs Unit (HIU) is responsible for multiple functions, including oversight of local government finances. The Unit also oversees the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, the Office of Children and Family Services, the Department of Labor, State housing programs, the Division of Human Rights, and the Division of Veterans Affairs.
The incumbent of this position will serve as an examiner for local government affairs and operations in the Local Government Section.
Responsibilities of the Budget Fellow for the Local Government Section would include, but are not limited to:
• Tracking, analyzing, and reporting on the fiscal health and various needs of the State’s roughly 1,600 local governments, including New York City;
• Helping to oversee $800 million in annual local aid, manage shared services grants through the Department of State, and help deliver the Administration’s goals of reducing property taxes via re-engineering local government operations;
• Addressing local government issues and challenges, including analysis, solutions, and project coordination for the Financial Restructuring Board for Local Governments;
• Assisting in the production of the Executive and Enacted Budget local government impact analyses, and eventually providing local impact training to new examiners;
• Initiating and monitoring the necessary information within the Division’s systems including IBS, SFS, and NYSTEP; and,
• Budgeting the State Operations financial plan and FTEs for the Financial Control Board for New York City.
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 "Local Inter-Governmental Relations" in the Professional Interests Section.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingPlease apply via the Division's online employment application at: https://www.budget.ny.gov/resume/ and select "Local Inter-Governmental Relations" in the Professional Interests Section.