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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:
• 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" 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 "Local Inter-Governmental Relations" on the Professional Interests and Skills page.