Minimum Qualifications • Candidates must have a demonstrated interest in public policy and should possess a Master's Degree (or near completion) in Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Law, Political Science, or a related field. A Bachelor’s Degree in conjunction with extensive State Budgetary or Legislative Finance experience may be considered as a substitute for an advanced degree.
• Candidates must possess strong writing skills, quantitative skills, analytical skills, and computer skills, with candidates that are proficient in Excel preferred.
• Candidates must have the ability to analyze budget requests and fiscal practices.
• Candidates must have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate an attention to detail.
• Candidates possessing a familiarity with the State legislative process are preferred.
• Candidates must be able to work flexible hours, including extensive nights and weekends during the legislative session.
Duties Description Summary: The New York State Senate Finance Committee is seeking candidates for a Budget Analyst position. The Senate Finance Committee advises Senators on the fiscal implications of all legislation, with detailed involvement in the development and negotiation of the $200 billion State budget. The Budget Analyst provides the opportunity to work within a highly visible public policy atmosphere on important issues affecting New Yorkers. The Budget Analyst is expected to become a subject matter expert on the fiscal policy areas within their portfolio.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Reviewing, monitoring, analyzing, summarizing, and reporting on the Executive Budget proposal and other legislation, with a particular emphasis on the priorities of the conference.
• Conducting and reporting on State budget negotiations on behalf of the conference in assigned issue areas, including:
o Briefing Senators and senior staff on budgetary progress;
o Preparing relevant background material and budgetary information for conference members; and
o Reviewing and editing correspondence, press releases, research literature, and newsletter articles related to budget matters.
• Presenting analyses of policies and legislation to senior staff and Senators.
• Preparing written reviews and analyses of State budget and other legislation with fiscal implications referred to the Finance Committee and other Committees.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.