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.
The candidates must be able a self-starter that demonstrates:
• Strong analytical skills;
• Proven work experience in a role requiring regular and complex quantitative analysis;
• Excellent interpersonal communication (written and verbal) and problem-solving skills; and
• Fluency with Excel formulas and functions, other Microsoft applications, Statewide Financial System, and DOB’s budgeting systems.
Duties Description The Expenditure/Debt Unit, commonly referred to as Fiscal Planning, is responsible for the development and management of the State’s Financial Plan and capital market activities. We provide senior policymakers with options for achieving and maintaining balanced budgets, funding capital projects, issuing debt, and addressing emerging public finance problems. In this role, we work with senior policymakers, state agencies, public authorities, and outside advisors to monitor, analyze, and make recommendations on matters affecting the State's financial position.
The Unit is responsible for developing and issuing key publications that govern the State’s financial activity (and disclosure to investors) including the Financial Plan, Capital Plan and Annual Information Statement. It is therefore an essential stakeholder in the DOB systems that are used to prepare these publications.
Responsibilities of the Budget and Policy Analyst on the Fiscal Planning Team would include, but are not limited to:
• Execution of the Enacted Budget Financial Plan in a manner that adheres to overall fiscal policies and State spending controls and benchmarks.
• Production of the State’s quarterly issued Financial Plan report to the legislature and public.
• Identify, analyze, and explain emerging risks and opportunities affecting the Financial Plan, and options to address them.
• Perform financial forecasting, reporting and operational metrics tracking.
• Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements.
• Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses.
• Provide support to examiners and agency staff in setting fiscal policy, determining appropriate funding mechanisms, transactional steps, and reporting methods.
• Work with independent groups to summarize information comparing New York with other states.
• Provide subject matter advice and expertise to assist in the development of the cloud-based budgeting application replacing the Division’s current Budget Making System, including testing, change management, and related activities.
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 "Fiscal Planning" on the Professional Interests and Skills page.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
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 "Fiscal Planning" on the Professional Interests and Skills page.