52 Washington Street
Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 or 52.6 transfer.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.
Duties Description This position in the Bureau of Budget Management (BBM) reflects and supports the mission of the Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) to protect the State’s most vulnerable populations, improve the safety and well-being of children, youth and families within their communities.
The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the development of the OCFS Local Assistance program which includes a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced team environment. OCFS has seen a dramatic increase in funding due to the signing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The total increase in funding from all of these sources is $2.5B. Use of these funds is very high profile and subject to a great deal of public scrutiny and the analysis and monitoring of these funds is the focus of the position.
The candidate will be guided to work independently on projects while being supported by BBM management. Under the direction of the Associate Budgeting Analyst, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the development of the agency Budget Request and review and analysis of legislative proposals and implementation of the Enacted State Budget. The incumbent will learn and be responsible for understanding federal, and state regulations, laws, policies, and proposals, and for preparing fiscal analyses related to assigned programs.
Budget Implementation- The incumbent will perform day-to-day budgeting analysis such as reviewing program plans, Requests for Proposals, policy directives, programmatic narratives, federal and state legislation, allocations, and agreements with other state agencies. Tasks include coordinating with program staff and preparing fiscal analyses.
Budget Monitoring- The incumbent will be responsible for monitoring expenditures, preparing fiscal analyses and budget journals, developing cash projections, analyzing federal and other revenue funding to develop allocation plans, and working with OCFS staff, and other staff, as necessary, to complete assigned tasks.
The incumbent will also be tasked with other position appropriate duties, including but not limited to: - Prepare and analyze agency budget requests. - Monitor revenue and expenditures related to a variety of program accounts. - Develop cost projections. - Prepare spending reports for internal and external distribution. - Monitor and manage contracts - Maintain spreadsheets. Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Additional Comments • Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
o Strong analytical and communication skills, both verbal and written;
o Attention to detail and ability to work in a team environment;
o Ability to gather and organize data;
o Working knowledge of Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and other related programs; and
o Ability to prepare and evaluate expenditure and other reports
Free parking is available at the Rensselaer location. Work hours are 9-5 with periodic mandatory overtime during the budget season.
Background Investigation Requirements:
1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
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52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.