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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:
Candidates should have strong analytical, written, and verbal communication skills; the ability to think creatively and strategically to define and solve problems; skill in preparing effective oral and written communications; and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team. Candidates are also expected to be proficient in the use of office technology and Microsoft applications; knowledge of SFS, IBS, NYSTEP, and other Division databases is preferred.
Duties Description The incumbent will be a member of a three-person team responsible for the Department of Transportation, Thruway Authority, and certain other authorities. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for DOT’s operating programs, including those relating to highway and bridge maintenance, snow and ice control, Department administration, and certain inspection and planning activities. Additional responsibilities may include small capital programs, including capital aid to localities, and the Bridge Authority.
Responsibilities of the Budget Fellow for the Transportation Team would include, but are not limited to:
• Developing and reviewing budget and programmatic recommendations;
• Facilitating and monitoring budget execution activities;
• Representing the Division in meetings with agency and authority fiscal and program staff;
• Drafting legislation and bill memorandums;
• Tracking revenues, disbursements, and staffing against fiscal and personnel plans;
• Providing periodic reports to management; and
• Other functions as assigned.
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 "Transportation" 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 "Transportation" on the Professional Interests and Skills page.