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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 quantitative skills (some background in statistics or econometrics is preferred); a working knowledge of SAS and proficiency in Excel; capacity to manage and analyze large data sets; an ability to provide effective written and oral communications; and the ability to effectively deal with competing priorities under tight deadlines.
Duties Description The incumbent would be a member of the User Taxes Team that has responsibility for revenue estimation, receipts monitoring, and tax policy issues related to sales and use tax, transportation taxes and medical marijuana. This team employs multiple econometric and statistical techniques to provide forecasts and monitor cash receipts; has numerous opportunities each budget cycle to work with Executive Chamber and agency staff to develop, analyze and estimate the fiscal impacts of tax policy proposals; and collaborates frequently with other Budget Units on local finance, transportation and Financial Plan issues.
Responsibilities of the Budget Fellow for the User Taxes Team would include, but are not limited to:
• producing revenue estimates, revenue estimating methodologies, cash flow projections, fiscal notes, and monitoring tax receipts;
• having knowledge of the Tax Law, State Finance Law and other State and Federal laws as needed for an assignment;
• reviewing legislation and preparing bill memoranda and correspondence;
• producing memos and papers for use by the Front Office and Executive staff;
• working closely with staff in other Division of the Budget units and other agencies such as the Department of Taxation and Finance; and
• providing support to senior staff, as needed, on any potential User Tax Team assignment.
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 "Revenue/Tax" 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 "Revenue/Tax" on the Professional Interests and Skills page.