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New York State Civil Service Budget Fellow - Macroeconomist in Albany, New York

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in economics and at least two years of economic forecasting experience with in-depth knowledge of building econometrics models, via SAS and/or EVIEWS, as well an in-depth knowledge of NIPA accounts;

  • Proven expertise in programming and database building/analysis is essential to successfully perform the various duties assigned;

  • The position requires outstanding writing and oral skills to successfully contribute in the many Unit publications;

  • Candidates must demonstrate an ability to address changing priorities and provide expert fiscal policy advice and counsel in an ever-changing, and often stressful, fiscal and political environment. ## Duties Description The New York State Division of the Budget (DOB) provides analysis and advisement to the Governor of New York State on fiscal policy matters and is charged with the development, negotiation and implementation of one of the largest governmental budgets in the country.

DOB is currently seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated economist to support the Economics and Revenue Unit (ERU) under the direction of the Chief Budget Examiner and Assistant Chief Budget Examiner. The incumbent is responsible for key components of economic forecasting for both the revenue and spending sides of the Executive Budget; quarterly financial updates; tax, economic development, and health care policy analysis; construction of computer simulation models for forecasting and policy analysis in the development of the State’s Financial Plan; fiscal impact analysis of proposed and enacted legislation; and budget negotiation with legislative fiscal committee staffs. Examples of specific activities and tasks include:

  • Conducting research identifying economic and revenue trends that may have an impact on the State’s long-term fiscal condition.

  • Contributing in the construction and maintenance of detailed macroeconomic models for the U.S. and New York economies, including satellite models for additional economic variables used in the forecasting of revenues.

  • Working cooperatively with the Deputy Chief of Revenue, under the direction of the Chief Budget Examiner, to determine the immediate and long-range effects of decisions made by policymakers related to State and local taxes on the economy, taxpayer behavior, and the State’s fiscal condition.

  • Carrying out special assignments as directed by the Chief Budget Examiner. ## Additional Comments To be considered for this or future positions with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application and select Macroeconomist in the “Title Applying for” section.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov. ## Notes on Applying To be considered for this or future positions with the Budget Division, please complete the Online Employment Application and select Macroeconomist in the “Title Applying for” section.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Date Posted: 11/20/20

Applications Due: 01/31/21

Vacancy ID: 83311

Agency: Budget, Division of

Title: Budget Fellow - Macroeconomist

Occupational Category: Financial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade: 27

Bargaining Unit: M/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary Range: From $89574 to $113225 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Exempt Class

Travel Percentage: 0%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 37.5

From: 9 AM

To: 5 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: Yes

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Albany

City: Albany

State: NY

Zip Code: 12224

Name: The DOB Personnel Office

Fax: 518 474-0132

Email Address: personnel@budget.ny.gov

Street Address: State Capitol

Street: NYS Division of the Budget State Capitol

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