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Director of Budget Review. The New York City Independent Budget Office is seeking a Director of Budget Review to coordinate our review of New York City’s quarterly financial plans. A successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of the city’s budget structure and processes and substantial understanding of functions that are budgeted centrally. He or she should be well versed in the array of city budget documents and have considerable experience with the city’s financial data systems. An understanding of the fundamentals of GAAP accounting is also helpful. A commitment to IBO’s role in providing elected officials and the public with impartial analysis of the city’s revenue and spending plans is essential. Complete job description, qualifications, and application instructions available here.


Budget & Policy Analyst. The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced budget and policy analyst to cover public health and health care finance.

The health analyst will have responsibility for examining the programs and funding of the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Health and Hospitals Corporation, the Medicaid program, and other health and health care finance issues affecting the city.

A successful candidate must be self-motivated, a critical and rigorous analyst of public policy questions, able to write clearly about complex policies, and have advanced quantitative and policy analytic skills. Commitment to impartial examination of public policies and spending is essential. Experience with large datasets and SAS (or similar statistical software) is preferred. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with public officials and agency staffs as well as civic and advocacy groups. Ability to work independently, juggle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines is critical. Candidates will preferably have knowledge of the city’s capital and expense budgets or previous experience researching and analyzing municipal budgets and services. A master’s degree in public administration, social science, planning, finance, business, economics, or a related field, along with two to five years experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute. Salary range $54,000-$67,000. Positions may require two year city residency.


How To Apply:

IBO is an equal opportunity employer. New York City residence is required within three months of the start date for all positions. Salaries are commensurate with experience and competitive with other government agencies; an excellent benefits package is also provided. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card ("green card") or renewable work permit.

To apply, send resume and cover letter by July 8 to iboanalysts@ibo.nyc.ny.us or fax to 212-442-0350.

Qualified applicants will be contacted. All resumes will be kept on file for one year.

IBO is an independent New York City agency, providing non-partisan budgetary, economic, policy analysis for city residents and their elected officials. IBO seeks to increase New Yorkers' understanding of and participation in the budget process. The agency does this by publishing reports and analyses, and by responding to requests from elected officials and their staffs, community boards, civic groups, the press, and the public. IBO's staff of about 30 professionals has diverse experience and training in public policy, public administration, economics, finance, business, and law.