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Housing Analyst: The NYC Independent Budget Office, a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced budget analyst for the housing portfolio, including responsibility for examining the programs and funding of the city’s housing and homeless agencies as well as broader housing and affordability issues. 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, housing policy, planning, finance, business, economics, or a related field, along with two to five years experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute. Salary range $52,000-$65,000. Application deadline is November 7, 2014.

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, please forward a cover letter and resume by e-mail (preferred method, with attachments in MS Word), or fax to:


FAX: (212) 442-0350

 Application deadline is November 7, 2014.

Qualified applicants will be contacted. No phone calls. 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.