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Budget Review Analyst

This position offers a unique opportunity to study and contribute to municipal public policy. The NYC Independent Budget Office (IBO) is seeking an experienced and self-motivated policy analyst to join our team. IBO is charged with providing non-partisan information to a varied audience regarding New York City’s budget. Reporting to the Director of Budget Review, this individual will have primary responsibility for IBO’s research and analysis of the municipal labor force including the costs of pensions and fringe benefits; maintaining and organizing city budget data; and contributing to IBO’s reviews of the city’s budget.

A successful candidate for this position will evidence a commitment to unbiased, rigorous analysis of public policy questions. The successful candidate will also be able to generate new and interesting lines of inquiry for IBO’s research agenda.


Candidates should be analytic, able to demonstrate skill in quantitative research and policy analysis, and have the ability to write clearly about complicated research and data for a wide audience. Ideal candidates will have a thorough understanding of the city’s labor contract process and history and familiarity with the mechanics of large municipal pension systems. Candidates should also be comfortable working with the city’s Financial Management and Payroll Management systems (FMS & PMS) and be able to use these systems to obtain, analyze, and synthesize data on all aspects of the city’s budget, including its labor and pension expenses. Candidates should have knowledge of New York City’s budget process and have an understanding of budget documents produced by the Mayor’s budget office. Candidates must be proficient with spreadsheet software, with the ability to manipulate data for presentation that is accessible and informative. The ability to take initiative in solving analytic challenges and to meet deadlines is critical.

A graduate degree in public policy, administration, or a related area of social science research, along with two to five years of experience, is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute.

Salary range $54,000-$67,000, depending upon experience. Position may require two year city residency.

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter by June 23 to or fax to 212-442-0350. No phone calls please.

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.

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