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The New York City Council’s Finance division is seeking to fill a Financial Analyst position in the Discretionary Funding Unit.


$57,000 to $66,950


  • Employee will be assigned to work with Council Members and their staff regarding Discretionary Funding.
  • Communicate and interact with certain City agencies regarding discretionary funding;
  • Prepare reports and analyses on Discretionary Funding and fiscal matters relating to Discretionary Funding.
  • Prepare reports and analyses on Citywide Spending and Citywide Headcount.
  • Prepares analyses on special research questions as directed by the Chief Financial Officer and/or deputy director.
  • Provide training to Council Members and their staff on Discretionary Funding systems, rules, and procedures.
  • Must be able to work on the weekends and/or during the evening hours as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, finance, business, government administration or a related area.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel (Advanced), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, and Power Point.
  • Demonstrated interest in public service.
  • Superior writing skills, the ability to express themselves clearly and concisely both in writing and orally, and the ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Experience in government operations, budgeting and policy.
  • Experience with New York City agencies, labor unions, or advocacy groups.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills. 
  • Knowledge of the City’s Financial Management System (FMS) is preferred.
  • Master’s degree is strongly preferred.


New York City residency required within 90 days of appointment.

As of November 15, 2021, all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to work at City Hall and/or 250 Broadway offices, or at any Council Member district office, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. If you are offered employment with the New York City Council, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the New York City Council.

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Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to:


MAIL:             New York City Council

Attn: Personnel Services/Recruiting (FADU)

250 Broadway, 16th Floor

New York, New York 10007

FAX:               12124014711

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The New York City Council is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.