The New York City Council’s Finance division is seeking to fill a Public Safety and Criminal Justice Financial Analyst position.
- Provide financial analysis and input to the City Council’s Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee.
- Review and monitor the budgets of public safety and criminal justice agencies.
- Track actual and projected agency spending and revenues, agency contractual spending and capital project planning, implementation and costs.
- Prepare reports and analyses on budget and fiscal matters for Council budget and oversight hearings.
- Staff City Council Committee task forces which prepare legislative, budget and oversight hearings, monitor agency performance, and follow a broad range of public policy issues.
- Prepare fiscal analyses for proposed legislation.
- Provide oversight and tracking of Council designated funding.
- Prepare analyses on special research questions as directed by the Chief Financial Officer and/or deputy director.
- Represent the Finance Division and Council at meetings and events with City agency Commissioners, union leaders and issue advocates.
- Make presentations to Council Members and staff on key budget and agency issues.
- Advise elected officials and senior staff on budget and policy matters.
- Possess the ability to effectively communicate to a diverse array of stakeholders.
- 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 field related to the specific Council budget assignment with a demonstrated interest in public service particularly related to public safety and criminal justice, and superior writing skills, master’s degree is strongly preferred; or,
- Master’s degree from an accredited college with a concentration in accounting, financial management, financial analysis, and/or public policy or a field related to the specific Council budget assignment with at least three and/or five years of relevant post-college work experience.
- Excellent quantitative and analytic skills,
- Ability to express themselves clearly and concisely both in writing and orally.
- Experience multitasking on several projects at one time.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines.
- Experience mentoring junior colleagues and guiding work.
- Proven ability to conduct detailed budgetary analysis with limited supervision.
- Prior experience with strategic decision-making.
- Superior organizational and research abilities, capability to establish work plans that include a timeline and deliverables.
- Proven ability to complete projects on time and with limited supervision.
- Ability to independently prioritize workload based on timeline, importance, and sensitivity of the assignment.
For eligible employees, health, dental and vision insurance coverage are offered upon hire. Retirement plans, deferred compensation plans, group life insurance, paid time off and paid holidays, training resources, health & fitness reimbursement and wellness programs are also available.
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.
The New York City Council makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact EEOOfficer@council.nyc.gov.
HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified candidates should forward their resume and a cover letter to:
MAIL: New York City Council
Attn: Administrative Services/Recruiting (FAPSCJ)
250 Broadway, 26th Floor
New York, New York 10007
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.