Budget and Policy Analysts

THE CITY OF NEW YORK INDEPENDENT BUDGET OFFICE   NEW YORK, NY   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on July 15, 2022

Budget and Policy Analysts 

The New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO), a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking budget and policy analysts for its social and community services team. IBO analysts conduct nonpartisan, self-directed research for reports and publications, including policy briefs, budget reports, infographics, and testimony for City Council hearings.  A commitment to impartial, rigorous analysis of public policy questions is essential.  Analysts on this team cover a range of social and community services, including child welfare, general welfare, criminal justice, corrections, and aging.

Candidates should be analytic, demonstrate skills in quantitative research and rigorous policy analysis, and have the ability to write about complicated research and policy issues using plain language for a wide range of audiences. Experience working with large or complex datasets using statistical coding packages including SAS or R is strongly preferred.

Candidates should be comfortable interacting with public officials, agency staffs and advocacy organizations.  Ability to work independently, juggle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines is critical.  Knowledge of the city’s capital and expense budgets or previous experience researching and analyzing municipal budgets and services a plus.  

A graduate degree in public administration, economics, or a related field, along with two to five years of experience is preferred; equivalent work experience may substitute. 

Salary range $70,000-$80,000, depending upon experience. 


Other Information:  

New York City residency must be established within 90 days of appointment and is required for the first two years of city service, after which employees may reside in Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk or Westchester Counties. Foreign nationals must have a valid permanent resident card (“green card”) or renewable work permit.

The City of New York 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.

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New hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by the date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by the hiring agency.  

Hybrid work schedules may be possible.

How to Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to by August 5, 2022. 

No phone calls please.