ResponsibilitiesOMB State Budget Specialists use their professional experience and academic training to assess programmatic costs and benefits, effectiveness, alternative service-delivery strategies, and relative funding priorities. They also develop recommendations for specific planning and budgeting actions. State Budget Specialists:
Working in sections of 4 to 5 professionals, State Budget Specialists interact with senior staff from OMB and various State agencies. Such interactions provide a unique glimpse of the critical issues facing State government and the forces that shape public policy. OMB provides formal, in-house training on technical budgeting, OMB data systems, revenue analysis, and other key tasks. Section managers conduct regular performance evaluations to identify areas for innovation and growth. While work demands are extensive, especially during preparation of the Governor’s proposed Budget and the Appropriations Act, high-performing candidates can look forward to a well-defined career ladder with opportunities for advancement.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited college/university with a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science; Economics; Accounting; Public or Business Administration; Political Science; Finance; Mathematics; Public Policy; Government Administration; Actuarial Science; Statistics or Budgeting. Possessing an advanced degree in any of these areas will satisfy the education requirement, no matter what the area of undergraduate studies. For full position specifications, visit the New Jersey Civil Service Commission and enter “State Budget Specialist” under “Title Name.”
Interested? Please email a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Management and Budget is an Equal Opportunity Employer.