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Office of Management and Budget

OMB Career Opportunities

OMB’s primary mission is to advise the Governor and Treasurer in preparing the multi-billion dollar State Budget and to supervise its administration among various State agencies. OMB operates in a fast-paced environment investigating issues that are complex, politically sensitive, and frequently involve millions of dollars in resources.  OMB primarily recruits at the program analyst level, known internally as a “State Budget Specialist”, and is always looking for talented individuals to join our team.  If the position description below matches your skills and interests, please contact us at the email below. 

State Budget Specialist


OMB 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:

  • Help prepare the State Budget by reviewing agency budget submissions for technical and conceptual accuracy, including budget format and completeness;
  • Identify opportunities for budget savings, including management efficiencies;
  • Monitor legislative action on various programs and appropriation bills, including related initiatives in other states and within federal agencies;
  • Evaluate policy initiatives of one or more State agencies;
  • Provide program analyses to senior OMB management and Treasury officials on specific, high-profile issues.


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:

The Office of Management and Budget is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 11/21/23