CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST                                                      0774

 

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

An employee in this class is involved in conducting comprehensive reviews of the overall impact of legislative fiscal policy and coordinating special projects and complex programmatic and fiscal analyses performed by lower-level personnel.  Responsibility is included for analyses that require complex methodology.  The incumbent works under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Budget Review and is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in the performance of duties.  Does related work as required.

           

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

            Conducts comprehensive reviews of the overall impact of legislative policy pertaining to operating and capital budgets as well as departmental operations and program effectiveness;

            Performs complex analyses of broad issues of concern to the Legislature:  such as budget presentation and format, new accounting methods, overall personnel services costs including turnover, and property tax and sales tax projections;

            Provides direction and assistance in project definition, work plans and staff assignments;

            Coordinates the overall project work of the Budget Review Office.

           

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of methods and techniques employed in performing fiscal studies and conducting research projects; thorough knowledge of the principles, methods and techniques of public budgeting work; thorough knowledge of research methods and survey techniques; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration; thorough knowledge of the principles of cost benefit analysis; thorough knowledge of federal and state grant administration; good knowledge of the sources of information in the field of research; ability to analyze facts  and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to coordinate studies of government operations; ability to perform fiscal research, ability to supervise others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.     

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            OPEN COMPETITIVE

            (a) Graduation a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Policy or Social Welfare and six (6) years of government agency experience in the analysis of programs, management, finance, personnel, policy and/or budgets, which has included one (1) year of directing studies, devising programs and coordinating the work of others; or,

            (b) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Policy or Social Welfare, and eight (8) years of government agency experience in the analysis of programs, management, finance, personnel, policy and/or budgets, which has included one (1) year of directing studies, devising programs and coordinating the work of others; or,

            (c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b), except that no substitution will be allowed for the one (1) year of specified responsibility for directing studies, devising programs and coordinating the work of others.

           

            PROMOTIONAL

            One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Principal Legislative Analyst, or two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Senior Legislative Analyst, or three (3) years of permanent competitive status as a Legislative Analyst.

           

 

R 02/23/17

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive