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14 Mar 2023

Research and Policy Education Budget and Policy Analyst

NYC Independent Budget Office
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description

The New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO), a nonpartisan city agency, is seeking an experienced and self-motivated budget and policy analyst to join our public education team. The City Charter and State Education Law directs the IBO to provide analyses and issue public reports on the city’s public education budget, policy, and outcomes and to enhance official and public understanding of such matters.

A successful candidate for this position will evidence a deep understanding of public budgeting and finance as well as awareness of the range of issues related to public education in an urban setting. Experience with analysis of the New York City budget and federal or New York State funding streams for education, and knowledge of the New York City Department of Education budget or budgeting processes, or the city’s Financial Management System, are definite pluses. The successful candidate will also demonstrate strong awareness of the relationship between budgeting and policy.


Candidates should be detail-oriented, analytic, demonstrate skills necessary to work with large data bases of individual and school level data, and have experience with public budgeting systems. Candidates should have experience in quantitative research and rigorous policy analysis, demonstrate strong writing skills to convey complex content clearly and simply for a wide range of audiences, and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Commitment to impartial and independent research is essential. Ability to take initiative and meet deadlines is critical, as is the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Experience with SAS, R, or similar statistical package is a plus.

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

Salary range: $70,000-$85,000, 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. You must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

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.

As a current or prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. Please review the notice to see if you may be eligible for programs and how to apply at

IBO allows for hybrid work schedules.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to by April 12, 2023. No phone calls please.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Research and Policy. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.