Job Description The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), a recognized leader and innovator in public health and mental hygiene services nationally and internationally, seeks a dynamic Economist, Level I/Payment Analyst, to join its challenging, fast-paced Office of Fiscal Management/Bureau of the Controller in the Division of Finance.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
As a Economist, Level I - Payment Analyst for the Office of Fiscal Management, you will:
Under the direction of the Executive Director and the Director of Fiscal Management, you will assist with the processing of payments and accounting activities for designated divisions within the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and ensure that the payments are in accordance with the specifications of the scope of the contract or purchase order.
Ensure that all payments are made in compliance with all applicable standards and directives from the City oversight entities including the New York City Comptroller, the Policy and Procurement Board and Financial Information Systems Agency as well as state, federal and non-governmental entities where necessary.
Prepare reports on expenses, and outstanding obligations, including ensuring timely, accurate and comprehensive information required for claiming various forms of state, federal and non-governmental reimbursement.
Work in collaboration with Procurement, Contracts, Budget Office, programs and other key constituents to improve operational efficiency.
Troubleshoot and identify the payment voucher numbers, payment status; retrieval, archiving and safekeeping payment records, etc.; reconcile the incoming invoices against the entries in PAYRS. Minimum Qual Requirements 1. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in economics, statistics, finance, management, business administration, public administration, public policy or related field; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by 24 semester credits in one or more of the course areas of economics, statistics, finance, management, mathematics, business administration, public administration, and public policy, 12 semester credits of which must have been in economics; and one year of satisfactory full-time experience in one or more of the fields of finance; economic, fiscal or statistical research; policy analysis; or quantitative, business, market or financial analysis. Graduate semester credits in any of the areas described in \"1\" above may be substituted for the undergraduate semester credits on the basis that each 3 graduate semester credits may be substituted for 6 of the required undergraduate semester credits.
Special Note To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, at least one additional year of full-time experience listed in \"2\" above.
Special Note To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III individuals must have, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, at least two additional years of full-time experience listed in \"2\" above. Preferred Skills We seek candidates with: Strong background in accounting is essential; public sector financial management experience (in particular City government experience).
Strong organization and communication skills.
Familiarity with accounting practices and DOHMH payment and accrual systems and an understanding of the City's financial management systems and tools. Additional Information **IMPORTANT NOTES TO ALL CANDIDATES:
Please note: If you are called for an interview you will be required to bring to your interview copies of original documentation, such as: A document that establishes identity for employment eligibility, such as: A Valid U.S. Passport, Permanent Resident Card/Green Card, or Driver s license.
Proof of Education according to the education requirements of the civil service title.
Proof of Address/NYC Residency dated within the last 60 days, such as: Recent Utility Bill (i.e. Telephone, Cable, Mobile Phone)
Additional documentation may be required to evaluate your qualification as outlined in this posting s Minimum Qualification Requirements section. Examples of additional documentation may be, but not limited to: college transcript, experience verification or professional trade licenses.
If after your interview you are the selected candidate you will be contacted to schedule an on-boarding appointment. By the time of this appointment you will be asked to produce the originals of the above documents along with your original Social Security card.
The federal government provides student loan forgiveness through its Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) to all qualifying public service employees. Working with the DOHMH qualifies you as a public service employee and you may be able to take advantage of this program while working full-time and meeting the program s other requirements.
Please visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site to view the eligibility requirements:
To Apply Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number # 400109. We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law. Residency Requirement New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment for many positions. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview. Associated topics: administrative assistant, administrative assistant iii, administrative staff, administrative support, assist, assistant, gs 0341, operational, secretary, staff assistant