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Discretionary Analyst

Finance, Accounting, & Procurement with NYC Department for the Aging (DFTA)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $54,100 - $62,215 per year

Work Location Manhattan

Last Updated Last updated 1 day ago

Description Description

New York City is home to approximately 1.64 million older adults, and the Department for the Aging (DFTA) is committed to helping them age in their homes and communities. The mission of DFTA is to eliminate ageism and ensure the dignity and quality of life of diverse older adults. DFTA also works to support caregivers through service, advocacy, and education.

The NYC Department For The Aging (DFTA) provide supportive services to enhance the lives of older New Yorkers by funding 350 to 400 non-profits citywide. DFTA’s Division of Fiscal and Budget Operations funds over $300M annually through contracts with community-based partners, representing 85% of DFTA’s budget. Annually, DFTA processes about 500+ budget modifications and nearly 2,500 budget allocations through non-profit contracts.

The ideal candidate for this position is a problem-solver who is dedicated to providing excellent customer service to a range of community-based discretionary service providers. Through operating as a resource for providers, the candidate is expected to act as a subject expert on discretionary policies.

The primary responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Review, manage, and monitor discretionary budgets, amendments, and budget modifications.

• Furnish information and guidance to community-based providers.

• Liaise with City Council, MOCS, and other external entities to resolve issues and complete tasks.

• Maintain and update various tracking mechanisms.

• Prepare templates, documents, and communications to be shared with providers and staff.

• Perform trend analyses and interpret data, manipulating data sets, and presenting results.

• Produce requested reports utilizing Excel and City electronic management systems.

• Learn to utilize new/multiple technologies and electronic systems.

• Perform special projects as assigned and aid other units within the division, as needed.

Requirements Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties described above; or
2. High school graduation or equivalent and six years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to the duties as described above; or
3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.