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CFB Career Opportunities

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is a nonpartisan, independent agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections. Career opportunities currently available at the CFB are described in detail below. New York City residency is required for most positions. We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential, and excellent benefits. Full-time positions offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.

If you would like to be considered for one of these opportunities, please email, fax, or mail your resume and cover letter, including current salary and salary requirements, to:

Mr. Trade Stevens
NYC Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Fax #212-409-1705
resume@nyccfb.info

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Attorney

Auditor

Business Systems Analyst

Assistant Network Administrator

Press Officer/Aide

Senior .NET Web Developer

 

Attorney

The CFB seeks an attorney to enforce the City’s campaign finance law.

Qualifications:

  • A law degree and at least one year of legal experience after admission to the bar
  • Must be detail-oriented, creative and have strong analytical and writing skills.
  • Excellent academic credentials and labor/employment experience preferred.
  • Experience in government a plus.

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Auditor

The CFB seeks an Auditor for its Auditing and Accounting Unit.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze financial records and disclosure statements for financial, compliance and investigative audits of political campaigns
  • Perform audits in accordance with Generally Accepted (Government) Auditing Standards and following internally developed specialized programs
  • Manage assigned audit caseload in team structure
  • Provide assistance in planning activities of the audit team during the post-election period and coordinating the team’s activities with other CFB Units
  • Prepare written reports and correspondence that are clear, concise, accurate and timely
  • Communicate with campaigns in a professional manner and assist in providing guidance to campaigns on various audit and compliance issues

Essential Skills:

  • The ideal candidate will be a team player capable of meeting tight deadlines and possessing strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • A strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail
  • Background or interest in politics and government

Qualifications:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and three years of experience in one or a combination of the following: financial administration, accounting, compliance or investigative auditing, fraud reviews, working with a large public or private concern in budget administration, economics, finance, fiscal or economic research, fiscal management, personnel or public administration, program evaluation; or a related area; OR a satisfactory combination of education and experience in the areas described above
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position
  • Previous experience in performing audits in accordance with Generally Accepted (Government) Auditing Standards strongly preferred
  • A master’s degree is not required but will be a plus

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Business Systems Analyst

The CFB seeks an experienced Business Systems Analyst. Applicants must possess a B.S. or B.A. in computer science, management information systems, or a related discipline.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, assess and document end-user requirements
  • Translate user requirements into functional and non-functional specifications
  • Monitor the development process to ensure compliance with system design
  • Create and execute comprehensive system test plans
  • Perform QA assessments to ensure that all specifications, fixes and enhancements are correctly implemented
  • Oversee the UAT process
  • Develop e-learning materials and provide training to users on new/enhanced systems
  • Work with developers and stakeholders to design screen mockups

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years' experience as a Systems Analyst with similar responsibilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is a must
  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of T-SQL, Windows 7, MS Project and MS Visio are a plus
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Agile methodologies a plus
  • Experience with Balsamiq or similar screen mockup/story boarding tool a plus
  • Experience with Microsoft Test Manager a plus

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Assistant Network Administrator

The CFB seeks an Assistant Network Administrator. We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential and excellent benefits. Applicants must have 2 to 3 years of experience administrating a complex network.

Responsibilities:

  • Configure and manage routers, switches, firewalls and websites
  • Monitor network bandwidth utilization, and server performance
  • Configure and manage the storage space on the SAN
  • Manage Windows Active Directory domain and infrastructure
  • Assist with resolving complex network and desktop issues

Mandatory skills:

  • 2 to 3 years of experience working with Windows Servers and Active Directory domain with Microsoft Exchange Server
  • 2 to 3 years configuring and managing CISCO switches, routers and ASA firewalls
  • 2 to 3 years of experience configuring IIS and website administration
  • 2 to 3 years managing an EMC VNX 5100 or Similar SAN with fiber switches
  • 2 to 3 years of experience installing and configuring Windows Server OS on HP Servers running VMware virtual environment
  • 1 to 2 years of experience using Symantec BackupExec or similar enterprise level back-up solution
  • 2 to 3 years of experience using DNS, DHCP, VLAN, and VPN
  • Experience setting-up and monitoring business DR/BC sites
  • 2 to 3 years of experience of installing and configuring operating systems on the desktops, primarily Windows 7
  • 4 to 5 years of experience in PC desktop and laptop support and troubleshooting, including internal components, peripherals, and applications
  • 2 to 3 years of experience with Windows clients in a Windows Active Directory domain environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server administration
  • 2 to 3 years of experience supporting and troubleshooting networked printers and scanners
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office 2013 suite, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • 2 to 3 years experience using Symantec Ghost and Antivirus software
  • Excellent customer service, organizational skills and the ability to multitask
  • Must be physically capable of lifting and moving up to 35 lbs
  • Experience with Citrix is a plus

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Press Officer/Aide

The CFB seeks a Press Officer/Aide to join the Press Unit. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer who pays close attention to detail. The position requires a candidate who will be comfortable speaking with reporters and able to juggle multiple tasks at once. She or he should have a strong interest in New York City politics.

Responsibilities:

  • Write press releases and promote agency events
  • Respond to media inquiries, assist with media outreach
  • Contribute to the CFB’s newsletter
  • Provide content for and help manage the agency’s social media accounts
  • Research and analyze data relevant to the campaign finance program

Qualifications:

College degree is required, ideally with 1-2 years of relevant experience. Comfortable using Excel (and all other Office applications).

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Senior .NET Web Developer

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks an experienced Senior .NET Web Developer. We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential, and excellent benefits.

Under general supervision, with broad scope for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, this developer is responsible for the system analysis, technical design, development, testing, enhancement, and maintenance of various applications that support the Agency’s business functions. The selected candidate will be required to perform, and in some cases oversee, tasks related to the development of software applications and data transformation activities for the Agency.

Duties:

  • Responsible for full software development life cycle, including user interface design, database development, back-end architecture, deployment and maintenance of the defined solution based on business and functional requirements
  • Design, write, unit test, and document application code to successfully deliver secure, robust, transactional and service oriented architectures
  • Understand the Agency’s strategic initiatives and develop technology solutions that deliver the required business value
  • Understand complex business processes/applications with intent to re-write/enhance using current tools/technology.
  • Provide supporting documentation for all phases of development/implementation.
  • Develop technical specifications, including data flow diagrams
  • Provide diagnosis and remedies to complex problems involving systems, operations and software
  • Maintain data security and internal controls of environment to adequately protect Agency assets and records
  • Interface with users, stakeholders and senior management
  • Provide team mentorship and development

Qualifications:

  • Strong demonstrable experience in systems architecture and N-tier application development using Microsoft’s web technology stack (IIS6/7, ASP.NET, C#, MVC, ADO.NET, Entity Framework, SOAP/REST Web Services, Http Handlers, Http Modules)
  • Strong experience implementing standards based front-end development (HTML5, XHTML, JavaScript, CSS3)
  • Experience with HTML scripting languages (JQuery, JavaScript) and data exchange formats (XML, JSON, SOAP) in a service oriented architecture
  • Experience with Responsive Web Design (RWD) patterns
  • Ability to build/create/maintain application databases utilizing MS SQL Server (2008 and above), including SSIS, TSQL, stored procedures, functions & performance tuning
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, recognize and react to changing business needs and effectively prioritize tasks
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and in conjunction with team members and business units. Enthusiasm and flexibility to work on a variety of projects are necessary, as well as the ability to rapidly acquire new domain familiarity.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, identify issues and resolve with minimal direction
  • Ability to analyze, document and validate software requirements
  • Experience with the Software Development Life Cycle Methodology (SDLC) and Agile development methodologies
  • Experience reverse engineering legacy monolithic client-server applications and reengineering and rewriting in segments in a loosely coupled service oriented architecture
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related discipline

Required skills and experience:

  • 7+ years of development experience (the last 4+ in .NET)
  • 5 - 7 years of experience with C#, .NET, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, IIS.
  • 5 - 7 years of web application development including JavaScript, XML, AJAX.
  • 5 + years of experience with MS SQL Server, T-SQL, Tables, Stored Procedures, Views.
  • 2+ years of Entity Framework (EF) experience.
  • 2+ years of Web Services/WCF/Web API experience.
  • 1 - 2 years of experience with .NET MVC 3/4
  • 1 - 2 years of experience in designing rich dynamic web applications using HTML5 features along with Responsive Design using CSS3

Preferred skills and experience (not required):

  • Agile Scrum development methodology
  • Knowledge of performance tuning, security, scalability
  • Proficiency in writing unit tests and using unit testing frameworks
  • Experience with Dependency Injection frameworks (Ninject, Unity)
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) or comparable Source Control tools
  • Experience with Bootstrap templates
  • Experience with Story Boarding tools such as Balsamiq or PowerPoint Story Boarding
  • Sybase PowerBuilder experience a plus

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