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CFB Career Opportunities

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is a 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

Network Administrator

Policy & Data Research Analyst

Press Officer/Aide

 

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
  • Design applications to satisfy all 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

Qualifications:

  • 2+ 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
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Windows 7
  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Knowledge of T-SQL is a plus

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Network Administrator

The CFB seeks a 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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Policy & Data Research Analyst

The CFB seeks an experienced Policy & Data Research Analyst to perform original research that will help inform the agency’s policy and program choices. This position will report to the Assistant Executive Director for Public Affairs.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and perform analyses of campaign finance records, election results, and other data;
  • Research policy and legislative issues related to campaign finance and voting in New York City, NY State, and nationally;
  • Prepare reports for both internal and public-facing presentations or publications;
  • Coordinate projects for CFB’s Public Affairs group;
  • Help transfer knowledge of data analysis practices to relevant staff.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and database software, and statistical analysis;
  • Proficiency in Word and PowerPoint or other visual presentation software;
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills;
  • Attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in New York City government and politics;
  • Works well both independently and as part of a team;
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Public Policy, Economics, Political Science or related field that emphasizes quantitative research methods, or a satisfactory combination of education and work experience; master’s degree preferred;
  • At least one year’s work experience with data collection, analysis, and reporting.

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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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