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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.

.NET Web Developer

Auditor

Candidate Services Liaison

Senior Auditor

Senior .NET Web Developer

Umbraco CMS & .NET Web Developer

 

.NET Web Developer

THIS IS AN 18 MONTH SEASONAL POSITION.

Duties:

  • Full software development life cycle development including user interface design, database development and back-end architecture of the defined solution based on business and functional requirements
  • Provide supporting documentation for all phases of development/implementation.
  • Develop technical specifications, including data flow diagrams
  • Interface with users, stakeholders and senior management

Qualifications:

  • Strong demonstrable experience in systems architecture and N-tier application development using Microsoft’s web technology stack (IIS6/7, ASP.NET, C#, ADO.NET)
  • Experience with HTML scripting languages (JQuery, JavaScript)
  • Ability to build/create/maintain application databases utilizing MS SQL Server (2008 and above), including SSIS, TSQL, stored procedures, functions & performance tuning
  • Ability to understand user requirements and translate them into working solutions
  • Ability to meet deadlines, identify issues and resolve with minimal direction
  • Ability to analyze, document and validate software requirements
  • Ability to adopt existing coding standards/conventions
  • 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:

  • 5+ years of experience with C#, .NET 3.5 and above, Visual Studio 2010 and above, ASP.NET Web Forms, IIS 6/7.
  • 5 + years of experience with MS SQL Server 2008/2012, T-SQL, Tables, Stored Procedures, Views.
  • Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 and later
  • Custom server controls
  • XHTML
  • JavaScript/ jQuery
  • CSS

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Experience with Web Services
  • Cross-Browser compatibility experience

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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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Candidate Services Liaison

The CFB seeks a Candidate Services Liaison.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a primary liaison between the CFB and candidates running for New York City office.
  • Monitor and assist campaigns in preparing campaign finance disclosure reports.
  • Provide one-on-one guidance on matters of compliance with campaign finance regulations.
  • Assist candidates in the process of qualifying for public matching funds.
  • Prepare training and guidance materials on recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
  • Conduct trainings for candidates, treasurers, campaign staff and the general public.
  • Teach and provide technical support for the Candidate Software for Managing and Reporting Transactions (C-SMART).
  • Test updates to C-SMART and other CFB systems applications.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years work or equivalent internship experience.
  • Previous experience working on political campaigns or in a help desk environment preferred.
  • Background or interest in politics and government.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Public speaking experience and ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • Customer-focused approach to answering questions and solving problems.
  • Strong computer and internet skills with a willingness to learn new software.
  • Proficiency in MS Office; familiarity with Adobe Captivate, Adobe Connect, or Microsoft Producer a plus.
  • Foreign language skills a plus.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

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Senior Auditor

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks an experienced audit manager to serve as a Senior Auditor in its Auditing and Accounting Unit. The Unit’s core function is to perform detailed, timely audits of campaigns’ financial disclosure statements and supporting documentation in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS).

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate auditors in performing audit work
  • Perform complex compliance, investigative, and financial audits of political campaigns
  • Coordinate team assignments for auditors
  • Review the work performed by auditors; approve work papers, audit findings and audit reports
  • Communicate with management and other CFB units on various audit and compliance issues
  • Assist other CFB units in compliance, investigation and enforcement actions

Essential Skills:

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

Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree or pursuing a graduate degree from an accredited college and at least three years of experience in one or a combination of the following: financial administration, accounting, compliance or investigative auditing, fraud reviews, forensic accounting, 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
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred

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Senior .NET Web Developer

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks an experienced Senior .NET Web Developer.

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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Umbraco CMS & .NET Web Developer

THIS IS AN 18 MONTH SEASONAL POSITION.

Duties:

  • Develop Umbraco CMS based websites
  • Develop ASP.NET MVC Web Applications utilizing the full software development life cycle, including user interface design, database development, and back-end architecture of the defined solution based on business and functional requirements
  • Provide supporting documentation for all phases of development/implementation.
  • Develop technical specifications, including data flow diagrams
  • Interface with users, stakeholders and senior management

Qualifications:

  • Strong demonstrable experience with Umbraco CMS having developed 5 or more website front ends (HTML/CSS) with Umbraco in a professional capacity. Provide samples of at least 3 implementations.
  • Ability to install and configure Umbraco CMS on new hardware/software.
  • Strong front-end web development skills including the ability to translate static mockups into working application designs
  • Strong demonstrable experience in systems architecture and N-tier application development using Microsoft’s web technology stack (IIS6/7, ASP.NET, C#, MVC Entity Framework)
  • Experience with HTML scripting languages (JQuery, JavaScript)
  • Ability to build/create/maintain application databases utilizing MS SQL Server (2008 and above), including SSIS, TSQL, stored procedures etc.
  • Ability to understand user requirements and translate them into working solutions
  • Ability to meet deadlines, identify issues and resolve with minimal direction
  • Ability to analyze, document and validate software requirements
  • 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:

  • 3+ years of experience with Umbraco CMS
  • 5+ years of ASP .NET/ C# development
  • 3+ years of experience with MS SQL Server 2008/2012, T-SQL, Tables, Stored Procedures, Views, Functions, etc.
  • ASP.NET MVC 4 and above
  • Entity Framework 4 and above
  • JQuery/JSON
  • HTML5
  • CSS3

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Umbraco certification
  • Experience in Bootstrap/Foundation and/or similar frameworks
  • Proficiency with professional design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, or Visio
  • Cross-Browser compatibility experience
  • Experience with TFS or similar source control management system

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