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FIRE - Unit Head

FIRE - Unit Head

Posted on: 06/22/2024
  1. Full-time



  1. No exam required


Fire & Sanitation

$117,935.00 – $117,935.00

Job Description

This vacancy has now expired.



JOB TITLE: One (1) Unit Head



The Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the City government's chief financial agency. OMB's staff of analysts and experts assembles and oversees the Mayor’s expense and capital budgets, which fund the services and activities of approximately 90 City agencies and entities.

OMB’s Fire and Sanitation Task Force manages the expense and capital budgets of the Fire Department and Department of Sanitation, including developing cost reduction proposals, reviewing agency fiscal requests, and determining the budgetary impact of programmatic decisions. The Task Force’s Fire Unit is responsible for the budget of the NYC Fire Department (FDNY). FDNY is responsible for suppressing and preventing fires and responding to medical and other emergencies.


The duties of this position encompass supervising junior staff and directing the unit in the following activities:

- Supervising and training staff on the preparation of the expense and capital budgets, recurring budget exercises, and on-going budget monitoring for the Fire Department.
- Reviewing and evaluating on-going agency fiscal requests and personnel requests and formulating appropriate recommendations in order to ensure a sufficient allocation of resources to enable the Department to meet programmatic requirements
- Monitoring and reviewing the agency’s expense budget, including conducting expenditure analyses, determining validity, feasibility and cost-effectiveness of projects in the budget and preparing analytical reports and briefings
- Monitoring and reviewing the agency capital budget and preparing and updating capital plans
- Reviewing and developing recommendations for fiscal and operational efficiencies
- Acquiring and maintaining detailed knowledge of agency programs and operations
- Overseeing special projects relating to agency programs and operations
- Analyzing the fiscal and programmatic impact of legislative and regulatory changes on agency operations
- Providing written and verbal responses to requests for information from OMB supervisory staff, agencies, the Mayor's Office, and City and State auditors

The candidate must be able to perform multiple tasks concurrently, under limited timeframes, and be detail oriented. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Access, Crystal, and FMS is preferred.


- Excellent quantitative analytical skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to maintain working relationships with staff and other internal and external colleagues at all levels with utmost professionalism.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to be a self-motivator, to motivate others, and to work independently.
- Ability to work calmly and proficiently under pressure and to adhere to strict deadlines.
- Flexibility to work late nights and/or weekends during time sensitive periods.


Unit Head ($117,935): Bachelor's degree and a minimum of four years of full-time experience in budgetary planning/management, financial analysis, public policy analysis or a related field; or an awarded Master's degree in and a minimum of two years of full-time experience in Business, Public Policy Administration, Finance, Economics or a field related to the specific assignment.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at https://studentaid.gov/pslf/.
Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. 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.
Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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Title classification

Pending Classification-2

Business title

FIRE - Unit Head

  1. Manager

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Work location

255 Greenwich Street

  1. Finance, Accounting, & Procurement