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Career Opportunities

Put your skills to work at the agency that administers NYC’s landmark campaign finance program. A wide variety of positions may be available. Check back frequently for new opportunities!

Career opportunities currently available at the NYC Campaign Finance Board 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 to:

Mr. Corey Schaffer
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. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact Corey Schaffer at (212) 409-1800.


Senior Auditor

Department: Auditing & Accounting
Job Status: Full-Time

$64,000 - $72,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, 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). We offer a dynamic work environment, training, and excellent benefits.

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 bachelor’s 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.

 

To apply for consideration, please email or mail your resume and cover letter, including current salary and salary requirements, and a brief writing sample to:

Mr. Corey Schaffer
NYC Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007

resume@nyccfb.info


Auditor

Department: Auditing & Accounting
Job Status: Full-Time

$46,000 - $53,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent agency that enhances the  role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an Auditor for its Auditing and Accounting Unit.  We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential, and excellent benefits.

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 (GAGAS) 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.

 

To apply for consideration, please email or mail your resume and cover letter, including current salary and salary requirements, and a brief writing sample to:

Mr. Corey Schaffer
NYC Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10007

resume@nyccfb.info


Senior Candidate Services Liaison

Department: Candidate Services
Job Status: Full-Time

$64,000 – $72,000

The CFB seeks a Senior Candidate Services Liaison.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise a team of liaisons whose responsibilities include:
    • Serving as a primary liaison between the CFB and candidates running for New York City office.
    • Monitoring and assisting campaigns in preparing campaign finance disclosure reports.
    • Providing one-on-one guidance on matters of compliance with campaign finance regulations.
    • Assisting candidates in the process of qualifying for public matching funds.
    • Preparing training and guidance materials on CFB recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
  • Serve as senior liaison of rules and guidance by reviewing and archiving compliance guidance across rules that cover complex disclosure and compliance matters.
  • Coordinate the drafting and publishing of campaign finance guidance (including web content).
  • Coordinate team assignments and projects.
  • Conduct trainings for candidates, treasurers, campaign staff and the general public.

 

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years of work 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 the ability to deliver effective presentations.
  • Customer-focused approach to answering questions and solving problems.
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to motivate and develop employees.
  • 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.


Attorney (Full Time Seasonal - 18 months)

Department: Legal
Job Status: Full-Time

$70,000 - $80,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an attorney to join our Policy Guidance Unit.  The selected candidate will assist with developing and maintaining a system of internal controls to ensure consistency of policies across the agency, as well as assisting with Freedom of Information Law requests, Election Law matters, voter guide production, and other legal non-enforcement matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Research legal issues and draft analyses.
  • Assist with maintenance of system for organizing and disseminating policies and procedures, maintenance of ballot status information in agency software program, response to Freedom of Information Law requests, voter guide production and other legal non-enforcement matters as needed.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent research, writing, research, and organizational skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to handle multiple, shifting priorities.
  • Ability to communicate easily with diverse group of co-workers.

Qualifications:

  • A law degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • At least two years of experience, after admission to the NYS bar, practicing in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors.
  • Excellent academic credentials.
  • Experience in government a plus.
  • Demonstrated interest in public administration and public policy a plus.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact Corey Schaffer at (212) 409-1800.


.NET Developer (Seasonal - 18 months)

Department: System Administration
Job Status: Full-Time

$90,000–$95,000

The CFB seeks an experienced full stack .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 tasks related to the development of software applications, Umbraco CMS, and data transformation activities for the Agency.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Maintain data security and internal controls of environment to adequately protect Agency assets and records.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong demonstrable experience in systems architecture and N-tier application development using Microsoft’s web technology stack (ASP.NET MVC, C#, IIS6/7/8, ADO.NET, Entity Framework, SOAP/REST Web Services including Web API and WCF, Http Handlers, Http Modules).
  • Strong experience implementing standards based front-end development (HTML5, XHTML, JavaScript, CSS).
  • Experience with scripting languages including JavaScript (intermediate to advanced level) jQuery and data exchange formats (XML, JSON, SOAP) in a service oriented or micro services 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.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or related discipline.

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of development experience.
  • 2-3 years of experience with ASP.NET MVC 4/5.
  • 3-4 years of experience with C#, .NET, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, IIS.
  • 3-4 years of web application development including JavaScript, XML, AJAX.
  • 4+ 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 in designing rich dynamic web applications using HTML5 features along with Responsive Design using CSS3.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience (not required):

  • AngularJS.
  • ReactJS or ReactJS.NET.
  • TypeScript.
  • Basic graphics editing using Photoshop.
  • General understanding of good UI/UX design.
  • 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.


Business Systems Analyst

Department: System Administration
Job Status: Full-Time

$70,000 - $75,000

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks an experienced Business Systems Analyst. We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential, and excellent benefits. 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:

  • 3+ years’ experience as a Business Systems Analyst with similar responsibilities
  • Proven ability to quickly assimilate new domains
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with project management best practices, processes and knowledge areas
  • 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
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Agile methodologies are a plus 

Send/fax/email cover letter and resume to:

Corey Schaffer
New York City Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10007
Fax: (212) 409-1705
Email: resume@nyccfb.info


Voter Assistance Intern

Department: Voter Assistance
Job Status: Internship

The Voter Assistance Unit of the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is seeking an ambitious undergraduate student to work closely with CFB staff to execute plans for a citywide voter education and awareness campaign that includes voter registration drives.

Interns will be supervised by the Voter Assistance Liaison.  Responsibilities will include planning and conducting voter registration drives, updating data files, outreach to the community and NYC agencies, and assist with on-going voter projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate voter registration events in the community
  • Data entry in project spreadsheets and database
  • Researching voter awareness opportunities
  • Drafting reports and other materials for community partners
  • Promote NYC Votes in Events
  • Assisting with voter engagement and advocacy programs
  • Assisting with logistics for events
  • Supporting the team with daily tasks such as writing reports, data entry, researching partners, etc.

Qualifications:

Applicants must be self-motivated and passionate about community organizing and civic engagement. Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be detail-oriented, applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and demonstrate willingness to learn new technologies.  Must be comfortable in working in a team environment and contribute fresh and innovative ideas to strengthen our democratic process.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Avid user of the internet and social media
  • Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Public Speaking abilities
  • Self motivated, fast and independent learner
  • Ability to meet deadlines in fast-paced environment

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

Corey Schaffer
NYC Campaign Finance Board
100 Church Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10007
resume@nyccfb.info

The CFB is an equal opportunity employer firmly committed to diversity. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation to apply for an employment opportunity, please contact Corey Schaffer at (212) 409-1800.