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Fiscal/Program Analyst (Analyst Trainee)


Public Posting
POSTING #: 19-00019
TITLE: Fiscal/ Program Analyst ( Analyst Trainee )                                             ISSUE DATE: 1/3/2019
TITLE CODE: 55300                                                                                     CLOSING DATE: 1/17/2019
DIVISION: Office of the Assistant Commissioner                                                LOCATION: Ewing
UNIT: Finance & Administration
SALARY: $42,895.85
WORK WEEK: 35 hours


The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking candidates for the position of Analyst Trainee
within the Office of Assistant Commissioner, Finance & Administration. Analyst Trainees are assigned a 35 - hour work week. Current starting salary is $42,895 and after six months is $44,835. As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package including Health Care(medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision care), Pension, Deferred Compensation, 12 paid holidays, and Benefit Leave (12 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 3 administrative days). Standard workweek is
Monday through Friday.
The Assistant Commissioner for Finance & Administration is responsible for the following areas at the NJDOT: Budget, Accounting & Auditing, Procurement, Information Technology, and Capital Investment & Program Coordination. The Assistant Commissioner for Finance and Administration is also Executive Director of the Transportation Trust Fund Authority. The mission of the Assistant Commissioner’s office is to provide these services in an accurate, reliable, user friendly, and timely manner.
More specifically:
• Prepare, defend, and monitor the NJDOT’s $3.5b annual operating and capital budget.
• Maximize competition and prompt delivery of goods and services procured for NJDOT.
• Ensure prompt, accurate payment to vendors, timely billings to the Federal Highway Administration and third parties, and a robust auditing function.
• Promote funds management techniques throughout the Department, including minimizing the number and value of inactive capital projects.
• Provide a robust information technology environment, including help desk services, application development, and GIS systems.
• Ensures that significant problems and potential solutions are identified for the Commissioner in time to take corrective action.
• Process financial and procurement transactions consistent with State/federal guidelines.
• As Executive Director of the Transportation Trust Fund Authority, provide analysis in support of decisions on capital expenditures and resources.
Working directly for the Assistant Commissioner of Finance & Administration, this position will concentrate on a variety of special projects involving financial analysis, development of potential budget savings, management and process efficiencies, mandatory reporting to external stakeholders, and performance measurement. Specific projects in the past have included staffing analysis, energy savings, physical plant improvements, sponsorship agreements, information technology investments, revenue billings, debt collection, preparation of annual financial plans, and cost reporting to the Federal Highway Administration.


Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.
For more information regarding this position, please refer to:

Preferred Qualities/Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science, Economics, Public or Business Administratio Political Science, Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, Public Policy, Government Administration, or Liberal Arts. Also, candidates with a background in the areas noted in the description above as well as a solid analytical, organizational, communication, and
research skills and a pro - active nature will be given preference.
Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship or accept student OPT/CPT programs, F1 or H1B work authorization visas.
Residency: All persons hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of appointment to establish, and
then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 - 7 (P.L. 2011, c. 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act.”


You must apply through the NJDOT website at:
Submit a complete packet by the closing date that includes the following documents:
  • NJ State Application for Employment (Application and instructions can be found at link above)
  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Copy of unofficial transcript OR foreign degree evaluation


Applying to Multiple Positions: Only ONE application packet should be submitted. List ALL the posting numbers you are interested in on your letter of interest and in the body of your email. Posting numbers should be listed as: "18 - 0000X"
Proof of Degree: You must provide transcript or evaluation of your UNDERGRADUATE degree. Foreign degree evaluation must be evaluated by a USA recognized evaluation service and include your course - by - course evaluation.
Incomplete Packets: Applicants MAY NOT be considered if they fail to provide all requested documents upon initial submittal or fail to follow instructions when submitting electronically. Applicants will be selected for an interview on the basis of their application/resume.
Anticipated Graduation: NJDOT will accept applications from students anticipating graduation in Spring 2019. Selected candidate will not be appointed until proof of degree is provided.
Current State employees: Any appointments made that involve movement may result in a forfeiture of rights to any promotional lists in their former unit.

New Jersey Is An Equal Opportunity Employer