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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.


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. Overtime will be required to complete work as needed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work overtime when required.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Send or email resume with cover letter, including current salary/salary requirements to: 

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


Administrative Assistant

Department: Auditing & Accounting
Job Status: Full-Time

$35,000-42,500

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an Administrative Assistant. The CFB is looking for a talented Administrative Assistant to join our Auditing and Accounting Unit (Audit Unit). This position will provide administrative support to the Director of Auditing and Accounting and Audit Unit and will report directly to the Director. 

Responsibilities:

  • Administrative duties such as: filing documents, answering telephone calls and taking messages, typing and sending/emailing notices.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings for the Director and Deputy Director; maintain schedule and documents as appropriate.
  • Attend unit meetings, take notes, produce minutes for approval by the Director and Deputy Director and distribute to the Audit unit.
  • Draft and prepare correspondence and reports, as requested.
  • Update and maintain the Audit Unit’s files and tracking systems; keep accurate and complete records, including contact records when appropriate.
  • Assist the Audit Unit in maintaining its day-to-day operations, including in a coordinating role, maintaining the Audit, Payment and CFA calendars.
  • Track performance evaluations.
  • Assist the Audit Unit with the post-election audit tracking system and deadlines.
  • Assist auditors with formatting reports and exhibits.
  • Other Duties: the Administrative Assistant would at times, assist the Assistant Executive Director. He/she would coordinate meetings, organize agendas, and coordinate the distribution of mail and ensure timely and appropriate responses.

Essential Skills:

  • Excellent oral, writing and presentation skills. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, operate efficiently, learn, and adapt quickly.
  • Work under hard deadlines.
  • Forward thinker with a proactive mindset and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated team player with a desire and drive to learn and grow.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of prior experience as an Administrative Assistant or
  • High School Diploma and 3 years of prior experience as an Administrative Assistant.
  • Proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and other computer programs.
  • Excellent attendance.
  • Ability to write well and speak clearly.
  • Great interpersonal skills a must.
  • Sound judgement and discretion required.
  • New York City residency within 90 days of starting the position.
  • Background or interest in politics and government a plus.

 

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.


Document Processing Assistant

Department: Document Processing
Job Status: Full-Time

(Seasonal 18 Months)
$34,000-$37,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks a highly organized candidate to provide data entry on external and internal documentation. The ideal candidate should be familiar with and experienced in scanning and indexing of documentation. Document Processing is responsible for the intake, scanning, and indexing of a variety of documents into our electronic content management system and is also responsible for data entry into our internal database system.

Responsibilities:

  • Intake of documentation including maintenance of an Excel mail log.
  • Scanning and indexing external/internal documentation.
  • Data entry and key verification on external/internal documentation.
  • Special projects under the direction of the Director of Document Processing.

Essential Skills:

  • Knowledgeable of OnBase software (preferred)
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and outlook.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Typing speed and accuracy.
  • Strong computer skills.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • 2+ years of experience with data entry, scanning, and indexing.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position

Salary is commensurate with experience. Send or email resume with cover letter, including current salary/salary requirements to: 

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


Data Manager

Department: Public Affairs
Job Status: Full-Time

$65,000-75,000

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks a Data Manager to collect and maintain data related to voter participation, election administration, and campaign finance and serve as the agency’s Open Data Coordinator. This position will report to the Deputy Director of Public Affairs.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and document data management policies and practices for Public Affairs.
  • Serve as the agency’s Open Data Coordinator and ensure compliance with the NYC Open Data Law.
  • Manage acquisition and collection of data both internally and from external sources.
  • Evaluate federal, state, local, and community data sources to incorporate into internal data research.
  • Ensure quality assurance of all internally-collected voting data.
  • Create visualizations and dashboards from campaign finance and voting data.
  • Work with Public Affairs and agency staff to supply data for decision-making or project needs.
  • Assist in developing an overall data strategy.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems and recommend process improvements.
  • Excellent understanding of data management with a meticulous approach.
  • Ability to handle large data sets using data scripting such as SQL, Python, or R.
  • Familiarity with statistical programs such as STATA or SPSS.
  • Proficiency in data visualization software such as Tableau or Power BI.
  • Knowledge of geographic data and mapping software a plus but not required.
  • Proficiency in Office (Excel, Access, Word).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to build relationships with NYC’s open data and civic tech communities.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines with minimal oversight.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a field related to data science.
  • Proven experience in data management.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in New York City government and politics.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Send or email resume with cover letter, including current salary/salary requirements to: 

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


Special Compliance Analyst: Complaints and Investigations

Department: Special Compliance
Job Status: Full-Time

$55,000 - $60,000

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent city agency that enhances the role of New York City residents in elections, seeks an analyst for its Special Compliance Unit. The analyst will work primarily on complex compliance issues, including complaints alleging violations of campaign finance law, and investigations beyond the scope of the CFB’s routine audits. The analyst must be capable of mastering and communicating legal concepts, but need not be an attorney. The analyst may also be assigned tasks pertaining to the Special Compliance Unit’s other responsibilities. We offer a team-oriented work environment, training, the opportunity to work on cutting edge campaign finance issues, and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle all administrative matters regarding complaints and investigations, including triage, records management, and correspondence.
  • Conduct internal and external research concerning complaints, investigations and audits.
  • Contact contributors, vendors and other parties as required.
  • Analyze campaign finance data and related documentation and records.
  • Compile documents in response to internal and external requests.
  • Make and manage investigative recommendations.
  • Work with contract investigators and other outside parties as required.

Essential Skills:

  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to summarize and present complex information.
  • Able to meet rigid deadlines both independently and working with a variety of staff.
  • Strong work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and two years work experience; or a satisfactory combination of education and experience. JD or other advanced degree a plus.
  • Background or interest in politics and government.
  • Previous experience working on political campaigns, reporting or analyzing campaign finance activity, and/or conducting complex research or investigations preferred.
  • New York City residency must be obtained within 90 days of starting the position.

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.


.NET Developer (Seasonal - 18 months)

Department: Systems Administration
Job Status: Full-Time

$90,000–$95,000

The New York City Campaign Finance Board seeks an experienced full stack .NET Web Developer.  We offer a dynamic work environment, training, growth potential, and excellent benefits.

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 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.
  • 1 – 2 years of experience with ASP.NET MVC Core 2 or 1
  • 2 - 3 years of experience with ASP.NET MVC 4
  • 3 - 4 years of experience with C#, .NET, Visual Studio, ASP.NET, IIS.
  • 3 - 4 years of web application development including JavaScript, AJAX.
  • 4 + years of experience with MS SQL Server, T-SQL, Tables, Stored Procedures, Views.
  • 2+ years of Entity Framework (EF) experience with some experience in EF Core.
  • 2+ years of Web Services/Web API Core or 2/WCF experience.
  • 1 - 2 years of experience in designing rich dynamic web applications using HTML5 features along with Responsive Design using CSS3

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Umbraco CMS
  • Creating micro services using .NET Core.
  • ReactJS or ReactJS.NET
  • Angular
  • Vue JS
  • TypeScript
  • NodeJS
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Basic graphics editing using Photoshop.
  • General understanding of good UI/UX design principals.
  • 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 (built-in .NET Core, Ninject, Unity)
  • Experience with VSTS or Team Foundation Server (TFS) or comparable Source Control tools including GIT
  • Experience with Bootstrap templates
  • Experience with Story Boarding tools such as Balsamiq or PowerPoint Story Boarding.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Send or email resume with cover letter, including current salary/salary requirements to: 

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


Voter Assistance Intern

Department: Voter Assistance
Job Status: Internship

Organization Description:

The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) promotes voter registration, voting, and civic engagement through community outreach and partnerships with public and private organizations. Under the banner NYC Votes and with the assistance of the Voter Assistance Advisory Committee (VAAC), the CFB coordinates voter events, distributes voter education materials, and helps NYC residents register to vote.

Internship Description:

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

Responsibilities:

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.

Other responsibilities include:

  • 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

Salary is commensurate with experience. Send or email resume with cover letter, including current salary/salary requirements to: 

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