Budget Analyst, Budget Analyst Forecaster, & Grants Management Analyst
Full-Time Exempt Positions
The Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals to assist in making prudent fiscal decisions with both State and federal dollars. Budget Analysts, Budget Analyst Forecasters, and Grants Management Analysts will perform analysis for the purposes of developing the Governor’s Executive Budget, contribute to strategic plans and monitor performance measures, assist the Governor and Executive leadership in policy development and implementation, and provide support on special projects for the Executive.
Budget Analyst (I, II, III, Senior, Principal)
- Critically analyze state agencies’ budgets and any proposed budget changes with the goal of developing the Governor’s Executive Budget
- Evaluate agencies’ program performance as compared to federal and State mandates and best practices
- Maintain revenue and expenditure projections for agencies’ funds; monitor agency cash flow
- Provide budget recommendations and options to the State Budget Director, the Governor’s Executive staff, and the Governor
- Provide oral and written presentations to explain Executive Budget issues to legislative members, committees, and the public
- Represent the Executive’s position on the budget to agencies’ leadership, stakeholders, and the public
- Coordinate with State agencies staff for budget implementation
- Provide suggestions for State agencies’ strategic plans and performance measures to support the Governor’s Executive Budget
- Coordinate with the Governor’s policy advisors and agencies to track legislative proposals
- Analyze legislative proposals for potential fiscal and operational impacts
- Serve as a resource on issues relating to federal and State laws and regulations as well as State agencies’ policies and procedures
- Identify and apply available data sources and research to conduct strategic, operational, and financial analysis on a broad range of topics
- Manage and provide support to projects initiated by OSPB leadership and the Governor’s Executive staff
- Develop and explore potential areas of work, with a focus on improving State government performance
- Advise and assist the Governor’s executive staff and agencies’ leadership on implementing major policy changes
Budget Analyst Forecaster (I, II, III, Senior, Principal)
- Critically analyze a wide variety of state agency budgets, both existing base budgets and proposed changes, with the goal of developing the Governor’s Budget
- Forecast caseloads, usage rates, and costs for a variety of state services
- Explain forecasts, budget recommendations, and options to the Governor and executive staff
- Present and justify forecasts and budget issues to legislative members, staff, and committees
- Analyze and evaluate the impacts of legislative budget proposals
- Assist agencies in developing budget requests
- Track and review all legislation for cost and financial implications
- Develop federal and state fund revenue and expenditure projections, staffing levels, and program modifications
- Utilize multiple data sources to project forecasts and conduct financial analysis
- Interpret federal and state laws, regulations, agency policies, and procedures
- Use and comprehend various automated systems
- Evaluate agency expenditures and appropriations and compare program performance to legal mandates
Grants Management Analyst (I, II, III, Senior)
- Develop grant program reporting criteria and complete reports to federal and State agencies
- Establish a comprehensive understanding of federal and State grant rules and regulations
- Compose robust federal and State grant applications and rules for proper grant management
- Analyze information surrounding business processes, policies, rules and statutes
- Monitor the quality and timeliness of deliverables to ensure excellence in the services provided
- Monitor and report on the progress of numerous programs by conducting monitoring activities, including on-site program reviews
- Advise grant recipients on requirements and compliance with State and federal laws and rules
- Collaborate with OSPB budget analysts to meet all grant-related State agency needs
- Perform presentations on projects conducted by Grants and Federal Resources Team to its partners and citizenry as required
- Collect and compile annual performance reports and financial quarterly reports from grant recipients
- Coordinate and facilitate stakeholder meetings
- Provide grant training and assistance to sub-grantees and other agencies
Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, or related field; or, a Bachelor’s Degree in similar fields with 3-5 years’ experience in governmental budgeting, public finance, or a related area.
The ideal candidate should:
- Have strong math skills and superior critical-thinking ability
- Be highly organized, driven, persistent, analytical, and detail-oriented
- Have strong communication skills (includes writing, speaking, presentation and data visualization skills), particularly on technical matters
- Display strong relational skills to regularly engage stakeholders within and external to the agency
- Have the ability to work autonomously and in collaborative settings
- Be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and comfortable navigating new software products and applications
Salary is commensurate with experience. Additionally, there are excellent employee benefits, including 21 vacation days per year.
Interested applicants should email their resume, a cover letter, a writing sample, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to [email protected] with the subject line, " OSPB [Insert Respective Position (i.e. Budget Analyst, Forecaster, Grants Management Analyst)] Application". Writing samples should not exceed five pages and may cover any topic. Unofficial copies of transcripts are sufficient.
You can expect to hear from OSPB to indicate whether we would like you to participate in an interview and case study (both can be done remotely).
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
The Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting is an equal employment opportunity employer.