In the Office of Policy and Management, Budget and Financial Management Division and the Office of Finance this class is accountable for assisting Budget Specialist in the development and administration of the State's fiscal policies for one or more state agency or program.
Receives administrative direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
May manage staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Assists a Budget Specialist in development and administration of the State’s fiscal policies for one or more assigned state agencies or programs;
Assists in financial analysis and review of budget requests and options and makes recommendations on financial requests in terms of agency or program policy or objectives;
Studies operations and needs and makes suggestions for modifications of financial proposals when appropriate;
Assists in performing analytical work involving examination of budgetary controls, fiscal operations and purchasing functions;
Monitors agency spending and/or revenue and/or capital programs during fiscal year;
Participates in review of state agencies fiscal management policies, procedures and systems;
Prepares background data and conducts studies on various problems arising in connection with fiscal administration;
Reviews requests for establishment of new positions, leases and capital projects;
Assists in reviewing state agency requests for Personal Service Agreements and Purchase Service Contracts;
Participates in on-going refinement of program budget development and budget option process;
Participates in conferences and legislative hearings regarding financial requirements of assigned agencies and programs;
Participates in negotiations with agencies for voluntary compliance with recommended changes;
Participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes, regulations and administrative policies;
principles and practices of organization and management including public administration;
governmental budget management and governmental accounting;
oral and written communication skills;
prepare and analyze financial documents and reports;
utilize financial information systems.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in budget work, financial management or operations with budgetary responsibility.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in public administration, business, economics, finance or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
For state employees two (2) years of experience as a Fiscal/Administrative Assistant or an Assistant Accountant may be substituted for the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(03)-Budget Program and Control
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Budget Analyst in Salary Group MP 60 approved effective December 29, 2020. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 22-007