Department of Administrative Services

Principal Budget Specialist (6335MP)

$56.93-$77.63 Hourly / $4,554.64-$6,210.39 BiWeekly /
$118,876.00-$162,091.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Office of Policy and Management, Budget and Financial Management Division and the Office of Finance, this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the development and administration of state fiscal policies for one or more of the largest state agencies or programs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the limited supervision of a Fiscal and Program Policy Section Director or an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead analysts as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs a full range of financial analysis for largest and most complex state agencies or programs including programmatic, revenue and capital portions of their budgets; assists and advises commissioners or executives of assigned agencies in preparation and presentation of budget requests and options; analyzes, reviews and makes recommendations on budget requests and options in terms of agency functions, policy, programs and objectives; recommends agency budget or program revisions; assists in revising agency budgets or programs; provides input and analysis for ongoing refinement of program budget development and budget option process; reviews state agencies' fiscal management policies, procedures and systems; consults with and advises agency personnel on fiscal policy, procedures and operations; confers with and instructs agency heads in process and implementation of financial objectives; negotiates with agencies for compliance with recommended changes; assists agency managers and executive staff in making improvements to fiscal management operations; provides extensive technical advice to agencies on financial processes of government operations; performs long range financial and programmatic strategic analysis, planning and program evaluation; interprets and monitors agency spending, capital, revenue and program accomplishments in accordance with established policy and legislative intent; assists in the preparation or prepares testimony and/or testifies at legislative hearings, fact findings, binding arbitrations, etc.; analyzes and updates statewide financial plan, developing necessary adjustments and modifications as required or analyzes and updates statewide capital policy through preparation and implementation of State Bond Commission monthly agenda; provides analysis of state overall financial position for official statement; provides oversight of and/or conducts research projects; plans and implements automated budget systems design, analysis and maintenance; performs analytical and technical work involving examination of budgetary controls, fiscal operations and purchasing functions; provides consultation, advice and functional assistance to state agencies business staff in use of financial management and financial information systems; oversees identification and analysis of appropriate benchmarks and best practices; reviews state agency requests for Personnel Service Agreements and Purchase Service Contracts; prepares reports; makes presentations; provides training to agency staff and executives; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles of organization and management including public administration; considerable knowledge of governmental program budgeting and accounting; some knowledge of research techniques and statistical principals and procedures; considerable ability to analyze budgetary and financial management problems accurately and develop effective courses of action; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to design and interpret graphic representations; considerable ability to utilize financial information systems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years professional experience in budget preparation, financial management or operations including budget responsibility.
Note: Professional experience in budget management will be interpreted as principal responsibility for such aspects of budget as planning, preparation and administration. Professional experience in financial management or operations will be interpreted as principal responsibility for a combination of budget work and financial planning, accounting, and/or financial analysis and reporting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the working level in budget development and management. For state employees this is interpreted at the level of Budget Specialist.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. 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.

2. A Master's degree in public administration, business, economics, finance or closely related fields may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.

3. For state employees experience in one of the following class titles may be substituted for the General and Special Experience:

a. One (1) year of experience as a Fiscal/Administrative Manager 1 or Accounting Manager.

b. Two (2) years of experience as an Automated Budget System Specialist or as an Agency Information Technology Manager where incumbents function as development specialist and are accountable for the development, enhancement and maintenance of highly complex Financial Management and Reporting Information Technology system that supports a large and complex enterprise level financial reporting applications.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(03)-Budget Program and Control

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 70

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Principal Budget Specialist in Salary Group MP 68 approved effective August 17, 2007. (Revised to adjust Salary Group) Action No. 20-059

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/18/2020

CLASS: 6335MP; EST: 10/23/1964; REV: 8/17/2007;