Budget and Program Analyst

Recruitment #052924-MABZ30-350100


Make a Difference with DHSS

Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.

We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.

For more information, please visit https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/ today!

Summary Statement

DHSS is consolidating fiscal, grants, contracting and procurement sections across the agency under the Office of the Secretary. Responsibilities include analyzing strategic operating, capital, and service plans and budget/project requests, and managing and overseeing the collection, analysis and distribution of fiscal and program data including developing and implementing recommendations on budgetary policy, procedures, and program implementation. Work involves complex and wide-ranging areas including analysis of projects, all funding sources, Federal, State and department mandates, strategic and long-range plans of associated agencies, economic trends, legislation, contracts, and grants.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Provides budget analysis and technical support. Coordinates the strategic planning process for assigned divisions. Provides in-depth review and analysis of critical and/or complex budget requests. Develops strategies to enhance funding, and provides advice to executive management regarding allocation of resources to implement priorities. Reviews and analyzes requests for federal funds and makes recommendations related to federal funding. Develops, reviews, and analyzes preliminary budget policies and procedures and trains internal operating division management and fiscal officers in their interpretation and implementation.
  • Monitors and/or tracks fiscal/budget related activities, records, and documents including funding requests, expenditures, position complements control, grants, contracts, leases, Clearinghouse and other required approval levels.
  • Analyzes, monitors, and evaluates program and project initiatives and performance for assigned divisions. Provides recommendations for project and resource coordination and remedial action, as appropriate.
  • Plans, conducts or coordinates diverse, complex or inter-division studies and program analyses to identify problems and short and long-range operating, capital and/or service needs, define and clarify common objectives, and assess and explore alternate approaches. Conducts special research, investigation, and analysis on issues or events as requested. Serves as Team Leader when necessary to accomplish work assignment.
  • Gathers, maintains, and evaluates statistical, financial and infrastructure data to forecast services, technology and manpower needs, and operating/capital costs.
  • Reviews and analyzes new or proposed legislation to determine fiscal and organizational impact. Recommends, develops, and drafts new or revised legislation.
  • Prepares special and routine reports. Respond to legislative and consumer inquires.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Budget and Program Analyst
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management, Computer Information Systems or related field.
  2. Three years experience in planning, designing, developing, implementing and evaluating fiscal management studies.
  3. Three years experience in budget development which includes  analyzing financial data and making long and short range plans and projections.
  4. Six months experience in strategic planning such as planning and mapping a path between the present and future usually for three to five years by determining key objectives, how to accomplish the key objectives, what strategies should be used, what activities would contribute to accomplishing the key objectives and developing performance measures to gauge and report progress or success.
  5. Six months experience in narrative report writing.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at StateJobs.Delaware.gov.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.