State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $38,988.00-$61,649.00 Yearly




A Budget Analyst Trainee, Operating is the entry level of work in the formulation and expenditure oversight of the Governor's annual spending plan and legislative appropriation. Work of this class involves analysis of operating budgets of medium-sized agencies. Employees in this class do not supervise.

Employees receive close supervision from a Supervising Budget Examiner.

The Budget Analyst Trainee is differentiated from Budget Analyst I, II and III, Operating on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. Budget Analyst Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision.

Budget Analyst I, II and III, Operating perform the full range of duties under general supervision.

Budget Analyst I, II and III, Operating are differentiated on the basis of modified factor comparison using the Management Classification Factors. These factors are: Qualifications; Nature and Purpose of Personal Contacts; Nature of Recommendations, Commitments, Decisions and Conclusions; Creative Thought; Responsibility for Planning; Responsibility for Administration; and Nature of Supervision Received.


Learns to conducts studies of all budget expenditures of units of the Executive Branch of State government;

Learns to makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Budget and Management and to the Governor regarding resource allocation for assigned State agencies to promote greater efficiency and economy for these agencies;

Learns to collect data through personal interviews and independent resources to properly analyze and evaluate budget requests;

Attends meetings with agency personnel to discuss operating changes affecting budgetary appropriations;

Learns to provides technical advice and assistance, including interpreting budget policies, to State agencies in the preparation of their budgets; Learns to assemble statistical data and reports for use in evaluating budgets;

Learns to analyze and evaluates the organization, policy, procedures and management practices of State departments and agencies to develop recommendations for their improvement;

Learns to analyze requests for new positions and for additional temporary help to evaluate need;

Learns to investigate the propriety and need for the transfer of appropriations between programs to maintain fiscal integrity;

Learns to analyze proposed legislation to determine fiscal impact and potential organizational change;

May attend agency budget hearings conducted by the Department of Budget and Management and the Governor, and Hearings and Committee meetings conducted by the General Assembly;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Jan 1 2015 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006132; EST: ; REV: 1/1/2015;

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