State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $65,857.00-$105,735.00 Yearly






A Budget Analyst IV, Operating is the lead level of work in the formulation and expenditure oversight of the Governor's annual spending plan and legislative appropriation.   Employees in this classification perform work that involves analysis of operating budgets.  Employees in this classification assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Supervising Budget Examiner.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Budget Analyst IV, Operating is differentiated from the Budget Analyst III, Operating in that the Budget Analyst IV, Operating assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating, while the Budget Analyst III, Operating performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision. The Budget Analyst IV, Operating is differentiated from Supervising Budget Examiner in that Supervising Budget Examiner has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating.


Assigns, reviews and approves the work of lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating;

Trains lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating;

Provides advice and technical guidance to lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating to develop their skills in the techniques of budgeting;

Conducts studies of all budget expenditures of units of the Executive Branch of State government;

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;

Performs research in depth, as directed, in management, organizational, fiscal and operating budget areas to provide information or develop recommendations;

Evaluates plans for future facilities and services;

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

Provides technical advice and assistance, including interpreting budget policies, to State agencies in the preparation of their budgets;

Advises State agencies concerning unexpected or unusual budgetary problems to develop solutions;

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

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

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

Analyzes proposed legislation to determine fiscal impact and potential organizational change;

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

May assist managerial staff in reviewing and evaluating the performance of lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating;

Performs other related duties.


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


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

March 5, 2021

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006420; EST: ; REV: 3/5/2021;

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