State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $61,754.00-$99,148.00 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. Work of this class involves analysis of operating budgets. Employees in this class assign, review and approve the work and train lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating.

Employees receive general supervision from a Supervising Budget Examiner.

The Budget Analyst IV, Operating is differentiated from Budget Analyst I, II and III, Operating in that Budget Analyst IV, Operating assigns, reviews and approves the work and trains lower-level Budget Analysts, Operating, while Budget Analyst I, II and III, Operating are not assigned these lead responsibilities. Budget Analyst IV, Operating is differentiated from Supervising Budget Examiner in that Supervising Budget Examiner has full supervisory responsibility for subordinate 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 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;

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: 006420; EST: ; REV: 1/1/2015;

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