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BUDGET ANALYST I and II, CAPITAL PROGRAMS

Recruitment #18-006789-0001

GRADE

Grade 15 - Budget Analyst I, Capital Programs 

Grade 17 - Budget Analyst II, Capital Programs

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201

POSITION DUTIES

This position will analyze and prepare budgets of assigned agencies, and assist in the management of the state's capital budget process. This position offers opportunities for direct involvement with Maryland's critical fiscal and policy issues as well as excellent opportunities for future growth and development.  This position evaluates major state agency capital budget funding requests in order to recommend funding levels in the state capital budget and five-year capital improvement program.  Evaluates master plan and facility programs in order to verify the need for requested capital improvements using established guidelines.  Monitors the execution of capital projects and programs to assure consistency with approved programs and budgets.

This is a special appointment position that serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Possession of a master's degree in public administration, accounting, business administration, economics, finance, statistics, engineering, planning or political science.  Or, a master's degree candidate with a minimum of 15 credit hours in public administration, accounting, business administration, economics, finance, statistics, engineering, planning or political science.

Experience:  Budget Analyst I - one year; Budget Analyst II - two years of experience in budget formulation, accounting, personnel management analysis or administrative work.  One year of this experience must include work in budget planning, formulation, review or management, project management or strategic facilities planning.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working in State government, in the areas of health care financing and administration, debt management, transportation, retirement systems and pensions, health benefits, primary and secondary education, higher education and community development;

Experience in budgeting and policy analysis;

Knowledge of performance budgeting concepts;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

Experience in writing reports and make presentations on budget recommendations to senior departmental and other executive branch officials;

Strong analytical abilities, including understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts;

Experience with word processing, spreadsheets and database software;

Experience in the public sector financial management or facilities management, to include budget analysis, finance, project management or facility planning;

Ability to work independently, in teams and under pressure and

Availability to work extended hours as required to meet budget deadlines.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. 

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay. 

For questions concerning this recruitment, please call 410-767-1988.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.