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Recruitment #23-006420-0001


Budget Analyst I, Operating Grade 16
Budget Analyst II, Operating Grade 17
Budget Analyst III, Operating Grade 19
Budget Analyst IV, Operating Grade 21 


45 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Telework and Remote eligible

Main Purpose of Job

This position will serve as Budget Analyst within the Maryland Department of Budget and Management.  This position has direct responsibility for analysis of operating budgets to assigned State agencies.  If hired you will:
* Conduct reviews of all budget expenditures of Executive Branch units of government; 
* Make recommendations to the Secretary of the Department for greater efficiency in those units, and to support the policy goals and objectives of the Moore Administration;
* Analyze and prepare budgets of assigned agencies; 
* Assist in the management of the State's operating budget process;
* Review and analyze agency performance data.

The selected candidates should have:
* An understanding of budget and policy analysis; 
* Strong analytical skills, including understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts and an ability to review, manipulate and analyze data in Microsoft Excel; 
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
* An ability to write clear reports and make presentations on budget recommendations to senior management and other officials; 
* An ability to work independently, in teams and under pressure. 

The selected candidate should be available to work extended hours as required to meet budget deadlines, typically at times during the formulation of the Governor’s Budget Allowance from September through January. Note that extended hours worked result in earned leave, which can be used at other times in the year.

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

The Office of Budget Analysis has a flexible telework policy that includes an option for remote work. However, remote workers may be called in periodically.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, public policy, business administration, economics, accounting, finance, or a related field, or equivalent relevant experience as determined by the search committee.

The grade an applicant will be hired at (Budget Analyst I, II, III or IV) will be determined by the search committee based on a combination of relevant education and work experience. 


* Master's degree in one of the fields mentioned above, or equivalent experience as determined by the search committee;

* Experience in budget formulation, accounting, personnel management analysis or administrative work, including economic analysis or budget planning, formulation, review or management;

* Experience working in the areas of State government, such as health care financing and administration, government services (facilities management, information technology, etc.), social services, primary and secondary education, higher education, public safety and juvenile services, or natural resources and the environment;
* Experience in performance budgeting concepts;

* Experience using pivot tables and database/statistical software. 


APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE RESUME WHEN APPYING, a cover letter is encouraged but not required.  Please upload one combined PDF file with (optional) cover letter and (required) resume in the online application portal.

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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


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.  Applicants may be requested to provide sample work products, such as a writing sample.  Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to complete an exercise to demonstrate analysis and writing skills.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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