Budget Analyst III

Recruitment #200617-D20C-I03

Introduction

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Budget Analyst III providing support to Financial Services. This is a classified position (PIN 34002208) in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK.  OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is up to $47,244.00 based on education and experience.

This position may be filled as Budget Analyst II with an annual salary of up to $45,000.00 based on education and experience.

Position Description:
Positions in this job family perform analytical work involving the collection and evaluation of agency financial data, budgetary control records and other information concerning agency expenditures and revenues to determine budget requirements, develop budget work programs, prepare proposed legislation and develop justification for requested funding levels.  This includes the analysis of financial information concerning expenditures for payroll, capital projects, operating expenses, supplies and equipment, professional services contracts, and other costs, and of projected revenues from various fees, taxes, tolls, investments, appropriations and other sources and developing recommendations or proposals concerning appropriate changes.  It also includes the allocation of projected revenues to various functions and activities, continuing review and evaluation of actual expenditures and revenue against budget projections and making adjustments or corrections as needed.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
The functions performed by employees in this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
• Compiles data related to agency financial transactions and operations, revenues and expenditures.
• Analyzes financial information concerning personnel, capital projects, supplies and equipment, professional services, and other expenses; determines budgetary requirements by function and activity.
• Participates in surveys, studies, meetings and legislative hearings concerning agency financial requirements; provides assistance to agency managers and supervisors in preparing budget estimates and proposals; conducts research and analysis on proposed legislation or other factors affecting budget requirements.
• Reviews revenue projections from appropriations, fees, taxes, tolls and other sources; matches projected revenue to projected expenditures; makes recommendations concerning changes in program goals, workloads, staffing patterns, funds distribution and other areas; identifies needs for changes in various sources of revenue.
• Develops agency budget work programs, including justification; prepares proposed legislation.

Valued Knowledge, skills and abilities
Level II
Those identified in Level I plus demonstrated abilities to review and analyze a full range of financial information concerning revenues and expenditures and develop appropriate budget recommendations.

Level III
Those identified in Level II plus demonstrated ability to perform complex and difficult analysis of a wide range of factors related to determining budget requirements and making recommendations concerning budget reductions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
This position is set in an office environment.  While performing the duties of the job, employees are frequently required to stand, walk, lift, and reach.  Applicants must be willing to perform all job-related travel associated with this position.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family perform analytical work involving the collection and evaluation of agency financial data, budgetary control records and other information concerning agency expenditures and revenues to determine budget requirements, develop budget work programs, prepare proposed legislation and develop justification for requested funding levels.  This includes the analysis of financial information concerning expenditures for payroll, capital projects, operating expenses, supplies and equipment, professional services contracts, and other costs, and of projected revenues from various fees, taxes, tolls, investments, appropriations and other sources and developing recommendations or proposals concerning appropriate changes.  It also includes the allocation of projected revenues to various functions and activities, continuing review and evaluation of actual expenditures and revenue against budget projections and making adjustments or corrections as needed.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Budget Analyst job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level II: 
This is the career level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for a full range of work involving the review and analysis of agency financial data, budget estimates and other information to develop a budget work program.  This will include compiling and analyzing required financial data, conducting research or studies concerning agency financial needs, providing assistance to agency personnel, and developing recommendations concerning changes in expenditures or revenues.  Some responsibility may also be assigned for providing training or assistance to lower level analysts.

Level III: 
This is the specialist level of this job family where employees are assigned responsibility for performing advanced level work of a complex and difficult nature in reviewing and preparing budget estimates and budget work programs.  This may include responsibility for budgets with a large number of expenditures, functions, revolving funds, sources of revenue, FTE, line items, or other factors affecting the complexity of the work assigned.  It may also include positions that are assigned responsibilities for providing functional supervision to others as a team leader or project leader or similar responsibilities and positions that are the only position in an agency with independent responsibility for compiling and administering the agency’s budget program on a full time basis.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level II:  
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, economics, accounting or finance PLUS one (1) year of experience in professional budget administration or fiscal analysis;; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in one of the above areas.

Level III:  
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus two additional years of experience in professional budget administration or fiscal analysis.

NOTES

REQUIREMENTS:
If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview


All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

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