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BUDGET ANALYST I-IV, OPERATING

Recruitment #19-006788-0001

GRADE

Budget Analyst I, Operating:  Grade 15

Budget Analyst II, Operating:  Grade 17

Budget Analyst III, Operating:  Grade 19

Budget Analyst IV, Operating: Grade 21

LOCATION OF POSITION

45 Calvert Street Annapolis, MD 21401

POSITION DUTIES

This position will serve as a Budget Analyst within the Department of Budget and Management. This position has direct responsibility for analysis of operating budgets for 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 and economy in those units;

Analyze and prepare budgets of assigned agencies; 

Assist in the management of the State's operating budget process.  The selected candidates should have an understanding of budget and policy analysis;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills;

The ability to write reports and make presentations on budget recommendations to senior management and other officials;

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

Ability to work independently, in teams and under pressure; and

Be available to work extended hours as required to meet budget deadlines.

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:   (All levels) Possession of a master's degree  in public policy, public administration, accounting, business administration, economics, finance, statistics, engineering, planning or political science.

Experience:  None (Budget Analyst I), One year (Budget Analyst II), Two years (Budget Analyst III), Four years (Budget Analyst IV) of experience in budget formulation, accounting, personnel management analysis or administrative work.  One year of this experience must include work in economic analysis or budget planning, formulation, review or management.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working in the areas of State government, such as 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 performance budgeting concepts.

Experience in word processing software, spreadsheets and pivot tables and database/statistical software.

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 placed on the eligible (employment) 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

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be included in further evaluation.  The evaluation 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 you are unable to apply online, 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

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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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. 

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