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Planning and Budget Analyst

Program Manager IV

Recruitment #21-005479-0022

Introduction

This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

Grade 22 Standard Salary Schedule
Annual Salary Range: $70,983 - $92,522 (with progression to $116,257)

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The position’s primary responsibility is to prepare and review, coordinate, examine, monitor, and analyze operating budgets, provide technical advice and assistance to MSDE divisions regarding budget matters and to ensure reporting is completed in a timely and accurate manner. The Planning and Budget Analyst provides project management and technical support to assigned MSDE divisions and offices during annual budget development process and throughout the year to ensure that resources are allocated and expended in alignment with the department’s strategic goals and compliance requirements. 

The Planning and Budget Analyst is also responsible for ensuring sound business and financial practices are followed in compliance with federal and state regulations, department-based policies and procedures, business policies and procedures, and other applicable financial and business standards across assigned MSDE divisions. The position plays a key role in facilitating the successful financial and business performance of MSDE and integrating best in class business and financial practices to ensure MSDE’s financial resources and strategies are aligned with its multiyear strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Prepares monthly, interim, and on-demand financial reports and analysis and assists as needed to provide extensive, thorough, and accurate customer service and technical support to department stakeholders 
  • Participates in the preparation and development of MSDE’s annual operating budget plan and divisional exercises (i.e., zero-based budgeting; State Superintendent of Schools strategic plan performance routine sessions; etc.) and participates in the preparation and development of responses to legislative and other state agency requests 
  • Supports ongoing budget execution processes across MSDE to ensure budget spending in alignment with the department’s multiyear strategic plan priorities and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives spending plans 
  • Coordinates best practice guidance training, manuals, updates, and resources to budget staff across teams 
  • Supports the State Superintendent of Schools, Deputy Superintendent of Finance and Administration, and Assistant Superintendent of Financial Planning, Operations, and Strategy in the development and dissemination of communication to internal and external stakeholders in the form of presentations, memos, and reporting to support MSDE budget and related initiatives 
  • Implements department-wide budget database to support MSDE’s annual budget execution as well as continuous improvements to budget data systems Conducts data analysis and financial reporting related to internal research to inform resource allocation, ESSA, and other federal requirements, transparency initiatives, and public information requests 
  • Uses data and information from various systems and sources to diagnose budget-related challenges, recommend potential solutions, and implement solutions with cross-functional stakeholders Participates in the legislative fiscal note process. 
  • Reviews bill analyses, ensure timely submission of fiscal notes, assist with the review and analysis of cost estimates and fiscal notes for proposed legislation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Possession of a master's degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate coursework in public policy, public administration, accounting, business administration, economics, finance, statistics, engineering, planning or political science.

EXPERIENCE: Five 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 Note: 1. Each additional year of related experience above the required minimum may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working in the areas of State government, such as education financing and administration, debt management, transportation, retirement systems and pensions, health benefits, community development;
  • Experience in financial planning, budgeting, and policy analysis; Knowledge of performance budgeting concepts; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Experience in writing reports and making presentations on budget recommendations to senior departmental management and other executive branch officials; 
  • Strong analytical abilities, including understanding of mathematical and statistical concepts; Experience with word processing, spreadsheets and database software; 
  • Ability to work independently, in teams and under pressure; Availability to work extended hours as required to meet budget deadlines.

Selection Plan

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and 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 will be required prior to hire. 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. 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.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Applicants must consent to State and FBI (CJIS) background check as a routine procedure for all employees. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

Conclusion

For immediate consideration please submit your interest letter, resume –and- application by March 4, 2022. Open until filled.

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 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 will be required prior to hire. 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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  - Program Manager IV, Planning and Budget Services Analyst position #s 039419 & 040416 (JobAps #21-005479-00226)  Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 - This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only. 

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.

             Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.


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