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Budget Analyst

Recruitment #130718-UNCD-70

Introduction

 A resume and cover letter must be submitted along with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is a government agency providing services to other Oklahoma government agencies. We work toward the goals of capitalizing on available resources, continuing to seek cost saving opportunities and elevating our level of service. Our mission is to be a “FAST” agency: Flatter, Agile, Streamlined, and Technology-enabled.  We are seeking a full time, unclassified Budget Analyst for the Budget Division in Oklahoma City. We offer a comprehensive Benefits Packet, and a competitive annual salary up to $42,000 based on education and experience.
 
The Budget Analyst will work in the field of budget administration and program policy analysis. The Budget Division Director may assign larger or more complex agencies at their discretion. Work at this level includes conducting research, fiscal analysis and making funding recommendations concerning various policy issues of limited complexity.
Duties also include tracking appropriations and policy legislation, making recommendations to the Budget Division director on budget items and monitoring agency expenditures. People in this position will work with fiscal and operating officials to obtain information or to explain well established policies, procedures, principles and precedents. Work which involves advanced decisions or determinations is subject to close supervisory review. Detailed instructions for duties to be performed are frequently received from an immediate supervisor.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES:

•Attends executive budget hearings to explain and review recommendations and alternatives; attends hearings of House and Senate Appropriation committees and answers questions concerning executive budget recommendations;
•Analyzes and examines budget requests from state agencies for completeness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and regulations. This may also involve developing forms and instructions for agency use in submission of budget requests and providing technical assistance to agencies;
•Reviews programs of various state departments in terms of program priorities, expenditures of funds, and coordination of services. Examines requests to evaluate needs and priorities of agencies and to determine where funds may be cut and where additional funds may be necessary; examines alternatives available in funding agency programs. Develops recommendations for agency program funding and prepares justifications for each recommendation for possible inclusion in the Governor's Executive Budget;
•Accumulates and analyzes budget requests, income and expenditure data for preparation of budget-to-actual and other financial reports; maintains data on budgetary systems and financial programs;
•Tracks appropriation and policy legislation concerning assigned agencies; attends hearings; prepares reports on status of bills, and makes sign/veto recommendations to the Budget Division director;
•Researches and analyzes current policy issues relating to assigned agency programs and develops specific recommendations;
•Examines budget estimates for completeness, accuracy and conformance with procedures and regulations. Assembles fiscal and statistical data for use in budgetary and program evaluations, and maintains files on budgetary information; and

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

This position requires a bachelor's degree in Finance or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of appropriate math, accounting and analytical skills.

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.

Conclusion

Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.



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