State Budget Management Analyst I - Budget Development
NC Office of State Budget & Management
Location: 27603, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: $51,895.00 - $93,346.00
Finance, Economics, Banking
Internal Number: 21-08777
The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a State Budget Management Analyst I position (60038836) within our Budget Development division. This position will be in our Health and Human Services and Education section, working primarily on health and human services programs.
Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform public policy decisions, the state budget, and legislation. After the budget is enacted, they also ensure the budget is executed consistent with the State Budget Act.
Budget analysts serve as the liaison between OSBM and state agencies, as well as the legislative appropriations committees and other governmental and non-governmental entities. Budget analysts will focus on either budget execution or budget development and work is performed under the supervision of an Assistant State Budget Officer. Budget Development Analysts are primarily responsible for developing the Governor's Change Budget Recommendations and analyzing agency programs for effectiveness using research, evidence, and a cost-benefit framework.
As a Budget Development Analyst you will:
Evaluate agency budget proposals and develop evidence-informed recommendations for the Governor's Budget.
Propose legislative changes necessary to carry out the proposals in the Governor's Budget.
Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts.
Work directly with senior policy staff and agency leadership on important budget and policy issues as part of the budget development process.
Present and explain the Governor's proposals in legislative committee hearings and meetings with legislative staff.
Perform in-depth program and fiscal analysis to identify fiscal and/or administrative issues and challenges and develop effective solutions.
Prepare nonpartisan, accurate, and timely fiscal/policy analysis.
Conduct quarterly reviews with agency leadership to review agency performance and program evaluations including progress on strategic plan implementation.
Evaluate and conduct cost benefit analysis and analyze adequacy of rates and/or fees for government services.
Monitor program performance and identify opportunities to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact the budget in area(s) of assignment.
Participate in cross-functional teams on strategic initiatives to analyze agency programs for effectiveness and implement a performance management process to promote continuous improvement.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and accounting.
Thorough knowledge of how state budgets are prepared and executed.
Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports.
Demonstrated skills in researching, analyzing, interpreting and summarizing complex data.
Ability to think critically to make connections that others miss.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines.
Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management.
Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and integrity.
Considerable knowledge of strategy and performance management methodology
Ability to transition gracefully between a variety of tasks and function effectively with ambiguity.
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and two (2) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Management Preference: Master's degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy, planning, business, economics, or a related field from an accredited institution. Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes
OSBM is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor. The Office works with senior officials across State government in negotiating and developing evidence-informed recommendations for the Governor's annual budget, and monitor program performance to identify opportunities to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. Work at OSBM is high-impact public service, with staff providing strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.