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MD - Budget Analyst

  • 1.  MD - Budget Analyst

    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 12 days ago
    The Office of Budget Analysis (OBA) in the Department of Budget and Management is the executive branch office that develops and oversees the implementation of the Maryland Governor's budget. Through this process analysts have the opportunity to affect change and policy through budgetary recommendations and programmatic support. In addition to presenting exhaustive analyses and recommendations to the Secretary of the Department, analysts draft budget bill language, evaluate and translate performance metrics, and often get to work on policy specific white papers and projects. OBA is hiring for analysts and will be seeking top talent for the role. The positions are highly competitive so please feel free to reach out with questions to best prepare for the chance to be considered.

    Applicants can apply at this link: https://jobapscloud.com/MD/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=20&R2=006420&R3=0001


    Main Purpose Of Job

    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;

    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 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.


    EXAMINATION PROCESS

    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

    Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

    For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

    We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

    People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

    As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.



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    Tom Jones
    Budget Analyst
    Maryland Department of Budget & Management
    Annapolis MD
    oba.recruit@maryland.gov
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