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CO - Chief of Budget Review

  • 1.  CO - Chief of Budget Review

    Posted 06-28-2019 08:44 AM


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    LOCATION: Denver Metro, Colorado
    SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

    OPENING DATE: 06/27/19
    CLOSING DATE: 07/14/19 11:59 PM
    JOB TYPE: Full Time


    OSPB's mission is to foster the responsible use of state resources through effective and efficient planning, budgeting, and evaluation of state programs in a manner that is performance and outcome-focused.  We are currently seeking an experienced analyst to join our team to analyze, make recommendations, and manage state assets through the annual budget process.



    The OSPB Chief of Budget Review is responsible for government-wide budget coordination and ensuring the technical accuracy of the Governor's Budget request.  This role is the lead in the office for technical expertise in, and guidance on, budget concepts and execution. The Chief's work is intended to design structures for appropriate adherence to budget processes, ensure the accuracy and clarity of budget documents, while ensuring that analysts have the resources they need to be successful in the execution of their analysis and recommendations.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provides strategic and technical support for budget decision-making and negotiations, and serves as office-wide expert on technical budget concepts and execution.
    • Leads the development of annual budget instructions to Departments, and ensures that instructions are easy to use, are being used appropriately, and align with other office initiatives related to the annual budget cycle. 
    • Leads the development of an internal budget procedures manual, which is intended to serve as a training and reference guide for analysts and agencies. 
    • Assists in developing training plans for all analysts, which includes encouraging and developing opportunities for professional development.
    • Oversees quality assurance for all phases of the annual cycle, including development, decision documents, and publication of the formal submission.
    • Assists in the preparation for all external facing presentations and documents, and ensures proper branding and a minimum quality level of work. 
    • Oversees analysts' adherence to the various processes related to the annual budget cycle, including development, review, and publication. This includes identifying resources and building systems for agencies, analysts, and OSPB leadership to measure the accuracy of budget documents.
    • Assists in aggregating data on the Long Bill and other spending legislation to facilitate statewide fiscal analysis, including through the use of Salesforce and the office's Performance Budgeting system, as well as other internal tools.
    • Analyzes trends in and the consequences of statewide, technical budget policy.
    • Analyzes agency data through automated reports, database queries, and budget database entries.
    • Produces statewide summary tables and narrative for Governor briefings, budget submission, and the forthcoming Long-Range Financial Plan.
    • Updates budget data used in revenue forecasts, as necessary.
    • Coordinates cross-cutting issues such as receipts, debt, credit programs, and grants to local governments, among others.

    Other responsibilities include:

    • Conduct research into assigned issue areas, and prepare briefings as necessary.
    • Recommend new programs or policy changes to improve performance and / or service delivery.
    • Recommend strategies to implement the Governor's budget priorities, including partnering with the legislative branch.
    • Advocate on behalf of the Governor and assigned departments to best ensure passage of executive budget requests.
    • Represent the Governor's office at monthly executive branch operational meetings, including the state's IT steering committee.
    • Track ongoing legislation during the legislative session, and identify potential issues or concerns and recommend solutions.
    • Monitor and provide written summaries of legislative meetings/hearings.
    • Manage communications between departments and JBC staff
    • Ensure that objectives and measures comport with Governor's policy objectives
    • Participate in special projects to improve the management of State operations


    • A bachelor's degree in a related field (business administration, public administration, public policy, accounting, or a related field ) and 5 or more years of related work experience with the Colorado state budget is required. 
    • Candidates must have a strong attention to detail, and demonstrated experience analyzing and manipulating large datasets, both in spreadsheets and databases. 
    • Candidates must be self-motivated, independent, and excel in a fast-paced environment. 

    Preferred Qualifications include: 

    • Graduate degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, accounting, or a related field.
    • Budgeting, cost estimating or financial modeling, especially regarding management of capital assets and lifecycle valuation.
    • Knowledge of, and experience with, capital markets, bonds, securities, short-term financing vehicles, and other capital financing mechanisms.
    • Knowledge of, and experience with, analyzing information technology systems including planning, building, hosting, licensing, maintaining, and implementation.
    • Experience with large data sets.
    • Benefit-cost analysis or cost-effectiveness analysis
    • Creativity
    • Critical thinking
    • Collaborative inquiry and generosity
    • Skilled at processing and implementing complex ideas
    • Attention to detail
    • Flexible and able to work in many different policy areas
    • Dependable
    • Interest in both professional and personal growth
    • Sense of humor/fun approach to teamwork


    A cover letter and resume must be submitted with the application for consideration. Your cover letter and resume must provide sufficient detail about your background and experience to allow the screening panel to properly assess your experience in the required elements, including your experience and achievements.  

    OSPB offers a generous benefits package including:

    • Annual leave accrued at 13.33 hours per month
    • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month
    • 10 paid holidays per year
    • Medical and dental plans
    • State paid life insurance policy of $50,000
    • Choice of 2 retirement plans
    • 401K and 457 plans
    • State paid Short Term Disability coverage
    • Additional optional life and disability plans
    • Credit Union Membership
    • RTD pass
    • Training and professional development

    To learn more about State of Colorado benefits visit: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.

    ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Amy Wayne by phone (303) 866-2471 or email gov_hr@state.co.us at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date. 

    HOW TO APPLY: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
    Please complete the online application.
    METHODS OF APPOINTMENT: This position is not part of the classified state personnel system.