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MT - Budget Analyst 3, Governor's Office of Budget and Program Planning

  • 1.  MT - Budget Analyst 3, Governor's Office of Budget and Program Planning

    Posted 09-02-2020 02:09 PM

    Position Title: 

    Budget Analyst 3 - (20141838) 


    The Office of Budget and Program Planning is seeking an individual with excellent problem solving and analytical skills. This position works under the supervision of the Assistant Budget Director on a team of over twelve budget and revenue professionals.  Responsibilities include analyzing, implementing, and overseeing budgets for assigned state government agencies. Specific agency assignments would be in the area of the Department of Health and Human Services. Opportunities are also available for in-depth program data-driven research and analytics.  This is a nonpartisan position. 

    Duties include:

    Analyze and prepare the biennial Executive Budget

    ·         Present and defend budget requests during the legislative process

    ·         Monitor and analyze appropriated budgets

    ·         Provide assistance to state agencies in solving budgetary problems. 

    ·         Determine the effectiveness of state operated programs. 

    ·         Help implement fiscal and program policies 

    ·         Prepare special analytical reports on selected fiscal or program issues

    ·         May project and monitor certain revenue sources

    If you feel you have the qualities to be successful in this position, please complete the state job application and submit a cover letter and resume.



    ·         Financial and human resources software such as SABHRS

    ·         Governmental Budgeting and Legislative process

    ·         Automated budgeting software such as IBARS.


    ·         Must have a high degree of analytical skills including:  accounting analysis and generally a high level of math skills.

    ·         Forecast costs and/or revenues using analytical methods

    ·         Apply the principles and applications of fiscal administration, budgeting, accounting, planning, and large multi-level organization structure. 

    ·         Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to diverse audiences

    ·         Use software for word processing such as MS Word and for analysis such as MS Excel or Access

    ·         Work with and build relationships with others

    ·         Willingness to work long hours during budget development and legislative session

    ·         Work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines

    ·         Prioritize and balance multiple projects

    Education and Experience:

    The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Administration, Economics, Math, Accounting, Finance, or closely related field; or a Bachelor's Degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience.   Applicants may have additional related experience or other equivalent combinations of education and experience that may substitute for these requirements. Training assignments for applications not meeting these requirements may be considered.

    Please apply at:  statecareers.mt.gov > Home

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    Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment:  This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.  


    :  Accounting/Finance 

    Salary: $

     54,305.00 - 70,378.00  Yearly Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

    Number of Openings

    :  1 Employee Status:  Regular Schedule:  Full-Time 


    :  Day Job 


    :  Yes, 5 % of the Time  

    Primary Location

    :  Helena    Agency:  Governor's Office Union:  000 - None Bargaining Unit:  000 - None  

    Posting Date

    :  Aug 6, 2020, 11:55:24 AM 

    Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone)

    :  Sep 8, 2020, 11:59:00 PM 

    Please apply at:  http://statecareers.mt.gov/

    Required Application Materials
    :  Cover Letter, Resume 

    State government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political beliefs or affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.

    Ryan Evans
    Assistant Budget Director
    Montana Office of Budget & Program Planning
    Helena MT
    (406) 444-3163