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CA - Senior Budget Analyst (Senior Fiscal Analyst) (JO# 5442)

  • 1.  CA - Senior Budget Analyst (Senior Fiscal Analyst) (JO# 5442)

    Posted 10-26-2021 11:36 AM
    Edited by Lauren Cummings 10-26-2021 11:35 AM

    JOB TITLE: SENIOR BUDGET ANALYST (SENIOR FISCAL ANALYST)

    LOCATION: SAN FRANCISCO OR SACRAMENTO

    JOB OPENING #: 5442

    OVERVIEW

    The Judicial Council of California (JCC) is accepting applications for the position of Senior Budget Analyst (Senior Fiscal Analyst) in the Program Budget Unit of the Budget Services office. 

    The Program Budget Unit is primarily responsible for managing the personal services (PS) and operating expenses and equipment (OE&E) budget of the Judicial Council's approximately $234 million budget, under the direction of the budget supervisor. The Senior Budget Analyst provides advanced, complex, and specialized analytical and technical budget support to Tier III JCC offices such as Branch Accounting and Procurement; Criminal Justice Services; Center for Families, Children & the Courts; and Information Technology. JCC offices are assigned to one of three tiers based upon budget complexity, including multiple programs and fund sources, with Tier III being the most complex. The Senior Budget Analyst supports assigned offices in budget development and management, expenditure forecasting, technical assistance in accordance with state budget processes, and in developing cost benefit analyses as required.

    This position is responsible for developing and implementing expenditure forecasting methods, workload assessment measures, and trend analyses. This position completes fiscal analyses for legislation and bill monitoring, position control review and updates for the annual Schedule 8 process, and technical assistance and review of budget proposals for JCC offices from concept to implementation. The Senior Budget Analyst conducts specialized research and analyses to assist Budget Services management, JCC offices, and executive leadership as needed.

    The JCC strives for work life balance and includes substantial vacation and holiday time. In addition, we offer an excellent benefits package including pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending, $130 monthly stipend towards public transit commuting costs, and retirement savings plans. In San Francisco, the office is only a 7-minute walk from the Civic Center BART station in downtown San Francisco. In Sacramento, the office is located minutes from downtown, just north of Discovery Park.

    The successful candidate will be expected to work in the San Francisco or Sacramento office. Budget Services is currently working in a telework environment, with in-office hybrid models under consideration beginning in January 2022.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Budget development and reconciliation
      • Develop, review, and analyze initial budget allocations for assigned JCC offices.
      • Create PS Reports and detailed office PS budget reports for assigned JCC offices and reconcile to the Human Resources office and State Controller's Office (SCO) records.
      • Reconcile JCC allocations to the enacted state budget (General Fund and special funds).
      • Review, research, and complete the annual SCO Schedule 8 for use by the Budget Services State Budget Unit in developing the Schedule 7A.
    • Provide advanced and specialized level of analysis and support regarding budgetary, technical and analytical support in the areas of budget development and management, expenditure forecasting, position and appropriation control (i.e., reimbursement authority) for the JCC offices with the most complex budgets.
      • Update PS Report for assigned JCC offices with actual costs; update detailed office PS budget reports and research personnel transactions.
      • Collaborate with assigned office budget liaisons to review and update the detailed office PS budget report.
      • Review and approve office requests to create new projects and activities.
    • Conduct specialized research and analysis of fiscal budgeting issues, including Cost Benefit Analyses for assigned offices, and/or upon request of the Executive Office.
    • Act as subject matter expert for assigned offices on issues impacting the Judicial Branch.

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    Bachelor's degree, preferably in business, finance, accounting or a directly related field, and four (4)

    years of professional experience in accounting, financial analysis, budgetary, or contract administration/procurement.

    Possession of a bachelor's degree in a directly related field such as accounting, finance, business,

    etc., may be substituted for one of the years of required experience. An additional four years of

    professional experience in the assigned function as noted above may substitute for the bachelor's

    degree. Or, additional directly related experience and/or education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

    OR

    Juris doctor, master's of business administration, or master's degree in a directly related field for the

    assigned discipline such as finance, contract administration or accountancy, and one (1) year of

    experience as identified above.

    OR

    One year as a Fiscal Analyst, in the assigned field, with the Judicial Council of California or one

    year of experience performing the duties of a class comparable in the level of responsibility to that of

    a Fiscal Analyst in a California Superior Court or California state-level government entity.

     

    Desirable Qualifications

    • Knowledge of the California state budget process and/or the state's FI$Cal financial system
    • Experience with financial forecasting models
    • Experience in Excel and/or other data analytics software applications
    • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and adapt to changing business needs

     

    OTHER

    • Please note: If you are selected for hire, verification of employment eligibility or authorization to work in the United States will be required.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    To ensure consideration of your application for the earliest round of interviews, please apply by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 12, 2021. This position requires the submission of our official application, a resume, and a response to the supplemental questions.

    To complete the online application, please visit https://www.courts.ca.gov/careers.htm and search for JO# 5442.

    The Judicial Council provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities who request such accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation needs should be requested through Human Resources at (415) 865-4260. Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (415) 865-4272.

     

    PAYMENT & BENEFITS

    Salary Range: $7,090 to $10,635 per month
    (Starting Salary: $7,090 per month)

    Some highlights of our benefits package include:

    • Health/Dental/Vision benefits program
    • 13 paid holidays per calendar year
    • Choice of Annual Leave or Sick/Vacation Leave
    • 1 personal holiday per year
    • $130 transit pass subsidy per month
    • CalPERS Retirement Plan
    • 401(k) and 457 deferred compensation plans
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
    • FlexElect Program
    • Pretax Parking
    • Long Term Disability Program (employee paid/optional)
    • Group Legal Plan (employee paid/optional)

      

    The Judicial Council of California Is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Supplemental Questions For Senior Budget Analyst (Senior Fiscal Analyst) (JO# 5442)

    To better assess the qualifications of each applicant, we will review your responses to the following questions.  Please indicate for which employer you performed these functions.  Your answers should not exceed a total of three pages.

     

    1. Describe your professional budget development experience and specific roles in the budget process, including your primary areas of responsibility, and any work around budget preparation and/or review, financial forecasting and/or analysis.
    2. Describe a project, program, process, or function in which you had a leadership role. In your response, include the intended audience, the stakeholders involved, the analytical tools you used, the outcome, and any lessons that you learned from the experience.
    3. Please describe in detail your experience coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
    4. Please describe your knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel, or other data analytics software, to create spreadsheets, pivot tables, macros, and formulas to inform business decisions. If you do not have this experience, please indicate N/A.


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    Judicial Council of California
    San Francisco CA
    415-865-4260
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