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VA - Junior Budget and Policy Analyst, Health and Human Services

  • 1.  VA - Junior Budget and Policy Analyst, Health and Human Services

    Posted 02-23-2024 04:10 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 03-07-2024 09:54 AM

    Junior Budget and Policy Analyst

    Virginia Department of Planning and Budget – (www.dpb.virginia.gov)

    Agency No.: 122

    Recruit Ad Date: February 23, 2024

    Application Closing: March 18, 2024

    Recruit Type: General Public

    Working Title: Junior Budget and Policy Analyst

    Salary Range: $56,100


    The Department of Planning and Budget (DPB) advises the Governor, the Governor's staff, and cabinet secretaries on fiscal, policy, program, and legislative issues involving Virginia state agencies. DPB is seeking a junior level Budget and Policy analyst in the area of health and human resources.

    The position(s) will work with senior DPB staff to assist the Governor's Office, the Governor's cabinet, the General Assembly, and other state agencies with developing and reviewing budget and policy information and formulating recommendations. Initially, the analyst will be expected to assist with developing and reviewing budget and policy information, conducting detailed short- and long-range budget analysis, organizing strategic planning and related performance information, reviewing legislation for fiscal and policy impact, conducting special studies and program evaluation, and communicating findings and recommendations.

    The successful candidate will develop the skills and knowledge base to progress toward gaining independent assignments. In addition, the successful candidate will be required to develop a thorough knowledge of state government operations agencies and perform analytical and special reviews involving budget and policy issues. The new analyst will be paired with mentors to assist in gaining knowledge and experience that will be needed ultimately to work independently
    in this role. Accordingly, the new analyst must work well within a team centered environment while being self-reliant.

    The successful candidate will be able to think critically and effectively communicate creative recommendations, both orally and in writing. Moreover, the candidate also will be able to develop in-depth analysis and provide rapid responses when necessary. The successful candidate also must be able to multi-task effectively and be comfortable making recommendations with limited information. The position is intended to provide the candidate with the opportunity to advance in the agency upon satisfactorily demonstrating the above knowledge, skills, and abilities and to continue advancing as these skills become more developed and refined.

    The successful candidate must possess the following:

    • Professional level training and experience in public administration, business administration, program evaluation, research methods, planning, or government.
    • Understanding of the principles of planning, budgeting, policy analysis, and/or financial management.
    • Evidence of the ability to use automated software to prepare and present analysis such as with Microsoft Word and Excel or similar software.
    • Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at various levels of an organization both orally and in writing.
    • Evidence of the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously under aggressive deadlines.

    Additionally, the following characteristics are preferred:

    • Evidence of the ability to use additional analytical, statistical, database, and/or presentation software applications.

    Applicants selected for an interview may be given a topic about which they will be asked to create a work sample demonstrating their analytical and communication skills as part of the interview process. If utilized as part of the interview process, candidates should expect probing questions from panel members regarding the work sample during the interview process.

    To be considered for this position, the applicant must submit a completed application, along with a resume and a cover letter. Failure to submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter will result in an applicant not being considered for the position.

    Application information can be found at:

    Virginia DPB - Employment Opportunities https://www.jobs.virginia.gov/jobs/junior-budget-and-policy-analyst-richmond-virginia-united-states

    (Please note: You must apply through the links above as this position is posted on the website of the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management – www.dhrm.virginia.gov)

    The Virginia Department of Planning and Budget offers telework options to its employees to address work life balance issues. The amount of and schedule for telework offered to employees varies depending upon the needs of our customers (Governor's office and Cabinet, state agencies, and General Assembly) and the amount of time that staff may need to be at the physical workspace to address these needs, and other external factors such as inclement weather or health concerns. Typically, non-supervisory staff at the department telework up to two days per week. All telework schedules must comply with state policy, which can be found at: pol1_61.pdf (virginia.gov).