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AZ - Budget Analyst (I, II, III, Senior, Principal)

  • 1.  AZ - Budget Analyst (I, II, III, Senior, Principal)

    Posted 08-17-2022 11:15 AM

    State of Arizona
    Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting

    Budget Analyst (I, II, III, Senior, Principal)

    The Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals at all levels of experience to assist in making prudent fiscal decisions with both State and federal dollars. Budget Analysts will perform analysis for the purposes of developing the Governor's Executive Budget, contribute to strategic plans and monitor performance measures, assist the Governor and Executive leadership in policy development and implementation, and provide support on special projects for the Executive.

    Primary Responsibilities
    • Critically analyze state agencies' budgets and any proposed budget changes with the goal of developing the Governor's Executive Budget
    • Evaluate agencies' program performance as compared to federal and State mandates and best practices
    • Maintain revenue and expenditure projections for agencies' funds; monitor agency cash flow
    • Provide budget recommendations and options to the State Budget Director, the Governor's Executive staff, and the Governor
    • Provide oral and written presentations to explain Executive Budget issues to legislative members, committees, and the public
    • Represent the Executive's position on the budget to agencies' leadership, stakeholders, and the public
    • Coordinate with State agencies staff for budget implementation
    • Provide suggestions for State agencies' strategic plans and performance measures to support the Governor's Executive Budget
    • Coordinate with the Governor's policy advisors and agencies to track legislative proposals
    • Analyze legislative proposals for potential fiscal and operational impacts
    • Serve as a resource on issues relating to federal and State laws and regulations as well as State agencies' policies and procedures
    • Identify and apply available data sources and research to conduct strategic, operational, and financial analysis on a broad range of topics
    • Manage and provide support to projects initiated by OSPB leadership and the Governor's Executive staff
    • Develop and explore potential areas of work, with a focus on improving State government performance
    • Advise and assist the Governor's executive staff and agencies' leadership on implementing major policy changes


    Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, or related field preferred ; or,  candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in similar fields and substantive experience in governmental budgeting, public finance, or a related area.

    The ideal candidate should:

    • Have strong math skills and superior critical-thinking ability
    • Be highly organized, driven, persistent, analytical, and detail-oriented
    • Have strong communication skills (includes writing, speaking, presentation and data visualization skills), particularly on technical matters
    • Display strong relational skills to regularly engage stakeholders within and external to the agency
    • Have the ability to work autonomously and in collaborative settings
    • Be proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and comfortable navigating new software products and applications


    Budget Analyst I starts at $69,000 annually and salary is commensurate with experience. Additionally, there are excellent employee benefits, including 21 vacation days per year.

    To Apply

    Interested applicants should email their resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to bgreeney@az.gov with the subject line, "OSPB Budget Analyst Application". Writing samples should not exceed five pages and may cover any topic. Applicants with less than 3 years of relevant professional experience should also provide graduate and undergraduate transcripts. Unofficial copies of transcripts are sufficient.

    You can expect to hear from OSPB to indicate whether we would like you to participate in an interview and case study (both can be done remotely).

    Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

    More information available at : Office of the Arizona Governor

    Tyler Hagedoorn
    Budget Analyst
    Arizona Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting
    Phoenix AZ
    (602) 794-5926