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CO - Chief of Budget Review

  • 1.  CO - Chief of Budget Review

    Posted 19 days ago
    Department Information

    The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) advises the Governor on complex budget and policy issues. OSPB manages all aspects of the state’s budget and seeks to leverage it to the benefit of all Coloradans. OSPB staff works at the cutting edge of the state issues, works closely with agency leadership throughout the state, and provides deep analysis of the tradeoffs needed to make strong budgetary decisions for the Governor.

    OSPB staff are first and foremost dedicated to the development of creative and sound budgetary decisions that allow the Governor and state to achieve the goals within a sound fiscal framework. OSPB staff play critical roles in evaluating budget and policy to provide the fiscal analytical analysis needed for senior staff to understand the tradeoffs of various decisions.

    We believe that diverse teams produce better results and encourage people of a variety of backgrounds and qualifications to apply.

    Description of Job

    Starting Salary Range: $95,000.10 - $115,000.08 


    The OSPB Chief of Budget Review reports to the Deputy Director for Budget and 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, guidance on, and training in 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. 


    General Responsibilities

    • 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.

    • 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

    Programmatic 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 continued 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.

    • Assists with the reporting and auditing of emergency federal funds. 

    • 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.


    Other Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct research into assigned issue areas, and prepare briefings as necessary.

    • Recommend new programs or policy changes to improve performance and / or service delivery.

    • 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.

    • Recommend strategies to implement the Governor's budget priorities, including partnering with the legislative branch.

    • 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

    Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

    • A bachelor's degree in a related field (business administration, public administration, public policy, accounting, or a related field ) and 5-10 years of related work experience with a state or local government budget. 

    • Candidates must have a strong attention to detail, and demonstrated experience analyzing and manipulating large datasets, both in spreadsheets and databases. 

    • Candidates must have strong communication skills and be comfortable presenting to leadership.

    • Candidates must be self-motivated, independent, and excel in a fast-paced environment. 

    Supplemental Information

    To Apply:

    Apply online at State of Colorado Job Opportunities (filter by department, Office of the Governor)  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.  

    The State of Colorado/Office of the Governor offers a generous benefits package including: 

     

    To learn more about State of Colorado benefits, please visit the state’s benefits portal: https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits.

    *For information on mandatory employee salary deferral (in lieu of contribution to Social Security), see COPERA for details: https://www.copera.org/member-contribution-rates

    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. 

    ADAAA Accommodations

    The Office of the Governor is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.  If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Staffing Coordinator (the Director of Human Resources) at gov_hr@state.co.us.

    Conditions of Employment

    Applicants must pass a thorough background check prior to employment.

    Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and may be required to submit to regular serial testing. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their COVID-19 vaccination status with proof of vaccination.  Testing, if required, will take place in-person and will be considered paid work time. Note: Currently, “Fully vaccinated” means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, all as defined by the State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. The definition of “fully vaccinated” may be changed and updated to include additional doses and/or manufacturer types of vaccination.

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    Edmond Toy
    Chief of Staff, Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting
    Colorado Governor's Office of State Planning & Budgeting
    Denver CO
    (303) 866-3317
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