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NC - Education Budget Analyst

  • 1.  NC - Education Budget Analyst

    Posted 06-03-2022 10:51 AM

    The NC Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce we are seeking Education Budget Analyst II candidates for our Budget Development section. Employees in the Analyst II position exhibit a high level of independence and considerable technical knowledge and experience of the budget process, lead/supervise projects, and assume budget management of complex agency assignments.
    Salary: $60,530 - $108,879
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    Budget Development analysts are primarily responsible for interpreting legislation and other governing language; providing nonpartisan, accurate, and timely fiscal and policy analysis; developing the Governor's recommended budget, conducting quarterly reviews with agency leadership; review agency performance, strategic plan implementation, and evaluate programs; and presenting information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact the budget in area(s) of assignment. In addition, all budget analysts participate in cross-functional teams to advance OSBM's strategic initiatives.
    For the last 40 years, work at OSBM has been high-impact public service. As the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor and the agency charged with overseeing the state's budget, staff provide strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.
    In recent years, the State has collected about $30 billion in taxes from North Carolina residents and businesses. Through the budget, OSBM ensures the best use of public resources. This mission uniquely positions OSBM as an organization that offers its staff the opportunity to develop professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders across all state agencies and universities.
    OSBM invests in staff by providing business-solution application training and sponsoring the attendance of statewide and national knowledge-sharing and budget-related conferences. Lastly, telecommuting and flex-time opportunities enable OSBM staff to make a difference, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the flexibility to enjoy North Carolina's high quality of life. 

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

    • Considerable knowledge of and extensive skills in applying the principles and practices of public administration, budget and program analysis, and performance evaluation.
    • Working knowledge of the assigned agency programs is preferred but not required.
    • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, interpret, and summarize complex data and identify clear findings and recommendations.
    • Ability to think critically to make connections that others miss and to use this skill to assist leadership, staff and agencies with identifying and solving problems
    • Ability to successfully lead and manage a project or initiative.
    • Proficiency in developing, organizing, and effectively communicating and presenting material of a complex nature in an understandable and informative style, and ability to respond knowledgeably to questions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines.
    • Ability to work independently with little direction and to exercise discretion, demonstrate integrity, and maintain confidentiality.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook, and ability to use advanced tools and functionality.
    • Demonstrated ability to clearly present oral and written reports.
    • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management.
    • Ability to transition gracefully between a variety of tasks and function effectively with ambiguity.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
    Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and four (4) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, including one (1) year in advanced and responsible analysts or administrative capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Management Preference:

    Master's degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy, planning, business, economics, or a related field from an accredited institution. Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.

    Required documents attached to online application:

     1. A detailed cover letter that should address:
           a) all the applicant requirements listed above
           b) employment or educational experience relevant to the position
           c) reasons for interest in working at OSBM
     2.  A current résumé (maximum length - 2 pages)
     3. If you have a Master's degree and less than one year of applicable work experience, please list all internships you completed. For each internship, please identify if you received course credit or if the internship was required as part of a degree program.

    Anca Grozav
    Assistant State Budget Officer
    North Carolina Office of State Budget & Management
    Raleigh NC
    (984) 236-0652