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Budget Analyst - General Government

at State of Texas, Legislative Budget Board

Pay: up to $45000/year
$45000 - $
Posted: 7/1/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2791523

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Information

The General Government Budget Analyst performs evaluations, assesses performance measures reports, develops budget and policy recommendations, communicates in writing and orally, and works on special projects for the Legislative Budget Board relating to the general government area of state government. 

The position reports to the General Government Manager and works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Examine budgets/requests to assess whether funds are appropriately allocated, budgeted, and expended.
  • Develop budget and policy recommendations and accurately reflect them in information systems.
  • Collect, organize, and analyze data and prepare written materials, including publications.
  • Provide assistance on development of budgets/requests, strategic plans, and other materials.
  • Represent the agency at external meetings/events and then provide written or oral summaries of key issues.
  • Orally present and explain significant policy/budget issues to LBB management, legislative committees and others, providing concise explanations and recommendations/options for resolution.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate written fiscal and policy analysis of legislation.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other LBB analysts on budget, performance, and revenue issues, as appropriate.
  • Conduct quality assurance procedures to produce accurate and complete work products.
  • Prepare riders and amendments for General Appropriations Bills and other legislation.
  • May plan and conduct research projects and field studies, write and edit reports that are suitable for publication.
  • May develop procedures and tools to implement plans/programs and measure/report progress.
  • Contribute to agency projects and perform related work as assigned.

Essential Attributes and Skills

  • Work effectively with LBB and assigned agency management and staff, and legislators/legislative staff.
  • Think critically, take initiative and use good judgment.
  • Communicate professionally in writing and orally (including presentations in formal and information settings).
  • Create timely, relevant, accurate, and polished work products.
  • Complete tasks with appropriate levels of independence and attention to detail.
  • Use business tools successfully (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, Internet Explorer, email, customized applications, desktop pc, laptop/tablet, and smart phone).
  • Analyze, synthesize, and summarize quantitative and qualitative information.
  • Identify alternatives and make recommendations supported with evidence.
  • Maintain confidential and sensitive information and follow agency protocols.
  • Understand legislative/budget processes and budget, performance, and operations of assigned agency.
  • Work at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.
Attributes Required of Every LBB Employee
  • Embrace agency mission/core values and follow policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Work effectively with LBB management and staff, as well as all external customers.
  • Coordinate, collaborate, and employ good interpersonal skills; demonstrate positive outlook.
  • Balance concurrent projects, work under pressure, and adapt to changing priorities/deadlines.
  • Act with motivation, organization, and attention to details; complete tasks with an appropriate level of independence.
  • Be punctual and have regular attendance.
  • Work overtime on nights, weekends, and holidays, as necessary to meet agency deadlines.
Education and Experience
  • Graduation with a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required.
  • Earned graduate degree is preferred.
  • Course-work or degree in public policy or administration, program evaluation, quantitative/qualitative research, educational measurement/research, financial affairs, accounting, academic affairs, legal research or a related field is preferred.
  • Two years of progressively responsible full-time work experience in a relevant policy area is preferred.

Supplemental Information

To apply for this position, you must initially set up an account and select a Username and Password through Governmentjobs.com.  You may apply directly through the posting list on our website or on the Governmentjobs.com website.  To set up an account go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/js_login.cfm.  Please be sure to write down your Username and Password.  Human Resources will not be able to retrieve this information.  Only on-line applications will be accepted. 
 
Examples of an applicant's work product and/or copies of transcripts may be required as condition of interview.  Finalist may be given a work-related exercise.  The person hired may be required to submit official transcripts.  Credentials earned at foreign colleges and/or universities must have been evaluated by an acceptable entity and must be equivalent to credentials awarded by U.S. regionally accredited institutions of higher education.

The person hired may not simultaneously be employed by the Legislative Budget Board and another state agency or Texas public institution of public/higher education.  Any job offer from the Legislative Budget Board is contingent upon:  proof of eligibility/authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis; and proof of compliance with the Selective Service Law for males between the ages of 18 and 25.

The Legislative Budget Board is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment or in the provision of services on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.  Applicants should communicate requests for disability-related accommodations during the application process to LBB Human Resources at email address HR@LBB.state.tx.us.