Full Job Description
The Division of Administration/ Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) has a vacancy.
This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a State Budget Management Analyst 1 (AS 616) and a State Budget Management Analyst 2 (AS 618). The maximum salary for the State Budget Management Analyst 2 is $95,493 annually. Please refer to the "Job Specifications" tab located at the top of the LA Careers "Current Job Opportunities" page for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualification requirements and job concepts for each level.
This position is part of the State Budget Management Analyst series. The position is responsible for analyzing strategic plans and operating budget requests of state agencies; recommending funding, based upon executive guidelines, legislative policies, agency core missions and program performance; monitoring appropriations and performance for compliance with legislative mandates and executive guidelines, legislative policies, and agency core missions. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in budget development and/or policy research analysis and development; strategic operational planning; performance measurement, performance accountability, budget or fiscal analysis; program management; institutional research or public finance. Applicant must be able to work overtime, often times on short notice.
Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.
A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
For further information about this posting, please contact:
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
A baccalaureate degree.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
Develop performance-based budget (PBB) recommendations for state agencies. Analyze and evaluate departments/agencies strategic and operational plans. Review agency financial and performance records for compliance with constitutional and statutory mandates and for the efficient allocation of resources. Testify before legislative committee. Recommend funding for capital outlay leases, contracts and Civil Service interim job approvals.
Level of Work:
Close from a State Budget Manager. On a project basis, from other Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) personnel of a higher level.
Location of Work:
Division of Administration-Office of Planning & Budget
Differs from a State Budget Management Analyst 2 by degree of independence in daily decision-making and lack of project leadership over complex office-wide projects. This position concentrates on acquiring the full range of basic skills related to performance-based budget development, monitoring and control.
Examples of Work
Reviews operating budget and capital outlay requests submitted by assigned departments/agencies and recommends funding levels for departments/agencies, based upon executive guidelines, legislative policies, and program mandates.
Meets with departments/agencies administrators and program personnel to compile data, review programs and requests, and present alternatives; provides technical assistance and transmits budgetary information.
Drafts sections of the current year's supplemental appropriations bill, the continuation budget and five year base line projection, next fiscal year's Executive Budget, Executive Budget Supporting Document, Expenditure limit, General Appropriations Bill, and Ancillary Appropriations Bill, in order to provide budget recommendations.
Testifies before legislative committees to justify (PBB) recommendations and to define and explain programs.
Assist in guiding and coordinating implementation of policy development, strategic planning, operational planning, performance accountability, and other management initiatives and processes in state departments/agencies.
Assists in guiding and coordinating integration of planning and accountability in programmatic operating budgets and capital outlay budgets of state departments/agencies. Assists supervisor in guiding development of performance standards and performance measures by program managers and administrators in state departments/agencies.
Integrates department policies, strategic and operational plans and performance indicators into the Executive Budget decision-making process; produces the program narrative portion of the Executive Budget for these programs and links program service levels and performance with funding recommendations for state departments/agencies.
Analyzes spending proposals for items to be funded by state and non-state sources to determine feasibility of such funding.
Monitors departments/agencies expenditures and revenues to determine compliance with executive and legislative intent; studies spending and income trends to assess budget status with respect to projected status; confers with departments/agencies managers to effect corrective actions; approves/disapproves contracts and leases after evaluating terms and conditions, analyzing costs and determining need for such agreements.
Interprets and evaluates departments/agencies policies, strategic plans, operational plans, and progress reviews to determine efficiency and effectiveness of programs and activities.
Conducts performance and program evaluations to assess performance of assigned departments/agencies; identifies potential problems such as duplication of effort, escalating program costs, and revenue reduction factors; develops and proposes actions to resolve problems.
Researches and interprets the relationships of both proposed and enacted federal, state, and local funding laws, rules, and regulations to assess fiscal and performance impact on assigned departments/agencies and the state.
Conducts program evaluation to assess current and long range plans of assigned departments/agencies; identifies potential problems such as duplication of effort, escalating program costs, and revenue factors; develops and proposes plan revisions to resolve problems.
Conducts policy analysis and special projects for the Governor and Commissioner of Administration.
Participates in special project teams (involving various combinations of planning and budget analysts and state department/agency executives, managers, and personnel; and legislative staff) involving complex and sensitive issues affecting state policies, finances, and services.
Prepares written reports and evaluations.
Assist the State Economist with the revenue forecast and with tax policy. Assistance includes updating the actual revenue collection database, specifying econometric models, and simulating econometric models regarding the state's economy and the state's revenue collections.