STATE BUDGET MANAGER

State of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA

Commission
Supplemental Information

The Division of Administration/Office of Planning and Budget has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of AS-624.

This vacancy will be filled by probational appointment only. No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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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 a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

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:
Brandon Blanchard
HR Supervisor
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
email: brandon.blanchard@la.gov

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree plus seven years of professional level experience in any field. Five years of the required experience must have been in budget development or analysis, one at the advanced journeyman level.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
A master's degree in any field will substitute for one year of the required general experience.

A PhD in any field will substitute for the two years of required general experience.

NOTE:
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.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To oversee the uniform performance-based budget (PBB) functions of a major group of department/agency budgets coordinated by the Office of Planning and Budget (OPB). Formulates policies, procedures and guidelines for PBB. Participates in high level budget decision-making.

Level of Work:
Manager.

Supervision Received:
Administrative direction from the State Deputy Director of Planning and Budget.

Supervision Exercised:
Direct line over State Budget Management Analysts 1, 2 and 3.

Location of Work:
Division of Administration-Office of Planning and Budget

Job Distinctions:
Differs from State Deputy Director of Planning and Budget by lack of responsibility for serving as the principal assistant to the director.

Differs from the State Budget Management Analyst 4 by having full direct supervisory responsibility for a major group of department/agency budgets coordinated by the Office of Planning and Budget. Formulates policies, procedures and guidelines for PBB. Participates in high-level budget decision-making.

Examples of Work

Oversees the performance-based budget (PBB) functions of a major group of department/agency budgets coordinated by the Office of Planning and Budget. Plans, manages, directs and coordinates the work of teams of State Budget Management Analysts to analyze and evaluate department/agency plans, budget requests, and performance progress reports; proposes budget recommendations; prepares Executive Budget materials and appropriation bills; and monitors department/agency appropriations, authorized positions, and performance.

As part of this management function: Confers with department/agency executives, administrators, program managers, and planning, fiscal, and performance personnel, officials of federal, state, and local departments/agencies, professional organizations, and special interest groups to address performance-based budget related issues concerning assigned departments/agencies. Advises department/agency executives, administrators, program managers, and planning/performance coordinators on implementation and evaluation of performance-based budgeting components, processes, products, and systems.

Testifies before legislative committees on budgetary and performance matters to justify and explain administrative recommendations. Provides fiscal and performance impact data on proposed legislation, defines fiscal and performance impact of new and revised state and federal mandates, and defends requests for agencies' budget adjustments. Drafts or oversee drafting of amendments to General Appropriations Bill and other bills with a fiscal impact.

Conducts and/or oversees: interpretation of federal, state, and local legislation, policies, procedures, regulations and contracts to determine authorized fiscal and program operations for assigned departments/agencies; assessment of federal agreements to determine budgetary effect on departments/agencies and the state; and review of departments/agencies' contracts for professional services, rental properties, and equipment to ensure availability of funds and budgetary authority; monitoring of department/agency operations to ensure compliance with authorized standards and mandates; review of department/agency strategic and operational plans; monitoring of department/agency expenditures, revenues, and performance; program evaluations to as certain department/agency compliance with legislative and executive intent; assessment of spending, income and performance patterns to identify trends and potential problems. Develops and initiates corrective actions through department/agency personnel.

Evaluates departments/agencies' requests for changes in the annual approved budget and performance standards. Confers with department/agency management regarding these requests and modifies requested changes as necessary. Develops recommendations for approval and disapproval to the State Director of Planning and Budget and approves recommendations to the legislative budget committee and performance review subcommittee of the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.

Prepares or directs preparation of correspondence, special reports, and projects involving complex and sensitive issues affecting the assigned agencies. Coordinates major statewide projects (such as the Government Performance Project) involving multiple departments/agencies and/or addressing multiple management areas. Advises the State Director of Planning and Budget, the Commissioner of Administration, and Deputy and Assistant Commissioners of Administration regarding unique and complex program, department/agency, or office problems.

Designs and conducts special training for staff and department/agency personnel to provide uniformity in the performance-based budgetary process. Prepares and publishes guidelines, procedures, manuals, and timelines for performance-based budgeting. Represents the state of Louisiana as a speaker at national, state, and regional conferences; serves as the state point of contact for performance-based budgeting and managing for results.