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Budget Analyst 4 (BA3 In-Training)

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/20/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2562107
Keywords: financial

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Budget Analyst 4 (BA3 In-Training)
Office of the Deputy Secretary/Budget Unit
Headquarters
Tumwater, WA
 
**This recruitment will be used to fill multiple positions**

**To be considered for the first round of interviews have your application and all other necessary documentation submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., September 23, 2019 **

 
The Department of Corrections is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual to take on the dynamic role of Budget Analyst 4 for our Budget Unit within the Office of the Deputy Secretary Division. This position is located at Department of Corrections Headquarters in Tumwater, Washington.
 
Our mission at the Department of Corrections (DOC) is to 'improve public safety'. With a vast number of innovative sustainability programs, and evidence-based practices used to reduce recidivism, Washington State is highly regarded as a strong leader in the field of Corrections. For additional information about our agency, please visit doc.wa.gov.
 
As the Budget Analyst 4 you will support and contribute to the mission by providing detailed budgeting analysis, development and monitoring of the Department of Corrections (DOC) operating budget, as well as accurate and timely data to executive management and stakeholders to make necessary financial decisions that impact the DOC. 
 
To be considered for this position, please attach the following to your online application:
  • A detailed, chronological resume, and
  • Letter of Interest that outlines how you meet the qualifications for this position
  • A minimum of three (3) professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.

Duties

Key responsibilities of this Budget Analyst 4 include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis
  • Reports
  • Allotments and Control Totals
  • Activity Recasting and Chart of Accounts Maintenance
  • Salary Projection System (SPS) and HRMS
  • Fiscal Impacts and Decision Packages
  • Operating Systems
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required:

  • Minimum of four (4) years of  budget, including two biennial cycles with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, write clearly and concisely, deal practically and effectively with others in a staff relationship, prepare professional reports, and work on a variety of tasks with frequent interruptions.
  • Preference will be given for state government budget experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • At the BA3 Level In-Training for BA4 Level:
  • Current or recent experience in a Budget Analyst 3 position and/or a minimum of two years of  budget experience (one (1) biennial cycle/two fiscal years) of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of state government budget and business management practices, to include analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, write clearly and concisely, deal practically and effectively with others in a staff relationship, prepare professional reports, and work on a variety of tasks with frequent interruptions.

Preferred:
  • A Bachelor's degree in business, public administration, accounting, economics, or statistics and five (5) to six (6) years of professional experience in budget, management or program analysis.
  • Statewide financial systems: develops and demonstrates proficiency in using statewide financial systems, to include fiscal notes, BDS, and enterprise reporting. Create reports, decision packages, and fiscal notes. Enter data into these systems, conduct research to analyze behavior against budget plans. Proficiency: skilled
  • Able to effectively handle unexpected situations that arise, resourceful in managing duties and attempts to develop solutions to problems you encounter or to seek appropriate assistance.
  • Provides effective, efficient and timely customer service to clients outside and inside the agency.
  • Skills ability for attention to detail and to multitask.
  • Has the capacity to comprehend, learn, and retain volumes of budgeting information such as state laws, OFM policies and procedures, and DOC policies and procedures.
  • Communication - verbal and written - demonstrate clear and effective communication skills when creating reports, research, or responding to customer service requests. Proficiency: skilled
  • Ability to multi-task and meet urgent deadlines while maintaining regular responsibilities and workload.
  • Financial Modeling: Has the capability to create, validate and explain financial models used for budget development. Proficiency: Expert
  • DataCube: Familiarity with multi-dimensional pivot tables for fiscal management analysis. Proficiency: Expert
  • Electronic mail: compose, send and respond to electronic mail. Skilled at using Microsoft Outlook functions such as calendars and meeting requests (creating and responding). Proficiency: Intermediate
  • Use spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel, to develop complex spreadsheets with macros, multiple math functions, advanced filters, and links to external sources of information. Create custom toolbars and chart types, and use data analysis tools. Proficiency: Advanced
  • Use word processing software, such as Microsoft Word, to create, format, and edit tables, columns, and charts. Import data, sort table data, and perform calculations in tables. Insert and format sections, create headers and footers, and work with pictures and draw objects. Proficiency: Advanced
  • Proficiency in operation of 10-key calculator, fax machine, copier, printer, and personal computer.
  • Critical thinking – demonstrates ability to independently and creatively use judgment and critical thinking to interpret appropriate meaning and form conclusions necessary to resolve the problems or issues. This work may be done in the absence of clear guidelines or information.

Supplemental Information

'The mission of DOC is to improve public safety.'
 
For additional information about the agency, please visit doc.wa.gov
 
IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Please include a minimum of three professional references with your application. A professional reference is defined as an individual who has been paid to supervise your work and can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job competencies.  If you do not have any or sufficient professional references, please include non-related professionals, such as educators or other professional associates.
  • Phone number AND email address are required for all professional references.
  • All DOC employees are fingerprinted for a criminal history background check.
  • Employees may work directly with or in close proximity to incarcerated individuals in a potentially hazardous setting. Please consider this when deciding whether to apply.
  • We are committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol free work environment, and our employees are expected to comply with all state and federal laws. A pre-employment drug test may be administered as part of the selection process, and applicants who test positive for any controlled substances, will be disqualified from consideration.
  • Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) is an aerosol pepper spray made available as a means of self-defense and/or de-escalation. Applicants with sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Animal care projects are a common component of most Washington State prisons, including dog and cat programs. Applicants with animal sensitivities or allergies are encouraged to ask about the level of exposure they could expect in this position.
  • Tuberculosis (TB) is a priority health issue for DOC employees. The successful candidate may be required to provide valid proof of a baseline TB skin test within 60 days from the date of hire.  When positive tests result, further information, testing and treatment may also be required. Employment is not contingent upon test results.
  • This position may be included in a Union Shop.

We are committed to hiring individuals who possess core diversity competencies: 
  • Foster a positive attitude and openness toward the ever changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Work effectively with men and women of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Promote inclusiveness.
  • Be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

DOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability. 

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email dochqhr@doc.wa.gov or call us at (360) 725-8459.  For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.