Budget Analyst Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$59,679.36 - $99,466.43 Annually
Posted
Oct 12, 2019
Closes
Nov 01, 2019
Ref
19-02252
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Plans, organizes, develops, and coordinates formal budget systems and procedures, and performs highly responsible and complex administrative and professional duties involved in budgeting. Regularly conducts complex assignments related to fiscal and administrative matters that have been self-initiated or at the request of an agency, the DMB Director, Chief Financial Officer, Deputy County Executive, County Executive, or Board of Supervisors. Periodically conducts all reviews necessary to the preparation and execution of assigned budgets, and regularly monitors the budgets. Plans, develops, and coordinates formal budgetary financial systems and procedures. Coordinates office-wide projects. Some overtime may be required during peak workload periods, evenings, and weekends.

Position may be underfilled as a Budget Analyst I; the Underfill Requirements are stated below in the Employment Standards section.

Illustrative Duties

  • Participates in the development and implementation of strategic and management initiatives;
  • Conducts studies and prepares reports on financial and administrative problems;
  • Develops budget presentations and analyzes information relating to capital project funding;
  • Attends and participates in public hearings and meetings;
  • Prepares responses to information requests from the Board of Supervisors, the County Executive, agency management or the public;
  • Confers with department and component unit representatives to secure information regarding workloads, programs and needs;
  • Prepares summaries, analyses and recommendations on budgetary requests and programs;
  • Provides training and consultation related to the budget;
  • Processes various purchasing and personnel forms in an appropriate manner as defined in budget procedures;
  • Performs coding functions necessary for proper data input into the computerized budgetary/accounting system;
  • Assists in implementation of policies, procedures, and practices governing the development, formulation and maintenance of the budget;
  • Develops forms and instructions for the preparation of department and component unit budget requests and work programs;
  • Prepares charts, graphs and statistical tables to aid in the presentation and consideration of the budget and programs;
  • Coordinates or assists in the coordination of various budget processes;
  • Monitors assigned budgets;
  • Conducts miscellaneous research associated with the analyst functions.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, with particular reference to governmental budget and finance administration;
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and practices to develop and monitor budgets;
  • Knowledge of the mission, goals, objectives and organizational structure of the assigned budget's unit or program;
  • Knowledge of the budget cycle and requirements of preparing the county's annual budget document;
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate financial statements;
  • Ability to make informed recommendations when evaluating budget proposals and programs;
  • Ability to prepare reports and to present financial and statistical data in clear and concise form;
  • Ability to identify and recommend solutions to solve business issues;
  • Ability to communicate oral and written information in a manner that is clear, organized and appropriate for the audience;
  • Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with people;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and shifting requirements.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with either a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, economics, public policy, or a directly related field of study; or graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in public administration, public policy, economics or quantitative analysis; plus two years of technical budget preparation or closely-related analysis work such as revenue analysis, organizational performance measurement analysis, or fiscal legislative analysis. A master's degree in an appropriate degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

UNDERFILL REQUIREMENTS:
This vacancy will be underfilled at the level of Budget Analyst I (Grade S21, $51,805 - $86,341). The employment standards for the Budget Analyst I are: Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with either a bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, economics, public policy, or directly related field of study; or graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with course work in public administration, public policy, economics or quantitative analysis. Click here to view the complete details and KSAs for the Budget Analyst I . Upon completion of an underfill agreement (which will require that the employee meet the employment standards stated above in addition to obtaining competencies defined by the hiring agency) the employee will be elevated to the level of Budget Analyst II.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class with fiscal responsibility may be subject to criminal background checks and/or credit checks as a condition of hire or continued employment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in public administration. Local government experience especially in grants management. Experience with quantitative data analysis and summary level expenditure and disbursement projections. Experience with various data analysis and reporting tools. Ability to manipulate Excel spreadsheets to produce management level summary budgetary data from corporate systems. Detail and numbers-oriented with a focus on accuracy. Experience using Microsoft Operating systems and related software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. Experience with financial and budgeting systems, such as SAP.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Must communicate with others. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. Ability to carry heavy brief case to meetings and carry materials from the copy room to the office. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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