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Sample job descriptions

The following represents sample job descriptions at OFM. We welcome all qualified applicants.

Applied Forecaster

  • Application of quantitative research methods to the management of governmental programs.
  • Effective communication of research results is essential.
  • Specific positions may involve program-effectiveness evaluation, performance measurement, policy impact analysis, information systems development, small area analysis, short-term forecast analysis, long-range forecast development, contract development, liaison with user groups, and conferring with other state and federal agencies on research and funding.
  • Typical disciplines include demography, economics, and geography. Some positions require specialties in geographic information systems, survey design, and econometric modeling.

Budget Assistant to the Governor

  • Prepare fiscal analyses and budget recommendations relating to one or more state agencies;
  • Review and analyze budget and other fiscal requests submitted by state agencies;
  • Make recommendations to the Governor concerning the cost and effect of fiscal/policy proposals related to the budget, proposed legislation, and management initiatives;
  • Monitor program performance and assist state agencies in budget implementation;
  • Respond to inquiries on budget and fiscal issues;
  • Represent the agency in presentations to the Governor and legislative committees.

Executive Policy Advisor to the Governor

  • Work with senior policy staff and agency directors on issues of short- and long-term significance;
  • Develop, analyze, and review the Governor's legislative initiatives, proposed legislation by executive agencies, and bills passed by the Legislature for the Governor's signature;
  • Communicate with constituents and stakeholders.

State Financial Consultant

  • Serve in a consulting role to state agencies in support of statewide level budgeting, accounting, reporting, policies and financial systems;
  • Manage, develop, and coordinate projects;
  • Provide statewide training programs concentrating on financial and administrative systems, state policies, regulations, and procedures governing operations;
  • Develop, revise and maintain the state accounting policies;
  • Prepare the state's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and other statewide reports;
  • Supervise or lead professional staff.
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