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State of Washington Class Specification

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BUDGET ANALYST 4
147D
Category: Financial Services

Definition

This is the supervisory or expert level of the series. Supervises positions providing budgeting analysis, development and monitoring of capital or operating budgets, position or allocation control.

Typical Work

Supervises staff involved in reviewing program allotment requests and position actions and approvals, modifies or denies allotment requests and positions based on established program plans, fiscal or policy considerations;

Provides department consultative and budget services on complex inter-agency programs so that the division can achieve a uniformly high level of effective programs and efficient organizations;

Prepares or supervises the preparation of required program budget information for use in appropriate hearings;

Supervises staff in the design, development, and/or implementation of computer analytical models for projection or analysis of fiscal data;

Interprets existing budget policies to staff and other administrative personnel; coordinates the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and modification of budgetary procedures;

Communicates with representatives from other state agencies, institutional departments, and various committees regarding the implementation of state legislation and regulations and institutional policies and procedures;

Supervises, interviews, trains, and evaluates performance including the discretionary use of disciplinary action;

Expert positions may lead or supervise lower level staff. However, supervisory positions must supervise lower level budget staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, accounting, economics, or statistics and five to six years of professional experience in budgets, management, or program analysis. A Master’s degree can substitute for some experience.

Class Specification History

New class effective January 1, 2006;
Budget Analyst 4 (replaces 3041 Budget Analyst Supervisor, 12400 Budget Program Specialist 5).

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