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Budget Analyst (Fiscal Analyst 3)

Oregon Employment Department, Salem, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 01/19/2019

The Oregon Employment Department is modernizing its business processes and is excited to announce an opening for a Budget Analyst to support the Modernization Program! Do you have excellent communication skills and the ability to partner collaboratively with team members? Are you a motivated individual with excellent analytical skills and extensive knowledge of budgeting processes? If this sounds like you, please consider joining our dynamic team!

We are seeking talented individuals who enjoy a team environment, are dedicated to public service excellence, committed to our mission and values and want to join our team!

Our Mission: The Employment Department is a state agency with a mission to Support Business and Promote Employment. We accomplish this by administering the Unemployment Insurance (UI) program; recruiting and referring applicants to job openings and assisting job seekers in their employment searches (Workforce Operations); and developing and distributing workforce and economic information (Workforce and Economic Research).

Our Values: Openness, trust, and integrity; Quality with agility; Delighting the customer; Teamwork with responsibility; and Humor, fulfillment, and inclusion.

This is a full-time SEIU represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.

What you will be doing:
As a Budget Analyst, you will analyze fiscal policy and operational issues related to the budget for the Modernization Program and individual projects. The analysis include alternatives for development and revision of operational procedures, systems and processes; revised and new management or legislative policies and programs; analysis to better understand the impact to existing policies or processes; and analysis of implementation risks for policies and programs.
Identify policy and financial issues, provide interpretation, take corrective actions and make recommendations to managers and Executive staff.
Monitor, evaluate and revise financial operations for compliance with legal, federal and state regulations including strategies to maximize federal and state revenue.
Work with Modernization Program management to develop, implement, and monitor the biennial budget and develop strategies to meet budget targets while meeting operational needs.
Coordinate, develop and implement departmental processes to meet requirements of statewide budget process related to the Modernization Program and projects.
Review and revise fiscal analysis in preparation for and during the legislative session including legislative concepts, bills, and other proposals for impacts to the Modernization Program.
Provide technical support to Human Resources related to position authority, inventory and budget for the Modernization Program.
What's in it for you:
You will interface with multiple levels and types of staff and collaborate in an open office with of team of bright individuals to work with and learn from. This position reports directly to the Modernization Director with a dotted line to the agency's Budget Manager.

If you want a rewarding career with great benefits and great work-life balance with an employer that has a supportive team-focused work environment, don't delay, apply online today!

The Oregon Employment Department fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to maintain a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or status as a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking. This policy applies to every aspect of our employment practices, including recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, and training. A goal of the Oregon Employment Department is to become an employer of choice for individuals of all backgrounds and promote an inclusive workplace culture that encourages diversity and allows employees to excel.
Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills
This is what you need:
Minimum Qualifications
Six years of progressively responsible experience that included the preparation, analysis, and administration of a budget or fiscal system. Experience must have included modeling and forecasting fiscal information.

A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public or Non-Profit Management, Finance, Accounting or a related degree (such as Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration or other analytical or technical degree) may substitute for three years of the required experience.

A graduate-level degree in any of the above areas may substitute for four of the six years.

Desired Attributes (Requested Skills):
Ability to review, research, analyze, evaluate and manage complex budgets.
Excellent Communication skills – ability to make recommendations and prepare reports and present the information verbally, in writing and in presentations to various audiences.
Self-Motivation – demonstrate initiation in research, forecasting of budgets and analysis of the information obtained.
Organizational – prioritize work to meet strict deadlines with interruptions and competing priorities..
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Power Point, or similar tools.
Work experience using a financial query tool, such as Brio/Hyperion, to extract data from mainframe database, export to readable format (e.g. Excel, Word, PDF), and produce financial reports for management.
Work experience with State of Oregon Budget Information Tracking System (ORBITS) and Position Control Information System (PICS) or other budget tracking systems.

Click the "Apply" button above and complete the online application. Please use the name you want us to address you by.
Attach a Cover Letter (no longer than 2 pages). Please name the Cover Letter file: Cover Letter EMP18-0189oc.
Attach Veterans' Preference documentation, if you are requesting veterans' preference. Veterans' preference information and appropriate documentation is outlined by the following website: Veterans Resources. You may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.
NOTE: Applicants that most closely match the minimum qualifications and requested skills above will be invited for an interview. Failure to submit a cover letter with your online application will result in the elimination of your application.
Additional Information
If you are using education or coursework to meet the minimum qualifications, transcripts can be provided at the time of application or during an in-person interview.

Equity and Inclusion:

View Equity and Inclusion Questions Used During Recruitments (Download PDF reader)

Criminal Records Check:
The Employment Department is committed to being a leader in providing its employees with fair and equal employment opportunities and recognizes that as a best practice in equity and inclusion, criminal background check policies shall be job related and consistent with business necessity. The agency will only consider information from the past four years (starting from the date of the arrest) for nonviolent offenses and the past seven years for violent offenses when conducting its own criminal records checks pursuant to Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 125-007-0200 through 125-007-0330. For positions with authorized access to FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) information, a separate criminal records check is conducted by the Oregon State Police. If you would like further information on how each criminal records check is conducted, please read our Criminal Records Check Policy (Download PDF reader) or contact us at the number below with any questions.

Work Authorization
The Oregon Employment Department does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.

Questions and Application Support:
For questions about the job announcement, call 503-947-1289.
For technical help with your login or online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F by leaving a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at
The Oregon Employment Department is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Workforce Diversity

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