State Budget Management Analyst 3 - #292148

State of Louisiana

Date: 06/11/2021 17:02 PM

City: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Supplemental Information

The Division of Administration/Office of State Planning and Budget has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of AS-620.

This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee.

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

This position is responsible for analyzing and evaluating strategic plans and operating budget requests of state departments/agencies. Recommends funding for state departments/agencies based upon executive guidelines, legislative policies, and program core missions and performance; monitors agency appropriations and performance for compliance with constitutional and statutory mandates and executive guidelines. Testifies before legislative committee. Leads complex office-wide projects/teams. Overtime necessary often times on short notice. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in budget development and/or policy research analysis and development; strategic operational planning; budget or fiscal analysis; program management; or public finance.

A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

For further information about thisposting, please contact:

Erica R. Gay

HR Specialist

Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources




A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in any field. Two years of the required experience must have been in budget development or analysis.


A master's degree in any field will substitute for one year of the required general experience.

A PhD in any field will substitute for the two years of required general experience.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

Develop performance-based budget (PBB) recommendations for state departments/agencies. Analyze and evaluate department/agency strategic and operational plans. Review agency financial and performance records for compliance with constitutional and statutory mandates and for the efficient allocation of resources. Testify before legislative committee. Recommend funding for capital outlay leases, contracts and Civil Service interim job approvals. Represent the Commissioner of Administration on task forces and commissions. Lead complex office-wide projects/teams.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Broad review from State Budget Manager and functional from a State Budget Management Analyst 4.

Supervision Exercised:

Project coordination over other State Budget Management Analysts.

Location of Work:

Division of Administration-Office of Planning and Budget (OPB).

Job Distinctions:

Differs from State Budget Management Analyst 4 by lack of functional supervision over analysts in one of the five budget groups within OPB.

Differs from State Budget Management Analyst 2 by responsibility for independent performance of PBB tasks. Analyst 3 coordinates the most complex, detailed office wide projects. This position shall demonstrate complete mastery of analytical, interpretive and presentation techniques and methodologies related to PBB.

Examples of Work


Evaluates operating budget and capital outlay requests submitted by assigned departments/agencies and recommends funding levels for departments/agencies, based upon executive guidelines, legislative policies, and program mandates.

Confers with department/agency administrators and program personnel to compile data, review programs and requests, and present alternative; provides technical assistance and transmits budgetary information.

Confers with officials of federal, state, and local agencies, professional organizations, and special interest groups to address budget-related issues concerning assigned departments/agencies.

Drafts sections of the Interim Emergency Board requests, the current year's supplemental appropriations bill, the continuation budget and five year base line projection, next fiscal year's Executive Budget, Executive Budget Supporting Document, Expenditure limit, General appropriations Bill, and Ancillary Appropriations Bill, in order to provide budget recommendations.

Participates in planning and formulating administrative fiscal and budget policies, recommending guidelines procedures, forms, time schedules, and document flow to the State Director of Planning and Budget and senior state budget personnel for use in developing the above documents.

Testifies before legislative committees to justify recommendations and to define and explain programs.

Guides and coordinates implementation of policy development, strategic planning, operational planning, performance accountability, and other management initiatives and processes in programs or groups of programs with complex structures, fiscal operations, and policy issues.

Guides and coordinates integration of planning and accountability in programmatic operating budgets and capital outlay budgets of programs or groups of programs with complex structures, fiscal operations, and policy issues. Guides development of performance standards and performance measures by program managers and administrators in programs with complex structures, fiscal operations, and policy issues.

Integrates program strategic and operational plans and performance indicators into the Executive Budget decision-making process; produces the program narrative portion of the Executive Budget for these programs and links program service levels and performance with funding recommendations for programs or groups of programs with complex structures, fiscal operations, and policy issues.

Analyzes spending proposals for items to be funded by state and non-state sources to determine feasibility of such funding.

Monitors departments/agencies expenditures and revenues to determine compliance with executive and legislative intent; studies spending and income trends to assess budget status with respect to projected status; confers with departments/agencies managers to effect corrective actions; reviews/approves/disapproves agencies' contracts for professional services, rental properties, and equipment to ensure availability of funds and budgetary authority.

Designs and formulates processes for policy development, strategic planning, operational planning, performance accountability, and other management initiatives to be implemented in state departments; sets standards for these processes.

Interprets and evaluates department/agency policies, strategic plans, operational plans, and progress reviews to determine efficiency and effectiveness of programs and activities.

Conducts performance and program evaluations to assess performance of assigned departments/agencies; identifies potential problems such as duplication of effort, escalating program costs, and revenue reduction factors; develops and proposes actions to resolve problems.

Researches and interprets the complex relationships of both proposed and enacted federal, state, and local funding laws, rules, and regulations to assess fiscal impact on assigned departments/agencies and the state. Examines federal, state, and local regulations and procedures to analyze the effects of these relationships on the resources of assigned departments/agencies.

Conducts program evaluation to assess current and long range plans of assigned agencies; identifies potential problems such as duplication of effort, escalating program costs, and revenue factors; develops and proposes plan revisions to resolve problems.

Serves on special task forces or committees to develop policy or procedures to address major issues, resolve problems, and/or improve quality and efficiency of state services.

Conducts complex policy analysis and special projects for the Governor and Commissioner of Administration.

Participates in special project teams (involving various combinations of OPB analysts and state department/agency executives, managers, and personnel; and legislative staff) involving complex and sensitive issues affecting state policies, finances, and services.

Prepares written reports and evaluations.

Assist the State Economist with the revenue forecast and with tax policy. Assistance includes updating the actual revenue collection database, specifying econometric models, and simulating econometric models regarding the state's economy and the state's revenue collections.

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