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Budget Manager (Fiscal Analyst 3)

NOW HIRING: Budget Manager (Fiscal Analyst 3)

This recruitment is open until filled. Screening candidates will take place on Monday, March 6th, 2023. Apply now for best consideration.

Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency, is currently hiring a Budget Manager (Fiscal Analyst 3). This position will provide lead on coordinating the budget development process, facilitating the development of fiscal impact statements for legislation and grants, collaborating with the agency’s bond manager on cash flow model for bonding programs, and preparing cost allocations to ensure expenditures are appropriately recorded and revenue forecasted.

Note: We value our employees and want to encourage work-life balance and flexibility. This position may have the ability to work remotely with required days in the Salem office once a week or as needed for the budget process and legislative session.

What you will do:
• Develop and implement agency-wide budget monitoring dashboards and reporting tools.
• Prepare the budget in all levels of detail, including support documentation and material for inclusion in the budget.
• Analyze revenue projections of ending balances as part of the budget development process. Develop and maintain complex spreadsheets for analysis, monitoring and tracking.
• Lead and review the development of materials for agency budget binders for approval by the agency’s CFO.
• Advise manager of needed process changes or improved use of policies and budgeting tools to achieve program goals.
• Develop and maintain agency-wide budget tracker and coordinate budget allocation to agency divisions of the Legislatively Adopted/Approved Budget (LAB).

Business Oregon strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of some or all of the following skills:

• Experience developing, monitoring, and/or administering a budget with multiple funding sources; preference may be given to applicants experienced with public sector budgeting
• Experience with, or knowledge of, State of Oregon software or other financial management software systems:
• Oregon Budget Information Tracking System (ORBITS)
• Position Information Control System (ORPICS)
• Relational Statewide Accounting and/or Reporting System (R*Stars)
• Experience developing financial queries with business intelligence applications; preference may be given to applicants experienced with Oracle Business Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) and the State’s datamart
• Experience utilizing Excel to create displays of financial information that are clear, accurate and meet the needs of a variety of audiences
• Experience analyzing large sets of financial data to reach valid conclusions and make sound recommendations
• Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with diverse individuals/groups
• Ability to provide excellent customer service and build relationships with both internal and external customers

Please note: if you are interested in applying for this position, you must attach your current cover letter that addresses the size and complexity of the budget(s) and processes for which your experience reflects the requested skills listed above. The Cover letter should be no more than two pages long. You must also attach a resume to your application. Failure to submit the required resume and cover letter that addresses the requested skills and no more than two pages long listed above will remove your application from consideration.

What you need to qualify:
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.

What Business Oregon does:
Business Oregon is the economic development agency for the state of Oregon. We have about 150 people on our team, and we work with communities and businesses. We use our programs and expertise to help businesses grow, so they can in turn add jobs, diversify the economy, and increase Oregon prosperity. We work with communities to enhance and expand infrastructure and community safety with projects such as water/wastewater systems, seismic rehabilitation for schools, or rural broadband development. This also sets the stage for future business development. Our mission is to invest in Oregon’s businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy, all carried out with an agency strategic plan.

The Operations Division serves every part of the department and includes Fiscal and Budget Services; Employee Services; Information Technology; Communications and Research; Policy, Rules, and Contracts; and Internal Audits.

The Fiscal & Budget Services (FABS) is comprised of twelve positions. The division provides accounting and budget services for the agency. FABS is responsible for the oversight & management of the department’s budget in excess of $1 billion. FABS also ensures compliance with all legal & reporting requirements related to budget and accounting. It supports all other divisions in the department in delivering services to Oregon companies, business and industry groups, and communities.

• Attach your current cover letter that addresses the size and complexity of the budget(s) and processes for which your experience reflects the requested skills listed above. The Cover letter should be no more than two pages long. You must also attach a resume to your application. Failure to submit the required resume and cover letter will remove your application from consideration.
• Complete the questionnaire.
• The candidates whose work experience most closely matches the qualifications and skills of this position will be invited to interview.
• Warning – Workday will timeout after 20 minutes of inactivity and will not save your application progress. You must submit your application after you begin the process.

• Family Friendly Work Life Balance: Paid time off, 11 holidays, 3 personal days & optional short- and long-term disability benefits.
• Take Care of Yourself and Your Family: Comprehensive employee benefits, choice of medical plans, vision plan, life insurance, employee assistance program.
• Invest in Your Future: Pension plan, deferred comp, short- and long-term disability plan, flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care.
• Be Appreciated: Employee recognition events, agency unique employee recognition program allowing for additional leave options such as vacation buy-out and sick leave roll-over, dynamic employees doing impactful work.
• Inclusion: At Business Oregon, we value community and foster a sense of belonging for our employees.

Additional Information:
• It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to all applicants who may need them. Should you need assistance, or an accommodation please contact Employee Services at: Biz.HumanResources@biz.oregon.gov to discuss how we can best meet your needs.
• Veterans’ Preference – Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans’ preference. If you checked that you are a veteran, we will ask you for your documents later in the process. Click on the Veterans’ Preference link for additional information.
• Criminal Records Check – Hiring of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the results of a Criminal Background Check. Adverse background data may be grounds for immediate disqualification.
• Work Authorization – The Oregon Business Development Department (dba Business Oregon) does not offer visa sponsorship. 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.
• This recruitment will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill the current position and may be used to fill future vacancies as they occur.
• This position is a management service, full-time position, exempt and is not represented by a union.
• PERS – This is a PERS qualifying position. After a six-month waiting period eligible Management Service, Executive Service, and Unrepresented employees will have their base pay increased by 6.95% and the 6% PERS contribution deducted from their base pay rather than a direct 6% contribution by the State of Oregon to the employees PERS account. This will mirror the bargained SEIU and AFSCME PERS process.
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Need help?
For questions about this job, contact Sarah Flores, HR Analyst in Employee Services, at 458-221-0205 or email Sarah.J.Flores@oregon.gov.

Business Oregon is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.