State of Arizona BUDGET ANALYST in PHOENIX, Arizona

Arizona Department of Education

serving Arizona's education community, and actively engaging parents,

ensuring every student has access to an excellent education

Budget Analyst

* *Business and Finance Division

Phoenix Location

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Closing Date: 10/23/2016

Job Code: AUN04113 Grade: 21

Under the elected leadership of Arizona Superintendent of Public Schools Diane Douglas, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is committed to ensuring academic excellence for all students. We seek highly qualified professionals who share our passion for enriching students’ lives. For more information about ADE, visit


ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes: health, dental, vision, supplemental and dependent life insurance and short-term disability. Also provided are a deferred compensation plan, sick leave, vacation leave, and ten paid holidays per year. It is mandatory to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System plan (ASRS), which includes long-term disability (after a 27 week waiting period as a state of Arizona employee).


The Arizona Department of Education Business and Finance Division is seeking a Budget Analyst.


  • Compiles and provides program area management weekly/quarterly budget status updates of the area's budgets.
  • Approves/Denies personnel and procurement requisitions.
  • Assists in monthly allocations for telecom and rent for all ADE buildings.
  • Confers with program area management on the development of budgets for all grants and state funds for all administrative expenses.
  • Provides technical assistance to program area managers in preparing their budget proposals and analysis of past expenditures and projected future costs.
  • Reviews requests for budget revisions and makes recommendations to the program area managers based on the information gathered.
  • Prepares necessary budget revisions.
  • Monitors monthly expenditure reports on approximately 120 State and Federal programs to prevent over expenditures.
  • Consults with and advises program area management of necessary adjustments in order to correct situation.
  • Aids in the development of the agency's annual budget request and reconciles the program area's budget requests.
  • Reads and interprets state, federal, and local codes, laws, and regulations in order to prepare reports or utilize in work activities.
  • Gathers data from manuals, statutes, rule books, codes, and regulations in order to make determinations and decisions.
  • Writes detailed reports based on research, investigation, or inquiry in prescribed format or on established forms provided, for the Governor's Office.
  • Local travel may be required for this position.



  • Principles and practices of governmental budgeting and/or accounting procedures and techniques* *
  • Data analysis
  • Understanding of relationships between resources and an organization's mission and functions


  • Analysis and evaluation of organizational spending
  • Calculating
  • Exercising independent judgment
  • Organizing
  • Planning
  • Inter-personal relations, as applied to interaction with representatives of the Governor’s office, State agencies, and other organizations
  • Coping with intervals of extreme stress and pressure
  • Oral and written communications skills
  • Intermediate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access
  • Program and project management, research, planning, organizing data, and fostering support for building professional relationships


  • Working independently
  • Understanding complex budget structures in a large agency
  • Interpreting Arizona Revised Statutes, state policies and procedures, federal rules, and regulations
  • Understanding concepts and current practices in governmental budgeting and fiscal control


  • Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
  • Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.


The Arizona Department of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at [email protected]. Pref1, Pref2, Pref3, Pref4

Post Date: 10/18/2016

Close Date: 10/23/2016


Grade: 21

Location: PHOENIX

Salary: 45,000.00-55,000.00