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DFA ASSISTANT BUDGET ADMINISTRATOR

The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Assistant Budget Administrator is responsible for directing the operation of the automated fiscal and budget systems and

Class Code:

R002C

Job Grade:

GS15

Special Job Requirements:

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Typical Functions:

Directs the overall operation of the Planning Budgeting and Administrative System (PBAS) used to prepare biennial and annual agency budgets and coordinate the development of new applications and procedures, as needed, to ensure data integrity and proper interfaces between multiple automated systems, by establishing guidelines and schedules for system development and monitoring the progress and validity of updates. Maintains data integrity of the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS) and PBAS systems through annual and biennial review and comparison. Analyzes and recommends new or revised laws and executive policies relevant to current automated state information system, financial, and budget data systems and determines any necessary changes or revisions to ensure compliance with statutes and the needs of the state. Coordinates, develops and publishes biennial budget manuals to be used by DFA Office of Budget, Bureau of Legislative Research, and the members of the General Assembly to present the current, requested, and recommended budgets for each state agency. Trains, monitors, and evaluates State Budget Analysts to assist them in learning and understanding state budget procedures and becoming responsible for the budgets of their assigned agencies. Prepares, analyzes, and/or interprets proposed and existing legislation, fiscal laws, budget directives, and policies to implement internal and external directives and provides technical expertise and assistance to state agencies in development of biennial and annual fiscal programs. Attends legislative committee meetings, tracks legislative recommendations for state agency budgets, prepares associated documents for presentation to the General Assembly, and keeps abreast of laws and regulations to maintain compliance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management, public administration, and basic accounting. Knowledge of and fundamental understanding of the programming and processes of the state accounting system (AASIS), as well as the state budget system (PBAS). Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration with special reference to governmental procedures, practices, and objectives. Knowledge of various funding sources available to governmental agencies. Ability to review and analyze financial data Ability to prepare and present recommendations to a review committee. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Ability to comprehend program goals, objectives, and operations in correlation with budget and program analyses. Ability to review and analyze financial information concerning revenues and expenditures and develop appropriate budget recommendations. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to analyze and interpret special language and annotated code. Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal information for various state entities, including state agencies, constitutional offices, and governmental programs. Ability to perform complex and difficult analysis of a wide range of factors to determine budget requirements for state entities, including state agencies, constitutional offices, and governmental programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration or a related field; plus two years of experience as a Senior State Budget Analyst, including two biennial and four annual budget cycles and three years in a professional managerial or supervisory capacity. OR The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration or public administration; plus six years of progressively more responsible experience in budget administration, fiscal analysis or state level public administration, including three years in a professional managerial or supervisory capacity.

Required Certificates:

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Exempt:

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