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The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Budget Administrator is responsible for insuring appropriate resources and expertise are in place to advise the Chief

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Directs managerial and professional staff by interviewing, hiring, terminating, training, disciplining, assigning and reviewing work, and evaluating performance. Executes the state budget by administering the Annual Operations Plans (AOP) of state agencies as required by law. Provides expertise on state fiscal law to assist the state agencies, the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State in the implementation of the state budget. Manages budget systems necessary to ensure the state biennial budget is prepared, justified, presented, and approved by the Governor and General Assembly. Ensures fiscal laws of the state are enforced, including the deficit prohibition law. Writes legislation necessary to administer the state budget and/or implement gubernatorial, legislative, and departmental fiscal policy. Responds appropriately to citizen and press inquiries regarding state fiscal affairs. Advises and assists state agency directors in administering agency budgets and resources. Develops, implements, and executes fiscal laws with a full range of impact on the proper expenditure of tax dollars. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state accounting, budget, personnel, and purchasing laws. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration with special reference to governmental procedures, practices, and objectives. Knowledge of the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS) and Planning, Budgeting, and Administrative System (PBAS). Knowledge of executive and legislative processes. Knowledge of business research principles, processes, and techniques. Knowledge of organizational management and supervisory principles and practices. Ability to perform complex analysis of a wide range of factors to determine budgetary requirements. Ability to coordinate state budget functions and needs between the technology components in AASIS and PBAS. Ability to analyze data, plan outcomes, and determine solutions. Ability to supervise a managerial and professional staff and plan and direct the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in education, public administration, economics, statistics or a related field, plus nine years of progressively more responsible budget development, implementation, and maintenance experience, including five years in a managerial capacity.

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