HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants should submit an ONLINE JOB APPLICATION along with a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ).
If you need assistance completing the application, you may ask the Human Resources staff, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (855) 663-0222.
Questions concerning this position should be directed to Maria Ramirez at (415) 703-5883 or email email@example.com .
The SOQ must address the candidate’s experience and qualifications as they relate specifically to bullet items in the Required Experience/Qualifications section of this bulletin. The SOQ shall be in 12 point, Times New Roman font, no longer than three (3) single-spaced typewritten pages and should be in a narrative format. Candidates will be rated on the content of their statements as well as their written communication skills. The SOQ will be evaluated using standardized rating criteria to select the most highly qualified candidate for the position. The content of the SOQ should provide the reviewers with sufficient details for each topic area to demonstrate the candidate’s ability to serve as the Associate Budget Analyst. In the event there is more than one highly qualified candidate, hiring interviews may be conducted.
Please observe the page limit. If a candidate’s SOQ exceeds the three-page limit, only the first three pages will be evaluated. Applicants who do not submit a completed SOQ with their application will not be given further consideration.
Please note that all information provided is subject to verification. For each of the topic areas discussed in the SOQ, please include the name(s) and phone number(s) of supervisor(s) and/or Manager(s) who are knowledgeable of your work and may be contacted for verification.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applicants eligible for lateral transfer (defined in SPB rules 430-433*), list appointment, voluntary demotion, reinstatement, or other State Civil Service eligibility under SPB rules will be considered. Those applicants currently on an SROA list or employed by a surplus department in a specific classification designated as surplus will be given primary consideration.
*Copies of SPB Rules 430-433 are available in the Human Resources Office.
Under the general direction of the Staff Services Manager II (Budget & Fiscal Services Manager), the Associate Budget Analyst works closely with the Budget Officer, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Divisions, the Fiscal Office and management to develop the annual Commission budget (Governor’s budget), coordinates the internal allocation of personal services and operating expenses, and regularly updates and assigns internal cost allocation. Serves as a Budget Office Liaison to CPUC Divisions and effectively communicates and resolves a variety of budget and fiscal issues. This position also serves as a specialist with regard to difficult and sensitive policy and program review and analysis. The Associate Budget Analyst monitors expenditures and revenues for CPUC funds ensuring best financial management practices and compliance with GAAP and GASB, and coordinates with the Fiscal Office to provide monthly and ad hoc reports to CPUC management and CPUC Divisions.
The incumbent assists the Budget Officer with the development, administration and preparation of the Commission’s annual budget, Salary and Wages Supplement and supporting schedules. Prepares, monitors and maintains approved budget for their assigned program/fund area(s) and coordinates regularly with CPUC Divisions. This includes the preparation of monthly and bi-annual in-depth expenditure and revenue projections. The Associate Budget Analyst maintains detailed monthly fund condition statements utilizing the State's CALSTARS data collection system, including analysis of estimated year-end revenues and works with the Fiscal Office to ensure cost coding- documents are accurate to ensure proper program expenditures and funding distribution. Serves as a liaison between the Budget Office and assigned program(s); works closely with CPUC Division staff to clarify policies and procedures that may affect Division budgets, and coordinates with the Fiscal Office to resolve issues related to miscoding of expenses. The incumbent assists assigned Divisions with the development, review and finalization of Budget Change Proposals (BCPs) and provides analysis and recommendations on proposed BCPs to management; assists the Budget Officer with the presentation of the CPUC annual budget and supporting documents to the Department of Finance.
Works with management and other Budget Analysts to analyze, maintain, and develop where necessary written control processes and procedures for internal budget operations including budget development, revisions, personnel transaction documents, federal grants, special deposit funds, and budget transfer documents.
The candidate selected for the position should have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:
• Applying good interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
• Knowledge of State budget processes and the budget cycle.
• Knowledge of State accounting practices and data (e.g. CALSTARS data).
• Knowledge of Financial Statements and cash flow forecasts.
• Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to effectively communicate analyses to supervisors, make recommendations, and take independent effective action when necessary.
• Ability to work independently, multi-task, carry out assignments and meet work commitments with established deadlines.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Ability to use Word and Excel, develop spreadsheets and create other computer applications in the development of data and reports.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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