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Salary: $4,400.00 - $5,508.00
Posted: 11/06/2013

Job Description:

Job Description:

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ (DCA) Budget Office is seeking motivated individuals to join their budget team.  The incumbent will work in a team environment and should have a strong analytical skillset and working knowledge of the state budget process.

Associate Governmental Program Analyst will be considered with budget experience.  Will also consider hiring at Staff Services Analyst (General) level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Budget Manager (Staff Services Manager I), the Associate Budget Analyst (ABA) performs technical and complex tasks related to the planning, development, and management of the DCA’s budget.  The incumbent is expected to consistently exercise a high degree of initiative, confidentiality, and independence while working in the DCA’s dynamic and fast-paced Budget Office.  With short deadlines, the incumbent must be capable of demonstrating a high level of accuracy and thoroughness when completing assigned tasks.

The ABA will work with specific Boards, Bureaus, Divisions and/or Programs within the DCA to prepare and maintain complex monthly revenue and expenditure projections, develop budget change proposals in accordance with statewide or departmental policies and program objectives, draft responses to inquiries from the Department’s Executive-level Management, the Legislature, the Department of Finance, and other State agencies, and provide assistance and/or recommendations to clients on any other tasks that require budgetary input. 

The ABA will prepare the various schedules and documents for the Governor’s Budget (such as fund condition statements and the Schedule of Salaries and Wages), maintain documents that track funding and staffing levels and any changes to budgetary appropriations, prepare and assist in budget drills, provide management alternatives and suggest recommendations for meeting program goals or to address any budget allocation issues.  The ABA is expected to attend Board and client meetings and may be required to present and field questions on budget and fiscal issues.  Additionally, the incumbent is required to develop and administer budget training to clients on an annual-basis.  

The ABA will serve as the budget expert on providing fiscal impact of legislation and the fiscal and economic impact of regulations.  Additionally, the incumbent will work with assigned clients to develop and research complex workload analyses and new policy initiatives as it relates to a client’s business functions.    

Who Should Apply:

Eligible candidates who are current state employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers in an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All methods of appointments, including Training and Development (T&D) Assignments will be considered.   All interested applicants must submit a standard State Application Form STD 678 (Rev. 6/2010) with original signature, and must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the “Explanations” section of the STD 678. SROA and Surplus candidates are encouraged to apply. Appointment is subject to SROA and State Surplus policies. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their surplus status letter. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be considered for an interview. All appointments are subject to OHR’s approval. A 60-day candidate pool will be established for subsequent vacancies. DCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

How to Apply:

If you are not a current State employee or otherwise eligible, you may qualify for a civil service examination based on the minimum qualifications for the classification.  To view a current list of examinations being offered, please visit the CalHR website at

Visit the CalHR website at: and download the STD 678 form.  Please note position # 610-721-5284-006 in filling out the form. 

Submit your completed and signed STD 678 form at: 

Department of Consumer Affairs

Budget Office

1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite S-103

Sacramento, CA 95834

Attn:  Kim Koski



If you have any questions about the opening or require Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Kim Koski at (916) 574-7174.


Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Associate Budget Analyst 610 - 721 - 5284 - 006
Will also consider hiring a(n)
STAFF SERVICES ANALYST (GENERAL) $2,817.00 - $3,529.00
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
11/20/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Budget Office
1625 N. Market Blvd, Ste 103
Sacramento, 95834
Kim Koski

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