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  • 511902
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 4 2022 at 23:55 MST



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!


Job Location:


Financial Services Division
701 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Posting Details:

Salary: $102,000.00 

Grade: 26

Closing Date: 10/04/2022

Job Summary:

Are you a budgeting mastermind? Do you like leading a team of professionals? Don’t let this career-advancing position pass you by, apply today!
The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation Reentry (ADCRR) is seeking a proactive and qualified leader to become the Budget Administrator. This position performs professional analysis related to budgeting, forecasting, budget controls, and accounting systems.

Job Duties:

- Directs the development, preparation, and analysis of annual budget requests to ensure timely submission
- Coordinates with Executive Management, Wardens, and other staff to ensure department needs are addressed and accurately represented
- Manages the development, implementation and monitoring of the annual allocation process
- Confers with Assistant Directors and Business Administrators to covey budget-related issues, offers recommendations and ensures effective and transparent information pertaining to the budget
- Serves as the primary contact for the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budget (OSPB) and Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) for information requests and/or fiscal analysis of legislation
- Tracks and monitors legislative budget proposals to ensure rapid reconciliation and enacted legislation
- Provides information and analysis to Executive Management
- Directs the development, preparation, and analysis of the department’s inmate population projections and bed plan.
- Plans, directs, and administers the department’s position control functions including position tracking, review of personnel actions, monthly reporting, and ad-hoc reporting for the department's 9,559 authorized Full-Time Employees (FTE)
- Plans and directs the efficient use of resources within the Bureau including addressing responsibility for hiring, distribution of workload, and other personnel issues within the Bureau
- Produces publication of the annual per capita report, contract review and analysis; development and implementation of compensation plan priorities;
- Travels/Drives on State business with possible overnight stays
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Budget, financial, governmental, and fund management and accounting principles and practices
- Budget preparation and enforcement
- State of Arizona procurement and accounting statutes, rules, regulations and methods
- Legislative processes
- Departmental policies and procedures
- State and Federal laws, rules and regulations pertinent to the assignment
- Principles of effective supervision
- Computers and software

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communication
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
- Public speaking
- Mathematical calculations using statistics
- Developing, organizing and maintaining accurate records of budget correspondence and data
- Problem identification, analysis and resolution

Ability to:
- Structure internal budgeting processes and establish internal controls to monitor operations and maintain budget limitations in alignment with agency goals and objectives
- Make sound decisions related to finances on behalf of the agency
- Manage and supervise with consistency and impartiality
- Establish priorities and meet deadlines and objectives
- Influence and stimulate the work product of subordinate employees through team leadership techniques
- Communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals at all organizational levels
- Apply and interpret Federal and State Laws, Departmental policies, rules and procedures

Selective Preference(s):

- Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, OR
- Five (5) years progressively responsible in supervising and directing employees performing accounting /budget duties, OR
- Ten (10) years progressively responsible in accounting and budget experience, at least five (5) years within the public sector, AND
- Five (5) years of management experience involving multiple areas

Pre-Employment Requirements:

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).

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.