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Budget Analyst

  • 505354
  • Full-time


Budget Analyst

To Apply:

Interested applicants should email their resume, a cover letter, a writing sample, and graduate and undergraduate transcripts to bgreeney@az.gov with the subject line, "OSPB Grants Management Analyst Application".

Writing samples should not exceed five pages and may cover any topic. Unofficial copies of transcripts are sufficient.

You can expect to hear from OSPB to indicate whether we would like you to participate in an interview and case study (both can be done remotely).

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please view more position information here.

Job Location:

1700 West Washington Street

Phoenix, Arizona 85007  

Posting Details:

Annual Salary Starts at $62,000 Depending on Experience  

Grade: 01

This position will remain open until filled  

Job Summary:

The Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals to assist in making prudent fiscal decisions with both State and federal dollars.

Budget Analysts, Budget Analyst Forecasters, and Grants Management Analysts will perform analysis for the purposes of developing the Governor’s Executive Budget, contribute to strategic plans and monitor performance measures, assist the Governor and Executive leadership in policy development and implementation, and provide support on special projects for the Executive.

Job Duties:

• Critically analyze state agencies’ budgets and any proposed budget changes with the goal of developing the Governor's Executive Budget

• Identify and apply available data sources and research to conduct strategic, operational, and financial analysis on a broad range of topics

• Serve as a resource on issues relating to federal and State laws and regulations as well as State agencies’ policies and procedures

• Provide suggestions for State agencies’ strategic plans and performance measures to support the Governor’s Executive Budget

• Provide budget recommendations and options to the State Budget Director, the Governor’s Executive staff, and the Governor

• Provide oral and written presentations to explain Executive Budget issues to legislative members, committees, and the public

• Advise and assist the Governor’s executive staff and agencies’ leadership on implementing major policy changes

• Manage and provide support to projects initiated by OSPB leadership and the Governor’s Executive staff

• Develop and explore potential areas of work, with a focus on improving State government performance

• Evaluate agencies’ program performance as compared to federal and State mandates and best practices

• Represent the Executive’s position on the budget to agencies’ leadership, stakeholders, and the public

• Maintain revenue and expenditure projections for agencies’ funds; monitor agency cash flow

• Coordinate with the Governor’s policy advisors and agencies to track legislative proposals

• Analyze legislative proposals for potential fiscal and operational impacts

• Coordinate with State agencies staff for budget implementation


• Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, or related field; or, a Bachelor’s Degree in similar fields with 3-5 years’ experience in governmental budgeting, public finance, or a related area

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate should:

• Have strong communication skills (includes writing, speaking, presentation and data visualization skills), particularly on technical matters

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and comfortable navigating new software products and applications

• Display strong relational skills to regularly engage stakeholders within and external to the agency

• Be highly organized, driven, persistent, analytical, and detail-oriented

• Have the ability to work autonomously and in collaborative settings

• Have strong math skills and superior critical-thinking ability

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Driving Requirements:

• 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.)

• Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

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)

• Please note that enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Bill Greeney at bgreeney@az.gov.


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.