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Series established March 19, 1981
This series specification describes two Budget Technician classes used to perform various subsidiary budget management work in the Department of Finance and in departmental budget sections.
Work assignments include performing subsidiary budget management work involving: review and analysis of documents relative to the preparation and enactment of departmental budgets; review and analysis of documents for controlling departmental budget expenditures; and assisting in preparation of the Governor's Budget.
Persons in these classes may review and analyze computer printouts of departmental expenditures for the past, current and budget fiscal year; analyze computer printouts enumerating budgeted positions for a department; analyze the salary and wages supplement; analyze and write hearing notes; develop documents incorporating changes to a departmental budget agreed upon during legislative budget hearings; review and analyze Personal Services Contracts; review and approve budget revisions and other position change documents submitted by departments; write correspondence, review and process budgets and related documents during preparation, enactment, and administration phases of the budget, and do other related work.
Persons in these classes may maintain budget revision control; analyze and prepare out-of-State travel requests; coordinate CFIS performance input; prepare transfer of budget allotment documents; develop and/or analyze various position control documents; under direction, prepare portions of department budget documents for submission to the Department of Finance; analyze new personnel requests; and do other related work.
Entry into this series is typically at the class of Budget Technician I.
Complexity of work assigned; supervision received; and leadership exercised.
This is the training and first journeyperson level for the series. Under supervision, incumbents perform subsidiary work of average difficulty in reviewing, analyzing and controlling departmental budget expenditures for the past, current and forthcoming fiscal years.
This is the lead and advanced journeyperson level for the series. Under direction, incumbents either: (1) supervise or lead a small group of clerks and/or Budget Technicians I; or (2) perform the more complex subsidiary budget management work which may include full responsibility for a less sensitive departmental budget.
One year of work experience performing general office work.
Completion of two years of college may be substituted for the work experience.
One year of experience performing the duties of a Budget Technician I, Range B.
Two years of experience involving developing, maintaining and auditing budget information for a private business.
Two years of experience involving writing or editing of original correspondence or materials for reports, including arithmetical computations and reviewing of computer printouts equivalent to that of a Budget Technician.
Knowledge of: arithmetic, grammar, and spelling.
Ability to: analyze written and numerical data accurately; follow oral and written instructions; interpret computer printouts; clear and concise expression and oral presentations; write reports and correspondence.
Knowledge of: all of the above; principles and practices of the civil service budgetary process.
Ability to: all of the above, and accept increasing responsibility for accuracy and thoroughness in performance of tasks; work effectively with others; perform analytical evaluations and computations.
Education equivalent to the twelfth grade.