Senior or Associate Budget Analyst
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Position Title:
Senior or Associate Budget Analyst

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9136-1215A


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Governor's Office

P.O. Box 200801

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-5565

Fax: (406)444-5529

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Governor's Office

Office of Budget & Program Planning


State Application Required:

$24.00 - $26.60

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information:
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules.
Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
Cover letter and Resume only - State Application not required. The Governor's Office accepts electronically submitted application materials e-mailed to:

This position will primarily work with Montana University System and the Office of Commissioner of Higher Education budgets for the Governor's Office of Budget and Program Planning. Duties include:

Analyze and prepare the biennial Executive Budget
Present and defend budget requests during the legislative process
Monitor and analyze appropriated budgets
Provide assistance to state agencies in solving budgetary problems.
Determine the effectiveness of state operated programs.
Help implement fiscal and program policies
Prepare special analytical reports on selected fiscal or program issues
May project and monitor certain revenue sources

Knowledge of financial and human resources software is preferable but not required
Must have a high degree of analytical skills including: accounting analysis and generally a high level of math skills.
Ability to forecast costs and/or revenues using analytical methods
Analyst should possess knowledge of the principles and applications of fiscal administration, budgeting, accounting, planning, and large multi-level organization structure.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to diverse audiences
Ability to use software for word processing such as MS Word and for analysis such as Excel or Access
Ability to work with and build relationships with others
Willingness to work long hours during budget development and legislative session
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects

The above competencies are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree in Administration, Economics, Math, Accounting, Finance or closely related field; or a Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience. Applicants may have additional related experience or other equivalent combinations of education and experience that may substitute for these requirements. Training assignments will be considered for a Bachelor’s Degree and zero to three years of experience.

Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required:
Cover Letter

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