Fiscal Analyst 3 (Land Quality Fiscal Analyst)
Environmental Quality-Land Quality - Portland, OR

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DEQ’s mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land and water. As a regulatory agency, whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon’s environment, DEQ works collaboratively with Oregonians for a healthy, sustainable environment.

The Land Quality Division of DEQ is recruiting to fill a full-time, Fiscal Analyst 3 position, located in Portland, Oregon.

The successful applicant will serve as the primary budget and fiscal adviser for all Land Quality programs statewide; manage Land Quality program budget planning and execution; perform short and long-range planning and analysis for financial issues related to Land Quality programs; develop strategies for maintaining financially viable programs; interpret complex financial information and formulate internal fiscal policies and procedures for implementing all Land Quality programs.

Due to budget shortfalls, all State of Oregon employees are required to take unpaid furlough days throughout the 2011-13 biennium which ends June 30, 2013. The number of days this position will be required to take will be determined by the start date of employment.

Working Conditions
The work of this position is primarily in an office environment. Some travel within the state may be required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Serve as primary budget and fiscal adviser for Land Quality program management and staff.
  • Translate the program budget plan into specific budget or legislative actions to be taken.
  • Develop revenue and expenditure estimates and provide direction and guidance to Budget Analyst for development of legislative and internal budgets, forecasts and fund management plans.
  • Provide fiscal information to executive and legislative branch staff, including fiscal analysis of legislative proposals affecting Land Quality programs.
  • Develop measurements and targets to assist in reaching operational and financial goals.
  • Develop and produce fiscal and operating reports based on knowledge of complex program funding and financial systems.
  • Interpret financial reports and information for management and recommend action as necessary.
  • Monitor program spending, revenues and forecasts and evaluate relative to legislative and operating budgets and other program targets; identify emerging issues.
  • Develop rate to allocate indirect costs to cost recoverable projects.
  • Develop policy and practices to meet program legislative, grant or other fiscal needs.
  • Make recommendations to and support land quality program managers in developing budget plans, identifying resource needs and shortfalls.

Qualifications & Desired Attributes:

Minimum Qualifications
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience that has included the preparation, analysis, and administration of a budget or fiscal system. Experience must have included modeling and forecasting fiscal information.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Public or Non-Profit Management, Finance, Accounting or a related degree (such as Public Policy, Political Science, Public Administration or other analytical or technical degree) may substitute for three years of the required experience.
  • A graduate-level degree in any of the above areas may substitute for four of the six years.
Desired Attributes- preference may be given to applicants who possess the following
  • Preparing budgets for a governmental unit.
  • Making recommendations concerning decisions with financial impact.
  • Projecting impact of actions/events on revenues and expenditures.
  • Developing operational and fiscal measurements to meet budget targets.
  • Monitoring revenue and expenditures and analyzing deviations from plan.
  • Managing a budget with multiple funding sources.
  • Estimating budgetary impacts of programmatic changes.
  • Communicating fiscal information, orally and in writing, to various audiences.
  • Interpreting regulations.
  • Applying cost allocation principles.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and data base programs, including designing queries.

Additional Information:

To apply for this position, follow the “Apply” link above to complete the Oregon Employment Application online. All application materials must be received by the closing date/time posted.

Only complete applications will be considered . Be sure to answer all supplemental questions and attach any required documents. Responses to the supplemental questions will be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications and desired attributes for the position.

Qualified applicants whose responses most closely match the desired attributes for the position will be invited to interview.

The Department of Environmental Quality's practice is to begin employees at the first pay step. However, a higher starting pay rate may be considered, budget permitting, depending upon the applicant's work history, current salary and benefits.

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Department of Environmental Quality
Human Resources Office
811 SW Sixth Ave
Portland OR 97204
(503) 229-5382
Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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