Budget Analyst IV

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Budget Analyst IV
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Position Title:

Budget Analyst IV



Military Occupation Specialty Code:

Army 36A, 36B; Coast Guard FIN10, SEl15; Marine Corps 3402, 3404, 3408, 3451, 8844; Airforce 6F0X1, 65FX, 65WX

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Number of Vacancies:



Chief Financial Office/Budget and Finance Office

Salary Range:

$5500.00 - $6666.67 / monthly



Hours Worked Weekly:






Agency Address:

300 W. 15th, Austin, Texas 78701

Web site:


Refer Inquiries to:

Human Resources


(512) 475-4922 or (512) 475-4612

How To Apply:

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Special Instructions:

  • Applicants must provide in-depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification.
  • Resumes may be uploaded as an attachment but are not accepted in lieu of the information required in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section of the application.

Interview Place/Time:

Candidates will be notified of appointments as determined by the selection committee.


Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodations.

The Opportunity

The Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-million-dollar cooperative contracts program, and providing strategic technology leadership, solutions, and innovation to all levels of Texas government.  DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state.

The Budget & Financial Analysis team performs highly complex (senior-level) budget preparation and analysis work for Agency operations.  Work involves coordinating budgetary activities, reviewing, and analyzing operating budgets, regular budget monitoring, regular reporting, and providing technical advice and assistance on budgetary matters.  May supervise the work of others.  Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

What We Do

The ideal candidate will have the ability to highlight their strengths in the following functions:

  • Coordinates and oversees the preparation of budget and management reports.
  • Provides management with expenditure data detail, trends, and ongoing recommendations; Monitors expenditure trends, and operating revenue trends, and makes recommendations in compliance with procedures, statutes, and regulations.
  • Establishes work methods and priorities and determines methodologies and techniques for performing data evaluations.
  • Gathers and organizes data from various internal and external sources; communicates intelligence on the data collected using policy analysis, statistical analysis, and financial analysis; Informs management of findings and explains operational impacts.
  • Assists in the development and evaluation of performance measures.
  • Assists with both internal and external reporting requirements, including quarterly Board financials, monthly financials, the Legislative Appropriations Request, the annual Board-approved operating budget, and various other Agency reporting priorities. 
  • Assists in developing and maintaining procedures for budget monitoring and financial reporting. Evaluates and implements financial process automation opportunities;
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or a related field
  • Additional work-related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Experience And Training Required

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in at least one of the following roles:
    • Business Analyst
    • Financial Analyst
    • Budget Analyst
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in state government budget preparation and analysis
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience participating in complex financial transitions involving chargebacks

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of accounting, budgetary, and management principles, practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of forecasting methodologies
  • Knowledge of automated accounting, budgeting, and forecasting programs; and of performance measurement and reporting
  • Knowledge of Information Technology related services and familiarity with ITIL processes are preferred.
  • Ability to analyze fiscal management information to determine the appropriate use of funds.
  • Ability to perform statistical analyses.
  • Ability to identify and develop budgetary reports and schedules.
  • Ability to work with large data sets accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvement and automation opportunities.
  • Ability to analyze management problems and develop and present solutions, communicate effectively, and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to comply with all agency policies and applicable laws
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in the use of a computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments. e.g., word processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills necessary to perform work assignments, including complex data analysis.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint and Word.
  • Familiarity with remote meeting applications (Microsoft Teams, Webex, etc.).
  • CAPPS, LBB ABEST, Business Objects, and USAS experience preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace
  • Criminal background check

Working Conditions

  • Frequent use of computers, copiers, printers, and telephones
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening, and talking
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others
  • Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, and climbing
  • Occasional overtime required

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