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Job Specification 50090


BUDGET ANALYST TRAINEE

  

DEFINITION


       Under supervision of a supervisory official in a state department
  or agency, as trainee and productive worker, assists in the analysis of
  budget requests, work programs, and request for special expenditures;
  does related work as required.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:


       Under supervision, as trainee and productive worker:

       Assists  in studies of budget requests, the preparation of
  analyses of expenditures and financial requests, and in the development
  of financial reports and recommendations.

       Under supervision, makes field trips to become cognizant of agency
  problems and assists in making field studies.

       Assists in the maintenance of position number adjustment records,
  the review of personnel action forms, the maintenance of work program
  controls, and where this applies, in the review of requests for
  appropriation transfers as required.

       Assists in the conduct of special studies or assignments and helps
  in the preparation of reports containing findings, conclusions, and
  recommendations.

       Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
  and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by
  the agency, office, or related units.

  REQUIREMENTS:

       EDUCATION:

           Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's
  degree.

       LICENSE:

           Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid
  in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee
  mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

  KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

           Knowledge of modern government budget practices, functions,
  and responsibilities.

           Knowledge of and familiarity with statistical theory and
  procedures.

           Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret basic law and
  regulations in accordance with established procedure.

           Ability to learn to use basic information to develop standards
  to be used in the review and study of budget requests.

           Ability, under supervision, to make field investigations and
  studies of various types.

           Ability to learn to prepare statistical and financial data in
  useable form.

           Ability to use basic information to be applied to the review
  of budgets and budget requests.

           Ability to assist in the preparation of estimates of cost, in
  the allocation of funds to varied salary accounts, and in the review of
  requests for the transfer of funds.

           Ability to assist with department budget hearings.

           Ability to assist in the maintenance of budget controls and
  detailed records of state and federal funds.

           Ability to carry out assigned investigations, surveys, and
  studies.

           Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative
  reports and statements on budget matters.

           Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
  manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or
  related units.

           Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in
  English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American
  Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of
  communication.

           Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
  long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after
  reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the
  accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue
  hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

       ADVANCEMENT

           Appointees who successfully complete the twelve (12) month
  training course will be eligible for advancement under Department of
  Personnel procedure to the title Budget Analyst, 3.

            The inability of an employee in this title to attain a level
  of performance warranting advancement to the title listed above may be
  considered as cause for separation.

  CODES: 95/P95-50090                  MCK              10/01/05