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Date:  Dec 2, 2022
Req ID:  23560

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  45,010

Position Number: 22080175 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Continuous 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 45,010 
Office of Budget 

The mission of the Department of Finance and Administration is to provide Arkansas citizens convenient, effective, and courteous service which will encourage voluntary compliance with tax, license, and child support laws.

Position Information

Class Code: R017C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Department of Finance Administration (DFA) State Budget Analyst is responsible for analyzing and interpreting financial data, for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability ensuring compliance with state laws, policies, and procedures. Reviews and evaluates actual revenues and expenditures for budgets, grants, and other projects to maintain a balanced budget. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Analyzes, prepares, and/or recommends financial data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability, fiscal impact of management decisions and policies. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares financial information concerning personnel, operations, grants, capital projects, and other expenses to determine budgetary requirements, and solutions to operational issues with statewide fiscal impact. Provides technical expertise and assistance to state agencies in the development of biennial and annual fiscal programs. Analyzes biennial budget requests, and presents and recommends state agencies' budgetary requirements to the Governor for Executive Recommendations, and defends and justifies those recommendations to the General Assembly. Prepares, analyzes, and/or interprets proposed and existing legislation, laws, budget directives, and policies to implement internal and external directives. Evaluates the impact of federal and state budget policies, and produces technical budget documents and reports within given deadlines and time frames in support of the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State and the Governor. Attends legislative committee meetings, tracks legislative recommendations for state agencies' budgets, and prepares associated documents for presentation to the General Assembly. Keeps abreast of laws and regulations to maintain up-to-date compliance. Exercises judgment in support of the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service. Uses various software applications such as spreadsheets, databases, word processing, financial, and budget applications to analyze, assemble, and/or format data and/or reports for day to day activities, surveys, or other related information Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management and public administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration with special reference to governmental procedures, practices, and objectives. Knowledge of various funding sources available to governmental agencies. Ability to review and analyze financial information concerning revenues and expenditures and develop appropriate budget recommendations. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to review and analyze financial data. Ability to prepare and present recommendations to a review committee. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in accounting, finance, economics, business, public administration or a related field.   Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.

Veteran Preference:   A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official at the time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS at (888) 897-7781 or


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