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Budget Analyst

Posted on: September 13, 2022

Website The State of South Dakota

Job ID: 20019

Agency: Bureau of Finance and Management

Location: Pierre

Salary: $58,234.32 – $65,496.51 annually, depending on experience. 

Pay Grade: GK

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Bureau of Finance and Management. For more information on the Bureau of Finance and Management, please visit https://bfm.sd.gov/.

The Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) is a vital component of the State of South Dakota’s financial operations. Our small but industrious staff work in five divisions: Budget Analysis, Accounting Analysis, Executive Management Finance Office, Financial Systems, and Internal Control. These teams are responsible for managing the state budget process, completing the state’s annual financial report, serving as the finance office for all state bureaus, managing the operations of the state’s financial and HR systems, and implementing and managing the state’s internal control framework. The bureau has a history of producing leaders in state government. Many department secretaries, commissioners, division directors, agency finance officers, and high-level accountants began their careers at BFM. 

BFM is looking for a motivated individual to fill a Budget Analyst position in Pierre. The person chosen for this position will work as an independent contributor in a team environment and be involved in the development, presentation, and implementation of the Governor’s annual budget for the State of South Dakota. Each budget analyst has the opportunity to present budget and policy recommendations for assigned departments of state government to the Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance & Management and the Governor of South Dakota. This position functions as a member of a team of professionals who provide budget and policy analysis services to the Governor in preparation of the state budget and on state policy issues. If you enjoy working in a team environment, seek challenges, and strive for excellence, then this is the job for you. 

Duties include: 

developing a thorough and in-depth understanding of assigned agencies’ missions, objectives, needs, and fiscal operations and how agencies’ operations integrate and interact within state government to provide outstanding service to both the agency and BFM;
helping agencies achieve results with fiscal responsibility and in support of the Governor’s agenda and holds self accountable for achieving quality results;
gathering and evaluating information to arrive at accurate conclusions, developing effective solutions, and making timely, practical and effective recommendations;
recommending new approaches and successfully adapting to changing priorities, organizational strategy, and future challenges;
developing rapport, collaboration, and communication openly and effectively with agency staff to create an environment of trust that facilitates the achievement of goals;
working regularly with other elected officials, including legislators and constitutional officers;
leading groups and presenting information accurately, concisely and persuasively;
representing BFM externally in a manner that enhances the agency’s credibility, reputation, and value. 
Employment with state government comes with many great benefits: 

a fully funded state pension plan that is rated as one of the best in the nation;
a generous health insurance plan plus eleven paid holidays;
and, a generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance, and retirement options. 
The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, economics, or related field. 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

principles and practices of fiscal administration and budget techniques; 
accounting fundamentals, statistics and management analysis;
communicate information clearly and concisely orally and in writing;
interpret rules and regulations;
meet reporting requirements;
prepare budgetary recommendations;
make timely and accurate decisions; and
establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  
Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your resume.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act. 

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08. 

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/. This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS

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