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BUDGET ANALYST II
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This is professional level work involving responsibility for municipal budget preparation and administration. Under general supervision, an employee in this class performs activities in a major area or areas of budget administration such as budget surveys, analysis and preparation of work programs or in the development of an improved budget. Work results are reviewed and questions of importance are discussed with the superior before action is taken. Supervision may be exercised over a group of clerical assistants. These positions are distinguished from positions in the lower class of Budget Analysts by the fact that they do more varied and complex budget work. Work is reviewed by an administrative superior through conference and submissions of reports. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Analyzes departmental budget estimates and justifications in preparing governments operating expenditures for a fiscal year.
Analyzes program plans of operating agencies in relation to workload trends, cost factors, cost data from previous years and nature of services provided.
Analyzes and develops long range plans for the capital program.
Cooperates with line administrators, personnel, and organizations and management staff in the preparation of coordinated plans for program changes.
Reviews and summarizes accounting control reports in the execution of the departmental budget.
Develops and revises procedures, budget forms, and instructions for improving budget preparation.
May use a microprocessor or CRT terminal in carrying out duties.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental budgeting and public administration.
Good knowledge of statistical concepts and methods.
Good knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in governmental budgeting.
Good knowledge of modern office equipment.
Ability to keep a variety of records and to prepare and submit reports.
Ability to express one's self clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
One (1) year of permanent competitive class status in the title of Budget Analyst I.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree and one (1) year of professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, in budget administration, budget analysis, budget research, capital program analysis, capital budgetary planning or accounting; or,
B) Five (5) years of paraprofessional or professional level work experience, or its part time equivalent, at least one (1) year of which must have been in a professional capacity in budget administration, budget analysis, budget research, capital program analysis, capital budgetary planning or accounting; or,
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
Successful completion of graduate semester hours in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees may be substituted for work experience as follows: Thirty (30) graduate semester hours is equivalent to one (1) year of specialized work experience; Sixty (60) graduate semester hours is equivalent to two (2) years of specialized work experience.