Budget Analyst III (OED Budget Analyst)

Texas Military Department




Performs highly complex (senior-level) budget preparation and analysis work for the Texas Military Department. Work involves planning, organizing, coordinating and evaluating of budgetary activities and performance measures. Work involves more than one fund source. Work involves preparing and analyzing operating budgets, appropriation requests, performance measures, compiling statistics and providing forecasting and assistance on budgetary matters. Reports to the Budget Manager. May assist in overseeing and monitoring budget and program performance. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Collects, analyzes and reports data that supports alternative solutions to budget and management problems.
  • Provides advice and assistance to the Budget Manager and Chief Fiscal Officer concerning budget funding procedures and methods.
  • Analyzes expenditure patterns and makes recommendations on the use of funds.
  • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of submission of legislative appropriations. request, operating budget and performance measures and all other agency budget reports.
  • Prepares legislative appropriations requests and budget instructions.
  • Maintains and reports the quarterly and annual performance measures and definitions.
  • Prepares, inputs, and updates agency budget data.
  • Prepares and submits the State Operating Budget.
  • Prepares fiscal notes and analysis of legislation.
  • Performs monitoring, tracking and reporting of budgetary expenditures.
  • Prepares and may conduct budget briefs to provide management with expenditure data.
  • May prepare request for state and federal funds.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university is required. (Substitution Allowed)


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business, public administration or a related field is preferred.


  • Four years of full-time experience in accounting, auditing or budget preparation and analysis work is required.
  • Experience in using Microsoft applications to include Microsoft Word, Excel, Oulook (email) and Access is required.


  • Experience in accounting, auditing or budget preparation and analysis work at a state agency is preferred.
  • Experience preparing performance measurement reports, Legislative Appropriations Requests, Operating budgets, and Base Reconciliations is preferred.
  • Experience using the Automated Budget Evaluation System of Texas (ABEST) is preferred.
  • Experience using Uniform Statewide Accounting System is preferred.
  • Experience with FMQuery is preferred.
  • Experience using CAPPS is preferred.


  • Additional years of full-time work experience in accounting, auditing, budget preparation and analysis and/or performance measurement report work at a state agency may substitute for required education on a year-per-year basis.


  • Selected candidate must pass federal security background investigation. The process includes a National Agency Check and Inquiry (NACI) and fingerprinting. New employees must complete and sign the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Form SF85. Completed forms are submitted to the OPM for the background investigations.
  • The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees to present proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three (3) days of being hired. The Texas Military Department participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization;
  • Upon hire with the State of Texas, males between the ages of 18 through 25 must provide proof of registration or exemption with the Selective Service. For further information, visit the Selective Service website at https://www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfVerification.aspx.
Knowledge of:

  • State and federal laws and regulations relevant to governmental budgeting and accounting;
  • accounting and management principles and practices;
  • USAS and ABEST;
  • forecasting methodologies;
  • automated accounting, budgeting and forecasting programs; and
  • performance measurement and reporting.

Skill in:

  • communicating effectively both orally and in writing;
  • preparing legislative appropriation requests and operating budgets;
  • preparing and analyzing performance measure data;
  • analyzing financial data; and
  • operating other applicable database software products.

Ability to:

  • monitor and report on performance measurement;
  • coordinate the gathering and analysis of data;
  • determine appropriate use of funds;
  • analyze financial records and reports;
  • develop budgetary reports;
  • analyze potential budget problems and to develop and present solutions to problems;
  • supervise and train others;
  • communicate effectively; and
  • establish effective working relationships with internal staff and customers.

Work is typically performed in a sedentary office setting involving sitting, standing, and walking to perform job duties. Work requires extensive use of a personal computer and telephone. Position may periodically require the ability to lift, carry, move and/or set up equipment and materials weighing up to 25 pounds.

If you qualify for a Veteran Employment Preference, it is mandatory that you provide the required documentation at the time of applying.  Documentation must be provided before a Veteran Employment Preference can be granted.


Veteran – DD Form 214 or;
Surviving Spouse of a Veteran who has not remarried – Marriage Certificate and DD Form 1300 or;
Orphan of a Veteran who was killed during active duty – Birth Certificate and DD Form 1300

VETERANS: Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs! Go to www.texasskillstowork.com to translate your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications and skill sets.

Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the following fields or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply:

United States Army: 36A Finance Manager
United States Navy: LS Administration
United States Coast Guard:  31 Financial Management
United States Marine Corps: 3451 Financial Management Resource Analyst
United States Air Force: 6F0X1 Financial Management and Comptroller

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at: http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_AccountingAuditingandFinance.pdf


Posted: May 16, 2018