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Budget Analyst 4 - (BA4/FSD)

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Budget Analyst 4 - (BA4/FS)



 Who we are:

 The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) purchases health care for more than 2 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and, beginning in 2020, the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. Our agency is committed to whole person care, integrating physical health and behavioral health services for better results and healthier residents. As the largest health care purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better health and better care at a lower cost.


 About the opportunity:

 The Budget Operations Unit within the Financial Services Division is responsible for the entire HCA Medicaid and administrative budget and includes diverse funding sources. The Budget Analyst 4 reports to the Budget Unit Manager and has overall responsibility for the agency wide administrative budget ($926 million per biennium) and approximately 1,438 FTEs.  The incumbent performs expert-level budget and program planning analysis for multiple HCA Division's administrative budget.  This position is responsible for developing and monitoring administrative budgets, agency budget requests, allotment processes, fiscal notes, and assuring that processes are completed within Office of Financial Management (OFM) guidelines and meet all budgetary requirements as directed by the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  In addition, this position is charged with monitoring expenditures against allotment to identify any fiscal issues for HCA management, program managers and stakeholders, and assures the fiscal information reported to OFM, legislature staff, and the federal government is accurate. This position is responsible for sound fiscal projections to ensure adequate administrative funding for overall agency and divisions.


 Some of the tasks this position will perform:

 Prepare and Manage Biennial and Supplemental Operating Budget for HCA. 

  • Develop and prepare Decision Packages for Maintenance Level and Performance Level packages. 
  • Monitor administrative expenditures to allotments for monthly financial analysis. 
  • Provide expert level financial consultation and sound fiscal projections for programs/divisions to ensure adequate administrative funding. 
  • Update activity inventory and provide activity-level recast to assigned steps. 
  • Load agency decision packages and activity-level recast into the Agency Budget System (ABS). 
  •  Develop allotments for assigned budget steps. 
  • Upload allotments to TALS system. 
  • Respond to questions on assigned divisions' budget and expenditures. 
  • Provide analysis for the budget versions, compile comparison documents. 

Fiscal notes coordination and preparation.

  • Create and coordinate agency fiscal notes.

Provide expert-level assistance and advice on the administrative budget.

  • Work with accounting section to provide advice and research on account coding used for administrative expenditures. 
  • Interpret existing budget policies to Agency staff and other administrative personnel within assigned programs/divisions. 
  • Coordinate the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and modification of budgetary procedures for Agency administrative budgets.

What we have to offer you:

  • Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those we serve Voices of HCA 
  • A clear agency mission that drives our work and is person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values 
  • A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible schedules and mobile work options. 
  • Infants in the workplace Infants at the Workplace Video 
  • A great total compensation and benefit package WA State Government Benefits 
  • A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with restaurants, and shopping nearby. 
  • Tuition reimbursement. 
  • And free parking!

Required Education, and Experience

 Bachelors' degree from an accredited college or university involving major study in business administration, public administration, accounting or related field or five years of professional experience in budgets, management, or program analysis.


 A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in business administration, public administration, accounting or related field or three years of professional experience in budgets, management, or program analysis.


Additional qualifying experience may substitute year for year for the required education.

 Demonstrated expertise using state budgeting and reporting systems, Excel, and Word.

 Knowledge of Office of Financial Management and the State Legislative approach to the budget process.

 Experience using the Washington State Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS).

 Experience using the Washington State Agency Budget System (ABS).

 Experience composing decision packages and fiscal notes for the annual Washington State Legislative session.


 Preferred Education, Experience and Competencies

 Analytical skills for financial research and modeling in complex multi-system environment.

 Ability to develop and review complex written materials and provide detailed policy analysis.


How to Apply: 

 To apply for this position you will need to complete your profile on careers.wa.gov, and attach the following items:


  • A current state application profile using careers.wa.gov 
  • A letter of interest with specific language on why you are interested in the position.  No more than two pages in length. 
  • A current resume that is no more than two pages in length. 
  • A list of contact information for three professional references, including at a minimum one current or previous supervisor.

If you have questions about the process, or need reasonable accommodation, please contact Sanyu Tushabe, before the posting closes. The candidate pool certified for this recruitment may be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to the next six months.


 Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1761 or email Sanyu.Tushabe@hca.wa.gov


 *Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.


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