TEST ANNOUNCEMENT

NUMBER 2010-044

ISSUED  APRIL 21, 2010

REVISED JULY 31, 2013

 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

State Civil Service Commission

 

Examinations

 

for

 

BUDGET ANALYSTS

 

 

Exam

No.

 

Job Titles

Job

Codes

Pay Schedule

and Range

 

 

 

1.

 

Budget Analyst 1

08110

 

MA06

 

 

2.

 

Budget Analyst 2

08120

 

MA07

 

 

3.

 

Budget Analyst 1 (Local Government)

L0331

 

*

 

 

4.

 

Budget Analyst 2 (Local Government)

L0332

 

*

 

 

When completing your application, please make sure you apply for all job titles for which you want to be tested.  You will NOT be permitted to add job titles after you test.

 

*Local government salaries vary.  Contact the Human Resources Office of the local government agency where you are interested in working for specific information.

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

VETERANS:  Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. ß7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for Veterans; visit one of our offices; or call our veterans information line, (717) 787-6039.

 

NATURE OF WORK

 

You will compile, research and analyze data to be used in budget requests and rebudget calculations.  You will develop or review an operating budget, rebudget, or portions of a budget, including reasons for requested amounts, projections of the programmatic impact of reductions and other information provided by managers.  You will also provide technical advice, interpretation and assistance to program managers concerning their preparation of budget projections and funding needs.  The work includes monitoring and controlling encumbrances and realized augmentation expenditures on an ongoing basis against the budgetary plan through review of budgeting and accounting records and reports, and analysis of financial and program trends.  Budget Analysts 2 perform more advanced assignments and work with greater independence.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

You will be tested before your qualifications are reviewed.  Your test results will count only if you meet all job requirements.

 

You are subject to Pennsylvania residency requirements and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Visit the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, for PA Residency Information.

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Budget Analyst 1 (State and Local Government)

One year of experience as an Administration and Management Trainee, or a Financial Programs Trainee performing technical budget administration work; OR 1 year of experience in technical budget administration work; and a bachelor's degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Budget Analyst 2 (State and Local Government)

One year of experience as a Budget Analyst 1; OR 2 years of experience in technical budget administration work; and a bachelor's degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

 

Clarification of Requirements

 

Budget Analyst 1 (State and Local Government)

You may substitute paraprofessional experience involving the review, collection and classification of program and financial data used in the preparation and control of budgets for the required experience and training.

 

Please make sure you meet all requirements.  If you are not sure you qualify, contact one of the Commission's offices listed at the end of this announcement for guidance.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

 

Positions exist throughout Pennsylvania in most state and local government agencies.

 

Lists created by this these tests will be used to fill future vacancies as they occur due to retirements, promotions, transfers, resignations and so forth.

 

Employment preference for local government jobs may be given to residents of the counties where the jobs are located.

 

Promotion preference for local government jobs may be given to employees who work in the counties where job openings occur.

 

Employment preference will be granted to individuals aged 60 and over for jobs with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and Area Agency on Aging offices.

 

For the most recent information on state job opportunities, contact the Human Resources office of the state agency where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under "Government/State."

 

For the most recent information on local government job opportunities, contact the office of the local government agency where you are interested in working listed in the telephone directory under "Government/County."

 

TESTING

 

The test will be administered on a computer.  Information about computerized testing is available online at www.scsc.state.pa.us OR in paper form at any State Civil Service Commission office.

 

You will have a maximum of 3 hours to complete the test which will cover the following subject areas:

 

 

 

Number of Questions

 

 

 

Subject Area

Budget

Analyst 1

Budget

Analyst 2

 

 

 

Principles and Methods of Budgeting

30

30

 

 

Analyzing Budgetary Data

25

25

 

 

Analyzing Written Material

25

25

 

 

Effective Expression

25

25

 

 

Principles and Methods of Budgeting (Advanced)

__-_

_20_

 

 

Total

105

125

 

 

The test will be administered in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh State Civil Service Commission offices, Monday through Friday.

 

The test also will be held approximately 10 days a month at additional test centers located in Erie, Johnstown, Lock Haven, and Scranton.  For further details on test dates, contact the Commissionís Information Services Unit; Telephone (Voice) (717) 787-7811, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 783-8896.

 

If you take the test and want to take it again, you may be retested after 6 months from the date of your test.  You must submit a new application to be retested.

 

If your name is on an eligible list for these job titles and you take this test, your most recent examination result will be the only one counted.

 

TEST RESULTS

 

Employment and promotion lists will be established.  You will be notified in writing of your test results.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Complete your application on the Commissionís website, Job Seekers page, by selecting Online Application, or submit your completed paper application to:

 

 

State Civil Service Commission

ATTN:  Applications

P.O. Box 569

Harrisburg, PA  17108-0569

 

Applications and further information can be obtained from:

 

1.

State Civil Service Commission:

 

 

 

Harrisburg:  2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O.

 

Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone (Voice) (717) 783-3058, Text

 

Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing callers only) (717) 772-2685

 

 

 

Philadelphia:  110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone

 

(Voice) (215) 560-2253, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (215) 560-4367

 

 

 

Pittsburgh:  411 Seventh Avenue, Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone

 

(Voice) (412) 565-7666, Text Telephone (Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

 

callers only) (412) 565-2484

 

 

 

Internetwww.scsc.state.pa.us

 

 

2.

PA CareerLink offices

 

 

3.

The Human Resources offices listed under the "JOB OPPORTUNITIES" section of this announcement

 

For further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference and other items, refer to the instructions provided with the "Application for Employment/Promotion."