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Budget Analyst (Fiscal Analyst 2)

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality strives to build and sustain an inclusive environment that embraces and values diversity. Employees at all levels of the agency work together to foster fairness, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ethnicity, veteran, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or physical or mental disability. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are welcomed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may not meet every one of our listed qualifications. Lived experience may count towards the preferred qualifications listed below. If you are excited about this position, we encourage you to apply. If you are unsure as to whether or not you meet the qualifications of this position, please contact us to discuss your application.
Are you passionate about preserving, enhancing, and protecting Oregon’s environment? If so, please consider a career with the State of Oregon at the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). At DEQ, employees have the opportunity to work with a dynamic and supportive team of mission-focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, land, and water. Here is a video about DEQ:
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has a full-time opportunity available for a Budget Analyst (Fiscal Analyst 2) located at DEQ’s Headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
This is a limited duration position until December 31, 2023.
Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality. The Central Services Division (CSD) assists the Agency in achieving its mission by providing central management services for the agency in accounting, budgeting, information systems, human resources, health and safety, training, policy and organizational development, purchasing, and facilities management. The division serves headquarters and 3 regional divisions, the Vehicle Inspection Program, and the Laboratory and Environmental Assessment Division. Services are provided for over 700 positions, various local and regional governments, and directly to citizens. Click here to view a map of all of the DEQ offices.
What you will do!
You will be responsible for all phases of budget development and execution for assigned program, determining budgetary needs for existing and new programs, including analysis and forecast of revenue and expenditure trends, capital outlay, and program modifications. You will review and analyze accounting data and spreadsheets to prepare fiscal status reports, comparing actual expenditures and projections to operating budget and legislative budgets. You will maintain a general knowledge of all agency program budgets. In addition, you will provide information to Division Administrator and Manager regarding all budget-related issues.
What’s in it for you!
The opportunity to work in a productive and creative environment where no two days are ever the same! We offer a competitive benefits package that offers comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans for the employee and their qualified family members, as well as paid sick leave, vacation leave, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. In addition, we offer membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), and you have the opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). If you are passionate about Oregon's environment, apply today!
This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.
This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
What are we looking for?
Minimum Qualifications: 5 years of progressively responsible experience that included the preparation, analysis, and administration of a budget or fiscal system, OR 5 years of professional-level experience in accounting, fiscal auditing, management, or program analysis. Experience must have included modeling, forecasting, and analyzing fiscal information.
A Bachelor’s degree in business, public or non-profit management, finance, accounting, or a related degree (such as public policy, political science, public administration, or economics) may substitute for 3 years of the required experience.
Candidates who are most competitive will also reflect the following:
  • Experience working with complex cost structures with multiple fund sources.
  • Experience using accounting, budgeting, and data warehouse tools such as ORBITS (Oregon Budget Information Tracking System), ORPICS (Oregon Position Information Control System), SFMA (Statewide Financial Management Application), and OBIEE.
  • Advanced MS Excel, MS Access, and SQL skills.
  • Experience with integration of complex financial systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and customer service skills; ability to use tact, diplomacy, and good judgment to communicate clearly and effectively with employees at all levels, sometimes in stressful situations, and often to ensure compliance with laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to use critical thinking and analytical skills to form independent judgment, initiative, and decision-making.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet changing priorities, complicated assignments, and tight deadlines.
Working Conditions:
Work is primarily in an office setting. Occasional travel required to attend meetings and trainings. Extended hours may be required during budget preparation and legislative session.
How to Apply: (complete the application in full)

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Please Note: In addition to your related work experience and education, DEQ will use the desired attributes and minimum qualifications above, under the “What are we looking for?” section to determine whom to interview. Please make sure your attributes and minimum qualifications are clearly demonstrated in your application material.
Veterans Information:
DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here: For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those at a later time.
Pay Equity:
As an employer, the State of Oregon complies with HB 2005, the Pay Equity Bill. We do not discriminate on the basis of protected class in the payment of wages, and we do not screen applicants on the basis of their current or past compensation. Please visit for more information.
Work Authorization:
DEQ does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, all applicants will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s Form I-9, confirming authorization to work in the United States.
Questions/Need Help?
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Willa Wilbanks, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 229-5021. TTY users: please use the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.