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Fiscal Policy Analyst 1 (HHS)

Planning and Budget, Governor's Office of - OPB

Fiscal Policy Analyst 1


The Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) exists to serve the Governor and the state in five primary ways:


  • Work with the Governor each year to develop a budget recommendation for the upcoming and amended fiscal years that is based on agency requests and that will be presented to the General Assembly
  • Provide research and analysis to the Governor’s Office and other state agencies related to budgetary items as well as to produce an efficient and effective state government
  • Review the agencies’ annual operating budgets to ensure that spending plans comply with the approved appropriations act, sound fiscal stewardship, and the Governor’s goals
  • Develop the state’s strategic plan, outlining the Governor’s vision for the state and how agencies can best support that vision
  • Supply official demographic and statistical data about the state of Georgia


OPB Fiscal Policy Analyst assists in the development and monitoring of agency budgets and policies for executive and legislative review. OPB analyst analyze laws proposed by the General Assembly and respond to inquiries from general public, legislators, and state agencies. Analyst monitor expenditures as compared to budget and appropriations, and perform detailed and complex revenue and expenditure projections.


 This posting is for the: Health and Human Services Division.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Analyze agency budget requests and prepare recommendations for review

Analyze and review agency budget spend plans

Analyze and review agency allotment requests

Analyze complex data sets

Monitor and analyze state and federal legislative and policy proposals and advise division director

Assist in the preparation of fiscal notes on pending legislation

Conduct research on key budget and policy priorities for assigned area

Develop broad expertise into assigned agencies

Work with assigned agencies to gain understanding of agency programs and initiatives

Prepare presentations, white papers and policy briefs on budget recommendations and options, program reviews, and policy related topics for assigned area

Assist in the preparation of various documents published by the office

Prepare responses to public inquiries for management review

Monitor expenditures as compared to budget and appropriations

Perform detailed and complex revenue and expenditure projections

Conduct and review multi-year financial trends

Monitor performance of agency programs

Other duties as assigned


 Additional Information: Due to the volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone.


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Math, Finance, or Economics

Proficient in Excel using Pivot Tables and VLookup

Knowledge of Statistical Modeling

Knowledge of Georgia state government operations, including legislative, and budgetary processes

Knowledge of state and federal laws governing the operations and programs of state agencies in the assigned program areas

Skill in analyzing complex policy and budgetary issues

Ability to analyze data and information, draw conclusions, and make recommendations

Knowledge of TeamWorks Financial Management System software applications


Bachelor's degree in business or related degree from an accredited college or university AND One year work experience in a position equivalent.

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