Job Posting: Budget Analyst

Department of Justice

Budget Analyst

$3,298.00 - $5,360.00 per Month

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Job Description and Duties

Under the general supervision of the Staff Services Manager I, the Staff Services Analyst (SSA) performs various budget-related activities such as Operating Expenses and Expenditure analysis including periodic/quarterly budget reports, Budget Change Proposals (BCP), special requests for budget information; and tracking of procurement information for budget analysis and technical project purposes. The incumbent should have good verbal and written communication skills as they are required in conjunction with these activities, as well as stellar customer service internally and externally. The SSA will perform a variety of analytical functions in support of the CJIS Division budget which consist of: baseline allotments, administrative projections, projections for quarterly summaries, and budget formats.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

Working Conditions

  • Enclosed non-windowed office on the first floor in a smoke-free environment.
  • This position may require travel between dual locations located in Sacramento and Rancho Cordova and overtime is required. 

Minimum Requirements

You will find the Minimum Requirements in the Class Specification.

Position Details

Job Code #:
Position #(s):
Working Title:
Budget Analyst
$3,298.00 - $5,360.00
# of Positions:
Work Location:
Sacramento County
Job Type:
Permanent, Full Time
Work Shift:
Day Shift
Work Week:

Department Information

  • This position is located in the California Justice Information Services Division, CJIS Executive Office, CJIS Operations Support Program, Fiscal Services Section.
  • Please disregard the SROA/Surplus language below as the Department of Justice requires applicants to submit their SROA/Surplus Letter if that is the basis of their eligibility.
  • For more information about the department, please visit the Attorney General’s website at
  • Please refer to the Required Application Package Documents below and ensure you have completed all documents that are listed. If you do not complete the required application documents, your application my not be considered for this recruitment.

Special Requirements

  • A fingerprint check is required.
  • Clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility in the “Explanations” section located at the bottom of page one of your State Application.
  • Clearly indicate JC-194904 in the "Examination(s) or Job Title(s) for Which You Are Applying" section of your State Application.
  • Do not staple any documents submitted.
  • If you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications, please provide a copy of your degree or transcripts.

Application Instructions

Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

Who May Apply

Individuals who are currently in the classification, eligible for lateral transfer, eligible for reinstatement, have list eligibility, are in the process of obtaining list eligibility, or have SROA and/or Surplus eligibility (please attach your letter, if available). SROA and Surplus candidates are given priority; therefore, individuals with other eligibility may be considered in the event no SROA or Surplus candidates apply.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process.
Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply

Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

Department of Justice
Attn: Mayra Lopez JC 194904
PO Box 160608
Sacramento, CA 95816-0608

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

Mayra Lopez JC 194904
4949 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95820
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is required and must be included.
  • Degree and/or School Transcripts
  • Statement of Qualifications -

    Please answer the following questions:

    • What is your knowledge and experience with Budget Change Proposals?
    • Please describe your experience in working as a budget analyst and why your experience makes you an effective analyst for this position.
    • Describe your experiences contributing to a successful team, including the challenges you had, how they were resolved, and your specific role and responsibilities on a team.
    - Statement of Qualifications
  • Other -

    Click on the following link to complete the California Department of Justice Recruitment Survey:

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications

In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
  • Ability to reason analytically.
  • Ability to work well independently and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Ability to gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others, including various levels of management.
  • Ability to develop processes and procedures relative to subject matter.
  • Familiarity with state government policies, rules, procedures, and regulations.
  • Above average experience in working with a governmental agency budget process.
  • Experience in gathering, organizing and presenting complex budget information.
  • Familiarity with baseline allotments, reconciliation and projections.
  • Knowledge of the Budget Change Proposal process.
  • Possess superior organizational skills.
  • Dependable and have excellent attendance.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced work environment with rapidly changing priorities to meet quick deadlines.
  • Above average knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.


Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website, , and the CalPERS website,

Both locations offer free parking.

Contact Information

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.

Hiring Unit Contact:
Mayra Lopez
(916) 210-5219

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department's EEO Office.

EEO Contact:
EEO Officer
(916) 210-7580
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Additional Job Related Information

May consider a Training & Development Assignment which may become permanent.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

Application Methods:
Electronic (Using your CalCareer Account)
By Mail