Job Posting

Governor's Office of Planning and Research


JC-62852 - Budget Officer

Final Filing Date: Until Filled

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Position Details

Job Control Details
Job Code #: JC-62852
Position #(s):
Working Title: Budget Officer
$0.00 - $40,400.00 Salary range is $4681 - $6096.  Salary varies depending on experience and education.
# of Positions: 1
Work Location: Sacramento County
Job Type: Exempt Executive Assignment - Non Tenured, Full Time
Work Shift: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Work Week: Monday - Friday

Department Information

The Office of Planning and Research (OPR), created by statute in 1970, is part of the Office of the Governor. OPR serves the Governor and his Cabinet as staff for long-range planning and research, and constitutes the comprehensive state planning agency. (Government Code §65040).

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Job Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Directors of the Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and California Volunteers (CV), and under the supervision of the Deputy Directors of OPR and CV, the Budget Officer shall perform a variety of research, analytical, and budget activities associated with the various programs within the OPR, CV, and the SGC.  Duties include preparation of various budgetary schedules and assignments in support and preparation of the Governor’s Budget; preparation of budget change proposals, budget revisions, and all corresponding fiscal spreadsheets and templates; review and monitoring of multi-funded programmatic budgets; preparation of and monitoring of annual budget and expenditure plans; review and tracking of out-of-state travel requests and expenditures. The Budget Officer meets regularly with Program managers/ liaisons to review CalStars/ FI$Cal generated reports; and conducts various levels of researched-based analysis, to provide recommendations to upper management and executives.


Special Requirements

The person most likely to be successful in this position will have at least a Bachelor of Arts/ Science degree in economics, business, math, statistics, science, or related field.  Candidates should also have prior work experience in an analytical capacity, be able to navigate and create complex Excel worksheets, Access databases, and demonstrate the ability to be flexible in a demanding work environment. 


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

This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs. Individuals who are eligible to be appointed to this Exempt Position by the State of California.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for an interview.

How To Apply

How To Apply

Address for Mailing Application Packages

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

Governor's Office of Planning and Research
Attn: Anthony Chavez
1400 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Required Application Documents

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

  • Resume is required and must be included.
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:

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:

Experience in budget development; strong knowledge of the state budget process; strong to intermediate knowledge of CalStars and FI$Cal; demonstrated experience in research activities including systematically investigating budgeting and accounting data to resolve operational and non-operational budget related issues; strong analytical and leadership skills; the ability to be a team player and work in a team environment; ability to work independently; exercise good judgment and communicate effectively with others orally and in writing; ability to manage a variety of duties and responsibilities with shifting priorities; and ability to take the initiative to see tasks through to completion.  Ideal candidate thrives under pressure, enjoys solving challenges, creatively approaches assignments, and confidently shares methodologies and recommendations.  Proficiency using Excel, Access, and Word.  Must possess a customer service attitude and an excellent attendance record.



The State Benefit package may include:
  • The option to become members of the California Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) defined benefit retirement plan.
  • a broad range of health insurance plans which cover employees, spouse, registered domestic partner, and dependents.
  • Other benefitsoffered to employees include dental, vision, $25,000 employer paid life insurance policy, deferred compensation plans, discounted public transit passes, pre-tax parking, group legal services, long-term disability insurance, and employee assistance program services
  • Permanent employees are permitted time-off with pay for all official state holidays as well as one personal holiday per fiscal year.

Contact Information

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

  • Department Website:
  • Human Resources Contact:
    Joanna Sledge
    (916) 324-9736
  • Hiring Unit Contact:
    Anthony Chavez
    (916) 324-9736
  • 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 Office
    (916) 324-9736
  • 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.

How to apply

If interested, please submit a resume to:

Anthony Chavez
California Volunteers, Director of Administration
P.O. Box 3044

Sacramento, CA 95812-3044

Questions may be directed to


You can apply for this job via the following method(s):

  • By Mail
Additional Documentation
Alternate Application Process

While we recommend that you utilize your CalCareer Account to take advantage of all the tools available, you may choose to apply for this job without using your account. In this case, print and complete the Job Application Package Checklist and include it if you submit a hard copy application.

Job Application Package Checklist

Blank Application Form (STD 678)