Budget and Finance Analyst (Administrative Manager I)

Orange County, CA
November 12, 2021
Orange County, CA
Job Type



(Administrative Manager I)

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.0% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:

Effective July 1, 2022 - 0.5% decrease


This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible list to fill current and future Finance and Budget Analyst (Administrative Manager I) positions within the county. The current vacancies are within OC Public Works, Health Care Agency, and Child Support Services. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower level classifications.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, as the recruitment will close on
Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST).


Orange County Public Works is a unique County department comprised of 10 service areas, each of which directly impacts the quality of life for Orange County residents and the private sector. OC Public Works provides services on a regional basis to unincorporated areas, cities, and other County agencies and departments. The primary mission of the department is to ensure quality of service today and quality of life tomorrow. OC Public Works core values are integrity, accountability, service and trust. In addition, our vision is to be a world class leader of innovative, professional and quality public works services.

Click here to learn more about OC Public Works.


The County of Orange Health Care Agency (HCA) is a dynamic organization dedicated to creating and supporting an environment that promotes the achievement of optimal individual, family and community health. Under the direction of the Agency Director, a new and dynamic executive team with an organizational structure comprised of service areas including - Administrative Services, Behavioral Health, Care Coordination, Correctional Health, Population Health and Equity, Public Health and Strategy and Special Projects/Public Guardian - is committed to meeting the health needs of the diverse Orange County community.

Click here to learn more about the Health Care Agency..

Orange County Child Support Services (CSS) is an award-winning, forward-thinking agency of approximately 350 professionals, dedicated to facilitating the financial support of children by engaging parents and providing professional child support services as a trusted partner of parents in securing financial stability for Orange County's children.

The core mission is assisting parents in establishing paternity, establishing financial and medical child support orders, and facilitating the payment of that support through various means, including court action. Under the direction of the Department Director, CSS delivers human services to the community based on a balanced approach emphasizing Customers, Staff, Business Efficiencies, and Performance. CSS also works in close partnership with the Orange County Superior Court, California Department of Child Support Services, and other local child support agencies throughout California.

Click here for more information of Child Support Services.
Click here to learn more about the County of Orange.


The Budget and Finance Analyst will have a strong background in financial analysis, financial planning and effective communication skills. This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Analysis of various financial reports, legislation, projects, and/or special assignments and provision of effective recommendations
  • Budget preparation and development both general and non-general funds
  • Compile data from numerous sources to prepare various reports and financial analysis
  • Completion of special projects as assigned
  • Developing productive working relationships with program, administration, county and local, state and federal partners.
  • Ensure that Federal, State, County, and agency policies and financial reporting are followed
  • Expenditure and revenue monitoring and projecting
  • May be responsible for supervising staff
  • Monitoring of positions and staffing related needs
  • Review and providing of financial data for Agenda Staff Reports (ASR)
  • Review and/or preparation of grant and allocation budgets, claims, invoice payments, fee studies, and/or cost reports
  • Work collaboratively with key management and staff in developing/monitoring budget(s) to meet organizational business goals
  • Working with program staff to maximize revenues, maintain expenses within budget and provide financial guidance as needed


The ideal candidate will be a seasoned Budget and Finance professional with a minimum of four (4) years of experience in budgeting, financial analysis, fiscal accountability, accounting or a related field. A Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Financial Planning, Accounting, Finance, or a related area of study may substitute two (2) years of the required experience.
In addition, the ideal candidate will possess knowledge and experience in the following core competencies:

Technical Experience | Technical Knowledge

  • Applying long range financial planning techniques as well as preparing and manipulating complex data spreadsheets

  • Conducting research, compiling data, and preparing complex financial analysis
  • Developing and monitoring costs and expenses to assist in budget preparation and compliance with annual budget
  • Preparing and maintaining the Annual Budget, Mid-Year Budget Report and Strategic Financial Plan
  • Understanding of financial forecasting and projection techniques based on financial planning perspectives
  • Working knowledge of and familiarity with the County's budgeting and financial reporting systems

Problem Solving | Analytical Skills

  • Achieving expected quality and quantity of results, and appropriate focus on outcomes
  • Demonstrating sound judgment and awareness of decision made at a managerial level and those from an Executive level
  • Developing creative and innovative alternate solutions for management's consideration
  • Effectively analyzing problems and situations before taking corrective actions
  • Planning and leading the execution of operational procedures to ensure that projects and deadlines are met within a timely manner
  • Researching, organizing, accurately interpreting and applying relevant data
  • Working independently to manage time wisely and to effectively prioritize multiple, competing tasks

Leadership Skills

  • Adhering to high ethical standards and integrity in all interactions with relevant parties
  • Ability to deal with complexity
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Demonstrates leadership skills to direct and ensure delivery of efficient high-quality services

  • Empowers and motivates staff to achieve short and long-term goals

  • Utilizes tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality in dealing with difficult and sensitive situations
  • Working effectively as part of a team to tackle and resolve issues; providing creative solutions to problems that achieve program and project objectives

Oral | Written Communication Skills

  • Communicating accurately to convey both substance and intent, and skillfully deliver sensitive financial matters
  • Communicating effectively and professionally with individual Agency and Department Heads, Managers, Supervisors, as well as internal and external partners
  • Presenting ideas and complex material clearly, concisely, logically, and persuasively
  • Working collaboratively with key management and staff in developing and monitoring budget(s) to meet organizational business goals

Click here to learn more about the minimum qualifications for the Administrative Manager I classification as well as the physical & mental requirements and environmental conditions.


Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all applications and supplemental responses for the minimum qualifications. After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step of the selection process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Applications and supplemental responses will be screened for qualifications that are highly desirable and most needed to successfully perform the duties of this job. Only those applicants that meet the qualifications as listed in the job bulletin will be referred to the next step.

Application Appraisal Panel | Application Rating (Weighted 100%)

Application materials will be rated by a panel of job knowledge experts for those qualifications most needed to perform the duties of the job. This is a competitive process; therefore, applicants should be thorough in their responses. Only the most successful candidates from the application rating will be placed on the eligible list.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified.

All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

Please note: The information you provide on your application and/or response to the supplemental questions may be used as a scoring device, so please be thorough and complete in your response. "See Resume" is not a qualifying response and will not be scored in lieu of the required information.

Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve and laws, regulations, and policies regarding COVID-19 are subject to change. The County of Orange is required to comply with any State or County Public Health Orders which may apply as follows:

  • Workers who provide services in certain Medical or High-Risk Settings, may be required to provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 or to wear a mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing .
  • Workers who provide services in certain Health Care Facilities or correctional facility or detention center where health care is provided, may be required to provide proof of vaccination . (Workers may be exempt from this requirement based on religious beliefs or a qualifying medical reason; however, if exempted worker will be required to mask and undergo weekly COVID-19 testing.)

The position for which you are applying may be required to adhere to any applicable State or County Order. You will receive notification of any requirement as it applies to a position.

Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www.governmentjobs.com .


Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Erika Alcazar at Erika.Alcazar@ocpw.ocgov.com or (714) 667-9609.


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: 11/21/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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