Budget Analyst


Position Number:
LAA 00607
Salary Range:
$6,384.00 - $8,031.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Operations & Budgeting
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Employment Type:
Position Type:

Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Department of Law (DOL) is seeking an experienced budget analyst to work on the budget priorities and program implementation in the office of a statewide elected official. This unique position is exposed to and helps provide budgetary solutions for numerous statewide issues that impact efforts across state agencies. This provides the opportunity to work with an effective team of passionate public servants, developing strategies to best utilize internal resources and to best position the DOL to successfully request new or additional resources through the statewide budget process. If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, apply today so we can learn more about you!



The Budget & Policy Analyst III works in collaboration with the Budget Director and the Operations and Budget Unit to perform all budget-related activities and support the work of the Unit. The position is responsible for annual budget creation, fiscal note preparation, supplemental/budgetary amendment requests, cash fund fee setting analyses, and analyses and makes recommendations on the best use of current resources that meet department and statewide priorities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepares budget proposal requirements including budget schedules and new budget requests, including the accurate display of budget expenses that tie to the statewide financial system and appropriate projections for request year expenses and DOL budgetary needs
  • Coordinates and performs fiscal note analysis
  • Reviews, distributes, analyzes, and drafts agency fiscal responses to proposed legislation and ballot initiatives
  • Partners with subject matter experts in DOL sections to facilitate analysis and ensures accuracy of analysis
  • Drafts the agency response for a large volume of requests in a short turnaround time
  • Conducts analysis to complete the annual Statewide Common Policy allocations for Legal Services to State Agencies (LSSA); assembles the appropriate data, analyze legal hours and litigation data and provides recommendations to the Budget Director for the most appropriate allocations to ensure reasonableness, accommodating for 3-year trends, any appropriate true up to the allocations based on previous allocations and use, and that will withstand client agency and audit inquiries.


This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in the Department of Law.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.


This position is open only to residents of Colorado

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, business administration, economics, finance, statistics, government, political science or a closely related field AND
  • a minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in budget analysis and budget development and implementation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experience with the State of Colorado budget and legislative process, including fiscal note analysis and drafting; reading and comprehending proposed legislation; assessing business impacts of proposed legislation; documenting assumptions; and developing calculations, costs, and estimates
  • Experience conversing with Legislative Council analysts and the Joint Budget Committee analysts, Office of State Planning and Budget, and Office of the State Controller
  • Experience monitoring an organization’s financial and program performance and advising management on recommended budgetary and policy responses to new programs or laws
  • Ability to assess and analyze the political, social, economic, and environmental climates and projections to formulate the organization’s future initiatives and directions in concert with agency effectiveness and efficiency standards
  • Ability to demonstrate the links between effective financial planning, execution, and reporting with management oversight of organization performance
  • Ability to analyze financial data and convey the facts/results and management implications of complex financial data in a way readily intelligible to department staff and legislature analysts.
  • Proficiency with Excel and Access or other spreadsheet, database and word processing applications
  • Proficiency with drafting and developing budget documents in the state financial system (CORE) and proficiency with the State Performance Budgeting system
  • Ability to advocate for department interests
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders

Substitutions:  Professional experience in budget analysis and budget development and implementation will substitute for the required bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis. A master’s in public administration, master’s in business administration, master’s in finance will substitute for one year of the required experience. Current, valid licensure as a CPA by the Colorado Board of Accountancy will substitute for two years of the required experience.


Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination.


Note: Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the most recent State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and current guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.


View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.

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