Fiscal/Budget Analyst*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $68,099.20 - $93,579.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

The County of San Bernardino seeks self-motivated and innovative individuals to perform complex professional administrative and analytical work in support of managerial functions throughout County departments.

Fiscal/Budget Analysts perform, plan, and coordinate a variety of highly complex and responsible administrative, operational, research, and analytical duties to support fiscal operations and budgetary functions within their designated departments and make recommendations to managers. In addition to playing a key role in supporting budgetary and fiscal activities, depending on the assignment, they may also provide support and advice to managers in a variety of functional areas with department wide impact such as contracts administration, grants management, legislative analysis, facilities planning, and organizational, operational and staffing analysis.

*Official Class Title: Staff Analyst II. Click here to review the official job description.

The eligible list established by this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies throughout the County as well as in the County Fire District and Special Districts. Applicants will be asked to indicate their availability and preference for referral to the different agencies in the Supplemental Questionnaire.

The County Fire District and Special Districts are separate entities from the County of San Bernardino, and as such, compensation and benefits for their positions are set forth in a different compensation plan. Click here for a summary of benefits. For additional details, refer to the Non-Represented Employee Compensation Plan .


Travel throughout the County is required. Employees will be required to make provisions for transportation and may be required to use personal vehicles (mileage reimbursement is available). At the time of hire, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Background: Candidates selected for this position must pass a background investigation and medical examination including drug screening; candidates selected for law enforcement departments, public safety positions, or positions where legally required, must pass a more stringent background check.

Sponsorship: San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.

Minimum Requirements

These positions require both education and experience; to advance in the process applicants must meet one of the three options for Experience and one of the two options for Education:

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE (must meet one of the following options) :

Option 1

Must possess eighteen (18) months of full-time equivalent professional level administrative experience performing analytical duties as the primary job function in the areas of budget/fiscal management, financial analysis and/or accounting.

Option 2

Must possess two (2) years of full-time equivalent professional level administrative experience performing analytical duties as a primary job function in a combination of areas that include: budget/fiscal management, financial analysis and/or accounting; contracts, bid/proposal, or grant management; special projects coordination; facilities and capital improvement planning; data/ statistical analysis and reporting; and/or organizational/staffing analysis or personnel management.

Option 3

Must possess two (2) years of experience as a Staff Analyst II Trainee in San Bernardino County.

REQUIRED EDUCATION (must meet one of the following options) :

Option 1

Bachelor's degree in public/business administration, behavioral/social science, accounting/finance or other relevant field of study.

Option 2

Associate’s degree in public/business administration, behavioral/social science, accounting/finance or other relevant field of study AND two (2) years of experience* supporting management or professional level administrative services staff in any of the following areas: budget preparation/monitoring, fiscal/accounting functions; contracts, bid/proposal, or grant management; research and analytical studies; organizational studies; data/ statistical analysis and reporting; organizational/operational/staffing analysis; and/or personnel management.

* The 2 years of experience used to qualify under Education Option 2 will be treated as a substitution for the Bachelor’s degree and will not count towards any of the three options under the Required Experience.

Important Notes Regarding Qualifying Education and Experience:
Qualifying degrees or coursework must be completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. Degrees or coursework completed outside the U.S. must be accompanied with an evaluation report from a reputable credential evaluation service showing equivalency to degrees or coursework completed at a college or university accredited by any accrediting association recognized by the United States Department of Education. (Must be attached if applicable.) Click here for more information on evaluation services. General office/clerical, retail sales, eligibility worker, employment services, child support services and other similar experience is not considered qualifying.

Desired Qualifications

Ideal candidates will be self-motivated individuals and collaborative team players with the ability to perform complex, sensitive, and detailed administrative and analytical work involving the use of independent judgment and personal initiative to make decisions, develop solutions, and meet deadlines.

Essential knowledge, skills and abilities include:
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of public administration as applied to fiscal procedures and budget preparation and administration
  • Ability to conduct in-depth research, analyze and interpret a wide variety of complex data and information, identify options, and make viable recommendations
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to prepare clear and accurate administrative reports
  • Familiarity with or ability to learn and understand principles and practices relevant to contracts, grants and bid/proposal management, project management, facilities and capital improvement planning, data science/statistical analysis, and/or organizational/staffing analysis or personnel management.
  • Proficient with enterprise financial management systems such as SAP.

Selection Process

Examination Procedure :
There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire; therefore, it is to your advantage to provide as much relevant and detailed work experience as possible, as resumes will not be reviewed in lieu of the application materials.

Application Procedure :

(NOTE: There is a six (6) month waiting period to re-apply for the same job classification (title and level)).

Complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time .

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application, we have not received your application.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.
ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.
Veterans’ Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans’ Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

For important information on employment processes and submitting job applications, see links below:
Guide to Completing a County Job Application

Applicant Information and the County Employment Process

Administrative Services Unit

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits, please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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