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Budget Analyst or Senior Budget Analyst (2 Openings)

Portland Public Schools

HOW TO APPLY: Please visit our website at: and select Job #21119

This job is open until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as received.  Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period.


Under general direction, perform general-to-complex and sensitive analytical work related to preparing, reviewing, analyzing, evaluating and administering the District’s budget; evaluate fiscal impact of budget submittals and related issues on departmental budgets and Districtwide budget; track and monitor budget expenditures, ensuring that allocated funds have been spent appropriately; develop a variety of financial scenarios and models, exploring and advising on multiple funding sources and alternative funding options. 


The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

- Analyze, examine and/or lead designated staff in the examination of budget and allocation requests on the full scope of routine-to-complex budget issues for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures, regulations, and policies; evaluate needs and priorities of assigned budgets to determine where funds may be reduced and where additional funds may need to be requested; examine alternatives available to continue funding programs, as appropriate.

- Compile statistical, fiscal, and program information for the formulation and administration of budgets and budgetary allocations; provide training, work direction and guidance to designated staff as assigned.

- Analyze resources, such as local bond, federal and state funds, review and develop financial forecasts and estimate future outcomes; develop and coordinates funding recommendations, justifications, alternatives for funding of agency programs and similar activities intended to meet current and evolving needs.

- Provide technical advice and assist District leadership in the preparation and monitoring of budgets, including the interpretation of budget policies; provide recommendations on budget and financial objectives.

- Prepare, assemble, and/or lead designated staff in the preparation and assembly of fiscal and statistical data, charts, graphs, and reports for use in budgetary and program evaluations and budget hearings.

- Conduct analytical studies and fiscal investigations of complex and sensitive financial or organizational issues; prepare written and oral reports with recommendations for action.

- Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

- Principles, practices, tools and techniques of budget and financial analysis and project management

- Principles and practices of governmental accounting and research methods applicable to the budget process.

- Budgetary and fiscal systems software used in developing and monitoring District budgets.

- Principles, theories and practical application of public agency budgeting.

- District organization, operations, policies and objectives.

- Techniques and principles of high-quality customer service.

- Internal consulting concepts and practices.

- Current technologies, statistical, financial, budgeting, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software.

- Effective written and oral communication and presentation techniques.

- Current local, state and federal budget and finance issues related to governmental agencies and K–12 public education.

Ability to:

- Oversee, prepare, analyze and monitor assigned budgets.

- Analyze budget data utilizing a variety of routine-to- complex processes.

- Prepare and interpret complex financial reports and statements.

- Comprehend assigned programs’ goals, objectives, and operations and relate these to budget and program analysis.

- Organize and present clear and concise reports of findings and recommendations related to assigned activities.


- The Budget Analyst requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, or related field and three (3) years of experience monitoring, developing, analyzing and overseeing budgets in a full-service public agency. Budget and/or Financial Analyst certifications through GFOA, NASBO, AABPA, and experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment are highly desirable. 

- The Senior Budget Analyst requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, or related field and five (5) years of experience monitoring, developing, analyzing and overseeing multiple departments, highly complex budgets in a full-service public agency or two (2) years of experience as a Budget Analyst with Portland Public Schools. Lead or supervisory experience, Budget and/or Financial Analyst certifications through GFOA, NASBO, AABPA, and experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment are preferred.

- A Master’s degree in one of the above-identified fields may substitute for two years of the required experience for Budget Analyst levels. 

- Any other combination of training and experience which demonstrates the applicant is likely to possess the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered.


** A recommended candidate will be considered as a Budget Analyst or Senior Budget Analyst based on their previous relevant work experience, knowledge, and education level. **

 Budget Analyst: Pay Grade 25, $66,989 - $79,989
 Senior Budget Analyst: Pay Grade 34, $83,661 - $99,895

2020-2021 Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees Salary Schedule - 260 Day Employees - FLSA Exempt

Location: BESC – 501 N. Dixon St, Portland, OR 97227
FTE: 1.0 (40 hours/week)
Work Year: 260
Regular/Temporary: Regular

For more details, the complete Classification Specification can be viewed here:

Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees. Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs. Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance. Portland Public Schools is a public employer and participates in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP). Eligible employees are required by statute to contribute 6% of salary on a pre-tax basis to OPSRP/IAP, after serving six months under a PERS employer. For more information please visit our Benefits site at