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State of Massachusetts Budget Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) is an Agency within the Executive Office of Education and reports to the Board of Early Education and Care. EEC’s vision is that children, youth, and families reach their full potential now and in the future. To achieve that vision, EEC’s mission is to create the conditions for children, youth, and families to thrive socially, academically, and economically. EEC is the lead agency for all early education and care services and funding in the Commonwealth, charged with administering the federal Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) monies provided to Massachusetts. This block grant provides child care subsidies to more than 50,000 low-income families to help ensure they can work and stay employed, while ensuring that children are getting the high-quality early education needed to prepare them for success in school and in life. EEC is focused on strengthening and promoting the diverse early education and care sector in Massachusetts. EEC licenses, monitors, and provides technical assistance to the nearly 9,000 early education and care programs and agencies that serve children and youth, including family child care programs and center-based programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, out-of-school time programs, residential group care facilities, temporary shelters, and placement agencies for foster care or adoption services. The Budget Analyst assists the Associate Commissioner for Budget & Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in analyzing agency program and policy functions for revenue and budget implications. They ensure the agency’s financial accountability through coordination of accounting, contracting, and policy functions. They are responsible for conducting fiscal and policy analyses on EEC administration and programs, making recommendations in the development of new programs and policies, ensuring resources and contracts are allocated and tracked properly and providing general support as necessary. They also coordinate necessary data sharing with EEC units for federal fiscal reports. Core Responsibilities: Support the resource needs of the agency’s administration, licensing, child care, and child care resource and referral programs by ensuring that accurate and timely analyses of program and policy changes are prepared as assumptions for incorporation in agency’s budget request, spending plans, and maintenance funding estimates; Track federal grant awards and expenditures, reconciles federal revenue and expenditures, supports the development and preparation of federal reports, and plans federal spending according to the federal regulation and the agency’s priorities; Provide agency responses to information requests from the Executive Office of Education, Executive Office of Administration and Finance, and legislative committees on ways and means on matters related to budget and spending; Prepare fiscal and policy impact analyses of critical management, legislative, and regulatory changes to agency’s licensing, child care, and child care resource & referral programs; Other duties, as assigned. The selected candidate will possess: - Ability to set priorities and identify and implement strategies. - Ability to interpret statistical data correctly and draw sound conclusions. - Ability to anticipate and analyze difficult situations and take appropriate actions. - Ability to work independently and collaboratively. - Ability to mediate conflicts, coordinate competing interests, and work under time constraints. - Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form. - Skilled in problem-solving, consensus building, conflict resolution and team building. - Strong mathematical and statistical skills. - Knowledge of child care service delivery system a plus. - Knowledge of state finance databases (MMARS, CIW) a plus. - Experience working with large datasets using Microsoft Access and Excel. - Ability to communicate and write effectively Questions regarding this position or the application process should be directed to Dawn.E.DeRoche@mass.gov. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four (4) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in financial management work (i.e. budgeting, accounting, auditing, management analysis, program evaluation, financial reporting of program results) or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. II. An Associate’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience. III. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. IV. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. V. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for the required experience. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Education* *Organization: Department of Early Education and Care *Title: *Budget Analyst Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 50 Milk St Requisition ID: 22000863

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