Budget Analyst

City of Wichita, KS

Job Details

  • Job Function: Analyst
  • Salary: $44,433 - $61,718.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 389,965
  • Website: http://www.wichita.gov
  • Where: 455 N Main Stn, Wichita, KS
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 8 2018

Deadline: Mar 2 2018



The City of Wichita Office of Budget and Research has a staff of five professionals who report to the Budget Officer. Budget Analysts work alongside seasoned Budget Office staff to compile the City of Wichita Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and administer the organization-wide performance measurement program.

This is technical professional work studying financial matters and preparing reports. Budget activities are analyzed and monitored for specific Departments that have budgets of limited complexity. Routine work is performed independently. Employees may supervise special projects as assigned or be assigned to assist in large or complex projects under the direction of another.

The candidate should have experience in local government, either in an entry-level professional position or internship. The preferred education is a Master's Degree in Public Administration. The candidate should be a strong writer with solid analytical skills. Creativity, self-initiation, and the ability to communicate well are highly desirable. A fundamental understanding of the principles of public administration, particularly public finance and budgeting, is required. Candidates should be able to work under conditions that often include short deadlines, discretion, and difficult decision-making. The ability to provide objective recommendations about resource allocation is vital to success.

At a minimum graduation from a four-year college with a major or minor in finance, business administration, or public administration, plus one year of work experience in budgeting, accounting or financial administration is required; master's degree in finance, business administration or public administration preferred.