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The City of Fort Worth is the 13th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

Budget Analyst I
Pay Range From 47,826.00
Pay Range To 62,174.00
Closing Date 1/22/21
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Planning and Data Analytics


A Budget Analyst I job is available with the City of Fort Worth Planning & Data Analytics Department.  The Department is seeking an exceptionally talented, inquisitive, and self-motivated individual with strong analytical skills and a passion for continual learning. 


In this fast paced role you will provide detailed analysis and guidance to departments regarding the operational and capital budget processes of the City.  Additionally, you will coordinate departmental budgeting, financial, personnel activities and special projects while identifying opportunities to drive efficiency within the department. This role demands a strong sense of urgency, accuracy, sound judgment, and the ability to work with many different people.  You will also work frequently with teams on various projects with firm deadlines.  Demonstrated ability to respond effectively and efficiently while remaining flexible, responsible and extremely adaptable is essential.  A good sense of humor is important, as is being proactive and with the ability to simplify.

Key to the position is the ability to be inquisitive, be at the forefront of new processes/initiatives, conduct strong and thorough research and analysis, enjoy continual learning, and meet deadlines. The position requires the capacity to work successfully in a team environment, build effective working relationships inside and outside of the departments and maintain a comprehensive awareness of the organization. This job requires a fearlessness in learning and mastering new technical skills.

The Budget Analyst I responsibilities include:


  • Provide accurate, high quality, and insightful analysis.
  • Learn & administer budgetary and administrative processes.
  • Communicate budgetary and administrative processes clearly and concisely.
  • Timely execution of assigned tasks, from review of legislative materials to entry of budgetary changes to completion of published materials.
  • Assist departments through the operational and capital budgetary processes.
  • Learn and understand the operations of assigned departments/agencies.
  • Develop clear and concise reports and executive summaries for senior management.
  • Conduct benchmark studies, develop white papers.


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • No previous experience required.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Word skills.
  • Strong, written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Desire and aptitude for learning new concepts and job-specific technical skills.
  • Experience with team collaboration tools such as Basecamp, Slack, Trello, PowerBI, Tableau or other data analysis/visualization tools.   
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to understand and apply accounting concepts.


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Conditions of Employment

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. Criminal convictions will be considered on a case by case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only. Equal Opportunity Employer.