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Program Manager II/Budget Manager - 60015579 *REPOST*

State of South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office - Columbia, SC , USA

Job Description:


Application Instructions
All applicants must apply online at Please complete the State application in its entirety to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application for qualification purposes.

Job Responsibilities

The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) is seeking applicants for a Budget Manager -Program Manager II with significant spreadsheet skills and knowledge of the South Carolina state appropriations process, issues, and financial requirements.  This position works with the Governor's Office and General Assembly in preparing statewide budget documents throughout the legislative budget process. This position serves as the primary lead regarding state appropriations issues and financial requirements and provides analysis and information concerning budget issues to budget decision-makers, staff, and other entities.  This position requires a knowledge of the state appropriations process, state government finances and fiscal matters, and the statutory and public policy responsibilities of the RFA, and Budget Development mandates. This position works with limited supervision in a fast paced high-demand environment, and requires the ability to work late nights and weekends during the legislative session. This is an opportunity for a career with an agency with diverse backgrounds and talent. The RFA's mission is to provide independent research, analysis, and resources to facilitate informed policy decisions and administration of services. Our culture embraces diversity and innovation. Learn more about RFA at

Job responsibilities include:

  • Serves as the primary manager regarding state appropriations for the General Assembly throughout the appropriations process as required in Section 11-9-860.
  • Provides high-level expertise and analysis of statewide budget issues to the General Assembly and Governor's Office throughout the appropriations process
  • Provides guidance and technical expertise to budget committee staff to ensure the appropriations process follows all statutory requirements
  • Develops analyses and projections related to state budget expenditures and issues as requested by legislative/executive staff or RFA management
  • Serves as the primary contact for General Assembly members and staff and Governor's Office staff for the development of the annual appropriations act at each stage of the process
  • Designs and conducts in-depth analysis and research concerning statewide budget issues as requested
  • Develops work products providing complex, detailed analysis in a clear and concise format
  • Acts as a consultant to others regarding the state budget issues and process
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with legislative and executive branch staff and other state and local offices to gather and improve information and knowledge of assigned state finance issues
  • Prepares and manages summary control document or other documents for the Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee during the budget process
  • Ensures accuracy of information and high attention to detail throughout the process
  • Attends legislative, public, and advocacy group hearings; presents information for discussion and/or decision-making purposes upon request; and responds to requests for information.
  •  Provides expert, professional input on fiscal/budget matters to executive and legislative staff, agencies, and other customers

Minimum and Additional Requirements
A bachelor's degree in economics, finance, law, mathematics/statistics, science, or a related field from an accredited institution and 5 years progressive experience in economic or fiscal analysis. A master's degree in economics, finance, law, mathematics/statistics, science, public administration, business administration, or a related field from an accredited institution and 2 years progressive experience in economic or fiscal analysis preferred.  A doctorate in economics, finance, law, mathematics/statistics, science, or a related field from an accredited institution and 1 year progressive experience in economic or fiscal analysis may be substituted. Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and written/oral communication skills required. Must be able to work hours which may exceed the normal work week and frequent late-night hours during legislative session or other critical times. This position requires full-time attendance.

Preferred Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of the state appropriations process, state government finances and fiscal matters, state agency budgets, and the statutory and public policy responsibilities of the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA), Budget Development mandates.  Ability to interpret state and federal laws and regulations, particularly statutory provisions, or other complex materials.  Ability to work effectively in high-demand situations. Ability to maintain very good working relationships with agency management and members and staff of the General Assembly and Governor's Office. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.

Additional Comments

Candidates must specifically meet the Agency Minimum Requirements or an equivalent combination of education and experience in accordance with State Human Resources Regulations to be considered for this position. If you certify on your application that you have an Associate's Degree or higher, you will be required to provide a certified official college transcript upon job offer.  Failure to produce an official college transcript may result in termination.  The interview process may require a skills and knowledge test applicable to the position's job duties.

RFA is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC RFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Contact Information

Human Resources
1000 Assembly St
Suite 421
Columbia, SC 29201Phone: 803-734-3793
Fax: NA


South Carolina Human Resources