Oct 19, 2023

Program Budget Manager, Oversight and Accountability

  • California Department of Finance
  • Hybrid (915 L Street, Sacramento, CA, USA)
  • $12,329 - $13,998 monthly
Full time Government

Job Description

Company: The State of California, Department of Finance

Unit: Oversight and Accountability Unit

Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

Important: $12,329.00 - $13,998.00 This position may be eligible for an additional 10% to 15% recruitment and retention pay differential pending approval from CalHR. Finance has implemented a hybrid telework model, which requires employees to work in the office for a minimum of two days during the workweek. The hybrid policy is subject to change, and additional in-office days may be required at management's discretion or based on operational needs.

Job Code #: JC-397326

Position #: 300-700-7500-005

Application Link: (Please Note, only applications submitted at this link will be considered)



  • Manage the Department's budget, audits and research operations staff in the Oversight and Accountability Unit (OAU) assignment area.
  • Participate in the formulation, improvement, management and evaluation of the Administration's statewide fiscal plans, programs, and policies affecting or affected by various program areas including federal funds received for emergency response activities such as COVID-19.
  • Represent the Department and the Administration in high profile and critical statewide audit functions such as the State Leadership Accountability Act and the Single State Audit
  • Perform critical audits of various state entities as needed.
  • Operate independently and represent the department's Capitol Office Executive team and the Administration for all OAU Functions.
  • Ensure the Department develops new policies and/or revises existing policies to guarantee the goals of the Administration are carried out effectively.
  • Solve various budgetary problems encountered by assigned departments.

Minimum Qualifications:

CEA examinations are open to all applicants who possess the knowledge and abilities, and any other requirements as described in the examination bulletin. Eligibility to take a CEA examination does not require current permanent status in civil service.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Integrity - Consistently adhere to the duty to execute the mission and responsibilities of the Department of Finance while advancing the goals of the Administration.
  • Expertise - Be a reliable source of accurate information and sound fiscal and policy advice.
  • Teamwork - Work together collaboratively and in recognition of the contribution each makes to the common purpose of serving the Department, the Administration, and the State.
  • Respect - Recognize the validity of other points of view and treat others with civility.
  • Problem Solving - Strive to find practical and effective solutions to achieving desired goals.

Examination Information

The result of this examination will be used to fill the CEA Level C, Program Budget Manager (PBM), Oversight and Accountability Unit position with the California Department of Finance for a period of up to 12 months. Hiring interviews for the position will be conducted with only the most qualified candidates. The list will be superseded upon the administration of a new CEA examination for the same level. Additionally, the examination may be reopened to supplement the number of qualified competitors.

If you meet the requirements stated in this announcement, you may take this competitive examination. Possession of the Examination Qualifications requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list. Your performance in the examination will be compared with the performance of others who take this examination, and all successful candidates will be ranked according to their scores.

A minimum rating of 70% must be attained in the Examination to obtain list eligibility for this position. All candidates will receive written notification of their examination results.

The results of this examination will only be used to fill this position. Applications will be retained for twelve months.

Hiring interviews for the Job may be conducted with the most qualified candidates.

The examining Department reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

How To Apply Please visit: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=397326

If you have any question regarding this position, please contact our recruitment team at:


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12,329.00 - $13,998.00 per month


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday. Hybrid remote in Sacramento, CA 95814