Financial/Budget Analyst III - Federal Funding Team Lead

Financial/Budget Analyst III - Federal Funding Team Lead
TxDOT Financial Management Department
 Austin, Texas
Job Description

Position Information

Home to SXSW, Austin City Limits (ACL), and glorious natural springs and parks, Austin, Texas, is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States, as well as the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin is the historic state capital of Texas and is the location of the Texas Department of Transportation Headquarters. TxDOT's Financial Management Division is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Financial/Budget Analyst III-Federal Funding Team Lead. The ideal candidate possesses advanced analytical and technical skills to oversee a team of financial analysts in a high complex, $100 billion entity. Come join our team at our beautiful, new Stassney campus in Austin, where you will enjoy a hybrid work schedule (with minimal in-person days), covered employee parking, walking trails, on-site fitness center, coffee bar, and on-site cafeteria. We have a diverse workforce of over 12,000 employees statewide. If you want to build an exciting career, let's talk!

At TxDOT we value employee work-life-balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include telework, flexed and compressed work schedules, wellness leave incentive, in-house fitness center, career development programs, tuition assistance, and various other benefits. For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at:

Stassney Campus:

Minimum Salary: 85,000.00 Maximum Salary: 95,000.00

Pay Basis: Yearly FLSA Status: Exempt

Work Locations: Stassney Hq - Main 6230 East Stassney Lane Austin 78744

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Shift: Day Job Shift Details: 40

Location Flexibility: Hybrid Location Flexibility Details: Up to 4 days telework after an initial onboarding period.

Benefits and Perks:

At TxDOT, we value employee work-life balance. In keeping with our commitment to this value, our employees benefit from a wide array of programs and activities that include:

  • Low Turnover
  • Retirement Pension
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Paid Leave/Holidays
  • Health Premiums paid at 100% for full-time employees
  • On the Job Training
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program/Wellness Leave Incentives
  • Career Development Programs/Opportunities for advancement

For a complete list of our total compensation package please visit our website at: Total Compensation Package

To view benefits available to all State of Texas employees visit: Benefits at a Glance | ERS (

Position Description:

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) federal funding oversight, transportation programming and analysis work. Oversees projects/grants/programs/lettings to include application, approval, monitoring, audits, investigations, and authorizing funding. Work involves administering project programming and scheduling processes and systems; reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating project funding data; preparing reports and responding to inquiries. Interpreting, reviewing, and implementing state and federal statutes, legislation, laws and/or policies. Communicates effectively to TxDOT districts, divisions and Federal Highway Administrations. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Supervise the work of others.

Essential Duties:

  • Serves as a lead worker; assign and/or delegate work of others, ensure staff deliverables are accurately compiled, reviewed, and submitted within established deadlines.
  • Manage and oversee the obligation of the agency's annual federal-aid funding (exceeding $5 billion), ensure the full utilization of federal obligation authority and coordinate annual August Redistribution request.
  • Monitor/advise leadership and key stakeholders of potential lapse of federal-aid funding.
  • Oversee monthly Federal Project Authorization process; review Advance Funding Agreement (AFAs), confirm funding eligibility, perform quality assurance of Federal Project Authorization and Agreements (FPAA) and coordinate FPAA submission and authorization by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
  • Oversees the advertisement of construction & maintenance projects in the centralized advertisement program, in accordance with state and federal requirements; ensure all advertisements are accurately posted and meet the 21-day advertisement requirement.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees procedures to ensures compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards pertaining to programs.
  • Coordinate with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), TxDOT division/district offices and external entities as appropriate, in response to questions, data requests, audits, workgroups, etc.
  • Prepares and analyzes advanced applications and prepares and makes recommendations on program funding; reviews and recommends contracts/grants/projects/programs/lettings.
  • Serve as a project leader. Coordinates project activities to support implementation of agency initiatives and the implementation of new, and/or revised legislation; and system updates in response to FHWA system changes & enhancements.
  • Present staff and operational updates to the branch manager/section director; providing input on team members' career conversations; and approve leave requests to ensure operations coverage.
  • Serves as liaison and contact in area(s) of expertise.
  • Trains department employees and/or others in program implementation.
  • Performs other job duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related discipline. Relevant work experience may be substituted for degree on a year per year basis. Undergraduate and/or advanced degree are highly preferred.
  • Experience: 5 years experience in funding administration, planning, budgeting or working with state or federal funding. Related graduate level education may be substituted for experience on a year per year basis.

Highly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of federal aid programs
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience


Extensive knowledge of -

  • Federal funding techniques and grants management requirements
  • Developing and implementing programs
  • Financial management and accounting systems
  • Applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Transportation funding programs

Considerable knowledge of -

  • Statistical analysis methodologies and reporting procedures
  • Developing and implementing programs
  • Applicable industry safety standards, guidelines, and specification codes
  • Auditing and investigative methods, practices, and procedures
  • Financial planning and management practices

Expert skill in -

  • Leading, assigning, reviewing, and monitoring the work of others
  • Establishing plans and setting objectives and goals that support overall business strategy/results; anticipating and adjusting for problems/roadblocks
  • Public relations for maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both internal and external

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Sedentary work: Lift up to 10 lbs at a time and occasionally carry files/small tools
  • Light work: Lift up to 20 lbs at a time and frequently lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs
  • Standing-prolonged periods of time
  • Repetitive Motion-substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Close Visual Acuity-work includes data/figures; view a computer screen; extensive reading

Conditions of Employment:

Please click this link to read the standard conditions of employment for all positions: Standard Conditions of Employment (TxDOT)

Job: Finance/Accounting

Schedule: Full-time

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Standard

Job Level: Non-Management

Job Posting: Apr 15, 2024, 8:56:26 AM Unposting Date: May 15, 2024, 11:59:00 PM

State Job Title/s: Budget Analyst V State Job Code/s: 1159

Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)

TxDOT is committed to hiring veterans. To assist in determining whether your military experience may pertain to the minimum requirements for this position, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces have been assigned to each state classification code/title where applicable. The MOS codes are grouped by occupational category.

To view the MOS codes please click on link below and click on the appropriate occupational category.

Applicant Information:

The Texas Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

If requested, reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities for any part of the employment process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Action of 1990.

Please click this link to read the information for applicants: Additional Applicant Information