Financial/Budget Analyst III-Letting & Finance Team Lead - (2401657)

Financial/Budget Analyst III-Letting & Finance Team Lead - (2401657)
TXDOT Financial Management Department
 Austin, Texas
Job Description


Performs highly advanced (senior-level) transportation programming, letting project scheduling, and federal funding preparation 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. 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 questions; present workflow and operational updates to the supervisor/manager; providing input on team members' career conversations; and approve leave requests to ensure operations coverage.
  • Develop, coordinate, and oversee the 24-month letting schedule, fiscal constraint, and letting/funding processes in accordance with the statewide plan as authorized in the Unified Transportation Program (UTP).
  • Administer financial constraint of the division and district offices' construction funding allocations, as established annually by the Chief Financial Officer in accordance with the agency's Cash Forecast.
  • Oversee project scheduling, programming, and funding accuracy in TXDOTCONNECT, the Department's Category Analysis; Federal Aid Funding Obligation System (FAFOS) and Financial Management Information System (FIMS).
  • Prepares and analyzes advanced applications and prepares and makes recommendations on program funding; reviews and recommends contracts/grants/projects/programs/lettings.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees procedures to ensures compliance with federal and state laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards pertaining to programs.
  • May serve a Project Leader.
  • Coordinates project activities to support implementation of agency initiatives and implementation of new and/or revised legislation.
  • Plans, develops, and recommends program guidelines, policies, procedures, enhancements and methodologies.
  • Serves as liaison and contact in area(s) of expertise.
  • Trains Department employees and/or others in program implementation.
  • Performs other job responsibilities 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 degrees 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must have one (1) year supervisory/managerial experience. Project leader or lead worker experience may substitute for supervisory/managerial experience.


  • Extensive knowledge of -
  • Highway letting programs
  • Budgeting methods and procedures
  • 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
  • Monitoring the status and progress of projects
  • Analyzing and organizing business and technical data
  • Interpreting applicable information
  • Developing and giving presentations

Proficient skill in -

  • Overseeing and coordinating projects and program activities

Ability to -

  • Communicate effectively
  • 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 25, 2024, 9:34:33 AM Unposting Date: Ongoing

State Job Title/s: Budget Anlyst 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.

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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.

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