Texas Department of Public Safety Position Control Analyst, FIN - Austin in Austin, Texas

Job Summary

Performs advanced (senior-level) financial analyst work and data gathering to include report design and report preparation. Work involves analyzing, evaluating, and coordinating changes to position control numbers; and responding to inquiries. Work involves auditing and reconciling agency position control allocations and assisting with position control reporting. May supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

State Classification #: 1158 State Classification Title: Budget Analyst IV Salary Group: B23

The following Military Occupational Specialty codes are generally applicable to this position. Applicants must fully complete the summary of experience to determine if minimum qualifications are met.

36B, 36A, 020, 21, 30, 31, 32, 3402, 3404, 3408, 3450, 8844

General Duties:

Issue, monitor, and evaluate position control numbers.

Monitor compliance with full time employee (FTE) caps legislatively set for the agency.

Set up position control numbers for agency use within the Payroll/Personnel System.

Monitor indices involving payroll in Uniform Statewide Accounting Software (USAS) and Payroll/HR System. Notify payroll of any new indices, title changes, or inactivation in USAS.

Assist divisions and budget analysts with position control transfer forms between divisions and indices.

Assist in the coordination, collection, and compilation of data for position control reporting.

Design, create, maintain, audit and oversee FTE databases in Microsoft Access and Tableau for report generation.

Audit position control database for anomalies and accuracy.

Provide input on ways to better utilize position control numbers to increase efficiency and improve processes.

Establish work methods and priorities, and determine techniques for performing position control duties.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Education – Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration or a related field is preferred.

Experience – Minimum of three (3) years' experience in a HR/Payroll system such as CAPPS, HRMS, ISAS, etc., including a minimum of three (3) years' experience in general accounting work, standard office spreadsheets, and word processing software. Minimum of one (1) year of direct work experience in state budgeting is preferred.

Substitution Note: One (1) year of additional, verifiable experience is equivalent to one (1) year of education.

Licensure and/or Certification – Must possess a valid driver license from state of residence.

Regulatory knowledge – Working knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly assimilate information related to TXDPS, State and Federal regulations, legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures (i.e. General Appropriations ACT, Fund Accounting, State Auditor's Office, etc.). Working knowledge of State Comptroller's accounting policies and statements. Working knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Interpersonal Skills – Must demonstrate an ability to exercise poise, tact, diplomacy and an ability to establish and maintain positive, working/professional relationships with internal/external customers.

Organizational and Prioritization Skills – Must be organized, flexible, and able to effectively prioritize in a multi-demand and constantly changing environment; able to meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines without sacrificing accuracy, timeliness or professionalism.

Presentation/Communication Skills– Must be able to construct and deliver clear, concise, and professional presentations to a variety of audiences and/or individuals.

Research and Comprehension – Must demonstrate ability to quickly and efficiently access relevant information, and be able to utilize and/or present research and conclusions in a clear and concise manner. Knowledge of or ability to rapidly learn departmental policies, procedures, rules, regulations, the organization structure, functions, and responsibilities of the various divisions and their principle organizational components.

Analytical Reasoning/Attention to Detail– Must demonstrate an ability to examine data/information, discern variations/similarities, and be able identify trends, relationships and causal factors, as well as grasp issues, draw accurate conclusions, and solve problems. Ability to identify, compile, and effectively sort data from department, State Auditor's Office, State Comptroller's Office, and Legislative Budget Board records.

Technology (computers/hardware/software/operating systems) – Working knowledge of personal computers with spreadsheet and database software systems. Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of automated accounting systems as a means of processing, recording, and reporting transactions.

Confidentiality and Protected Information – Must demonstrate an ability to responsibly handle sensitive and confidential information and situations, and adhere to applicable laws/statutes/policies related to access, maintenance and dissemination of information.

Supplemental information:

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group and state title will be transferred with no salary change.

DPS employee who is selected for a position in their current salary group with a new state title may receive an increase up to 3.4%.

Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.

Physical and/or Environmental Demands: The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those encountered and/or necessary for the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Environment: office;
  • Ambulatory skills, e.g. stand, walk, sit;
  • Hand-eye coordination and arm/hand/finger dexterity;
  • Ability to speak, hear, and exercise visual acuity;
  • Ability to transfer weights of twenty-five (25) pounds anticipated for this position.
  • Driving requirements: Occasional (ten [10%])


Employment testing required for candidates selected to go before the oral interview board. Candidates will be notified via email provided on the application of the required tests.

Travel: 10% Number of Vacancies: 1

State of Texas retirees may be rehired for full-time, non-commissioned positions only under very specific circumstances.

Job Title: Position Control Analyst, FIN - Austin

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 10/25/16 11:59 PM Central Time

Salary: $4,598.66 - $5,416.67 Monthly

Job Type: Full-time, Regular, day shift

Location: Austin, Texas