Career Opportunities


Department: Finance

Classification (Payroll Title): EDUC CONSULTANT 2

Position Number: 1005766

Reports to: Budget Director

Last Revised Date: 4/7/2022

Location: Remote/Nashville Office

Department of Education Vision: We will set all students on a path to success.

Priorities: Academics: All Tennessee students will have access to a high quality education, no matter where they live. · Student Readiness: Tennessee public schools will be equipped to serve the academic and non-academic needs of all students. · Educators: Tennessee will set a new path for the education profession and be the top state to become and remain a teacher and leader.

Position Summary: The Finance Consultant – Budget is responsible for a variety of routine financial (budget) processes and projects that require the application of well-established budget principles, theories, and concepts in one or more phases of the budgetary process to support division program teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and, at least two years of full-time work experience in accounting and/or finance, and/or budget.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree including 30 hours in accounting and, at least three years of full-time work experience in accounting and/or finance, and/or budget.


Master of Business Administration with concentration in accounting or finance and at least one year of full-time work experience in accounting and/or finance, and/or budget.

Essential Functions

• Assist the Budget Director with divisional budget planning

• Assist the Budget Director with monthly budget monitoring and business manager meetings

• Assist the Budget Director with position management

• Update and maintain datasets, budget check and process procurement and contract requests, and perform special projects as assigned

• Act as extra capacity support as assigned (Procurement, Fiscal Note Review, Operations) and complete special projects as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Active learning

• Data and systems analysis

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Critical thinking, mathematical and deductive reasoning

• Ability to take initiative and be proactive in problem solving

• Strong time management skills, exceptional organization, and meticulous attention to detail

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook)

Supervisory Responsibility


Work Environment

The duties will primarily be carried out indoors, in environmentally controlled conditions. The employee will be required to perform general physical abilities and handle and move objects.

Physical Demands

Physical demands include walking, standing, bending, lifting, climbing stairs, and moving during working hours.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full time position. Expected work hours are 37.5 hours per week, from 8-4:30pm with an hour lunch break.


No travel is required for this role at this time.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Tennessee Department of Education also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the application process, please contact the Human Capital team at 615-741-5158. You can also direct your request for accommodation in writing to the Tennessee Department of Education, Attn: HR Division, 710 James Robertson Pkwy., Nashville, TN 37243.