Jim Ofcarcik

Jim Ofcarcik is the Manager of the Fiscal Analysis Section in Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Bureau of Budget and Fiscal Management. Among the chief responsibilities of the Section is preparing cash flow estimates for IDOT’s main operating funds and recommending affordable appropriation levels for the Annual and Multi-Year Highway Program. Jim has been with the State for over 30 years as:Planning Analyst in the Bureau of the Budget’s (now Governor’s Office of Management and Budget) Office of Planning and Analysis from 1978-80;Revenue Analyst and Manager of Long-term Debt Analysis with the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission (now the Commission on Governmental Forecasting and Accountability) from 1981--91;Senior Fiscal Analyst for the Office of the Comptroller from 1991-1998. Joined IDOT as the Senior Fiscal Analyst in 1998 and became Section Manager in 2004. Jim is part of the team that teaches the Department’s “Highway Program Finance” class—IDOT’s version of the FHWA class on federal funding of highways, and has been a part-time instructor for Lincoln Land Community College and Springfield College in Illinois.