Management & Budget Specialist III, Grade 25
Montgomery County Government - Rockville, MD

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Employee is responsible for preparing recommendations for the County Executive and County Council in assigned areas on operating and capital budget resource allocation, fiscal policy and related matters.

Duties include: reviewing Operating Budget/Capital Improvement Program (CIP) requests of assigned County departments and agencies; conducting management analyses, program evaluations, and analysis of issues; development of performance measures; and other action for the County Executive to approve; administering and monitoring approved Operating and Capital budgets; and preparing correspondence, preparing position papers, and answering requests from the public on issues related to County's budgets. Employee performs other related duties as required.

Subject areas to which specialists may be assigned include, but are not limited to: public safety, transportation, human services, education, environmental affairs, leisure services, general government, compensation, budget systems development, and process/production work. Work covers both operating and capital budgets and may include tasks covering the spectrum from program and fiscal planning through evaluation. Specialists work in standing and ad hoc teams both within OMB and with program departments. Responsibilities may include making presentations to the County Executive and County Council.

This position is part of a series (Management & Budget Specialist I, II, and III). The differences between the I, II, and III levels relate to the size and complexity of the work assigned, the type of presentations expected, and the level of analysis, coordination and supervision required.

Individuals who have strong analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills and who thrive in a fast-paced and challenging work environment are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidate will be required to complete a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Position may be filled at the MBS III, MBS II, MBS I, or PAI level.

Management & Budget Specialist II: Salary: $47,028 - $77,756

Bachelor's Degree and 2 years experience

Management & Budget Specialist I: Salary: $40,952 - $67,533

Bachelor's Degree and 1 year of experience

Public Administration Intern: Salary: $37,457 - $61,498

Bachelor's Degree

Additional Employment Information

Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to special.accommodations@montgomerycountymd.gov . Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws.

Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Three (3) years of experience reviewing, analyzing and monitoring operating and/or capital budgets, including analysis of and reporting on management and programmatic issues having budgetary implications.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

If the position is filled at the MBS II level, a Bachelor's Degree and only 2 years experience is required; similarly, if the position is filled at the MBS I level, a Bachelor's Degree and only 1 year experience is required. If the position is filled at the Public Administrative Intern level, a Bachelor's Degree is required.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Preferred Criteria

Resume must include information specific to the preferred criteria listed below. Make sure that your resume references your knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the preferred criteria. Ideally, the preferred criteria should be addressed in a separate section in your resume. The system only allows for one document to be submitted so your preferred criteria must be part of the resume.

1. Experience completing fiscal, policy, economic, or budget analysis of governmental programs and projects.

2. Experience with Windows-based applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and budget development systems.

3. Experience managing multiple projects and tasks and meeting tight deadlines.

4. Experience communicating effectively both orally and in writing; preparing complex spreadsheets, correspondence, and group presentations.

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

All applicants will be reviewed by OHR to determine whether or not they meet minimum qualifications for the position. All applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be reviewed and rated by subject matter experts based on the Preferred Criteria. Based on the results of Preferred Criteria evaluation, applicants will be rated and placed on the Eligible List as either "Qualified" or "Well Qualified." The highest rated applicants will be placed on the Eligible List and may be considered for interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are same grade or higher will be placed on Eligible List as a "Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview. Note: In the event there are 5 or less minimally qualified candidates, all will be placed on the Eligible List as Qualified and will be interviewed.

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