Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, economics, or a related field and three years of professional level experience in budgeting, finance, or accounting; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status. Experience in local government budgeting, budget preparation, financial planning and management, contract administration, systems analyst desirable.
This is highly responsible professional, supervisory budgeting work in the County Manager’s Office, Office of Management and Budget.
An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for the preparation of the annual budget document in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; reviewing budget requests, amendments and transfers; and performing related financial and budget analysis as required.
Work is performed under the direction of the OMB Director and is reviewed through reports, observations and the results achieved.
Examples of Duties:
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
- Supervises and coordinates the activities of subordinate employees including determining work procedures and schedules; issuing instructions and assigning duties; reviewing work; recommending personnel actions; conducting performance reviews; and conducting departmental training and orientation.
- Directs and prepares complex fiscal analysis to evaluate and propose fiscal policy.
- Directs and prepares complex economic analysis, including financial forecasts, in order to project, monitor, and propose financial position.
- Directs and prepares comprehensive management studies to evaluate programs and develop/propose strategies to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness.
- Directs and participates in the preparation, analysis, and implementation of the annual operating/capital improvement budget in compliance with County policy and Florida Statutes.
- Directs, prepares, and analyzes financial reports to identify potential problems and significant trends and to insure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and/or policies.
- Directs and prepares analysis of short term and long term financial condition.
- Directs and provides for the system of budgetary control prescribed by the OMB Director.
- Provides for and maintains all budgetary accounts as a basic segment of the automated financial management system.
- Participates on various committees and represents the OMB in a professional manner and in a manner supportive of County policy as well as OMB policy.
- Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Thorough knowledge of current governmental accounting, budgeting, and fiscal management principles and practices.
- Thorough knowledge of various budgeting techniques including zero-based budgeting, line-item budgeting, performance budgeting, and program budgeting.
- Thorough knowledge of organization, functions and financial challenges of local government entities.
- Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate work activities of subordinate employees.
- Ability to interpret and apply Florida Statutes, County Codes, local ordinances and resolutions, and other legal documents governing County operations.
- Ability to interpret and apply professional accounting standards, rules and promulgations as they may apply to or interface with OMB.
- Ability to interpret and prepare complex memoranda and reports.
- Ability to identify and interpret fiscal and economic trends and/or patterns.
- Ability to interpret and apply directives or policy to accomplish tasks/projects with minimal supervision.
- Ability to collect diverse and complex written and/or numerical data, perform appropriate analysis, summarize and provide for recommendation.
- Ability to express ideas clearly both in written and oral communications.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to work independently and make sound recommendations and/or decisions.
- Ability to provide for timely reports, verbal or written as appropriate, to keep OMB Director and others apprized of project status and/or developments as may be necessary.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.
- The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Alachua County, FL - 18 months ago