OKEECHOBEE COUNTY

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JOB TITLE:              BUDGET DIRECTOR

DEPARTMENT:      ADMINISTRATION

This is highly responsible staff work involving the direction of various functions and responsibilities related to performance evaluation, management improvement activities and budget design, subject to the requirements of the State Comptroller and the Auditor General.   The Budget Director supervises the activities of governmental budget and accounting research, performance evaluation and management improvement operations; supervises and participates in technical budget analysis work including reviewing and making recommendations on amounts requested by county departments for operating funds and capital outlay appropriation. Position requires considerable independent judgment in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Performance is reviewed by the County Administrator through reports and conferences.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Oversees the annual county budget process, monitors revenue and expenditures for conformance with requirements of State Comptroller and Auditor General; develops recommendations and justification for adjustments to the budget.
  2. Monitors revenues and expenditures to conform to budget and recommend to the County Administrator necessary changes and corrections to the current year’s appropriations.
  3. Works closely with county departments to analyze and forecast both current and future years’ revenues and expenditures.
  4. Formulates plans, assigns, directs and supervises activities and personnel of the OMB.
  5. Directs, supervises and participates in all work related to long and short term budget planning under the Board of County Commissioners.
  6. Directs, supervises and participates in all activities aimed at transforming the budget document into a more meaningful management administrative tool for use in analyzing, evaluating, and improving the effectiveness of resource allocation.
  7. Directs, supervises, and participates in the establishment and operation of a program for formally reviewing monthly performance statistics and operating costs at the department director level.
  8. Participates in the development, improvement and maintenance of goals and objectives for each County department to permit the County Administrator, the Board of County Commissioners, department heads and the public to better understand and evaluate county operating performance.
  9. Interprets general and special laws in relationship to their financial impact on budget format along with restructuring of departmental activities to coincide with new legislative dictates.
  10. Develops innovative budgetary concepts that relate to the accomplishment of operational goals.

(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform all other duties that are related to the essential job functions.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

– Thorough knowledge of current techniques of budgetary concepts applicable to governmental agencies.

– Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting and budgetary principles, practices and procedures.

– Thorough knowledge of the analytical skills necessary to develop meaningful evaluation and control methodology.

– Ability to prepare complex management performance reports.

– Ability to establish and manage functions related to formalized operations analysis, methods improvement and cost reduction activities.

– Ability to plan, direct and supervise the work of subordinate employees in a manner conducive to the maintenance of maximum performance.

-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with constitutional officials, the departments under the County Administrator and County employees in general.

-Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Public Administration or a related field with thorough experience in governmental budgeting, accounting and management improvement work including responsible supervisory experience.  Two (2) years-experience in governmental budgeting or accounting is required. An MBA/MPA or professional certification may be substituted for one (1) year experience.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS OR REGISTRATIONS:

Valid Florida Driver’s License

Florida Government Finance Officers Program Certification

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:

–           Use of both hands and fingers with dexterity

–           Good eye/hand coordination

–           Very frequent use of good near vision

–           Good hearing

–           Frequent walking

–           Sitting

–           Standing

–           Detailed inspection/reading/editing and writing

–           Ability to lift occasionally up to 30 lbs

–           Ability to speak clearly and concisely

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

–           Normal office environment. 

The duties and 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 individual with disabilities to perform essential functions.

PAY GRADE:   25                SALARY RANGE:    $74,406 – $111,608           EXEMPT