Closing: 7/2/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary: $77,732 annually
The City of Fayetteville is currently recruiting for an Assistant Budget and Evaluation Director to serve in a deputy capacity to the Budget and Evaluation Director, acting in that capacity in his/her absence; to supervise, plan and coordinate the day-to-day activities and operations of the Budget Office, to provide assistance to the Budget and Evaluation Director in achieving the department’s objectives; to assist in the development of strategic goals, objectives and policies for the Budget Office; and to perform complex research and analytical duties in the preparation, communication and execution of the City’s operating and capital improvement budgets, financial planning, financial evaluation of programs, and special research projects.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Provide operational oversight of the day-to-day activities and service delivery responsibilities of the department; identify opportunities to enhance processes and internal customer satisfaction.
- Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; recommend employee terminations.
- Plan, direct, coordinate and review the work of assigned staff; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
- Participate in the annual budget process, including assisting with the development and presentation of the process and guidelines to departments; conferring with assigned departments in the preparation of their expenditure budget requests; analyzing funding requests; preparing expenditure projections; preparing revenue projections, including major accounts such as ad valorem taxes, sales taxes and utility taxes; preparing models for costing of pay increase scenarios; coordinating and reviewing entry of requests in the financial system; preparing reports and budget summaries; attending budget meetings; preparing and reviewing assigned sections of the budget document; assisting with responses to budget inquiries; and, performing other related activities.
- Participate in the development of the capital improvement and information technology plans, including the review of project submissions for accuracy; project ranking processes; drafting a funding plan; and performing other related activities.
- Assist with the preparation of materials for Council presentations; attend Council work sessions and council meetings as required.
- Monitor and analyze revenues and expenditures for alignment with adopted operating budgets; consult with departments and Finance to develop corrective measures as necessary; evaluate, approve and post budget revision requests; advise departments and executive management on requests for supplemental appropriations.
- Assist departments with ad hoc analysis reviews, budgetary questions and reporting.
- Prepare the annual budget ordinance, special revenue and capital project ordinances and amendments for submission in the council agenda, including preparation of associated council action memoranda; maintain ordinance log and book; prepare journal entries to record budget ordinance amendments; coordinate implementation of special revenue and capital project fund ordinance actions with Finance department staff; and, performing other related activities.
- Participate in the evaluation of service delivery plans, including combining quantitative and qualitative data to study fees for services, cost effectiveness of programs and process improvement studies.
- Provide confirmation of budgeted expenditures as required for Finance department pre-audit of contracts.
- Serve as subject matter expert for the Budget Development and Administration module of the ERP system, including system design and modification; troubleshooting issues, and ensuring training for employees within and outside of the Budget Office.
- Compose, compile, prepare, review and present various reports, correspondence and documents of findings and results; maintain related records and files.
- Participate in the design and delivery of training on budget process and practices for staff in other departments.
- Recommend work process improvements; research and participate in evaluation of new technologies.
- Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the department; identify resource needs; recommend policies and procedures.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Five years increasingly responsible experience in public administration, business administration, financial administration, or a related field, including two years of supervisory or lead worker responsibility, with prior governmental budgeting experience preferred.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business or public administration or a related field. A master’s degree in business administration, public administration or a related field is desirable.
Licensing & Certifications:
Required: None applicable.
Preferred: North Carolina Local Government Budget Association Certified Budget Officer.
From the time of closing the selection process is anticipated to last 4 – 6 weeks. The process will consist of a panel interview and written exercise with the selected candidate being subject to a pre-employment drug screen, background check and driving history check.