Budget & Management Supervisor, Wake County (closes 7/25/21)

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Closing: 7/25/21 7:00pm EST
Hiring Range: $78,410 – $94,090 annually

Job Description:

Budget and Management Services (BMS) is expanding our team with two Budget and Management Supervisor positions. These staff will be expert budgeteers, ready to coach, coordinate, train and lead a cross-functional team of two to four budget and management staff, including analysts and senior analysts, each of whom will have blended operating and capital portfolios. The Budget and Management Supervisors will collaborate with analysts and departments to develop, evaluate, and analyze County operating and capital budgets; lead and serve on countywide special projects; and help effectively communicate information throughout the organization. The role will involve a high level of responsibility, expertise, and leadership for organization-wide analyses and projects. Budget and Management Services seeks motivated and talented professionals to join our team. We’re looking for more than a number cruncher — we are seeking a team lead who can collaborate with others to help build a $2.1 billion budget for our fast-growing County. A passion for public service is essential and an ability to excel with Excel is required, too.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in coordinating the development of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets
  • Supervise a team of budget and management staff
  • Use budget software to capture and evaluate requests
  • Complete assignments with critical outward-facing coordination, communication, and presentations with external agencies
  • Manipulate data and develops a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP systems, as well as other systems
  • Evaluate countywide funding and program requests, develops alternatives and recommends prioritized strategic options in collaboration with Department staff
  • Develop and perform County-wide revenue and expenditure projections
  • Monitor budgets throughout the fiscal year, working with County Departments, outside agencies, etc., to ensure funds are used in alignment with established goals, guidelines, and strategies
  • Provide management consulting and analysis to the County Manager’s Office and Departments
  • Assist Departments in achieving goals and objectives by providing programmatic counsel and analytical support
  • Serve on master planning, County-wide policy planning and RFP development committees, among others
  • Work with Budget team to draft Budget message, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications
  • Lead or provide staff support to investigate county-wide issues
  • Coordinate and conduct special projects


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Public Administration or related field
  • Five years of experience in financial, budgeting, management or policy analysis
  • Equivalent education and/or experience are accepted

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration
  • Five years of professional experience, including work as a Budget or Management Analyst in a centralized local, state or federal government budget or finance department or City or County Manager’s Office
  • Experience with capital and operating budgeting

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills: ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners; ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes.
  • Customer Focus: ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders; ability to optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and County executive interests.
  • Personal Accountability: ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated; ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others; ability to manage routine activities with little supervision.
  • Project Management: ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline; ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results.
  • Flexibility: agility in adapting to change; resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment; ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change; ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines.
  • Problem Solving: ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues
  • Communication: ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences – from large groups to individuals – both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent; ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately; willingness to ask for assistance and clarification.

Supplemental Information:

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.57 billion, employs over 4400 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package. Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.