Budget Manager, Fayetteville Public Works Commission (closes 12/30/16)

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Closing: December 30, 2016
Salary Range: $83,657-$104,571 annually based on experience and qualifications


The Fayetteville Public Works Commission, a North Carolina Public Authority, has an opening for its Budget Manager position. This position became available upon the retirement announcement of our current Budget Manager, Donna Lopes. The PWC has achieved the GFOA Distinguished Budget Award for 20+ consecutive years for its $350+ Million budget in addition to the Special Capital Recognition for the past 5 years. Please pass this along to those who may be qualified and interested in this great opportunity.

Summary of Responsibilities

This class is responsible for managing, coordinating, planning, and prioritizing the full realm of budget activities for the Public Works Commission. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, preparing the annual budget, including a six-year Capital Improvement Program, for the Public Works Commission; conducting budget meetings; monitoring revenues and expenditures; operating/driving vehicles in performing work assignments/responsibilities; advising the Chief Financial Officer about PWC budgetary matters. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel. Operating under the general supervision of the Director of Financial Planning and Capital Projects, latitude is allowed for the exercise of independent judgement in carrying out the details of the work. Extended hours may be required. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions

  1. Assures safety rules are enforced and no lost time accidents occur;
  2. Advises/assists supervisor and appropriate staff in carrying out the functions/responsibilities within the department; develops/establishes objectives/long range plans; assures all goals are met;
  3. Assures development/enforcement of an effective safety and training programs;
  4. Pursues the application of management concepts throughout the department in order to promote the growth of employees and the business;
  5. Provides accurate/timely reports to supervisor, in all areas of responsibility;
  6. Develops annual work plans, programs, staffing requirements, equipment requirements, and related budgets;
  7. Develops/recommends, to supervisor, the departmental organizational structure best suited to carry out the department’s objectives;
  8. Monitors contractors for satisfactory performance and budgetary compliance;
  9. Interviews, selects, hires, promotes, demotes, transfers, and recommends termination of employment to supervisor; reviews the performance of staff to encourage growth and development; maintains 98%, or greater, attendance average;
  10. Assures that position descriptions are prepared for all positions in the department and are maintained current;
  11. Conducts staff meetings to improve communication/address problems; recommends solutions;
  12. Delegates authority to departmental supervisors with full recognition that delegation of authority does not relieve overall responsibility;
  13. Recommends approval of travel/vacation/leaves of staff;
  14. Processes requisitions for departmental budgetary expenditures;
  15. Performs timely employee reviews in accordance with PWC policies/procedures; subordinates, collectively, meet 98% of their standards;
  16. Plans annual budget calendar; specifies budget requests deadline; schedules budget workshop(s);
  17. Reviews operating budgets periodically to analyze trends affecting budget needs; testifies about proposed budgets before examining and fund-granting authorities to clarify reports and gain support for estimated budget needs;
  18. Consults with Chief Officers to ensure adjustments are made in accordance with program changes in order to facilitate long-term planning; interacts with other departments/divisions/other utility agencies; assures information affecting other employees/departments/divisions is communicated to the proper recipients;
  19. Directs preparation of regular and special budget reports to interpret budget directives and to establish policies for carrying out directives; submits reports to supervisor and to the CFO with recommendations;
  20. Prepares comparative analysis of operating programs by analyzing costs in relation to services performed during previous fiscal years; submits reports to supervisor and the CFO with recommendations for budget revisions.

Equipment Operated: Personal computer, calculator, communication, and other equipment, as required.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Thorough knowledge of safety rules/regulations/ procedures, as appropriate; thorough knowledge of the Public Works Commission divisions/departments; thorough knowledge of current budget policy, its application, and the budget process; thorough knowledge of the procedures/ techniques used in cost analysis and cost effectiveness studies; thorough knowledge of program monitoring to ensure adherence to budgetary constraints; good knowledge of supervisory concepts and practices; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to research, plan, coordinate, schedule, project, and prioritize work; ability to prepare and maintain reports and records; ability to manage/supervise people and multiple projects; ability to maintain effective working relationships with customers, the general public, all levels of employees, officials, and contractors.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from a four (4) year accredited university/college with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management with concentration on governmental budget preparation and analysis in a managerial/supervisory capacity.

Special Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

Protective Equipment: As required in the Public Works Commission’s Safety Manual.