Budget Manager, Fayetteville Public Works Commission (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $88,777 – $110,972 annually

Job Description:

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 ten-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; participating in periodic financial presentation preparations and subject matter expert working meetings, reporting on certain key performance indicators, budget to actual, variances, purchase order rollovers and encumbrances; assuming role of budget software administrator and liaison between outside consultants, IT/IS and other departments. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel. Operating under the general supervision of the Director of Financial Planning, 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 Duties & Tasks:

  • Assures safety rules are enforced and no lost time accidents occur;
  • 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;
  • Assures development/enforcement of effective safety and training programs;
  • Pursues the application of management concepts throughout the department in order to promote the growth of employees and the business;
  • Provides accurate/timely reports to supervisor, in all areas of responsibility;
  • Develops annual work plans, programs, staffing requirements, equipment requirements, and related budgets;
  • Develops/recommends, to supervisor, the departmental organizational structure best suited to carry out the department’s objectives;
  • Monitors contractors for satisfactory performance and budgetary compliance;
  • Interviews, selects, hires, promotes, demotes, transfers, and recommends termination of employment to supervisor; reviews the performance of staff to encourage growth and development;
  • Assures that position descriptions are prepared for all positions in the department and are maintained current;
  • Conducts staff meetings to improve communication/address problems; recommends solutions;
  • Delegates authority to departmental supervisors, or accepts delegated authority from management, with full recognition that delegation of authority does not relieve overall responsibility of the grantor;
  • Recommends approval of travel/vacation/leaves of staff;
  • Processes requisitions for departmental budgetary expenditures;
  • Performs timely employee reviews in accordance with PWC policies/procedures;
  • Plans annual budget calendar in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes; specifies budget requests deadline; conducts budget workshop(s);
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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; prepares and submits annual budget document to GFOA in consideration of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award;
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of safety rules/regulations/procedures, as appropriate; thorough knowledge of corporate divisions/departments/cost centers;
  • Thorough knowledge of 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.


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 five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management with concentration on governmental budget preparation and analysis in a managerial/supervisory capacity.

Supplemental Information:

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

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

This job description is general and illustrative of the kind of duties required of this position. It is not exhaustive and does not contain a detailed description of all the duties that may be assigned to the incumbent occupying this position.