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Budget Operations Manager (Assistant Budget Officer)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Recruitment #220110-025800-001

Introduction

This is highly responsible professional and managerial work serving as Operations Manager to the Budget Officer.

Nature Of Work

Under administrative direction, an employee in this class serves as one of two principal assistants to the Budget Officer in delivery excellent financial consulting services while ensuring the City’s long-term fiscal sustainability through successfully managing various activities and functions such as the Truth in Millage Process, Non-Ad Valorem Revenue Process, Position Control, Debt Management, Cost Reimbursement, Budget and Accounting Financial Systems Managements, and the daily leadership and management of the Budget Office’s employees.

Work is of unusual difficulty requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgement. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

Manages the City’s Truth-in-Millage (TRIM) process to comply with the City of Tampa’s Charter and all statutory requirements.

Manages the non-ad valorem assessment process for the City’s special services districts (SSD) to adopt non-ad valorem rolls by complying with all legal obligations

In consult with administrators and department directors, manages the annual operating and capital improvement budgets preparation and execution.

Manages the City’s position through coordination with the City’s Human Resources Department.  Prepares various ad hoc reports regarding position control. 

Manages the City’s Debt Portfolio to include preparation of various schedules, analysis of current portfolio, and coordinating responses to request for information.

Responsible for the management of the City’s budget system and provides input into managing the City’s financial accounting system.

Responsible for managing assigned Budget Office staff to include assignment and supervision of work, coordination of special projects, and the daily activities of the office.

Performs other related duties as required.  

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: accounting principles and practices relating to budgeting; methods and problems of municipal budget formulation and control; municipal administration and organization.

Extensive knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; statistical methods and quantitative analysis techniques; federal and state revenue sharing processes; application of data processing to accounting and budgetary analysis; effective supervisory techniques.

Ability to: formulate, implement and maintain large and complex municipal budgets; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, administrators, department directors, managers, other city personnel and the general public; plan, assign, direct and coordinate the work of professional, para-professional and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; prepare and present budgetary and financial reports in an effective and understandable manner; lead employees toward the common goal of ensuring fiscal sustainability while providing the resources necessary to achieve the City’s strategic outcomes and goals.

Skill in: gather and analysis of financial and budgetary data.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s, preferably a master’s, degree in business or public administration, accounting or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal budgeting, finance or administration, including experience in a supervisory capacity.

Licenses or Certifications

Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) certification is preferred.

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.

Examination

Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.

Comments

During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

Conclusion

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