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ASSISTANT BUDGET DIRECTOR
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility, for assisting a municipal government's chief budget officer in planning, directing, and supervising the preparation of budget, estimates, programs justifications and workload forecasts, narrative tabular reports indicating expenditure components, and the monitoring of expenditures. The work is carried out in accordance with effective budgeting principles and practices as applied to preparation of the budget document, imposing and evaluating expenditure controls, evaluating program costs, forecasting workload and expenditures and evaluating resources to implement new or expanded program and services. Employees in the class provide staff support to governmental administrators, recommend alternative fiscal plans, and forecast availability of resources to meet long range needs.
The Assistant Budget Director is supervised by the chief budget officer in the municipality where employed. Assignments are generally broad in scope leaving the Assistant with leeway for the use of independent judgment in carrying out the technical details of the work. An employee in this class exercises general or direct supervision as the case may be, up to a number of subordinate budget analysts and support paraprofessional and clerical staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Assists in planning and coordinating budgeting functions for municipal government.
Directs and supervises a staff of budgeting analysts and support staff in preparing and analyzing budget requests and justifications, developing and evaluating program costs and projections, preparing departmental budgets monitoring expenditures and evaluating efficiency and effectiveness of programs.
Prepares operating budgets for review and approval by agency administrators based on governmental guidelines, agency programs and policies proposed programs and reviews requests.
Prepares spending plans based upon agency goals by translating legislative appropriations into available organization funds.
Monitors and controls expenditures to assure work is done efficiently and within fiscal guidelines.
Analyzes data on agency program planning to advise an adequacy of resources meet long range needs.
Operates a Personal Computer (PC) in the performance of job duties.
May review, analyze, and make recommendations for the financial impact of legislation.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITIES, AND PERSONAL CHARACHTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of effective budgeting principles and practices, including Cost Analysis, monitoring and forecasting of expenditures and program evaluation.
Thorough knowledge of governmental programs operations goals and objectives.
Good knowledge of Principles and Practices of public administration as applied to the budget process.
Good knowledge of principles and practices of administration.
Good knowledge of principles and practices of supervision.
Ability to gather and analyze program and fiscal information and draw conclusions from that data.
Ability to recognize the implications of present and projected resources in evaluating existing and proposed programs and legislation.
Ability to identify existing and anticipated budget problems and recommend appropriate solutions.
Ability to supervise a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to organize, consolidate, and prepare narrative and tabular information into clear reports.
Ability to support written reports orally at conferences.
Ability to relate well with others in working relationships.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Budget Analyst III; or,
Three (3) years of permanent competitive status as a Budget Analyst II.
A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a baccalaureate degree in economics, finance, political science, public or business administration or a closely related field and four (4) years of professional administrative work experience, or its part-time equivalent, in budget administration, budget analysis or research; capital programs analysis or capital budgetary planning; or,
B. Eight (8) years of paraprofessional or professional administrative experience, or its part time equivalent in economics, finance, political science, public or business administration or a closely related field, four (4) years, of which must have been in a professional administrative capacity in budget administration, budget analysis or research, capital program analysis or capital budgetary planning; or,
C. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B)
Successful completion of graduate semester hours in Finance, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field from regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university may be substituted for work experience as follows Thirty (30) graduate semester hours is equivalent to one (1) year of specialized work experience Sixty (60) graduate semester hours is equivalent to two (2) years of specialized work experience.
11/2014 Date Revised