Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to assist with the planning, directing and overseeing of performance analysis and management and the preparation and control of the County’s budgets.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff; develops and oversees employee work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and control; compiles and reviews timesheets; approves/processes employee concerns and problems and counsels or disciplines as appropriate; assists with or completes employee performance appraisals; directs work; acts as a liaison between employees and management; and trains staff in operations, policies, and procedures.
Organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; prioritizes and schedules work activities in order to meet objectives; ensures that subordinates have the proper resources needed to complete the assigned work; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff to assist with complex/problem situations and provide technical expertise; provides progress and activity reports to management; and revises policy and procedure manuals as appropriate.
Assists in the directing of and conducts operational research, productivity analysis and management studies to assist in the management of departmental operations, programs, and services; compiles and/or monitors various administrative and statistical data pertaining to divisional operations; researches information pertinent to task or project; analyzes data and identifies trends; and prepares or generates reports and recommendations.
Directs the formulation of and formulates recommendations for changes in policies and procedures to improve operations, provide more responsive service, and/or optimize the use of resources; develops recommendations for changes in policies and procedures; and provides technical assistance and information to management to aid decision making.
Assists County administrators, elected officials and department managers with strategic and long-range planning for departmental operations; participates in planning efforts at the local and regional level; keeps Director and County administrators apprised of developments at the state and federal level that impact County operations and policies; monitors pending legislation for impact on operations; and ensures compliance with new legislation.
Assists in formulating and preparing the annual operating, capital and grants budgets for the entire County; maintains economic information; collects data; formulates and updates financial models; utilizes financial models to estimate revenues; coordinates expenditure request process; evaluates budget requests; analyzes policy options; and presents recommendations and analysis to the Director and County administrators.
Assists in ensuring and monitoring budgetary compliance; performs monthly reviews comparing the budget to actual revenues and expenditures; ensures compliance with approved budget; identifies problems; updates County administrators and elected officials regarding potential problem areas; formulates and recommends solutions; and compiles related reports.
Oversees the Special Projects Team and LSBE .
Oversees the formulation and recommendation of and formulates and recommends financial policy, including tax and fee structures; reviews performance in relation to policies; and recommends policy changes as needed.
Approves budgetary changes and interpretation of policies as needed or as directed by law.
Acts as the director in his or her absence.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Public Administration or related field required (Master's degree preferred); eight years of progressively responsible experience in budget creation and management and performance management and analysis, with three years of management experience for a comparably sized organization or as a director for a smaller organization; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: None