CHIEF BUDGET EXAMINER 0244
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in
this class is responsible for supervising a major section of the Budget Office
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
the day-to-day operations of a major section the
Supervises budget staff in the review of County departments' requested operating budgets and makes recommendations as to the optimum use of monies;
Supervises staff in the monitoring of departments' operating budgets, the transferal of funds between appropriations, and the review of requests for additional funds;
Reviews and recommends changes to Budget Office procedures; develops documentation of budget procedures;
Develops and provides training classes to staff in analysis methods and procedures and provides cross-training to staff;
Develops, revises and implements management improvement and reporting systems as they relate to budgetary programs;
Monitors department and agency programs to assure compliance with budgetary directives and policies; may advise other County departments on budgetary problems;
Makes recommendations on policy matters concerning budgetary policies and procedures.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of public finance and budgeting; thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of public administration; thorough knowledge of statistical concepts and methods; thorough knowledge of modern office practices and procedures; good knowledge of recent developments, current literature and sources of information in public budgeting work; ability to analyze facts and to exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to represent the Office of the County Executive on technical and procedural matters, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, department heads and the general public; ability to supervise a budget staff and clerical employees in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to keep a variety of records and to prepare and submit comprehensive reports; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
a) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Master's Degree in Public Administration, and six (6) years of responsible experience in budget analysis and preparation; two (2) years of which must have been in a municipal agency; or,
b) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State with a Bachelor's Degree, and eight (8) years of responsible experience in budget analysis and preparation; two (2) years of which must have been in a municipal agency.
One (1) year of permanent competitive status as a Principal Budget Examiner.