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Budget & Management Services Director

Bartow , FL

Order: 77027
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CODE 0013







Budget and Management Services Division


Pay Range: $44.73/hr. - $71.99/hr. ($93,038.40 - $149,739.20/annually)


Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (40 hours/week)


Location: 330 W. Church St. Bartow, FL 33830


Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays 



This position is exempt from appeals procedures. The successful applicant works at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Position reports to the Deputy County Manager.


Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities, and duties of the job illustrated below:





Plans, directs, and supervises the operations, staff, and activities of the Budget and Management Services Division including operating and capital budget preparation and administrative reporting and tracking, organizational and management analysis, and provides and oversees the financial management systems utilized within the Board of County Commission's statutory powers. Responsible for developing, monitoring, and analyzing a system of goals, objectives, and activity measures for all cost centers/programs on a periodic basis.

Responsible for communication of the budget through posting of documents on the website in an ADA format, maintaining the budget dashboard, and presentations of the budget in written and verbal formats.


Responsible for planning, supervising, and coordinating the long range development and growth studies for: organizational and management analysis of County programs, services delivery, and resource allocations and funds appropriation in relation to program objectives. Supervises and participates in the review of financial/budget requests, the preparation and presentation, both oral and written, of analysis and recommendations regarding such budget requests. Responsible for overseeing staff activities, which assist Division Directors in the development of measurable delivery of service objectives including determining the means of resource funding/allocations available to achieve objectives and/or staffing needs. Responsible for the development and supervision of a MSBU assessment unit, which will include establishing a common database to be used in formulating/calculating rates for Fire/Solid Waste and others as needed. Ensures the County is meeting all statutory and local process/policy requirements in regards to the budget, such as establishment of millage, posting budget information, reserve requirements, and budget amendments.


Plans, directs, and participates in the design and conduct of operational research, productivity analyses, and organization/management analyses of County operations. Prepares, reviews, and presents recommendations and reports based on analytical findings. Supervises and participates in preparing various in-depth studies regarding programs, management systems, staffing, and other related matters requested by the County Manager. Prepares periodic reports and analyses of performance goals, objectives, and activity measures for all County administered divisions.


Receives, reviews, and oversees the operating and capital budget preparation needs, activities, and meetings. Responsible for conducting meetings and training sessions related to budget preparation and administrative procedures, organizational and management studies, and delivery of services and cost analysis. Plans and/or modifies policies and procedures for administrative reporting and tracking of budgetary and financial data, cost proposals, and other related matters. Responsible for designing budget documents, forms, and procedures. Reviews and advises various County Division Directors regarding matters pertaining to budget submissions/modifications and management efficiency/operational studies.


Responsible for estimating, forecasting, administering, and monitoring revenues including property taxes, sales taxes, fees and charges, transfers from other funds, and other County revenue sources. Acts as budget and management liaison providing information and guidance to the County Manager and the Board of County Commissioners to assist with ensuring and maintaining sound budgetary management practices. Responsible for coordinating with the Clerk of Court's office on the investment of County funds.


Responsible for reviewing Board of County Commissioners agenda for all matters pertaining to budgetary impacts. Responds to public inquiries and requests for information. Performs related duties as required.





Knowledge of principles and practices of complex budget preparation, management analysis, and revenue forecasting. Knowledge of capital improvement, operational, and program administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices used within governmental fund accounting. Ability to learn federal law and Florida budget statues, regulations, policies, and procedures required for County governmental budget administration. Ability to organize, direct, and implement a comprehensive budget and management analysis program. Ability to analyze a variety of administrative, operational, and financial problems in order to make sound policy and procedural recommendations. Ability to prepare and present complete and accurate reports. Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial statements, reports, and analyses. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, officials and the public. Ability to plan, assign, evaluate, and direct the work of others. Ability to use good judgement in administrative and personnel management situations.





Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or a related field and have a minimum of six (6) years responsible experience in governmental finance or budget administration including one (1) year of supervisory experience.


Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment.


A comparable amount of training and related experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications, except for the driver’s license requirement.





Master's degree in Public or Business Administration preferred.





  • Required to be a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) within 6 months of hire.

  • Required to be a member of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) within 6 months of hire.

  • Required to sign up to be a Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Budget Award Reviewer within 6 months of hire.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.