BUDGET SPECIALIST

Recruitment #21-123-2194

Job Description

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, is a combination career/volunteer organization comprised of over 600 employees and 800+ active operational and administrative volunteers. The Department is a growing organization that serves a large and diverse population located 30 miles northwest of Washington, DC. We provide a full range of emergency and non-emergency services to over 400,000 citizens within a 520 square mile area. Additional information about the Department can be found at www.loudoun.gov/fire. We seek to hire a highly motivated, effective, and diverse workforce to meet the needs of the County's citizens and visitors and support the Department's core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism, and Service. Loudoun County offers a meaningful career, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. Additional information can be found at www.loudoun.gov/benefits.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, Budget Specialist position working 40 hours a week. Successful candidate will:

  • Assist with budget development and monitoring, quantitative and qualitative analysis, to include trending, and special projects.
  • Provides budgetary reporting, analysis, and fiscal guidance to Department leadership
  • Is responsible for coordinating the Department's annual budget development process.
  • Occasionally attend Board of Supervisor (BOS) workshop/meetings.
  • Will coordinate/prepare responses to questions/inquiries concerning budgetary issues.
  • Oversees and manages the revenue and expenditures of the current operating budget.
  • Prepares monthly revenue and expenditures forecasting reports and makes recommendations to the Fire-Rescue leadership.
  • Continually monitors revenue and expenditures, reviewing and refining findings with Department leadership.
  • Reconciles accounts and prepares budget adjustments, as necessary.
  • Performs detailed projections and trends analysis for personnel and operating expenditures, reviewing findings with senior leadership monthly.
  • Analyzes complex problems and advises senior leadership of methods to implement changes or reconcile issues.
  • Works closely with senior leadership to develop and monitor performance measures used for budget development and program evaluation.
  • Serves as the grant administrator for the department, including researching and applying for grants, as well as managing open awards.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and/or experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field and three years relevant work experience.

Prefer significant coursework in budget management, finance, business or public administration or related field and use of automated financial accounting systems. Master's Degree Preferred.

Special Requirements

This position is critical in nature and considered essential/emergency personnel subject-to-call during local emergencies for purposes of emergency/crisis management to include being 'on call' or responding to emergency situations. In the event of an emergency, employee may be required to work and/or may be assigned to the Emergency Operations Center or elsewhere to carry out the essential functions of County Government. Will require attendance periodically on some nights and weekends. May require occasional stooping, bending, and/or light lifting.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Selection process comprised of application review and background investigation, to include criminal record check, credit, and fingerprinting.