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Assistant Budget Officer

Number of Vacancies: 1

Recruitment #230727-025810-001


This is highly responsible professional and managerial work serving as Operations Manager Assistant to the Budget Officer. Serves in the capacity of Budget Officer in his/her absence, as assigned. Appointed unclassified position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Nature Of Work

Under administrative direction, an employee in this class serves as one of two principal assistants to the Budget Officer in the delivery of financial consulting services while ensuring the City's long-term fiscal sustainability through successfully managing various activities and functions such as the truth in millage process, non-ad valorem revenue process, position control, debt management, cost reimbursement,  budget systems management, financial modeling, forecasting and analysis, specialized management reports, and the daily leadership and management of the budget office's  employees. Work is of unusual difficulty requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgement. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved.

Examples of Duties

Manages the City's Truth-in-Millage (TRIM) process to comply with the City of Tampa's Charter and all statutory requirements.
Manages the non-ad valorem assessment process for the City's special services districts (SSD) to adopt non-ad valorem rolls by complying with all legal obligations. 

Prepares and maintains muti-year financial modeling for the City's major operating funds and various capital project funds.

In consultation with administrators and department directors, manages the annual operating and capital improvement budgets preparation and execution.

Manages the City's positions through coordination with the City's Human Resources Department. Prepares various ad hoc reports regarding position control.

Manages the City's Debt Portfolio to include preparation of various schedules, analysis of current portfolio, required compliance reporting, and coordinating responses to request for information. 

Responsible for the management of the City's budget system and provides input into managing the City's financial accounting system.

Models salary and benefit proposals for bargaining unit contract negotiations. Forecasts the long-term impact of contract proposals on the City's finances.

Responsible for leading and managing rate studies with either internal forces and/or external consultants to ensure that City rates are sufficient to cover expenses.

Responsible for managing assigned Budget Office staff to include assignment and supervision of work, coordination of special projects, and the daily activities of the office. Responsible for documentation and submission of all expenses for reimbursement from State and Federal Agencies to minimize impact on City's overall financial condition after declared emergencies.

Assists Budget Officer with developing funding recommendations to meet the City of Tampa's strategic initiatives.

Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: accounting principles and practices relating to budgeting; multiple software programs used for budgeting and project management, methods and problems of municipal budget formulation and control; municipal administration and organization.

Extensive knowledge of: modern management practices and procedures; statistical methods and quantitative analysis techniques; federal and state revenue sharing processes; debt management; disaster preparedness and Federal/State reimbursement regulations; application of data processing to accounting and budgetary analysis; revenue forecasting techniques; collective bargaining wage impact implications and projections; effective supervisory techniques and personnel management. 

Ability to: formulate, implement and maintain large and complex municipal budgets; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, administrators, department directors, managers, other city personnel and the general public; plan, assign, direct and coordinate the work of professional, para-professional and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; prepare and present budgetary and financial reports in an effective and understandable manner; supervise  employees in remote locations as well as city locations, lead employees toward the common goal of ensuring fiscal sustainability while providing the resources necessary to achieve the City's strategic outcomes and goals. 

Skill in: gather and analysis of financial, budgetary, and management data.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's, preferably a master's, degree in business or public administration, accounting or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in municipal budgeting, finance or administration, including experience in a supervisory capacity.

Licenses or Certifications

Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) certification is preferred. Possession of a valid driver's license required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


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