Assistant Council Budget Officer (Unclassified)



JOB CODE: 3020

PAY GRADE: 2280

SALARY RANGE: $55,098 - $92,726

LOCATION OF WORK
Council Budget Office

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the Council Budget Officer, performs responsible administrative work assisting in financial investigative work for the members of the Metropolitan Council. Work involves review and analysis of the Mayor-President's proposed annual budget; making recommendations to the Council; and participating in budget hearings. Work also involves the study and analysis of proposed financial transactions. Work may include supervision of professional, technical and clerical staff. Work is reviewed through personal conferences and written reports for consistency with department directives, quality of professional judgment and accuracy of completed assignments. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Assists in the study and analysis of City-Parish revenues and expenditures on a continuing basis; prepares and submits reports. Studies and analyzes budget requests of assigned departments, agencies and offices; makes specific recommendations. Maintains the status of City-Parish general funds, appropriations, expenditures, transfers, encumbrances in areas of assigned budget units; prepares and submits reports as requested. Reviews proposed budget; participates in budget hearings; makes specific recommendations in areas of assignment. Reviews audit reviews in areas of assignment; makes recommendations. May assign, direct and review work of support technical staff; trains support technical staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of structure and function of City-Parish government. Knowledge of computer science and industrial engineering methods and techniques. Knowledge of practices, procedures, policies of government budgetary process. Knowledge of principles, practices and policies of government accounting. Knowledge of the legal responsibilities of the local government operation. Knowledge of sources of fiscal data basic to revenue and expenditure estimates, mill levy computation and evaluation of dedicated and unappropriated surplus accounts. Knowledge of common quantitative analytical techniques. Skill in the use of modern office equipment such as, telephone, calculator, personal computer, mainframe computer and printers. Ability to complete arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately. Ability to plan, assign, direct and evaluate the work of others. Ability to analyze and interpret budget accounts and recommend solutions for involved problems. Ability to direct management studies and recommend improvements in operation procedures. Ability to analyze methods and procedures accurately and logically. Ability to exercise sound judgment in drawing conclusions and making recommendations. Ability to provide training and technical advice relating to work performance. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally and prepare and present clear, concise reports. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in accounting, public or business administration, management, finance, or a closely related field, supplemented by four years of progressively responsible work experience in the preparation and analysis of budgets and/or management systems.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
Unclassified job specifications may be revised at the will of the appointing authority.