Sep 07, 2018
Nov 09, 2018
Full Time
Position Information

NOTE:  This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you have already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply unless you wish to update your application. 

The Police Department is seeking a Management & Budget Specialist who will be responsible for providing a full range of financial management duties to support the Police Department, including the leadership team and Public Safety IT (PSIT), by preparing, presenting and managing the department's $68 million annual budget. This Specialist is responsible for ensuring fiscal compliance with state, federal, and local government requirements, fiscal planning to include developing, reviewing, monitoring, and revising all program budgets for approximately 470 uniform and civilian staff, and monitoring police department programs including armory, K-9, and property expenditures.

This Specialist reports to the Deputy Chief of Police for the Systems Management Division and supervises one sworn Police Corporal who coordinates the grants program and one civilian Budget Finance Specialist.

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinating and preparing projections for administrative expenditures including salary, benefits, and operating expenses;
  • Administering the reimbursement process for multi-jurisdictional initiatives, including those with the federal government;
  • Projecting and monitoring all agency revenue and collection processes;
  • Drafting County Board reports as required for new or increased fines and fees;
  • Conducting audits, and creating reports for both state and federal entities;
  • Monitoring CIP and overseeing the asset forfeiture program, including monitoring seized asset balances and expenditures;
  • Overseeing grant programs, to include applications for and disbursement of all local, state and federal grant opportunities; and
  • Preparing program/project reports including recommendations on policy.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of standard financial management policies and procedures, the ability to organize and communicate information in a concise and comprehensive manner, and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Financial Management, Economics or closely related field, plus significant and progressively responsible experience in program administration and budget preparation, expenditure analysis, and/or overseeing grant management activities.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Additional qualifying education may substitute for some of the experience.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:

  • Providing fiscal projections and recommendations to senior management on budgetary issues within a 24/7/365 operation, public safety or local government environment;
  • Federal program and grant funds administration such as UASI, HIDTA or asset forfeiture programs;
  • Developing and analyzing performance measures; and/or
  • Using Oracle e-business or other budget software.

Special Requirements

Due to the sensitive nature of this position, candidates receiving consideration will be required to undergo a pre-employment polygraph examination and a character/background investigation conducted by the Police Department. Individuals selected for employment may be required to file a financial disclosure form.

Additional Information

Work hours: Core department hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Potential exists for flexible work schedule and hours are contingent upon supervisor approval.

This position is part of an alternative pay program that includes career path and pay-for-performance elements. Starting pay within the band is based on a review of qualifications and experience. Pay potential will be based on performance and development. 

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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