This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.
LOCATION OF POSITION
301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Main Purpose Of Job
The Office of Capital Budgeting (OCB) resides within the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), with the Assistant Director reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Capital Budgeting (OCB). The Office prepares the Governor's annual Capital Budget and develops the five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), exclusive of Maryland Department of Transportation projects.
To accomplish this function, the Assistant Director leads OCB analysts in their review of annual capital budget requests from state agencies and development of capital budget recommendations for the five-year CIP. The position provides guidance and support to a staff of two (2) team leaders and ten (10) budget analysts in the evaluation of capital funding requests, development of funding recommendations, and review of project proposals.
The Assistant Director position supports the Executive Director and the Department's mission by ensuring that capital funding recommendations meet the needs of State agencies and represent an effective allocation of the State's resources.
The Assistant Director also manages the day-to-day administrative operations of the Office, such as personnel, short- and long-term planning, and procurement.
This position directly supports the Executive Director, directly supervises team leaders, and provides support to all budget analysts who recommend capital budget funding levels, review facility master plans and facility programs, write publications, and monitor capital projects. Supervision is based on Departmental policies. As part of this assignment the Assistant Director will:
• Work with the Executive Director and DBM Secretary to finalize budget recommendations for the CIP.
• Track and monitor broad policy issues and brief the Executive Director as necessary.
• Develop presentations and organize materials for the Executive Director's policy and budget meetings, including briefings for the Governor.
• Represent the Department at policy meetings and at administrative and legislative hearings.
• Directly supervise team leaders, which includes approving employee leave and administering performance evaluations and disciplinary action.
• Assist team leaders with resolving budget, policy and personnel issues; training and professional development of staff members; and reviewing work products for completeness and accuracy.
• Monitor the budget production schedule and manage short and long-term planning to ensure OCB meets internal and external deadlines.
• Approve facility programs (project plans) and other documents requiring OCB approval.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, public policy, business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field or equivalent relevant budget experience as determined by the search committee.
APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE COVER LETTER AND RESUME WHEN APPLYING.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master's degree in one of the fields mentioned above;
• A minimum of 3 years of experience managing a multimillion dollar budget, which must include management leadership experience in the fields of budget, finance, budget legislation and or revenue projection;
• Experience developing and formulating fiscal budgets, goals, and plans of action that impact a large organization;
• Experience maintaining partnerships and/or collaboration among diverse interests of constituents and policy makers;
• Experience reviewing and presenting budgets, policies, and programs to higher levels of leadership within an organization;
• Working knowledge of budget, administrative and regulatory processes in government or a large corporation;
• Ability to positively lead and direct the work of others to ensure accuracy and quality work products;
• Strong organizational, planning and management skills with background in budget/financial analysis and cost benefit analysis;
• Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with the ability to analyze complex issues and propose alternative courses of action;
• Excellent writing and editing skills;
• Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products and;
• Previous experience in Maryland State budgeting and/or capital planning strongly preferred.
All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.
Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.
The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.
An applicant can't be reinstatement to a class they have not previously held or a class code not previously held.
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
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