Deputy Budget Director


: $95,430.00 - $157,490.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

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Located in the Hudson Valley region of New York, Ulster County is a short drive to both New York City and Albany. It is geographically the size of Rhode Island with approximately 188,000 residents. The county seat is Kingston, which was the first capitol of New York. Ulster County is also the home of Woodstock, NY which has a vibrant art and music community. Locals enjoy the many breweries and cider houses as well the many hiking trails and other outdoor activities such as farmer s markets and craft fairs.The County currently employs approximately 1300 full time employees, and has a 2019 budget of approximately $330 million dollars.The Deputy Budget Director, under the general direction of the Commissioner of Finance and County Executive, with latitude for independent initiative and judgement, the incumbent assists in carrying out the mission of the Ulster County Department of Finance as established in the County Charter or governed by law. Examples of responsibility include: Participates in and/or prepares, develops and monitors the departmental annual budget, including operational, capital and grant funds; Maintains contact with the County Executive and its staff to discuss departmental operations, including budgeting procedures, fund balances and the allocation of monies in departmental accounts; Analyzes departmental revenues and expenditures and prepares reports to provide management with budget forecasts and resolution of operating problems; Conducts analytical reviews of variance between actual and budgeted expenditures and provides superiors with information to make informed decisions; Carries out special research projects, as assigned, relating to current public issues or County operations, identifying issue, impact and interpretation which might influence the decision-making process; Assists Commissioners, Department Heads and/or Deputy Commissioners in defining budgetary goals and objectives by analyzing existing departmental operations and providing recommendations based on findings; Functions as a policy advisor to the County Executive and/or deputies; Oversees intergovernmental relations for budgetary and financial matters, and may act as a Commissioner of Finance s contact for governmental departments; Meets regularly with elected officials to further the Commissioner of Finance s policy agenda; Represents the Commissioner of Finance as required.A successful candidate must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the principles and procedures of municipal accounting and auditing; public finance and revenue collection, public administration, public budgeting and supervision.Appointment to this position is by the Commissioner of Finance. The incumbent shall serve at the pleasure of the County Executive and the Commissioner of Finance. The candidate must produce proof of US citizenship.MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Either:A. Bachelor s Degree* in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or a closely related field and five (5) years of municipal experience where the primary function of the position was budgeting, financial auditing or financial planning; orB. Bachelor's Degree* and seven (7) years of experience as stated in (A.)SUBSTITUTIONS: Satisfactory completion of 30 credits towards a Master's Degree* in Business or Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for each year of the required experience.NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, only experience gained after attaining the minimum education level indicated in the minimum qualifications will be considered in evaluating experience.IF COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IS INDICATED; TRANSCRIPTS ARE REQUIRED AND SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. A CANDIDATE LACKING THE REQUIRED TRANSCRIPTS WILL RECEIVE A CONDITIONAL APPROVAL PENDING THE RECEIPT OF TRANSCRIPTS. Special Requirement for appointment to Ulster County positions: In accordance with Ulster County Legislative Local Law Number 14 of 2007 or by other State and Federal Statutes, candidates for employment to all Ulster County positions must obtain clearance for appointment from the Department of Criminal Justice System or other mandated Federal and State regulatory authority based upon fingerprinting and a criminal history background check. ULSTER COUNTY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND ALL CIVIL SERVICE LAW, RULES AND REGULATIONS APPLY All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, disabled veteran status, or status as a member of any other protected group or activity. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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