Budget and Management Supervisor

Wake County
May 3, 2022
300 S Salisbury St,, Raleigh, NC
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310 South Salisbury Suite 2900 Raleigh, NC 27601
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What You'll Be Doing

Budget and Management Services (BMS) has a leadership position open. This team member will be an expert budgeteer, ready to coach, coordinate, train and lead a cross-functional team of two to four budget and management staff, including analysts and senior analysts, each of whom will have blended operating and capital portfolios. 

As one of two Budget and Management Supervisors in the department, this position will collaborate with the County Manager's Office, analysts, and departments to develop, evaluate, and analyze County operating and capital budgets; lead and serve on countywide special projects; and help effectively communicate information throughout the organization. The role will involve a high level of responsibility, expertise, and leadership for organization-wide analyses and projects. 

Budget and Management Services seeks a motivated and talented professional to join our team. We’re looking for more than a number cruncher -- we are seeking a team lead who can collaborate with others to help build a $2.1 billion budget for our fast-growing County. A passion for public service is essential and an ability to excel with Excel is required, too.

Responsibilities of the Budget and Management Supervisor:

  • Assists in coordinating the development of the County's annual operating and capital budgets
  • Supervises a team of budget and management staff
  • Uses budget software to capture and evaluate requests
  • Completes assignments with critical outward-facing coordination, communication, and presentations with external agencies
  • Manipulates data and develops a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP systems, as well as other systems
  • Evaluates countywide funding and program requests, develops alternatives and recommends prioritized strategic options in collaboration with Department staff; supports BMS analysts in constructing and refining their analysis
  • Develops and performs County-wide revenue and expenditure projections
  • Monitors budgets throughout the fiscal year, working with County Departments, outside agencies, etc., to ensure funds are used in alignment with established goals, guidelines, and strategies
  • Provides management consulting and analysis to the County Manager’s Office and Departments
  • Assists Departments in achieving goals and objectives by providing programmatic counsel and analytical support; coaches analysts in these same activities
  • Serves on master planning, County-wide policy planning and RFP development committees, among others
  • Works with Budget and Communications Office teams to draft Budget message, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications
  • Leads or provides staff support to investigate county-wide issues
  • Coordinates and conducts special projects


Expected Hiring Range: $78,410 - $100,000


The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Public Administration or related field
  • Five years of experience in financial, budgeting, management or policy analysis
  • Equivalent education and experience are accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration
  • Five years of professional experience, including work as a Budget or Management Analyst in a centralized local, state or federal government budget or finance department or City or County Manager’s Office
  • Capital and operating budgeting, supervisory, and evaluating resource requests for alignment with business planning and performance management

Special Requirements

How Will We Know You're 'The One'?

  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills: ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners; ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes.
  • Customer Focus: ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders; ability to optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and County executive interests.
  • Personal Accountability: ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated; ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others; ability to manage routine activities with little supervision.
  • Project Management: ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline; ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results.
  • Flexibility: agility in adapting to change; resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment; ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change; ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines.
  • Problem Solving: ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues Communication: ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences - from large groups to individuals - both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent; ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately; willingness to ask for assistance and clarification.


About Our Team

Wake County Budget and Management Services values leadership, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, accountability, and curiosity. Our team members are our most valuable asset, and we treat them as such with competitive salaries, leadership opportunities, and investment in professional development. Budget and Management Services has the responsibility of providing accurate, timely, and well-researched information and guidance to the Board of Commissioners and the County Manager resulting in the annual budget for all Wake County government services. Also, staff advises departments of their financial condition and responds to budget, performance, policy, and program evaluation requests. Our team’s hard work and dedication resulted in the County Manager's General Fund Recommended Budget of $1.7 billion for Fiscal Year 2023. The budget not only addresses needs for the citizens of Wake County, it also supports the employees who work every day to make Wake County the home of the best cities to live, work, and play. If you want to be a part of a dynamic team to improve the lives of the 1.1 million plus people who call Wake County home, then this might be the opportunity for you.