Director, Office Management and Budget

Department/Agency of position: 
Sacramento Regional Transit District
Location of position: 
Sacramento, CA
Wage/Salary: 
$114,348.00 – $160,044.00 Annually
Date Posted: 
Friday, June 21, 2019
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Job Description: 

The purpose of this position is to direct and oversee the District's annual operating and capital budget process, monitor and report monthly on District's financial performance, administer grants for the District, conduct extensive financial analysis on strategic initiatives, develop long term financial forecast models and fiscal sustainability strategies as well as supervise personnel. This is accomplished by planning and implementing the annual budget preparation process, performing analyses and forecasts, addressing District policy and procedure issues applicable to budget preparation, meeting with executive staff to review budgetary requests, maintaining the budget system database, presenting budget information, compiling all budgetary information into a report, preparing and writing issue papers and financial reports, interacting with external agencies, monitoring grant funding opportunities, and directing and supervising the work of two departmental units.

Examples of Duties Directs and oversees District budget process by planning and implementing the annual budget preparation process, performing analyses and forecasts, addressing District policy and procedure issues applicable to budget preparation, contacting internal and external sources for data needed to develop budget, meeting with departmental executives, using and maintaining the budget system database, providing data and input for short-range and long-range financial planning models, presenting budget information, writing and compiling budget reports, and working with the capital projects committees to prepare budgets by project. Provides direction and oversight for the District's grants management unit by interacting with external agencies responsible for allocating grants and monies to the District, monitoring grant funding opportunities and application deadlines, ensuring reporting to funding agencies is completed on time, and recommending the reprogramming of grant funding. Monitors and reports District's financial and operational performance by directing staff in monthly preparation of statistical reports, editing and reviewing draft reports, working with analysts to identify and research variances, and tracking all budget transfers for reporting to management and Board. Provides direction and oversight for two units including meeting weekly with staff, communicating responses or requests by e-mail, phone, or formal letter, hiring, coaching, training, and evaluating staff, attending meetings with other departments or divisions, preparing ad hoc analysis and reports, and attending meetings with federal, state, and local external agencies.

Minimum Qualifications Formal Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field.

Additional directly related experience beyond the minimum requirement may substitute for the required education based on the ratio of one and a half (1.5) years of experience for each (1) year of education.

Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in public sector accounting, budget or finance, including three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Proof of required education beyond high school such as college transcripts, diplomas, licenses and/or certificates must be submitted at the time of application, if not substituting experience for the education requirement.

Supplemental Information The minimum qualifications as stated on this job announcement represent only the basic requirements of the position. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in other examination segments of the selection process. Final candidates must pass a Department of Justice criminal background check and reference check. An employment application, supplemental questionnaire, and proof of education, as outlined above, are required for this position. Applications, supplemental questionnaires, and job announcements are available through our website at www.sacrt.com.

Completed employment application, supplemental questionnaire, and proof of education, as outlined above, must be submitted to the Human Resources Department not later than Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. RT does not accept late applications regardless of postmark. RT will not process incomplete applications. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an application, but may be included with the application. For more information on benefits, a summary sheet is available from the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the recruitment process to accommodate candidates with disabilities. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (916) 556-0298.

RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE –

Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.