MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Code No. 7921
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND (Non-Merit)
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is executive level work directing the operation of the Office of Management and Budget. Contacts are with high ranking legislative and executive officials within County Government, officials of equivalent rank in other governmental jurisdictions, and private sector and community organizations or groups. The purposes of the contacts include presenting, justifying and defending positions where conflicting and opposing viewpoints, goals and objectives are advocated and must be reconciled to develop suitable alternatives or arrive at acceptable compromises
The employee in this class plans, develops, implements, and evaluates a program designed to provide analysis and advice to the County Executive and Chief Administrative Officer concerning: the allocation of resources through the County's program planning and budgeting processes; the effectiveness and efficiency of County programs; and growth and development issues. In carrying out this responsibility, the incumbent develops policies and programs by directing subordinate managers to: prepare and administer the annual operating budget, and six year Public Services Program, annual capital budget, and six year Capital Improvements Program; conduct ongoing budgetary reviews and program analyses of agencies for which the County Executive does not prepare annual budgets but for which expenditure recommendations must be made; coordinate departmental work programming and departmental efforts to develop and implement performance measurement and program evaluation activities; and over see productivity improvement activities including management, organization and system analysis projects. The work is performed under broadly defined missions and functions and general administrative direction. The employee exercises full and final accountability for all matters associated with completing work assignments including determining the work to be performed and the methods used. Results of the work are considered technically authoritative and evaluated in terms of the effectiveness of the advice in meeting the County Executive's objectives. Guidelines consist of broad policy directives and basic legislation and require the employee to use considerable judgment in interpreting the intent of the guidelines and generating specific policies and guidance for use by subordinate managers in developing various components of the County's programs. The complexity of the work is reflected in the need for planning, directing and integrating budgeting and program planning processes covering a broad range of government functions, programs and services. The work requires consideration of all aspects of County Government operations as well as community issues and impacts, and development of solutions which accommodate conflicting objectives from a variety of organizations, groups and individuals. The work of directing the management and budget program is essential to the mission of the County Government and affects all departments and residents in the County. The work is primarily sedentary, performed in a typical office setting, and subject to common everyday risks.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (Illustrative Only)
Provides overall direction to the County Executive and Chief Administrative
Officer in the formulation of annual operating and capital budgets, the
Capital Improvements program, Public Services Program, and County fiscal
Provides direction in assisting the Chief Administrative Officer in administering the annual operating and capital budgets.
Directs and assigns various County wide and other program evaluation and management studies, ensures implementation of systems, and oversees productivity improvement programs to provide greater effectiveness of operations.
Reviews and advises on development of the County Executive's Annual Growth Policy and on growth and development issues generally.
Advises on the appropriate utilization of County owned land and facilities.
Maintains liaison with other County and bi County government agencies.
Represents the Office with the County Council and the public.
Serves as a member of the County Executive's Labor Relations Policy Committee (LRPC) to provide advice to the CE/CAO on collective bargaining.
Serves as a member of the Information Technology Policy Advisory Group (ITPAG). Serves as an ex officio member of the Board of Investment Trustees of the Employees' Retirement System.
Experience: Extensive (7 years) experience in general government administration
and policy development, budget development and execution, capital program
development and administration, program analysis or evaluation or related
area with at least four (4) years in a managerial or supervisory capacity
which included responsibility for fund and budget administration, program
planning, implementation, and administration.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance or related areas.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration with particular emphasis on local government planning, programming, budgeting, financial analysis, accounting, program management and evaluation.
Extensive knowledge of capital improvement programming, budgeting, and related fiscal matters.
Extensive knowledge of local government functions and organizations.
Skill in planning, developing, implementing and administering a program to advise County
officials on a broad range of functions and programs.
Skill in negotiating agreements which accommodate the conflicting interests and viewpoints of numerous groups and organizations.
Skill in oral and written communication sufficient to develop defenses of, and justifications for, decisions reached.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other governmental and bi county agencies, private organizations, and the general public.
Ability to attend meetings or perform other assignments at locations outside the office.
MEDICAL GROUP: Medical History Review.
Class Established: March, 1980
Revised: July, 1987