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Class Code: 5530
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Serves on the executive management team of the Department as the chief budget advisor. Represents the Department on fiscal issues with state legislative and executive entities and other governmental agencies. Plans and directs the management of the Department's fiscal resources and budgetary processes. Performs related duties as assigned. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Acts as the chief budget advisor to the Department by providing the executive management team with input on issues related to the legislative budget process, internal budget management, and financial planning.

2. Represents the Department at the executive level on fiscal and budgetary issues by interacting with the Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC), Department of Administration, and other federal and state agencies.

3. Prepares and guides budget requests through the executive management team and the Legislature.

4. Recommends budget allocations based on funding constraints, expenditure projections and Department priorities.

5. Monitors funding sources, agency expenditures and allotments while ensuring compliance with legislative intent, accounting regulations, and audit compliance principles.

6. Develops short- and long-range strategic plans for the fiscal affairs of the Department.

7. Consults with Department Managers on fiscal planning and resource allocation needs.

8. Supervises a staff of professional personnel, which includes: interviewing, development and delivery of training, establishing performance standards and providing constructive feedback based on evaluating employee performance.

9. Advises and provides input on the management of grant and non-appropriated funding programs, including the awarding of internal asset forfeiture grants and external criminal justice enhancement fund grants.

10. Reviews and approves all major requisitions and personnel actions with budgetary impact.

11. Prepares a variety of financial, analytical, and forecasting reports related to Department operations and fiscal matters.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. legislative and governmental budgeting processes.

2. the principles and practices of governmental accounting, financial projections, and fiscal and budget management.

3. public finance programs, procedures and statutes.

4. the concepts of automated accounting and financial information systems.

5. research and report preparation methods.

6. the principles and practices of supervision of personnel.

7. business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation to produce and proofread complex written documents.

Skill in:

1. mathematical and financial calculations.

2. written communications for administrative and technical purposes.

3. the use of computer keyboard devices and standard office software.

Ability to:

1. plan, organize and produce complex financial work products.

2. establish and maintain effective working relationships with high level executives, political officials, employees, and other individuals contacted in the course of assignment.

3. work effectively under stressful conditions and changing priorities.

4. work within stringent deadlines to complete projects.

5. analyze complex financial information, identify problems, interpret findings and develop viable solutions.

6. develop large-scale strategic plans related to fiscal activities.

7. communicate orally on a one-to-one basis, or in front of large groups.

8. produce accurate written information in a logical and compelling manner.

9. exercise good judgment in safeguarding confidential or sensitive information.

10. exercise independent initiative and judgment.

11. perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.

12. make high-impact decisions in a timely manner.

13. prioritize fiscal issues in support of the Department's mission, goals, and objectives.


Office setting.


May be required to work extended hours.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business or public administration, finance, accounting or closely related field AND eight (8) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in accounting, budgeting and finance, including two (2) years of supervisory experience and three (3) years of direct interaction with governmental entities. Graduate-level education and training in a related field may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience.

NOTE: One (1) year of work experience is equivalent to thirty (30) semester hours of course work from an accredited college or university.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Current as of: 7/26/2014 12:06:12 AM