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Budget Manager - Detroit, MI

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Company Name:Wayne County Government
Location:Detroit, MI
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:47,868 - Salary
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A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related field; AND


Three (3) years full-time paid professional accounting and budgeting experience; AND

One year of full-time paid experience preparing and developing governmental budgets.


Employees will be required to work mandatory overtime from April through June to develop the annual budget for all County Departments. This may require working up to 12 hours a day for 7 days a week and may extend into July.


Under general supervision in the Department of Management and Budget, the Department Manager 1 (Budget) will provide assistance to the Department Administrators in the preparation and maintenance of the County's annual budgetary processes for operating and capital budgets. Responsibilities include; preparing the composite budget, gathering budget materials from Departmental representatives and assisting with developing a final budget request; advising executive and middle management regarding all areas of budgetary planning and execution; evaluating spending and receipts, assessing status with respect to budget projection, identifying problems in revenue and expenditure control as well as accounts payable and purchasing functions; assisting in formulation of long range plans and policies; monitoring on-going activity and recommends corrective action; managing the evaluation of statistical analysis, narratives, tables and charts to plot trends and project future financial status using reports and providing goods/services in accordance with Wayne County purchasing policy; performing other related duties as assigned.

General Information


An oral information test (50%) will be administered covering knowledge of financial reports, budgeting adjustments and procedures, knowledge of procurement, knowledge of supervisory principles and practices and related information. Personal qualifications and related factors (interview) will be rated at (45%). Experience and training will be worth (5%)

Candidates must pass all tests in order to be placed on the eligibility list.



The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list will remain in effect for six (6) months, but may be extended.

Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits: Appointments will usually be made at the minimum rate. Payment is on a bi-weekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits which include vacation pay, sick leave pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan.

How to Apply: Applicants must complete Application Form (P/HR-217), which may be obtained at the office of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources. The application may be used both for determining admission to the examination and for rating experience and training. Applicants will be notified by mail of the time and place of the examination. Section 5 (b) of Rule 6 of the Rules of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources provides that persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne County Civil Service Commission for a final decision within twenty (20) days following the mailing of such notification, stating the basis on which it is felt that their application should be accepted.

Investigation and Probationary Period: An investigation of character and past employment and/or fingerprinting of candidates will also be conducted. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent, in accordance with the provisions with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.

Veteran's Preference: Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examination will have ten (10) points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5) points added t6o their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points. Requests for proof of eligibility must be submitted at the time of examination.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The County of Wayne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or disability.

Accommodations for the Disabled: A disabled person needing accommodation in connection with a job application or to participate in the examination process must notify the Department of Personnel/Human Resources. A reasonable accommodation may also be required on the job to enable the individual to perform the essential job functions. Such accommodations will be evaluated at the time of appointment. Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center toll free at 1-800-649-3777 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

Appeal of Rejection: Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the mailing of the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.

Review of Examination: A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the notice of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.

Retake Policy for this Examination: Applicants who fail any portion of this examination must wait 30 days before reapplying.



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