Budget Manager

  • Washoe County
  • Reno, Nevada
  • Oct 12, 2017
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Management
  • Salary: $99,756 Annually
  • Salary Top: $129,667
  • Apply By: Nov 30, 2017



Under direction of the Assistant County Manager—Finance and Administration, recommends, coordinates and implements the County budget and budget related policies and protocols; supervises management, productivity and efficiency studies, and staff responsible for administering the County budget; performs related duties as required.

Job Description

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.) 

Plan, recommend, implement and evaluate countywide budget and budget related policies, methods and procedures and recommend appropriate modifications to ensure effectiveness.

Plan, coordinate and supervise the work of staff to ensure quality of service to county departments, uniform application of policies, timely completion of assignments and compliance with State statutes and County policies. 

Supervise management, efficiency and productivity studies. 

Monitor County finances, make recommendations for corrective action and submit status reports to the Assistant County Manager and the Board of County Commissioners regarding the financial status of the County, potential financial problems, forecasts of future income and indebtedness, financial impacts of existing regulations and proposed legislation, and potential impact of County plans. 

Plan, direct and administer short and long term financing agreements, develop the schedule of payments for debt service and coordinate with the Comptroller to ensure timeliness of payments and the maintenance of appropriate fund levels. 

Direct, administer and coordinate bond issues, bond refinancing, capital improvement projects and infrastructure financing, and various aspects of cash requirements. 

Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures by assessing workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and recommend the implementation of changes.

Supervise staff including training, scheduling, work assignments, work review, performance appraisal, discipline, coaching and development; direct and administer staff in determining annual goals and objectives and monitoring progress in meeting established goals. 

Oversee, direct and coordinate the development and maintenance of financial databases to provide fiscal information and develop fiscal control. 

Prepare divisional budget recommendations and monitor expenditure control during the fiscal year. 

Ensure that assigned personnel perform duties and responsibilities in a safe and prudent manner that does not expose them or others to unnecessary harm or risk of on-the-job injury.

Special Instructions


This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of candidates has been received.

The selection process will consist of an application evaluation weighted 100%. Candidates whose professional background most closely match the Education and Experience requirements and “Ideal Candidate” criteria will be invited to interview.


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process. To apply, submit the required application at: https://jobs.washoecounty.us/joblisting/ 

In addition to the application, please include:

    • A compelling cover letter including current compensation.
    • A comprehensive resume which includes how the applicant meets the Ideal Candidate criteria.
    • At least three professional references.

Please mention you found this employment opportunity on the CareersInGovernment.com job board.

Job Requirements


A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, economics or closely related field AND five years of experience in budget administration and financial management for a public agency; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience.


A valid driver’s license is required at the time of appointment.

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Additional Information


Washoe County offers employees an exceptional benefits package that includes:

  • Retirement Plans including NV PERS-Public Employees’ Retirement System (County paid contribution) and Deferred Compensation Plans.
  • Health, Dental, Life and Vision Insurance - Washoe County contributes 100% of the premium for employees and 50% of the premium for dependent coverage. New employees will be automatically enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account. Employees become eligible for health benefits after 90 days of employment.
  • Vacation Accrual at the rate of 96 hours annually for the first three years of employment, which gradually increases to a maximum of 200 hours annually.
  • Sick Leave accrual at the rate of 10 hours per month for the first 10 years of full-time service and 12 hours per month thereafter.
  • Personal Leave of up to 24 hours per year may be earned based on sick leave usage.
  • 11 Paid Holidays annually.
  • Merit Increases of 5% paid annually to eligible employees until position’s maximum salary received.
  • Longevity Pay of $100 per year of full-time, continuous service to a maximum of $3,000 (paid after the 5th anniversary to eligible employees).

     here are no Social Security deductions, although a 1.45% deduction for Medicare is required. There is no state income tax in Nevada.