Transit Systems 2018-04-06 2018-05-11

Director of Budget

Company: North County Transit District View more listings
Location: Oceanside, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 102782

DEFINITION Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer, this position develops, implements, coordinates, supervises and monitors the District annual operating budget; leads the provision of financial, operating and performance measure reporting; and has oversight of the District asset management program. Distinguishing Characteristics This position is distinguished by full managerial responsibility, under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, for District operational budgeting and reporting, and the asset management program. The Director of Budget is required to be knowledgeable of budgeting practices, advanced financial and operating reporting concepts, and financial and operational analyses and have experience with administration and compliance with federal and State regulations and conditions. This position works with minimal supervision, operates with independence, exercises sound judgment, and utilizes initiative and self-direction in the performance of duties.

Supervision Received and Exercised This position works under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the direct management and supervision of staff positions that perform and oversee the operating budget and asset management program. This position has considerable interface with other NCTD staff including District Managers and the Executive Management Team and will provide presentations to the NCTD Board of Directors on the operating budget and asset management program and meet with external stakeholders. Further, this position is expected to participate in the sharing of expert knowledge and is a vital member of various project teams that may be instituted.

Working Conditions Normal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. Business travel may be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consultants’ facilities, and other locations as required.


Essential Functions Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: • Responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of systems to: o prepare and monitor the operating program budgets, o report and analyze key performance indicators, financial statements and schedules o apply industry best practices to ensure accurate tracking of District assets within the asset management program. • Conducts studies in the areas of cost-benefit analysis and cost containment, including impact assessment of programs, financing of services and facilities, and revenue projections. • Performs, directs, and supervises computer modeling to analyze proposals, programs and projects. • Conducts analysis of financial statements, accounts, and key performance indicators; investigates unusual or unexpected financial results, trends and account fluctuations, and develops recommendations to enhance internal controls and correct noted deficiencies in accounting, forecasting and operational areas. • Leads process for the annual Operating budget through hands-on development of budget documents and presenting budgets to the NCTD Board for adoption. • Performance Reporting: o Federal Transit Administration (FTA) National Transit Database (NTD) performance reporting o Periodic analysis and presentation of financial statements o Assist with annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). • Responsible for the hiring, training, supervising, reviewing, disciplining, and terminating subordinate staff as needed and in accordance with District policy. • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education/Experience • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, business, public administration, planning or related field required. • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in financial management and trend analysis, budgeting and financial planning, including 2 years prior supervisory experience. • Some Public Agency experience preferred.

A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.

Certificates/Licenses • Possession of and the ability to maintain a California driver’s license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years. • Maintain compliance with the District’s policies regarding Conflict of Interest and Ethics.

General Requirements • Advanced knowledge of generally accepted budgeting, accounting and reporting principles and practices. • Exceptional written and oral communication skills; • Ability to gather, organize, and analyze information, arrive at sound conclusions and synthesize concepts; effective interpersonal and supervisory skills. • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals including staff, consultants, vendors and general public. • Must be able to manage and maintain simultaneous, transitional, and emerging priorities. • Demonstrated above-average proficiency in computer software programs including the Microsoft Office Suite and Enterprise Resource Programs, such as JDEdwards. Physical Requirements The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must possess the ability to use the phone and computer for extended periods, manual dexterity to complete clerical functions and work with office equipment and lift equipment up to 25 pounds on a daily basis. The employee must be able to hear, see, and communicate verbally to exchange information. The employee must be able to physically travel between District locations and other destinations, work in evenings when required, work in hazardous conditions, and negotiate a variety of different and irregular terrain as is typical along a railway right of way. The employee may be subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals. The employee must be able to walk, climb, balance, bend, carry, push, reach, sit, and stand.

Machines / Tools / Equipment • Ability to operate a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite programs. • Ability to operate standard office equipment, including a fax and scanner machine, copy machine, and telephone. • Ability to carry and operate a mobile on-call device.

Application Information: All applicants must complete and submit an online application at A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Salary based upon experience, not to exceed midpoint of stated range. NCTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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