Budget Technician

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Norman Finance Department
Location of position: 
Norman, OK
$47,629 – $67,817 annually
Date Posted: 
Friday, October 4, 2019
Closing Date: 
Monday, November 4, 2019
Job Description: 

Work Period: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field. One to two years of progressively responsible professional experience preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge: Principles and practices of budget administration, preferably in a municipal environment. Principles and practices of public administration. Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting and program budget development and implementation. Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, forecasting and trends, and report presentation.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs a variety of tasks to assist in the planning, coordination, and preparation of the capital budget.
  • Assists departments in preparing budgets; reviews budget proposals; interfaces with capital improvement project managers and department budget representatives to assist them with recommendations and alternatives for budgeting techniques.
  • Assists in the preparation of the proposed citywide budget; consolidates departmental requests; prepares graphs, charts, and revenue projections; assembles budget objectives and distributes same to appropriate city employees.
  • Assists the Budget Manager with monitoring the city-wide budget; reviewing budget expenditures on a regular basis in order to determine compliance and identify problems; monitors various fund accounts by reviewing computer records and reports.
  • Assists in the research and analysis for the financial condition of the city, as directed.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Assists in the research, analysis, and evaluation of such diverse data as attrition rates, water revenue levels, methodology and charges for cost allocations and internal services, sales tax projections, etc.
  • Develop, tabulate and report various surveys.

Additional Information: Selected applicant must pass background investigation and drug screen.