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Budget Director
Position: Budget Director
Organization: Tompkins County
Location: Ithaca,  NY 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 5/25/2021

The Budget Director is responsible for preparation of the County Administrator’s proposed budget and the final adopted budget documents as required by the County Charter. The Budget Director works closely with County Department Heads and senior departmental management staff in preparing their annual budgets reviews and evaluates and makes recommendations to the County Administrator and the Legislature regarding the fiscal impact of County programs of various budgetary actions. The work is highly confidential and complex, involving responsibility for the preparation of a wide variety of high level analytical and forecasting reports, including tax cap calculations and fringe rate calculations. The Budget Director is also responsible for the preparation and management of the County’s Capital Budget.  The incumbent reports directly to the County Administrator and the work is performed under general supervision with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in analyzing problems, providing customer service, and interfacing with County departments and external agencies. The Budget Director is responsible for supervising the Budget Analyst and from time to time may supervise a small number of office clerical staff as assigned.

Typical Work Activities:

  • Issues policy statements to Departments as a guide in the preparation of budgets;

  • Works with Department heads, Agency Directors and the County Administrator in preparing the Administrator’s Recommended Budget;

  • Develops, maintains and coordinates updates for the Capital Program;

  • Analyzes submitted budgets and provides budget analysis and recommendations to the Legislature and County Administrator;

  • Prepares and produces the County budget documents, reports, projections and presentations for the Legislature, County

Administrator and Deputy County Administrators:

  • Interfaces the Budget Database with Department data-entry modules and the Pentamation system and captures the Legislature’s budget deliberations;

  • Provides executive support to County Administration, prepares Legislative resolutions as needed, provides technical support and training to co-workers, special projects, and grant administration;

See full job description and application here: https://www.tompkinscivilservice.org/civilservice/vacancies



  • Thorough understanding of New York State budget accounts and the County’s program budgeting systems;

  • Thorough knowledge of the terminology, practices and procedures of a wide variety of micro-computing applications;

  • Thorough knowledge of a wide variety of micro-computer applications such as computer spreadsheets, Excel Pivot Tables, word processing and database application programs;

  • Thorough knowledge of the budget process and supporting programs;

  • Thorough knowledge of complex analytical and statistical tools and techniques;

  • Good knowledge of the organization, functions, laws, policies, and regulations of the County Legislature and County Administration;

  • Ability to work effectively with elected and appointed officials at all levels of Government and non-profit agencies;

  • Excellent judgment in preparing complex analytical and statistical reports;

  • Accuracy, integrity, resourcefulness and good judgment are required;

Status: This listing expires on: 6/24/2021
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Organization Information
Tompkins County
Tompkins County Department of Human Resources Office
125 E. Court Street
Ithaca,  NY 14850
United States
(607) 274-5526
Larry Workman, Recruitment Administrator