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Department:  Business Services (2106)

Title:  OMB Senior Manager (1028)

Reports To: Business Services Director

Pay Grade/Salary Range: PG-117 $57,988.57 -$89,882.29

Closing Date: Until Filled



Completed applications for employment with Highlands County may be submitted in one of two ways: 1) a printed job application submitted to our Human Resources department located at 600 S. Commerce Ave, Room B233, Sebring, FL 33870 (either in person or by mail; or 2) fax a printed application to 863-402-6508.  Any qualified employee of the Board (see job description below for MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS) may request consideration for this position by submitting to Human Resources an approved Bid form. Employee bids and applications for this position may not be received after five o’clock (5) p.m. on the closing date stated above without the specific permission of Human Resources.



This is a professional position responsible for the accounting and budgeting function necessary for the preparation, adoption, and implementation of the County's budget.  This function involves fund accounting for all County departments, elected officials, and various outside agencies, and includes a large volume of financial transactions.  This position serves as the designated County Budget Officer performing the duties set forth in Chapter 129, Florida Statutes.



The following statements describe the principal functions of the job and its scope of responsibility but should not be considered an all-inclusive list of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for the operation and activities of the Office of Management and Budget.
  • Selects, recommends, and implements appropriate software packages for the budget and operation of the Office of Management and Budget.
  • Designs systems and procedures for gathering information for the budget.
  • Establishes controls and procedures necessary and useful for accurate and timely reporting.
  • Designs, recommends, and implements the budget format and ensures compliance with approved specifications.
  • Ensures that all legislative requirements are met in accordance with applicable Florida Statutes and TRIM requirements.
  • Prepares budget instructions for distribution to departments and assigns proper account codes.
  • Prepares all revenue projections and reviews revenue collections continually. 
  • Reviews the revenues and expenditures on a continuing and detailed basis, preparing forecasts so that potential over-expenditure or under-funding concerns are identified and addressed timely.
  • Advises the County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator, and department heads of impending problems and confers with management to avoid conditions which may lead to budgetary imbalances.
  • Represents the County at state level budget meetings.
  • Works with directors and department heads in developing objectives and performance measures for each of their activities. Assists in determining the monetary allocation to carry out these objectives.
  • Takes part in the review of project control records and assists in the evaluation and consideration of a project's estimated related costs.
  • Responsible for project procedures including assigning, tracking, and database management.
  • Coordinates the creation of a yearly Capital Financial Strategy (CFS) with the County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator, department heads, and affected Elected Officials.
  • Prepares and reviews the issuance of budget amendments.
  • Maintains a professional and safe unit and work area adhering to established safety policies and the image desired for the organization. 
  • Follows consistently the Board policies and procedures.
  • Responds productively to change and performs all other related tasks as directed.



  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and procedures and the ability to apply such knowledge to budgeting transactions.
  • Knowledge of Florida Statutes, rules, and regulations, including TRIM compliance.
  • Ability to analyze financial transactions and suggest appropriate adjustments and entries.
  • Knowledge of auditing methods, procedures, and practices. 
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, managers, directors, Elected Officials, vendors, and the general public. 
  • Ability to work in cooperation with auditors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and make public presentations.
  • Ability to utilize computer software programs, including database software to analyze financial data in a network environment and make appropriate recommendations for adjustments.
  • Ability to utilize computer software programs such as Microsoft Office Suite that includes Word, Excel spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and other database software.



The person in this position: Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time.  Must be able to frequently position self to reach files and other office items located on low shelves or the floor.  Must be able to inspect and assess daily email and postal mail correspondence. Frequently communicates with the public, vendors, and co-workers.  Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.  Frequently operates various types of office equipment to include, but not limited to a computer and copy machine.  Occasionally ascends/descends stairs.  Rarely moves materials and office equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.  Constantly works in an indoor environment.  Rarely works in inclement outdoor weather conditions. Rarely operates motor vehicle for up to four (4) hours continuously or intermittently. 



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in government accounting and the development and implementation of public agency budgets or a Master’s degree with a minimum of two (2) years of experience in government accounting.



  •  Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License. 
  • A Certified Government Financial Office (CGFO), Certified Public Financial Officer (CPFO) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification preferred.



  • Disaster Essential.