The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking an immediate need for a Principal Administrative Specialist/Assistant Budget Manager to work within Montgomery Parks. The department serves a diverse population of more than one million residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, and manages 419 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $100 million, a six-year Capital Improvement Program of over $180 million, and a career staff of nearly 800 employees.
The ideal candidate will serve as the liaison between the department's budget manager and designated divisions to analyze, prepare and allocate annual operating budgets; assist in the forecast, analysis, review and preparation of timely accurate monthly reports; assist in year-end activities; prepare detailed budget charts, tables, and spreadsheets for a variety of budgetary analysis; initiate and monitor procurement and contracts; assist in providing financial guidance to divisional administrative staff; and provide high level special project coordination for the budget manager.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT DUTIES:
Acts as department wide liaison for budget and financial tracking. Assists in examining a variety of budgets and financial statements for completeness, accuracy and conformity. Prepares and assembles financial and statistical data and basic reports for use in budget evaluation. Provide trainings to staff in processes for budget preparation, expenditure tracking, quarterly projection procedures, and other financial analysis. Reviews department wide budget submissions regarding form, content, accuracy, completeness and compliance with guidelines. Analyzes and reconciles proposed expenditures with estimated revenues. Collects and consolidates budget data in MS Excel and Word. Prepares the adopted budget for distribution. Coordinates and implements the procurement of divisional and departmental goods and services. Prepares, evaluates, monitors, and tracks divisional and departmental contracts. Reviews department procedures and administrative processes for possible simplification, automation or abolishment. Conducts departmental studies for projects and submit reports. Runs financial reports; collects current data, analyzes and evaluates statistical recommendations. Researches and gathers data from various sources to prepare ad hoc reports. Assists in providing technical advice and assistance to support staff as needed in the preparation of budgets or procurements. Updates manual and automated files and record keeping systems and ensures accuracy of data. Ability to analyze and evaluate budgetary and other management data. Prepares concise and comprehensive reports. Communicates effectively, orally and in writing, with employees, officials and the public. Understands and applies budget and procurement rules, regulations, and procedures to ensure compliance.
1. Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, or related subject; and
2. Six years of progressively responsible administrative experience related to the needs of the department to which the position is assigned; or
3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
About The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Created in 1927, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission embodies the vision of forward-looking community leaders who saw the need to plan for orderly development and protection of the natural resources in the two suburban counties bordering the District of Columbia. During the Commission's proud 80 plus years of existence, the population of the area it serves has increased to m...ore than 1.6 million residents who inhabit a bi-county area of great economic, racial, ethnic and geographic diversity.The Commission's facilities, programs and responsibilities have constantly evolved and expanded to keep pace with the needs of this vibrant community. From assuming responsibility for the entire public recreation program in Prince George's County in the '70s, to building and strengthening ongoing regional business partnerships, the Commission has continued to plan, fund and deliver quality, innovative programs, facilities and services for over three-quarters of a century. M-NCPPC benefits the citizens of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties by Turning Visions Into Reality.