Ideally situated in north central Texas, Dallas County has a population of almost 2.5 million and is the ninth most populous county in the United States. Dallas County encompasses thirty diverse, growing cities, with a vibrant, well-educated population. Dallas, the county seat and a thriving regional hub, is the third-largest city in the state and the ninth-largest in the country.
Dallas County is recruiting a Budget Director with a public finance background and extensive knowledge of government accounting. Under the supervision of the Commissioners Court through the County Administrator, the Budget Director oversees the planning, preparation, and presentation of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets, tax policies, and long-range financial forecasts. The Dallas County Office of Budget and Evaluation (OBE) is responsible for assisting departments with their requests and with offering a funding recommendation to the Commissioners Court after evaluation of the critical nature of the need, the stated policy objectives of the Commissioners Court, and the overall financial climate in which county government operates. OBE also operates as an analytical arm of the Commissioners Court, conducting operational analysis of programs and assisting departments with performance measures.
The selected candidate must hold a bachelor's degree in a related field. A master's degree is preferred. Seven (7) years of professional work experience directly related to budget and/or financial administration, including five (5) years of supervisory experience, is required. The salary range for this position is $171,000- $214,000, depending on qualifications and experience.
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