Pinellas County, FL (population 983,186) seeks an effective leader who excels in a collaborative team environment, thrives in a culture of continuous improvement, and has the drive to make a positive impact in the organization. The Director will lead a team of 30 people responsible for the development and administration of the $2.8 billion County Budget and advance the strategic plan through collaboration with a diverse group of departments, agencies and independent partners. The County desires an individual who is an expert in public budgeting with experience in use of analytical tools to improve processes and the stakeholder experience.
The County has approximately 5,400 employees and is governed by a seven-member elected Board. The County provides a full range of traditional County and municipal services. The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative body, and the County Administrator is responsible for the implementation of County policies. In addition to the County Commission, there are five Constitutional Officers who are elected to administer a specific function of County government, and the Board funds all or a portion of the operational budget of each. The Constitutional Officers are the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, Property Appraiser, Sheriff, Supervisor of Elections and Tax Collector.
The Director will report to County Administration and become an integral part of a large, complex team consisting of more than 30 departments and divisions that provide a range of services including human services, safety and emergency services, solid waste, transportation, public works, utilities, land use planning, real estate management, building inspections, airport, parks and conservation, environmental management, tourism and emergency management. The County provides services countywide but is also the full-service provider to almost 300,000 unincorporated residents and provides many contracted services to area municipalities. The county has a long tradition of regional planning and collaboration, a commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability, financial stability and protection of over 20,000 acres of open space.
With its nearly perfect year-round climate, Pinellas County is one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on Florida’s west coast it is home to St. Petersburg, Clearwater and 22 other municipalities. It’s 280 square miles of beaches, recreational areas, open spaces, residential, commercial and business sectors make it a highly desirable place to live, work and vacation. It is an internationally known tourist destination and the region also has a strong professional baseball presence adding to its tourism appeal. Pinellas County is the most densely populated County in the State of Florida and is faced with several regional and local challenges which include transportation, affordable housing and responding to climate change and sea level rise.
A Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or related field along with at least seven years of progressively responsible management experience in local government or similar organization, with significant experience in public budgeting and interacting with elected officials and other stakeholder groups is required.
A Master’s degree in public administration, business administration, or related fields, or other relevant certifications or licenses is highly desirable.
Knowledge of local government operations and practices, Florida Statutes as related to the budget process; knowledge of operating and capital expense budgets; and federal, state and private grants.
Experience with Budgeting in large, complex public sector organizations, linking a strategic plan to program budgets and associated outcomes and products/services, debt management, managing organizational change, the application of analytic tools and methods to process improvement, and managing/directing in the budgeting/financial arena. Experience with a SaaS budget platform.
Strong financial and asset management skills including significant experience in capital improvements planning.
Strong supervisory skills with demonstrable experience in leading through subordinates, assigning projects with timelines and ultimate accountability for effective implementation.
The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, County departments and employees, business partners, other governmental agencies, and the public within all types of situations.
The Director of the Office of Management and Budget is appointed by the County Administrator. Starting salary range: $150,000 +/- DOQ, with an excellent benefit package - http://www.pinellascounty.org/hr/benefits.htm. Submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by June 25, 2021 online to Joellen J. Cademartori, CEO, GovHR USA, LLC at www.GovHRjobs.com. Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to Joellen J. Cademartori, CEO, GovHR USA at 847-380-3238. Pinellas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. It strongly encourages minorities and women to apply. It is also a drug-free workplace. The Florida State Supreme Court has ruled that all information supplied while making application with all state, county and municipal entities and agencies, becomes a part of Public Record under provisions of Chapter 119 of Florida Statutes, and as such must be made available to interested parties upon specific request.