Job Vacancy Announcement- Budget Director

Job Vacancy Announcement- Budget Director

Location: Headquarters – Atlanta (Fulton County)

Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s Office

Job Code: FIM032

Salary Range: $80,508.41-137,139.72

Pay Grade: Q



The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). We currently have an opening for a Budget Director in the Chief Financial Officer's Office.



Critical Responsibilities:


Under broad supervision, manages state-level departmental budget services for the Department of Public Safety.

  • Supervises the preparation, maintenance and management of an overall agency or division budget.
  • Provides leadership to subordinate managers and staff.
  • Supervises and participates in budget preparation and maintenance.
  • Provides recommendations on fiscal and budgetary matters.
  • Monitors the day-to-day activities of the budget process.
  • Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with audit guidelines and legal and procedural requirements. 
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge of governmental budgeting procedures and common operating methods in budgets.
  • Serves as the budget liaison with the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget (OPB), the House Budget and Research Office (HBRO) and the Senate Budget and Evaluation Office (SBEO).


This position is perfect for candidates who seek a challenging opportunity without sacrificing work/life balance and includes an excellent benefits package and the potential for a flexible work schedule.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, finance or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Six years of experience in general management, accounting or budgeting, Two years of which in fiscal analysis work in a budget function. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.



Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Five years of experience in a supervisory role
  • Five years utilizing PeopleSoft Financials
  • Three or more years leading or managing a budget in a Georgia State Government Agency
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.


Application deadline: Open until filled


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The Georgia Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employees and applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, age, disability or genetic information.