Polk County


Management & Budget Analyst II

Bartow, Florida

Bartow , FL

Order: 77553

Order Type : Direct Hire

CODE 0119




(Budget & Management Services)

Pay Range: $25.79/hr. - $38.62/hr. ($53,643.20 - $80,329.60/annually)

Shift: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (40 hours/week)

Location: 2135 Marshall Edwards Dr Bartow, FL 33830

Health Benefits Package, Including Paid Holidays

Must have the physical, developmental, and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities, and duties of the job illustrated below.


Budget Analysts prepare annual and special reports and evaluate budget proposals. They analyze data to determine the costs and benefits of various program, and they recommend funding levels based on their findings.

Coordinate and assist Divisions, Commissioners, Elected Officials, and the County Manager in the preparation of the County's operating budget and Community Investment Program (capital projects) processes.


Performs, along with other Budget and Management Services (BMS) staff, evaluative and analytical management studies of organizational operations, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.

Performs, along with other BMS staff, onsite organizational operational studies evaluating, analyzing, and making any recommendations regarding program feasibility and cost effectiveness. Reviews, new, short, and long-range Countywide programs/projects being considered for adoption/implementation to determine cost-effectiveness and/or public service delivery capabilities/impacts. Participates in analyzing and provides optional recommendations regarding department/division operational and public service delivery activities, operational and capital improvement budget requests. Analyzes departmental budget requests and prepares related recommendations and alternatives to identify various budgetary impacts regarding proposed programs both during the annual budget process and throughout the fiscal year.

Reviews operational management reports and recommendations in order to write up proposed goals and objectives, as well as measuring/evaluative techniques to be used by Administration in decision-making matters, issues, or related budget proposals. Prepares summaries or other related reports to identify causes, effects, or motives relating to management recommendations that have budgetary impacts. Prepares various reports and summaries identifying cost of services, which are calculated for recommendations of setting fees. Analyzes departmental budget requests and prepares related recommendations and alternatives during the budget process and throughout the year.

Presents budget preparation and budget administrative reporting and tracking training sessions as requested. Makes presentations or provides information regarding budget to management, elected officials, and the public as requested. Assists with analyzing and recommending division funding levels during the budget process. Prepares a comprehensive budget and performs management analysis and reports. Prepares narrative and budget summaries for inclusion in the annual budget document. Completes the drafting, negotiating, and recommendations of contracts and grant program funding in accordance with rules, regulations, guidelines, and laws.

Coordinates and administers the County's ordinance for economic development tax exemptions, as well as other State and local incentives to new and expanding business. Oversees and audits Tax Abatement program and other incentive programs associated with Economic Development.

Supervises and manages CRAs, including annual reporting requirements for existing CRAs and daily coordination of Eloise CRA, quarterly meetings, and project management.

Performs related duties as required.


  • Ability to display and practice positive interpersonal relationship skills.

  • Ability to coordinate the work of others.

  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, officials, and the public.

  • Ability to evaluate and make recommendations of a variety of governmental operations and program activities/services.

  • Ability to independently research, collect, analyze, and prepare comprehensive recommendations, reports, and related data information.

  • Ability to learn to perform interrogative interviewing techniques and methods necessary to perform management analyses.

  • Ability to make individual, group, and public meeting presentations of resource information, program functions/activities, and other related subjects as requested.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental fund accounting processes.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of management analysis.

  • Knowledge of the use, application, operation, maintenance, and capabilities of microcomputer hardware and software, specifically spreadsheets.

  • Analytical skills: Must be able to process a variety of information, evaluate costs and benefits, and solve complex problems.

  • Communication skills: Process strong community skills because they often have to explain and defend their analyses and recommendations in meetings and legislative committee hearings.

  • Detail oriented: Creating an efficient budget requires careful analysis of each budget item.

  • Math skills: Need math skills and should be able to use certain software, including spreadsheets, database functions, and financial analysis programs.

  • Writing skills: Must present technical information in writing that is understandable to the intended audience.


  • Graduate of an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, finance, accounting, or a related field and have a minimum of two years responsible experience in budgeting, finance, accounting, or related governmental budget preparation, analysis, and revenue forecasting experience, or a Master's Degree in public or business administration and one year of experience.

  • Comparable years of local government budgeting experience may be substituted for the educational requirements.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver's license at the time of employment.

  • A comparable amount of related training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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