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DLGF Budget Division Director

Date Posted:  Jan 30, 2024
Requisition ID:  437167

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF):

The Department of Local Government Finance is responsible for ensuring property tax assessment and local government budgeting are carried out in accordance with Indiana law. The Department is charged with publishing property tax assessment rules and annually reviewing and approving the tax rates and levies of every political subdivision in the state, including all counties, cities, towns, townships, school corporations, libraries, and other entities with tax levy authority.  

Salary Statement  

The salary for this position traditionally starts at $93,002.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

Role Overview

The Budget Director’s primary responsibility is managing the certification of 92 county budget orders by the Department’s statutory deadline of January 15. Meeting this deadline is imperative to ensure counties have sufficient time to complete their internal processes to allow for on-time property tax billing. The Budget Director oversees a team of 10+ individuals, consisting of two Assistant Budget Directors and a team of Budget Field Representatives, located both in the Indianapolis office and in the field. The Budget Director requires the skills to convert complex statutory language into manageable technical spreadsheets that result in easy-to-understand reports. The Budget Director should be prepared to creatively participate in ongoing improvements to the Department’s Gateway applications. The Budget Director represents the Department to many external groups including presenting at various conferences, attending meetings with associations and other state agencies, attending meetings of the Indiana General Assembly as needed, and working directly with taxpayers or taxpayer groups.


To be considered for this position, a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration, or related field with extensive working experience and knowledge in administration and management including but not limited to property tax administration, budget certification process, policy formulation and implementation, Microsoft Excel, and written and oral communications skills. Substitution for comparable work experience may be substituted for education where appropriate.

A Day in the Life:

As a Budget Director with DLGF, your day-to-day responsibilities will be but not limited to as follows:

  • Direct the certification of property tax budgets, rates, and levies for approximately 2,500 taxing units in the state
  • Establish goals and objectives for the Budget Division
  • Serve in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner, members of the General Assembly, and legislative staff on matters of proposed legislation, including attending committee hearings and advising on technical implications of current or proposed legislation
  • Collaborate with the Information Systems and Data divisions to develop systems and procedural standards for statutory compliance, processing efficiency, and timeliness requirements
  • Perform calculations that form the necessary inputs to the budget certification process
  • Evaluate and appraise performance of team members Interview prospective employees for the division and, on occasion, for other divisions
  • Develop and provide instruction and training to local officials
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Extensive knowledge of agency and/or organizational program(s) and business practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of State programs and resources, public policy, and program evaluation.
  • Ability to develop and/or measure program outcomes.
  • Ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with key public and private government and business leaders.
  • Ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information, and use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.
  • Ability to work with internal and external customers to assess needs, provide assistance, resolve problems, and satisfy expectations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, establish credibility, and influence leaders at all levels.
  • Make sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
  • Ability to identify problems. determine accuracy and relevance of information, and to use sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives and to make recommendations.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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