Director III (Director of Budget and Finance)

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Director III (Director of Budget and Finance)
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Position Title:

Director III (Director of Budget and Finance)



Military Occupation Specialty Code:

Coast Guard- SEI15



Number of Vacancies:



Chief Financial Office

Salary Range:

$6999.25 – $10666.67



Hours Worked Weekly:


Work Schedule:

This position may be eligible for flexible work hours and/or a hybrid work schedule if certain program guidelines are met; working arrangements may change at any time at the sole discretion of the agency.



Agency Address:

300 W. 15th, Austin, Texas 78701

Web site:

Refer Inquiries to:

Human Resources


(512) 475-4922 or (512) 475-4612


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Interview Place/Time:

Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.



Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.


The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodations.



The Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-million-dollar cooperative contracts program, and providing strategic technology leadership, solutions, and innovation to all levels of Texas government.  DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state.

Performs advanced (senior level) managerial work providing direction and guidance to the Budget and Finance Department. Work includes establishing goals and objectives, developing, reviewing, and implementing department policies, procedures and guidelines.  Oversees complex financial analysis, agency budget functions and internal/external financial reporting.  Oversees review, determination, reporting, and analysis of cost savings. Analyzes expenditure and revenue trends. Advises and recommends appropriate actions to the Chief Financial Officer and other members of management.  Communicates with external oversight stakeholders including the Office of the Governor and Legislature. The Director of Budget and Finance is a direct report to the Chief Financial Officer and works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


The ideal candidate will have the ability to highlight their strengths in the following functions:

  • Directs the finance and budget department ensuring compliance with agency policies and administrative duties; Develops and implements policies and procedures for budget and financial activities to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, rules, and regulations; Monitors DIR’s financial performance to ensure compliance with budget limitations including appropriations and available revenue sources; Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of the Budget and Finance Department staff; includes conducting timely performance evaluations 
  • Oversees the development of budget-related deliverables, including but not limited to legislative appropriations requests, operating budgets, performance measures, fiscal notes, monthly and quarterly financial reporting
  • Manages the development and evaluation of agency and division budget reports; Prepares and produces Budget and Finance Department work products and reports; Collects, verifies, reports, and measures financial data; recommends system development and enhancement to improve financial data collection and analysis 
  • Responds to requests from representatives of government bodies including the Office of the Governor, Legislature, the Legislative Budget Board, Senate Finance Committee, House Appropriations Committee, Comptroller of Public Accounts, and the State Auditor’s Office
  • Updates DIR data in the Legislative Budget Board’s (LBB) Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas
  • Develops and implements cost savings models for program activities; oversees internal and external cost-saving analysis and reporting 
  • Assists in the development of financial aspects of vendor contracts; monitors financial performance and compliance; makes recommendations on vendor contract improvements; reviews and analyzes vendor proposals for accuracy
  • Performs other related duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in business, accounting, or finance.



  • Ten (10) years of experience in financial analysis, State of Texas budget practices, and/or working with varied accounting and financial systems  
  • Ten (10) years of experience working with State of Texas Legislative Appropriations Requests, Annual Financial Reports, agency budgets, business plans and/or related financial statements
  • Ten (10) years of experience presenting complex budget and financial issues to the Legislature, Executive level, and agency board 
  • Experience in a full-time supervisory or managerial role



  • Experience managing complex accounting and budget functions
  • Governmental accounting and budget background, including preparation of agency budgets and financial statements



  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CPA candidate



  • Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations aligned with the functions performed by Texas State accounting and finance operations
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and financial systems
  • Ability to gather financial and accounting data and process into meaningful conclusions
  • Knowledge of state and federal cost principles and financial reporting requirements
  • Skill influencing others to perform their jobs in a timely, accurate, and effective manner 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, implement, and direct financial analysis and budget programs and activities while supporting DIR's strategic plan
  • Skill in finding solutions for or to proactively manage work-related problems, including personnel related issues 
  • Demonstrated experience supervising the work of others
  • Ability to organize and direct the functions of the department and effectively supervise others; includes the timely submission of employee performance evaluations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment
  • Ability to effectively direct the work of others; ability to provide guidance and support while promoting both individual and team development 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and organizational levels 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers 
  • Ability to exercise courtesy, tact and diplomacy in all communications 
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines
  • Ability to comply with all agency policy and applicable laws. 
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations and standards



  • Proficiency in the use of a computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets). Microsoft Office preferred



  • Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace
  • Criminal background check



  • Frequent use of a personal computer, copiers, printers and telephones
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening and talking
  • Occasional bending, stooping, lifting and climbing
  • Limited travel

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