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City of Des Moines Police Budget Specialist in Des Moines, Iowa

Police Budget Specialist

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Police Budget Specialist


$24.73 - $29.56 Hourly


Des Moines, IA

Job Type

Regular Full-Time



Job Number



11/8/2021 5:00 PM Central

Occupational Group

Civil Service

Location of Vacancy

Des Moines Police Department



Selection Method

An education and experience rating will be completed on all qualified applicants. Those applicants deemed most qualified may be scheduled for an oral examination. Qualified applicants who need a reasonable accommodation must inform this office at (515) 283-4213 or TTY Iowa Relay at 711 or 1-800-735-2942, by the application closing.

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Distinguishing Features of the Class

Perform a wide variety of administrative support functions for the Police Department’s operating and capital improvement budget. Performs general accounting function for the department. Review and generate financial reports, grant opportunities, manage grants received and requisitions for purchases related to the Police Department ; performs directly related work as required.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field; and

  • Two years of experience in financial transaction operations; and

  • Directly related experience with the City’s financial application software; or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Transcripts verifying degree conferred and date need to be submitted to the City of Des Moines Human Resources Department; electronically to, by fax to 515-237-1680, or by mail to 1551 E MLK Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50317 by the application deadline date.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Assist in the development and monitoring Department operating and capital improvement budgets;

  • Preparation and coordination of billing for all special events;

  • Preparation and coordination of reimbursements from other agencies, outside agencies and grants;

  • Preparation and coordination of various reports and queries from Tyler Munis to provide information to all Divisions and Departmental administrators;

  • Preparation and coordination of budget adjustments, journal entries, and expenditure transfers;

  • Responsible for participation and planning in weekly budget meetings and staff meetings;

  • Responsible for ensuring appropriations are adequate for expenditures as well as quality assurance of reports generated by the Finance Department;

  • Provide individual assistance to employees concerning payroll discrepancies;

  • Preparation of Department requisitions dealing with Department-wide procurement not specific to an individual Bureau;

  • Assist with the training throughout the Department for the ERP System, HRMS and Financials, I/Leads RMS Reports, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Access.