Budget Analyst, City of Durham (closes 12/26/18)

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Closing:  December 26, 2018
Hiring Range:  $50,386 – $60,463.20 annually


Provide an overall review of operational issues, administer and prepare City budgets, and manage analysis of City programs. This is accomplished by evaluating budgets, conducting cost-benefit, productivity, and management analyses, conducting research, evaluation, and assessment of City programs, and assessing community needs. Other duties include performing special projects as assigned.


  • Develops annual operating budget systems by gathering and analyzing data; demonstrating financial understanding; monitoring financial budgets; analyzing cost-benefit productivity and funding appropriation; and providing reports and documentation of annual budget.
  • Performs special projects by planning and performing management analysis; providing budget analysis; communicating with other City employees and the general public; evaluating alternative solutions; and recommending actions and follow up tasks to a resolution.
  • Provides staff support by solving analytical problems; analyzing information; developing conclusions and recommendations; improving departments’ financial understanding; and preparing financial reports.
  • Assists with ongoing departmental engagement activities, including working with departments to incorporate resident feedback into the design of current and new initiatives for departmental and strategic plans.
  • Helps increase organizational capacity to effectively implement strategic plan initiatives through providing means for communicating  about and evaluating projects

Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two or more years of related experience


  • Master’s Degree (MPA, MBA)
  • Local government and enterprise system experience
  • Knowledge of performance measurement / management, priority based budgeting, and using data to make budget decisions