Hiring Range: $52,876 annually
The City of Winston-Salem has an opening for a Budget & Evaluation Analyst. Winston-Salem, often called the “City of Arts and Innovation”, is the County seat of Forsyth County and the fifth largest city in North Carolina. With a population of over 235,000, Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad region that also includes Greensboro and High Point and has a total population of over 1.6M. A city of dual histories, Salem was a Moravian community in the 1700’s and Winston was historically home to the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Winston-Salem has grown into a vibrant community marked by a strong economy based on health care, higher education, research and service. The site of excellent higher education institutions such as Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, UNC School of the Arts, Salem College and Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem is located within easy access to the beautiful mountains and beaches of North Carolina.
The City of Winston Salem has over 2,400 positions across 26 departments and a total budget of $442M. The Budget and Evaluation Office provides program, financial, and management reports and recommendations to the City Manager, elected officials, city departments, and residents. The Office is tasked with helping the City manage its resources to meet the service, program, and facilities needs and expectations of the community in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Under regular supervision, this position works with assigned departments to prepare operating and capital budgets; monitors current operating expenditures and revenues; prepares annual expenditure and revenue forecasts; gathers, reviews and summarizes the city’s benchmarking and performance measurement information; and conducts special projects, such as staffing studies, program evaluation reports, and other budget-related work assignments.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, public finance, accounting, or a related field and professional experience in operating and capital budgeting, performance measurement, and program evaluation. A master’s degree in public administration and knowledge of local governmental budgeting practices are strongly preferred. Also required are a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office computer applications, especially Microsoft Excel; excellent critical thinking; and the ability to work successfully on multiple tasks under pressure. Strong interpersonal skills, as well as effective oral and written communications skills, creativity and resourcefulness are essential.