Budget & Management Analyst, Guilford County (open until filled)

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Closing: open until filled
Hiring Range: expected starting salary of $52,687 annually

Guilford County is recruiting for a Budget & Management Analyst position.  With over 2,500 employees and an annual operating budget of $600 million, the County offers a wide range of award-winning community services, including a nationally accredited Emergency Services Department, our state’s first and the nation’s second oldest full-time Public Health Department, and quality park and open spaces. Come be part of a team committed to high-quality, innovative public services. Living in Guilford County has its benefits, too! Say Yes Guilford is the nation’s newest chapter of Say Yes to Education. Say Yes was founded in 1987 by money manager George Weiss, who promised to prepare 112 Philadelphia sixth graders for college, and to pay their college tuition if they graduated high school. Say Yes now helps entire communities make a similar commitment to every public high school student. Students in the Guilford County Schools system will have the supports they need to graduate from high school and be ready for post-secondary success. In addition, thanks to generous community donors, all eligible Guilford County Schools graduates, starting with the class of 2016, can receive last-dollar tuition scholarships to make a college degree or post-secondary certificate more affordable.

Check out the full job announcement and the benefits of working and living in Guilford County, including the community’s exciting new Say Yes to Education initiative here.

Position Description

The Budget and Management Analyst performs responsible professional work in the overall review, preparation, and administration of the County’s Operating and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budgets; conducts management analysis and evaluation of County programs, departmental procedures and operations; aids in strategic planning and assists in the development and review of bench marking, performance measures and objectives; assists in the development of short and long-range financial plans and forecasting related to fiscal and program requirements; conducts general research; and participates in county wide productivity improvements efforts. The analyst participates in the preparation of the County budgets through review and analysis of complex and sensitive departmental/program requests and issues and the presentation of recommendations to the appropriate county officials; conducts special studies evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental procedures, operations and programs, and the review and development of performance objectives; assists departments in preparing proposals, reports, contracts, and gives advice on management issues; and reviews contracts for compliance with established policies.

Recruitment Standards

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, budgeting, public finance and local governmental budget and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the functions and structure of county government and federal and state laws relevant to county operations and finance.
  • Working knowledge of mathematical computations, analytical skills, budget and costing accounting theories, and evaluation/research techniques and methodology.
  • Ability to analyze complex administrative and organizational problems, and prepare and present appropriate recommendations clearly in written or oral form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate an effective work schedule.
  • Ability to exercise independent and sound judgment, discretion, initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Typical Qualifications

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in public administration, accounting, business administration, economics or a closely related field and two years experience in county or municipal budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis and/or evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in Public Administration or one of the other noted fields. Experience in developing and conducting management studies of public services. Experience in developing and implementing public service performance measurement and management programs.