Fleet Management Analyst, City of Fayetteville (closes 1/8/21)

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Closing: 1/8/21 11:59pm EST
Salary: $53,880 annually

Job Description:

The City of Fayetteville is currently recruiting for a Management Analyst in Fleet Maintenance to perform highly complex research and analytical duties in support of organizational evaluation; to develop policies and strategic plans, including conducting studies and preparing and presenting special reports.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies for efficient and effective services; calculate mathematical and statistical data; review historical data, information and reports.
  • Compose, compile, prepare, review and present various reports and documents of findings and results; maintain related records and files.
  • Participate in the City’s or assigned departments strategic planning process as well as various special projects.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the City or department; identify resource needs; recommend modifications.
  • Provide responsible staff assistance to the department manager or director, including supervising City-wide service divisions, managing inventory control and cost redistribution.
  • Recommend process improvements, develop budgets, manage assigned projects and provide support for special events.

Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Four years increasingly responsible experience in public administration, business administration or a related field.

Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business or public administration or a related field. A Master’s degree in public administration or a related field is desirable.

Required Licensing & Certifications: Possession of an appropriate valid driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability.

Additional Information:

From the time of closing the selection process is anticipated to last 4 – 6 weeks. The process will consist of a panel interview with the selected candidate being subject to a pre-employment drug screen, background check and driving history check.

Assistant Center Director, City of Raleigh PRC Recreation (closes 1/6/21)

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Closing: 1/6/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $43,981 – $48,600 annually

Job Description:

This class is the fifth level in a seven-level Recreation Programs and Parks Management classification series devoted to providing recreation programming, activities and facilities management.

Serves as Assistant Director of a large facility. Plans, organizes, and directs the operations and activities of a City of Raleigh Community Center by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate employees.

Essential Duties:

Assist with administrative duties to include management of general and revolving funds, tracking and reporting of expenses and analysis of facility spending needs. Assist with procurement of supplies for facility/program operation, record management including personnel files, registration forms, etc.  Assist with the coordination of facility rentals and offsite amenities, processing rental inquiry forms, handling refunds, issues and return of deposits. Required attendance at staff meetings, trainings and assigned committees. Other duties as assigned.

Assist with the management of new and existing facility programs/special events for an 66-81 hour/week facility. Evaluation of program needs through community engagement, marketing and surveys. Assessment of current programs including review of registration numbers, cost analysis and evaluations. Recruitment of certified instructors/internal partnerships for program implementation. Oversee current programming including curriculum review, scheduling, class observation and instructor evaluation. Management of patron concerns.

Assist with administration of athletic leagues including marketing, registration and form processing.   Recruitment of coaches and scorekeepers. Assessment/draft and assignment of players. Scheduling parent/coaches’ meetings, practices, games and tournaments. Equipment/uniform distribution. Oversight of game day operations to include game summary sheets, payroll and field scheduling. Managing inclement weather, evaluation of fields, participant safety and canceling/rescheduling games. Handling patron/coach issues, requests and evaluation review.

Assist with hiring qualified part time staff through Neogov to include screening, interviewing, testing candidates and processing of appropriate hiring forms. Scheduling staff for required trainings, rentals and shifts to include offsite amenities. Verifying and enter payroll, confirm/review invoices from contracted employees. Conducting annual performance evaluations, address and document disciplinary issues, and conduct regular staff meetings. Supervising of part time staff and volunteers. Supervision of a service specialist or contracted cleaning employee.

Act as one of the first line representatives of the department through engagement at public meetings, CACs and Neighborhood Registry Groups.  Help represent the facility by interacting regularly with patrons to create connections within the community. Assist with increasing public awareness of recreational programs and opportunities through neighborhood canvassing and events. Participate in opportunities such as design resource teams, public leadership groups and citizen planning committees.

Assist with facility and park management/maintenance to include regular inspection of park land, unstaffed sites and all facility amenities. Submission of service requests, assessment of facilities before and after rentals, programs and meetings for a 66-81 hour/week facility.  Management of facility upgrades and coordination of volunteer projects. Help with upkeep of site’s emergency supplies and monthly inspections

Other duties to include being accessible for after-hours needs such as staff support, response to facility alarms, emergency situations and inclement weather responsibilities.  Management of patrons and staff during emergency situations.   Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises the work of one service technician or contracted cleaner as well as many part time employees and volunteers in the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation or directly related field and up to one year of related experience. Master’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience is preferred.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Database software, Spreadsheet software, Word Processing software, Recreation Management Software, and Raleigh financial databases and systems.

Licensing/Certifications
Depending on assignment, some positions may require:

  • Certified Parks and Recreation Professional preferred.
  • Other specific certification may be required or preferred depending on position.
  • CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:  

  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques (based on assignment).
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill in:    

  • Managing a project or program.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance (based on assignment).
  • Training and coaching staff (based on assignment).
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work:
Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with frequent exposure to hazardous physical conditions (such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.); frequent exposure to atmospheric conditions (such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, etc.); moderate exposure to hazardous materials (such as chemicals, blood and other body fluids); frequent exposure to environmental conditions (such as disruptive people, imminent danger, or a threatening environment); frequent exposure to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting and movement restrictions; and moderate exposure intense noise or travel.

Note:
This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Financial Reporting Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 1/11/21)

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Closing: 1/11/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $56,732 – $104,954 annually

Job Description:

The Financial Reporting Manager manages the day-to-day activities of the fiscal staff in Finance’s  Accounting and Financial Reporting division with duties including staff supervision, overseeing the general ledger for the City, internal and external financial reporting in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and serving as fiscal liaison to our City departments as well as external parties. The Financial Reporting Manager also serves an integral role in discussions surrounding fiscal policies and process improvements. The Financial Reporting Manager reports to the Chief Accountant who leads the Accounting and Financial Reporting division of Finance. The City of Raleigh is looking for a highly competent, results oriented CPA with extensive knowledge of accounting standards, financial reporting, and strong internal control structures. Governmental accounting experience is preferred.

Essential Duties:

This position manages accounting and financial reporting staff as they conduct the day-to-day fiscal operations for City-wide accounting services and coordinates annual financial reporting requirements.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close process.
  • Monitors and adheres to deadlines; coordinates timely reporting of financial information and deliverables due throughout the year to internal departments, external partners, and regulatory agencies.
  • Leads and oversees the preparation for Finance’s two major fiscal reports – Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Citizens Annual Financial Report (PAFR).
  • Directs staff as the division audits departmental accounting data, identifies and corrects errors.
  • Reviews complex journal entries, financial analyses, reconciliations and accruals to ensure data integrity.
  • Collaborates on revisions to accounting policies and procedures, as well as special projects to drive efficiencies in operations and reporting.
  • Maintains an understanding of the ERP PeopleSoft accounting system and the interaction of sub-modules. Collaborates on strategic system design decisions involving these financial systems.
  • Manages and supports the external auditor relationship for financial and pension audits.
  • Stays abreast of and performs research for complex regulations and collaborates with the Chief Accountant in implementing requirements for reporting.
  • Provides direction and guidance to department directors, assistant directors and staff on processes, projects and issues within assigned area; provides subject matter expertise to internal and external customers; manages resolution of escalated issues.
  • Oversees and administers financial policies and compliance with internal controls, including adherence to City policies and procedures as well as the Accounting and Financial Reporting division’s specific review structure and adopted best practices.
  • Supervises staff in the Accounting and Financial Reporting division – directing assignments, conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and managing hiring and disciplinary decisions as required.
  • Participates in and facilitates meetings in alignment with division’s assigned duties.
  • Other duties and Committee appointments as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting and two years of supervisory experience.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications
Current certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:  

  • Supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.
  • Principles and practices of accounting theory, as they apply to a variety of accounting transactions.
  • Preparing complex financial statements, supporting schedules, and footnote disclosures.
  • Microsoft Excel with at least an intermediate skillset, including knowledge of the use of pivot tables, V-lookup, and formulas.
  • Knowledge of internal control frameworks and ability to assess and monitor financial controls.
  • Project management principles.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Enterprise-wide software programs (ERP General Ledger and all associated modules)
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Principles and practices of conflict resolution.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations, as it relates to government accounting.
  • Customer service principles.

Skill in:    

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance.
  • Training and coaching staff.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills, especially as this relates to reactions to unanticipated issues.
  • Managing a program or project.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Compiling and sorting data and articulating issues and recommendations.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Developing policies and procedures.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Providing technical guidance, direction, and education to program stakeholders.
  • Developing and managing business relations in support of financial management.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in course of work.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.

Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Budget & Management Analyst, Wake County (closes 1/10/21)

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Closing: 1/10/21 7:00pm EST
Hiring Range: $61,480 – $72,240 annually

General Statement of Duties:

Budget and Management Services is pleased to advertise a Budget and Management Analyst position within our office. The Budget and Management Analyst will collaborate with Departments to develop, evaluate, and analyze County operating and capital budgets; lead and serve on county-wide special projects; and help effectively communicate information throughout the organization. Budget and Management Services seeks motivated and talented professionals to join its team. We’re looking for more than a number cruncher; we are seeking a team player who can collaborate with others to help build a $2.0 B budget for our fast-growing County. A passion for public service is essential and an ability to excel with Excel is required, too.

This position performs complex and detailed analysis of expenditure and revenue trends. Formulates annual projections and three to five year forecasts. Evaluates departmental operating and capital budget requests, recommending funding to management. Provides advice and assistance in the areas of business plans, fiscal responsibility and best management practices. Other essential functions include:

Manages a portfolio of assignments consisting of a combination of operating departments, capital programs, special revenue, enterprise funds

  • Assists in the development of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets
  • Uses budget software to capture and evaluate requests
  • Manipulates data and develops a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP system, as well as other systems
  • Evaluates funding and program requests, develops alternatives in collaboration with Department staff, and recommends prioritized strategic options.
  • Develops and performs Count-wide revenue and expenditure projections
  • Monitors budgets throughout the fiscal year, working with County departments, outside agencies, etc., to ensure funds are used in alignment with established goals, guidelines, and strategies
  • Reviews and executes budget adjustments, contract approvals, and position authorization actions in accordance with organizational policy
  • Provides management consulting and analysis to the County Manager’s Office and Departments
  • Assists Departments in achieving goals and objectives by providing programmatic counsel and analytical support
  • Serves on master planning, County-wide policy planning and RFP development committees, among others
  • Works with Budget team to draft budget message, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications
  • Leads or provides staff support to investigate County-wide issues
  • Conducts special projects

About Our Team:

Wake County Budget and Management Services values leadership, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, accountability, and curiosity. Our team members are our most valuable asset, and we treat them as such with competitive salaries, leadership opportunities, and investment in professional development. Budget and Management Services has the responsibility of providing accurate, timely, and well-researched information and guidance to the Board of Commissioners and the County Manager resulting in the annual budget for all Wake County Government services. Also, staff advises Departments of their financial condition and responds to budget, performance, policy, and program evaluation requests. Our team’s hard work and dedication paid off June 19th, when the Wake County Board of Commissioners adopted a $2.0 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The budget not only addresses needs for the citizens of Wake County, it also supports the employees who work every day to make Wake County the home of the best cities to live, work, and play by:

  • Responding to workload demands for quality County services
  • Attracting, retaining and equipping a highly-skilled workforce
  • Leveraging partnerships to achieve social and economic vitality
  • Continuing our strong investment in education

If you want to be a part of a dynamic team to improve the lives of the 1 million plus people who call Wake County home, then this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Qualifications:

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Finance
  • Two years experience in finance, budgeting, policy or management analysis
  • A valid driver’s license and a safe driving record required
  • Equivalent education or experience is accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration
  • Experience working in a financial/budgeting role in a centralized budget office, a department/agency or in a City or County Manager Office in local, state or federal government

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills: ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals; with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners. Ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes.
  • Customer Focus: ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders. Optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and county executive interests.
  • Personal Accountability: ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated. Ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others. Ability to manage routine activities with little supervision.
  • Project Management: ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline. Ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results.
  • Flexibility: agility in adapting to change. Resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment. Ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change. Ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines.
  • Problem Solving: ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively works to resolve the issues.
  • Communication: ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences — from large groups to individuals — both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent. Ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately. Willingness to ask for assistance and clarification.

About This Position:

Location: Justice Center Rm 4618 Raleigh, NC 27601

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

What Makes Wake Great:

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.47 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.

Finance Director, City of Kannapolis (closes 1/8/21)

Closing: 1/8/21
Hiring Range:  $85,495 – $132,518 annually

General Statement of Duties:

Plans, organizes and directs the activities and programs of the Finance department; is responsible for the overall administration of financial activities for the city; advises management and city council on financial and accounting matters, and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features of the Class:

The Finance Director, as chief fiscal officer of the City, plans, installs and maintains a central accounting system, including pre-audit and other financial controls.  This employee directs, supervises and coordinates the activities of the Accounting and Payroll functions.  Ensures that all City revenues are collected and that all idle cash is invested.  This employee advises department heads and the City Manager in the review of estimates and the preparation of the budget and assists in the development of short and long-term financial planning and analysis for the City.  The Finance Director provides the City Manager with timely and informative financial reports and statements.  This employee is responsible for debt management of the City including negotiation with banks for the borrowing of funds and the filing of necessary applications with the local government commission as well as the preparation of related resolutions and project ordinances for the City Council.  The work of the Finance Director is reviewed through conferences with the City Manager and through independent post audits.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Advises the City Manager, Mayor, Council and department heads and others on matters pertaining to finance, costs, budget, procedures and operations analysis.
  • Oversees development and preparation of the annual budget and financial report, capital improvement and grant project budgets, and other regular and special financial reports for Federal, State and local authorities as prescribed by law.
  • Prepares financial statements, cost reports and statements of receipts and expenditures at regular intervals for use by the City Manager and other operating officials;
  • Compiles statements of current operating and capital outlay expenditures for use by the City Manager in preparing budget estimates;
  • Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Finance Department; establishes departmental goals, objectives and work plans.
  • Oversees all financial, accounting, and internal control systems for the city; ensures compliance with the annual budget, capital improvement and grant project budget ordinances; oversees budget amendments as necessary.
  • Oversees receipt and deposit of all funds accruing to the city and supervises the disbursements of all City funds; validates the disbursement of all City funds in accordance with officially established procedures.
  • Maintains files of City bonds and insurance policies;
  • Directs the maintenance of a central accounting system for the City government and its agencies in a manner consistent with established and accepted municipal accounting principles and practices, and in sufficient detail to produce adequate cost, financial and statistical data for management purposes and to meet statutory requirements;
  • Ensures that financing is in place for capital projects and/or equipment purchases where borrowed funds are necessary to finance such projects and/or equipment purchases;
  • Maintains a system of control to ensure that expenditures do not exceed budgetary appropriations;
  • Performs analysis of revenue sources and projections, anticipated expenditures, and economic forecasts.
  • Manages the city’s debt financing program; reviews investment options and strategies; determines the program and administers the investment of city monies.
  • Advises department heads on preparation of budgetary estimates; assembles these estimates and confers with the City Manager in the preparation of the budget.

Job-Related Physical Activity Requirements:

This position involves sedentary work requiring the employee to occasionally exert up to 20 pounds of force to move objects.  Physical activity related to this position may include fingering, talking, and hearing.  Sufficient visual acuity is required to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting functions, do extensive reading, and use a computer terminal.  An employee in this position will not substantially be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance, budgeting, accounting and debt management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the special requirements pertaining to accounting and investment of government funds.
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
  • Knowledge of government reporting and auditing procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of manual and computerized financial information management.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, supervise and evaluate the activities of a centralized financial services department.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, apply and explain laws, regulations, policies and professional practices and advise the City Manager on the formulation of fiscal policy.
  • Ability to analyze, identify alternative solutions and make and implement recommendations on complex financial matters.
  • Ability to prepare, present and explain informative financial reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, management, government officials and the general public.

Acceptable Experience and Training:

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the job.  Typical education and training would include possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, economics, finance, public or business administration or a related field and a minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible relevant work experience that included five (5) years experience working for a governmental entity providing accounting and financial services and at least three (3) years supervisory experience.  Possession of a Certified Public Accountant license and GFOA certification are highly preferred.  Possession of a Master’s degree is preferred but not required.  Prefer working knowledge of North Carolina Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act and the North Carolina Local Government Commission.  Must be able to be bonded.

Supplemental Information:

Department: Finance
Hours of Work: 40 Hours per week
Return completed City Employment Application to:
City of Kannapolis – Human Resources
401 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC   28081

Assistant Director, City of Raleigh PU Utility Billing (closes 12/30/20)

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Closing: 12/30/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $80,280 – $148,518 annually

Job Description:

This class is the second level in a six-level Executive Series devoted to providing strategic direction and management oversight to City departments and functions as well as ensuring implementation of City Council goals, policies and achievement of performance expectations. Incumbents oversee a major division within a department and serve as a second or third level supervisor reporting directly to a department director. Incumbents make interpretive decisions on behalf of the organization regarding the means for executing the goals established by the relevant Director subject to constraints imposed by available technology and resources. Such interpretive decisions provide context for the work to be accomplished by subordinates supervised within the units managed. Incumbents are typically assigned to serve as director in the absence of the director.  Incumbents oversee the conduct of performance evaluations, training, and hiring, discipline and termination procedures as well as directly supervise management, professional, paraprofessional and support staff.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversees and provides direct staff supervision including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, and discipline and termination procedures.
  • Plans, manages and administers the operations of assigned major division within a City department; coordinates and provides oversight of the implementation of division programs and activities; participates in policy development; strives to align division operations with overall strategic plans, mission and vision.
  • Guides, reviews and approves work provided by staff, contracted services and internal and external stakeholders; monitors service quality and compliance with applicable regulations, standards, codes, policies and/or business requirements; manages operational risk; identifies and implements process improvements for the optimization of resources and the effective delivery of high quality services.
  • Provides technical guidance; monitors and evaluates projects and processes; performs research of specialized and technical information; analyzes and resolves complex and sensitive issues; handles escalated customer concerns; and creates, negotiates and implements initiatives and solutions.
  • Serves as division representative and advisor to management, City officials, boards, commissions, authorities, outside agencies, the public and/or other organizations regarding assigned area; attends and facilitates meetings.
  • Develops and delivers presentations; prepares and/or oversees the preparation, maintenance and/or distribution of correspondence, reports, documents, system information and other related communication materials.
  • Oversees and participates in the analysis, development and administration of assigned budget; monitors and approves expenditures and budget compliance; and recommends adjustments.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in public administration or field directly related to assignment and eight years of progressively responsible related experience that includes significant management and supervisory experience.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: None Required.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others
  • Business methods, principles and practices.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and practices of budgeting and fiscal management; working knowledge of fund accounting.
  • Principles and practices of intergovernmental relations.
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies.
  • Principles and practices of strategic planning.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Principles and practices of group facilitation and building consensus.
  • Contract administration principles; Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance.
  • Training, coaching and overseeing the development of staff.
  • Providing direction to others in order to meet standards.
  • Providing project/program management, organization and logistics coordination.
  • Managing standards and quality assurance.
  • Reviewing research and implementing industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Directing the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of written materials and statistical data for reports and recommendations.
  • Authoring and editing complex reports and documents.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing budgets and allocating resources to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.

Supplemental Information:

ADA and Other Requirements:  Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.

Assistant Finance Director, Person County (closes 12/22/20)

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Closing: 12/22/2020 5:00 PM Eastern
Salary:  $60,081 annually

General Statement of Duties:

Under general direction of the Finance Director, manages the financial activities and accounting functions, computer operations and supervises assigned accounting staff; performs difficult and complex statistical analyses; assists with capital project and debt management and annual budget preparation; provides oversight and assistance with the annual financial audit and acts as the Department Head in the absence of the Finance Director.

This is a full-time, professional position requiring significant expertise in administrative, supervisory and accounting functions, including the maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, debt service, cash reconciliation, and audit management.  The employee supervises and coordinates the duties and activities of accounting professionals and paraprofessionals. Extensive judgment, discretion, and technical knowledge are required.  Work is performed independently under the general direction of the Finance Director and is evaluated through conferences and the overall effectiveness of the accounting functions.

Distinguishing Features of the Class:

This is a full-time, professional position requiring significant expertise in administrative, supervisory and accounting functions, including the maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, debt service, cash reconciliation, and audit management.  The employee supervises and coordinates the duties and activities of accounting professionals and paraprofessionals. Extensive judgment, discretion, and technical knowledge are required.  Work is performed independently under the general direction of the Finance Director and is evaluated through conferences and the overall effectiveness of the accounting functions.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Analyzes fiscal transactions to assure conformity and compliance with generally accepted accounting procedures and practices as well as County policies and ordinances;
  • Plans, organizes and directs the Finance Department functions relating to cash management, budget, payroll, debt service, audit reporting and other accounting functions as needed.
  • Supervises and maintains financial accounting systems for the County in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, the Budget and Fiscal Control Act, and other applicable Federal and State laws.
  • Performs financial analysis on complex financial matters and prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports; produces special financial reports and statement for Finance Director, County Manager or Commissioners as needed.
  • Supervises professional and paraprofessional staff; participates in selection decisions, assigns and prioritizes work, provides training and staff development, conducts performance evaluations, provides technical assistance on financial issues and handles difficult personnel problems.
  • Primary coordinator for the collection, analysis, and reconciliation of financial data for external auditors in preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  • Coordinates and prepares budget documentation, including budget transfers and amendments, revenue projections, statistical data, budgetary analysis, and other fiscal information.
  • Plans and prepares recommended policies, guidelines and instructions to be followed by County personnel in the formulation of annual and capital improvement budget requests
  • Prepares and disseminates to departments materials for the completion of the annual operating and capital budgets; assists departments with budget issues; receives and reviews completed departmental budget requests and collaborates with Assistant County Manager to assemble a draft budget document for review by the Finance Director and County Manager.
  • Prepares responses to surveys and other requests for information from regulatory agencies; coordinates and prepares accounting reports and reconciliations for capital improvement projects;
  • Performs financial analysis on complex financial matters and prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports; produces special financial reports and statement for Finance Director, County Manager or Commissioners as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of modern governmental accounting.
  • Extensive knowledge of the fiscal policies and statutory requirements governing county funds including State and County laws, Governmental Accounting Standards board (GASB) pronouncements and North Carolina General Statutes.
  • Thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of county government and the financial issues that impact them.
  • Considerable knowledge of computer applications and specialized financial software applicable to accounting and financial management in governmental accounting.
  • Working knowledge of modern supervisory principles and practices and of the County’s personnel policies and procedures
  • Ability to direct and supervise the activities of professionals and paraprofessionals.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing situations and make decisions involving a variety of fiscal and business management areas.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to successfully establish and maintain effective relationships with auditors, County employees and officials, employees of other governmental units, and the general public.

Qualifications:

Physical Requirements

Must be able to perform the basic life operational skills of crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing and repetitive motion.
Must be able to perform light physical tasks, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently.
Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.

Minimum Education and Training

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a B.S./B.A. in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible governmental accounting and financial management experience with supervisory experience preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with Munis software is preferred.

 

Department Business Manager, Wake County General Services Administration (closes 12/21/20)

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Closing: 12/21/2020 7:00 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $78,410 – $94,090 annually

Job Summary:

This position serves as the Department Business Manager for the General Services Administration Department. The position will provide budget management, fiscal management, and data analysis for Wake County General Services Administration (GSA).

Key Responsibilities:

Budget Management

  • Prepare Budget reporting for GSA Leadership Team including current budgets, expenditures and revenues, and end-of-year projections
  • Prepare written budgetary documents including expansion and reduction justifications
  • Compile budget information and documents for annual Budget and Business Plan presentations to the County Manager and Budget Offices
  • Serve as a liaison with Wake County Budget and Management Services to insure optimal use of financial resources and compliance with budgetary policies and procedures

Fiscal Management

  • Direct financial operations
  • Oversee accounting and documentation required for all GSA payments and billing
  • Monitor flow of cash or other revenue resources
  • Oversee development of license and lease agreements, including associated accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Serve as a liaison with Wake County Finance Office to insure optimal use of financial resources and compliance with fiscal policies and procedures

Data Analysis

  • Analyze financial records to improve budgeting and forecasting data to improve business decisions
  • Perform complex analyses
  • Identify and define new process improvement opportunities
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes
  • Work to improve existing reporting from the County’s and GSA financial related systems such as Advantage Financial, Maximo, Engie, Fleetwave, TIBA, and FM Interact
  • Assist with Criminal Justice data analysis and reporting

Additional Duties

  • Perform planning and project management tasks including compiling complex operating cost data, analyzing overall budgetary cost data, and provide reports to the GSA Leadership Team in clearly understood reporting
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  • Supervise GSA Administration and Support Services fiscal staff and provide financial training and assistance to all GSA fiscal staff
  • Serve as the lead Human Resources representatives for GSA

About Our Team:

General Services Administration (GSA) manages Wake County owned and leased facilities, the Wake County fleet, provides criminal justice support, and supports a number of General Government business units. GSA is dedicated to ensuring safe, productive work environments; safe, reliable vehicles; and consistent corporate support to assigned business units. The department is organized into five major organizational service delivery divisions: (1) Administration and Support Services, (2) Facilities & Field Services, (3) Fleet Services, (4) Physical Plant and (5) Safety and Security. These service organizations support the four core businesses of GSA: facility management, fleet management, general government and criminal justice support.

Qualifications:

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Two years experience in finance, budgeting, policy or management analysis
  • Equivalent education or experience is accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related field
  • One plus years of supervisory experience
  • Experience working in budget (Performance Budgeting) and financial ERP systems (Advantage)

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Thorough knowledge of fiscal/budgetary theories and methodology
  • Ability to exercise significant judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong analytical skills
  • Ability to assess the accuracy, validity, and integrity of data
  • Ability to plan, assign and review and evaluate the work of others
  • Considerable specialized program knowledge and judgment
  • Thorough knowledge of County, State and Federal policies governing the organization’s work
  • Thorough knowledge of Departmental rules, regulations and organizational culture
  • Thorough knowledge of HR practices

Supplemental Information:

Location: General Services Center Raleigh, NC 27601

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

What Makes Wake Great
Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.47 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.

Budget and Performance Manager, City of High Point (closes 12/25/20)

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Closing: 12/25/2020 5:00 PM Eastern
Salary Range:  $85,000 – $100,000 annually

Occupational Summary:

Performs complex professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing the budget and evaluation activities of the City; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Financial Services Director. Supervision is exercised over budget staff. Applicant must upload a Cover Letter and Resume with Application.

Essential Tasks:

  • Plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Budget & Evaluation Division;
  • Directs the preliminary and final compilation of the recommended annual operating budget and capital improvement budget for the City;
  • Plans and prepares recommended policies, guidelines and instructions to be followed by departments in the formulation of annual operating and capital improvement budget requests;
  • Assists other departments with the development budgets; consults with City departmental and other administrators on matters of budgetary management and control;
  • Prepares Budget & Evaluation budget and monitors expenditures;
  • Supervises and participates in the analysis of current operating expenditures and the estimating of future expenditures;
  • Supervises the preparation of the annual compiled budget relative to debt issues;
  • Oversees the preparation of all budget and reports for City officials and external organizations;
  • Assists employees on technical matters;
  • Supervises and assists departments with the compilation of performance measurement reports
  • Prepares or coordinates the preparation of supporting budget documentation, including revenue projections, statistical data and other fiscal information;
  • Conducts studies of City operations, makes recommendations;
  • Attends City Council committee and Council meetings as needed;
  • Attends public hearings and provides technical assistance to City officials;
  • Supervises and participates in specific research and related projects concerning budget issues;
  • Designs and recommends implementation of various budgetary control systems and procedures;
  • Provides and verifies budget information to other departments, City Manager, City Council members, the press and the public;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, public administration, political science or a related field with five years of experience in a municipal Budget, Finance or City Management setting.
Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Public Administration, accounting, or business administration.
NC Budget & Evaluation Officer Certification, CPA, or NC Local Government Finance Officer Certification
Management/Supervisory experience

Mental Activity/Requirements:

  • Reasoning: Ability to apply principles of logical thinking combined with knowledge of principles and practices of public personnel and employment laws to work tasks and handle practical situations, comprehend and respond to a variety of situations in a timely fashion and exercise good judgment.
  • Mathematics Ability: Using arithmetic and/or statistics: Ability to direct and oversee the use of arithmetic and/or statistics in the preparation of a variety of tests and reports.
  • Language Ability: The ability to speak, read and write the English language are required for this position.

Supplemental Information:

Environmental Conditions
Physical Surroundings: Subject to working inside.
Hazards: None

Senior Community Relations Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 12/17/20)

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Closing: 12/17/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $51,822 – $58,500 annually

Job Description:

This class is the fourth level in a five-level Community Relations Series devoted to providing a liaison between the City and its citizens by assisting with neighborhood problem solving, providing citizen education and coordinating programs that facilitate citizen participation. Incumbents provide professional work overseeing an assigned program, unit or function of public engagement and provide supervision to a minimum of two or more full-time professional level employees. Incumbents supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Essential Duties:

Primary Responsibilities: This position serves as the supervisor to the Volunteer Raleigh Program and directly reports to the Community Engagement Administrator. As a direct report to the community engagement administrator, this position provides input on the departmental business plan, serves on the Organizational Excellence and Safe, Vibrant and Healthy Committee COR Stat teams, serves on the City grants committee to assist with divisional and departmental grants and contracts, serves on the Citywide Volunteer Programs Committee, assists the administrator with implementing the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) practices in programs and collaborations, serves as a co-facilitator and coordinator to implement GARE equity training for department employees, and supports special projects for the other three division units: Digital Services, Neighborhood Services, and Youth Services. In addition, this position will assist with recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and monitor program’s success.

Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in business or public administration, urban planning or directly related field, four years of professional neighborhood outreach, citizen participation or community development experience.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications
Depending on assignment, some positions may require a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of effective oral presentations.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance.
  • Training and coaching staff.
  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Developing policies and procedures.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information:

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.