Strategic Planning & Evaluation Manager, Mecklenburg County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled

Position Description:

Responsible for supporting the County’s Strategic Planning & Evaluation Director in developing, overseeing and executing enterprise strategic planning, execution of strategic plans, performance management and program/service evaluation processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Executes the county-wide strategic planning process for the corporate-level and department-level.
  • Develops program and service evaluation methodologies.
  • Supports funding recommendations based on the review of performance data and program/service evaluation findings.
  • Oversees research and statistical analysis studies.
  • Provides consultation and guidance to as well as responds to requests from the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager, Assistant County Managers, and department directors/senior leadership throughout the organization.
  • Trains and facilitates group discussions on strategic planning, performance management and program/service evaluation projects.
  • Clearly translates and executes instruction and direction for a team of enterprise management analysts.
  • Supervises a diverse, high performing team of enterprise management analysts in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to review, edit and evaluate team of enterprise management analysts work.
  • Directs, manages, develops and mentors staff in: tracking corporate and department performance; conducting statistical and trend analyses; benchmarking performance; analyzing results and synthesizing findings.
  • Conducts special projects to include, but not limited to, demographic and economic special projects, community and employee surveys, and other research studies as identified.
  • Makes policy recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Must be able to multi-task and handle large complex projects concurrently.

Qualifications:

Experience: Must have 3 to 5 years of experience in strategic planning, performance management and/or program evaluation. Direct supervisory experience is desired. However, prior experience in managing staff, leading teams, or managing projects will be considered. Preferred experience leading in an office with enterprise-wide accountability.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Finance, or related field (such as: Public Policy, Organization & Management, Organizational Development, Psychology). Master’s Degree is preferred (with emphasis in research & evaluation)

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? No

Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Statistics and database management.
  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Governmental organizations, activities and change management concepts.
  • Expertise in area of assignment.
  • Technology used to visually display performance information.

Skill in:

  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Resolving issues timely.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Attention to detail is a must.

Abilities:

  • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Building Partnerships – Identify opportunities and acting to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Information Monitoring – set up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
  • Communication – clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Supplemental Information:

Compensation & Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare and commuter flexible spending accounts;  health savings account; paid holiday, vacation and sick days; near site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Strategic Planning & Evaluation Analyst, Mecklenburg County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled

Position Description:

Responsible for performing organization-wide evaluations and analysis of County programs, services and operations.

  • Leading efforts to manage the annual Employee Climate Survey and Community Survey. Conducting analysis of the data and developing reports for the County leaders and the public
  • Assisting departments with the development of strategic business plans to include reviewing goals, objectives, strategies, actions and measures. Partnering with the budget analysts and departmental fiscal staff to assist with identifying costs to achieve the goals and objectives
  • Leading the annual performance review cycle that consists of conducting analysis of data and contextual information to help the County leaders understand what is occurring with regards to performance throughout the County. The individual may also assist with developing dashboards and ways to visualize the data and information out of the County’s Performance Management System
  • Conducting evaluations of various programs and services commonly known as program evaluations
  • Preparing and conducting presentations and reports for the County leaders
  • Assisting County leaders and others on research and innovation projects to help the organization remain forward-thinking in practice and service delivery
  • Working on other exciting and fun special projects as identified such as diversity management, community resource centers, health and human services integrated service delivery project, etc.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with assigned departments on budget development and strategic projects to include assisting in the establishment of goals and objectives
  • Participates in research and analysis projects to develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements
  • Researches best practices to develop recommendations for processes that increase productivity and help to reduce overall cost
  • Responds to requests from County or local municipality government
  • May also be responsible for managing projects aligned with the Corporate Scorecard goals (Strategic Planning & Evaluation)
  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct on-site observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports (Budget)
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices

Qualifications:

Experience/Education:  Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and two years of related professional experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and four years of related experience. A combination of relevant education and relevant experience will be accepted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Business English, Spelling and Arithmetic
  • Overall function and responsibilities and services in assigned area
  • Project management and research principles and resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Budgetary principles

Skill in:

  • Performing statistical analysis
  • Conducting research

Abilities:

  • Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
  • Initiating Action – Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Facilitating Change – Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

Supplemental Information:

Compensation & Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare and commuter flexible spending accounts;  health savings account; paid holiday, vacation and sick days; near site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Human Resources Analyst, Town of Carrboro (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $48,902 – $62,350 annually

Definition and Conditions of Work:

Performs complex administrative and professional work developing and administering personnel programs and services.  Work involves a broad range of personnel activities that include recruitment and selection, benefits administration, pay and classification, personnel records management, overseeing the Town’s safety program and employee relations.  Work involves policy interpretation, decision-making, administration of state and federal employment and occupational health and safety laws, and the ability to analyze and interpret data. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources.

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communications is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews position descriptions with department heads and assures that positions are advertised and vacancies filled in accordance with the town’s policy on Equal Opportunity Employment;
  • Reviews applications and determines if the applicant meets the minimum recruitment requirements; screens and refers applications to the departments; assists department heads in developing interview questions and selecting qualified applicants; reviews selection materials; notifies applicants when positions have been filled;
  • Conducts applicant reference checks in conjunction with the department and assists with interviews of prospective candidates as needed;
  • Works with department heads in conducting assessment centers and coordinating the assessment processes;
  • Assures that confidential personnel files are maintained according to the general statutes and makes certain that personnel information is released accordingly;
  • Advises department heads, supervisors, and employees on personnel policies and procedures; assists in the development of new policies and makes recommendations for changes;
  • Assists in the administration of the town’s employee benefits programs; conducts new employee orientation; researches and recommends new benefits or modification of existing benefits; assists in the coordination of employee information meetings and annual open enrollment;
  • Reconciles insurance statements for employee benefits and prepares payment invoices;
  • Counsels employees on benefits decisions; works with consultants and insurance representatives to resolve individual employee benefit problems;
  • Administers the City’s insurance policies pertaining to property, casualty/liability, workers’ compensation, and safety;
  • Oversees the Town’s Safety Committee;
  • Administers portions of the Town’s drug and alcohol abuse policy;
  • Administers the workers’ compensation program; reviews incident and accident reports, insurance forms, medical reports, and wage statements in workers’ compensation program; monitors status of cases; reviews correspondence and findings of adjusters, third party administrator’s attorneys, and physicians; approves claims for settlement;
  • Conducts field investigations and audits of safety practices in town departments and recommends changes and improvements in safety procedures in city operations;
  • Develops risk management policies and procedures; updates the town’s safety manual; functions as Town ADA Coordinator;
  • Reviews statistical data showing trends in claims, incidents, risk exposure, damages and losses; analyzes data and makes recommendations on changes in risk management program;
  • Reviews and monitors laws and regulations, policies and procedures relating to employment law,  environmental protection, occupational safety, workers’ compensation, property insurance, and other risk management functions;
  • Maintains knowledge of state laws and regulations, claims administration issues, and other aspects of risk management administration by attending conferences and training classes, and by reading professional journals;
  • Assists with training of employees and supervisors in areas such as workers’ compensation, non-discriminatory interviewing, and sexual harassment;
  • Informs supervisors and department heads of legislative changes and guidelines as they affect personnel administration;
  • Assists in preparation of grievance hearings; assists in conducting investigations when needed; advises department heads and employees as necessary;
  • Maintains state and federal records as required by law;
  • Utilizes computer to improve or design personnel and payroll systems; establishes and updates databases;
  • Other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of personnel and Human Resource Management practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of personnel rules and regulations; ability to maintain confidentiality; general knowledge of State regulations regarding employee files; advanced computer skills including Excel; ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, associates, employees, and the general public; ability to apply established policies, practices and procedures.

Knowledge in modern risk management principles, practices, methods and techniques; workers’ compensation laws and safety procedures; knowledge of workers’ compensation, property liability, and safety processes and procedures; ability to analyze local, state, and federal statutes as they relate to personal injuries, property damage, vehicle accidents, and other risks; ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in risk management, personnel administration, public administration or related field; supplemented by 2 years’ previous experience that includes human resources, insurance administration and related risk management work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and/or IPMA-CP or equivalent and public sector experience a plus.

Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Buncombe County (closes 2/26/21)

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Closing: 2/26/21
Salary Range: $60,030 – $79,540 annually

Job Description:

This position is funded through the Safety and Justice Challenge grant and will lead collaborative racial equity work in our local criminal justice system. The position will support expanding data analysis and the review of policies and practices using the Racial Equity Workgroup’s equity tool; provide training opportunities to stakeholders; and partner with justice system stakeholders and community members to identify root causes driving already identified inequities and co-designing solutions and interventions.

The primary purpose of this position is to support the development, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of local government policies, programs, and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts throughout the local criminal justice system.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement and facilitate trainings, workshops and events to promote equity and inclusion within the County and justice system partners.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative data to help identify and support mechanisms to remove barriers and improve equity and inclusion within the justice system.
  • Collaborate with County departments and justice system partners to develop strategies and tactics for increased equity through policies and programs, and design implementation plans that promote equitable outcomes.
  • Collaborate with internal and external departments to develop, implement, and track results of the Criminal Justice Equity Action Plan.
  • Provide technical assistance to internal stakeholders on using racial equity tools in day-to-day decision making.
  • Support data analysis and research initiatives used to inform the Criminal Justice Equity Action Plan’s accountability and metrics reporting.
  • Coordinate and support Interdepartmental Equity Action Teams in delivering core competencies of the Criminal Justice Equity Action Plan.
  • Support data analysis and research initiatives used to inform the program’s Equity Action Plan’s accountability and metrics reporting.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support in the delivery of equity policy and initiatives in conjunction with internal and external partners.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Public Administration, Ethnic Studies, or a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated successful and progressively responsible experience in program management and leadership in the administration of community, education, and/or social justice programs which have a sustained focus on the implementation of diversity and equity programming; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Training and Experience: Experience in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion, working professionally in the government, business, consulting, nonprofit, and/or academic sectors preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and best practices of diversity, equity and inclusion in both workplace and community settings; processes and procedures associated with development and implementation of equity programs; principles and best practices of change management; and best practices for community engagement and training.
  • Knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Skill in strategic and critical thinking; problem solving; Conflict resolution and mediation.
  • Ability to analyze and assess programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.  .
  • Knowledge of public administration and public policy development, including government financing mechanisms and intergovernmental relations.
  • Ability to direct/support systems analysis, strategic planning processes, organization development processes.
  • Ability to effectively analyze and develop programs, policies, and initiatives.
  • Ability to develop positive relations with other departments and agencies, and elected officials, and to facilitate collaborative planning processes.
  • Ability to develop performance measurement systems and initiate continuous improvement processes
  • Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and apply this understanding to tasks.

Supplemental Information:

This is a position is full-time, eligible for benefits, and grant funded. The end date for the grant is March 31, 2023 unless it is extended.

Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Finance Director, Anson County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000 annually

Job Description:

Reporting to the County Manager, this position serves as a facilitator in accomplishing certain Board of Commissioners goals, objectives and initiatives in the focus areas of Economic Development, Education, Quality of Life, and Operational Efficiency and Efficacy. The finance department oversees the Annual Budget of over $30 million, payroll for approximately 250 full time employees, and direct supervision of three finance employees. Collaboration across the organization to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, efficient use of government funds, and first-rate planning are board priorities for this position.

Responsibilities & Priorities:

The Finance Director will successfully lead efforts aimed at the effective and efficient management of the County’s fiscal resources through:

  • Development and Implementation of sound policies and procedures
  • Utilization of appropriate internal controls
  • Ensuring compliance with accounting laws and regulations
  • Accurate reporting of the County’s financial condition
  • Fostering strong working relationships with County leadership, the Board of Commissioners, and other departments to understand organization needs and solve complex financial issues.
  • Leading the development, implementation, and administration of County policies, procedures, and business processes to guide and monitor financial status.
  • Ensuring the timely completion of Financial Reporting including; Annual Audit, Board Reporting, Monthly Revenue and Expenditure Reports, etc.
  • Support staff to increase capacity to meet high standards of performance, work together, and to collaborate to meet strategic goals.
  • Revise systems to ensure timely delivery of Audits and Financial Reports
  • Respond realistically, protectively, and creatively to the impacts of COVID-19 on effective service delivery to Anson County citizens, employees, and visitors.
  • Develop a modern system of internal controls
  • Update the Budget Presentation and Budget Ordinance

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 5 Years of progressive leadership experience in governmental finance or organization-wide financial management, including 3 year of supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA) Certification
  • 8 years of progressive leadership experience in governmental finance or organization-wide financial management, including 5 years of supervisory experience

Application Process:

Submit an Anson County application to
Roslynn K. Ingram, HR Manager at
101 South Greene St. Suite 240
Wadesboro, NC 28170

Senior Budget Analyst, City of Wilmington (closes 3/12/21)

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Closing: 3/12/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $61,932 – $77,428 annually

Job Description:

The primary tasks of the Sr. Analyst include a functional role related to co-facilitating the city-wide strategic planning process with an additional emphasis of Excel analysis and a core responsibility of managing departmental budgets. Provides difficult technical and intermediate professional budget, research and strategic plan analysis work related to the planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluating the city-wide governmental operations to include all operating and capital projects.

Job Duties:

  • Work includes analyzing, reviewing and making professional recommendations for the allocation and distribution of revenues and expenditures for city departments and outside agencies.
  • Providing fiscal and operational oversight throughout the year.
  • Providing advice on organizational and developmental performance and productivity improvements, developing related policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring departments comply with current policies and procedures.
  • Being a subject matter expert in the budget financial system and maintaining that system appropriately.
  • Providing direction in financial and statistical analysis, reviewing and approving department changes and supplemental appropriations.
  • Acting in the absence of the Budget Director.

Qualifications:

  • Education:  Bachelors Degree or higher in Social Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Experience:  At least three (3) years of experience in government budget development or strategic planning with in a entire organization function or department/agency function .
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Applied knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Applied knowledge of financial systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in Social Science, Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Worked in a government budget office having prepared an organizational-wide budget from development stage to adoption.
  • Certified in Microsoft Office specifically Excel formals/macros
  • Developed and managed a strategic plan
  • NC Revenue analysis and understanding

Treasury Manager, City of Durham (closes 3/4/21)

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Closing: 3/4/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $64,915 – $100,620 annually

Job Description:

Join one of the highest fiscally rated entities in the country. The City of Durham’s Finance Department promotes sound management and stewardship of taxpayer dollars by helping the City Council, City Manager and City departments manage their financial resources and leading risk management administration and training. If sound fiscal management is what you’re about, join our team! Devoted to providing fiscal support and professional fiscal analysis and management for the City’s accounting, treasury, budget, payroll, and accounts receivable/payable support. Provide first-level supervision to a minimum of two or more professional level (exempt) employees or oversee a large department financial function and paraprofessional staff.

Responsible for providing input into management objectives, establishing work goals and objectives of a unit to carry out management direction, and selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and manages department financial operations related to Treasury and General Billing & Collections; supervises and trains staff; establishes unit work goals and objectives; establishes and evaluates financial controls; monitors financial transaction processing, programs, tools, and systems; monitors financial condition; develops and implements business process changes; and ensures compliance with contracts and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Supervises and manages the preparation of and prepares, maintains, and submits complex, financial, analytical, economic, and other reports, spreadsheets, records, files, agenda items, and other documents; oversees research, analysis, and/or reconciliation of information; creates and maintains financial models; prepares or oversees the preparation of financial forecasts and projections; and develops and makes recommendations.
  • Manages and/or serves as a liaison to City leadership, auditors, and City departments, and/or external agencies; convenes, facilitates and serves on committees; provides professional subject matter expertise and consultation regarding financial information; investigates and resolves staff, operational, project, customer, and other related issues; and assists with management of department operations.
  • Supervises professional, paraprofessional and support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, and discipline and termination procedures.
  • Overseeing the financial assets of the City.
  • Managing the City’s investment portfolio, cash needs, debt portfolio, revenue billing and collections.
  • Manages financial institution relationships.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field,
  • Five years of professional accounting/financial experience in work related to assignment
  • Two years of supervisory experience, which may include serving in a lead capacity on projects, demonstrating an ability to influence and lead a group and ensuring work is compliant with approved procedures and processes.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Degree in Finance, Business, Masters or MPA preferred
  • Experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, MUNIS experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to engage staff and effect change management.

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

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $52,816 – $63,908 annually

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties
The Budget & Management Analyst provides customers with the support and analysis they need to ask better questions that lead to better answers that build a better community.  This position works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure they have the operational, financial, and performance insight and resources they need to achieve their goals.

Distinguishing Features of the Class
This position performs responsible professional work in the overall review, preparation, administration, and evaluation of the County’s Operating and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budgets; conducts management analyses; conducts evaluations of County programs, departmental procedures and operations; aids in strategic planning; assists in the development and review of benchmarking, 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.  Employee 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. Assists departments in preparing proposals, reports, contracts, and gives advice on management issues. Reviews contracts for compliance with established policies.  This is a professional non-supervisory classification.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assesses, reviews and analyzes assigned departmental budget requests and makes appropriate recommendations as to funding levels using objective analytical methodology and established policy criteria.
  • Periodically reviews departmental expenditure and revenue collection patterns to identify potential financial problems and recommends corrective action.
  • Assists in the development of Capital Improvements Program (CIP) to facilitate planning and implementation of necessary capital investments.
  • Assists in the development of long range expenditures and revenue forecasting to aid financial planning and the establishment of public and financial policies.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations on the fiscal and programmatic impact of operational and service initiatives.
  • Evaluates county programs and services to determine efficiency and effectiveness and to assess the achievement of established goals and objectives.
  • Assists in the development and review of benchmarking, performance measures and strategic planning as an integral part of an outcome-based budgeting system.
  • Conducts special management studies as assigned and presents findings and recommendations.
  • Assists departments in preparing requests for proposals and contracts and helps to evaluate consultant qualification and compliance with identified specifications.
  • Reviews and assesses new and pending legislative changes and their resulting fiscal and programmatic impact on county departments and services.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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 clearly present appropriate recommendations 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.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in public administration, accounting, business administration, economics or a field related to one of the County’s services and two years of experience in county or municipal budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis, and/or evaluation OR Associates degree in public administration, accounting, business administration, economics or a field related to one of the County’s services and four years of experience in county or municipal budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis, and/or evaluation OR High School diploma or GED and six years of experience in county or municipal budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis, and/or evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in evaluating services to determine efficiency and effectiveness, recommend and implement improvements, and assess the achievement of established goals and objectives.  Master’s degree in a related field preferred, but not required.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Demands and Work Conditions: Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, and talking. Must be able to perform light 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.
Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, accounting, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.

Special Note: This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions, and recommended job requirements.  However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position.  Those documents should be reviewed before initiating a selection process. They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal and defensible personnel.

May Require Driving
This position may require driving for this position whether driving a County owned or personal vehicle to conduct county business such as but not limited to attending conferences, meetings, or any other county related functions.   Motor Vehicle Reports may be verified for valid driver’s license and that the driving record is compatible with the county’s driving criteria.
If a personal vehicle is operated for county business proper insurance is maintained as per Guilford County’s vehicle use policy.

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh Planning Department (closes 3/9/21)

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Closing: 3/9/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $47,902 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

This class is the fourth level in a seven-level Fiscal Services Series devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management. Incumbents provide professional journey-level work in an accounting, budgeting, grants administration or related financial analysis function. Work may include analytical, reconciliation, reporting and oversight work for the finance, accounting, budget, procurement, treasury and business services functions of central financial operations or a department’s financial operations. As assigned, an incumbent may serve as a management fellow.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs analysis, reviews and/or audits of financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; provides summary reporting and prepares recommendations based on findings.
  • Monitors and administers fiscal accounting procedures, processes, transactions and/or system interfaces; identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities; performs reconciliations; analyzes issues and recommends and coordinates problem resolution with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
  • Serves as a functional liaison and provides internal and external customer support; performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract documentation, grant funding, payments/receipts, billing, requisitions, asset tracking and lease information and/or other fiscal process and verifies accuracy, compliance, and/or need for change; recommends and implements adjustments, enhancements or updates.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information; develops, updates and/or maintains financial reports, spreadsheets, statements, journal entries, schedules, agendas, projections, and/or presentations.
  • Reviews financial policies, procedures and practices; provides recommendations for enhancements; assists in developing, updating, implementing and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional and technical support of assigned program or special project which may include budget development, monitoring and analytical support.
  • This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the Department.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
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.

Supplemental 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.
  • 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 fiscal processes, project or program.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • 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.
  • Organizing and maintaining fiscal program/process documentation, schedules, records and files.
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • 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: 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.

Senior Community Development Analyst – Neighborhood Stabilization, City of Durham (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $54,580 – $69,576 annually

Job Description:

The Community Development Department promotes thriving, livable neighborhoods in Durham. We work with lenders, developers, builders, community organizations and residents to enhance the quality and availability of affordable housing. We empower low-income and first-time home buyers to secure and remain in housing. Our talented, creative and committed staff make this happen. If you share our commitment to quality affordable housing, collaborative work and serving our community, join our team!

Work Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Senior Community Development Analyst is responsible for professional and administrative work involving housing and community development programs and projects that support neighborhood stabilization. As a skilled professional, the Senior Community Development Analyst leads and assists as needed with the planning, coordination and management of projects that promote affordable rental and for sale opportunities and/or deliver important community services. The Senior Community Development Analyst’s main function is as a project manager for small scale affordable housing projects, down payment assistance, and community services in the City of Durham. The position reports to the Manager of the Neighborhood Stabilization Team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with affordable housing developers and service providers, to ensure open communication, provide technical support and share important regulatory and compliance updates.
  • Support development and dissemination of department-issued Request for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications for affordable housing development, homeownership assistance and community development.
  • Review proposals for project funding and complete project underwriting for development projects, including examining project sources and uses of funds to determine that the costs are reasonable, assessing current market demand in the City, and evaluating the qualifications and capacity of developers.
  • Draft contracts for housing and community services projects projects, including meeting with subrecipients to discuss terms and conditions and preparing memos for City Council review.
  • Oversee contract execution and project startup once project is approved for funding.
  • Monitor project implementation through review of reports and invoices, meetings with developers and completion of site inspections, to ensure that project is on track, identify any potential risks to the project and/or to the City and ensure that subrecipient invoices accurately reflect work that has been completed.
  • Oversee compliance with applicable Federal and City funding requirements before and during project implementation, such as completion of environmental reviews, and Davis-Bacon and Section 3 requirements.
  • For development projects, oversee internal closeout of construction phase and transition of project from Neighborhood Stabilization Team to Compliance and Fiscal teams for ongoing financial and affordability monitoring.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or directly related field.
Five years of professional program administration and/or analytical experience in the areas of housing development and community development.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree in business, city planning, architecture or related field.
  • Experience with underwriting homeownership projects and/or underwriting home buyers applying for down payment assistance or mortgage loans.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Access, Outlook, and other programs in the Office 365 environment.
  • Familiarity with HUD funding programs, particularly HOME and CDBG.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse communities with a variety of community stakeholders.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational/project management skills.
  • Strong customer service skills, for both internal and external clients.