Business Coordinator, Town of Cary (closes 10/11/21)

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Closing: 10/11/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $48,401 – $75,046 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Cary is recruiting for a highly motivated, collaborative, and adaptive Business Coordinator to join our OneCary team and share in our goal of creating the Local Government That Doesn’t Exist.  The Business Coordinator will perform complex administrative and specialized business support work in a team-oriented environment.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Special Projects and frequently requires a high degree of discretion, independent judgement, and initiative.

Typical Tasks:

  • Creates and approves purchases and requisitions, payroll, travel and entertainment expenses, invoices, etc.; Trains staff on new or existing administrative procedures such as payroll and purchasing; establishes procedures specific to the department; may serve as proxy procurement card approver for senior leadership team;
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks for the Town Manager’s Office leadership team including: managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; composing and preparing correspondence that is sometimes confidential; works closely and effectively with team to keep them informed of upcoming commitments, events and deadlines; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings;
  • Assists in coordinating the agenda of leadership meetings and/or other necessary meetings; Organizes and prepares meeting agendas and appropriate supporting documentation for agenda items to maximize efficiency of meeting discussions; may participate in management team meetings, record minutes and distribute meeting notes;
  • Serves as an advisor to directors on matters related to administrative operational efficiency;
  • Prepares and executes department contracts, tracks their status, and corresponds with contractors;
  • Contributes written material to a variety of Town website (e.g. Town of Cary, Downtown Cary, CNET) and will serve as the department’s web writer; Ensures that assigned Web pages are accurate, timely, and complete by promptly exercising direct publish authority (where applicable) or by promptly forwarding updates to Marketing and Information Technology staff for review and publishing;
  • Participates in the development and administration of the annual operating and capital budgets for the Town Manager’s Office accounts; tracks expenditures during the year against budget and grants; may serve as budget coordinator and assist in the development of the departmental budget with managers for the department;
  • Provides a bridge for smooth communication between the Town Manager’s Office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with all staff;
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-through on assignments to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Maintains department electronic filing system; Maintain record relevant operations information, to include standard operating procedures, problem resolutions, with tracking and documentation systems;
  • Develop recommendations for technical documents edits and prepares complex reports;
  • Assists in the planning and implementation of special events or special projects; provide information to facilitate project implementation; follow through to completion;
  • Provides customer service functions by handling inquiries and complaints from citizens or employees; track 3-1-1 department cases; responds back after taking action or researching the problem; implements a tracking system to ensure follow-through among staff; informs directors of status; train staff on the 3-1-1 case department process;
  • Manages the office administrative support functions of the department; ensuring supplies and equipment are in place and working properly; cross-trains to provide back-up where needed (i.g. Council Weekly Report, Quarterly Reports);
  • Processes and maintains confidential personnel information and personnel transaction forms; tracks deadlines for annual reviews;
  • Assists management team with orientation of new/transferred staff with equipment, authorization of software (i.g. Executime, P-Card, or Naviline), and office arrangements;
  • Assists Directors with developing Proclamations for separating/retiring staff, collecting assets, procurement cards, keys, technology changes, and notifications to other departments of the separation;
  • Ensures directives of the Town Managers are addressed in a timely and effective manner. Significant aspects of the work include the organization of work, fact finding, coordination of efforts within the Town government, and the development of presentations and reports; Prepares memos, letters and other correspondence using computer, spreadsheets, databases, or presentation software.
  • Opens, sorts, reads, prioritizes and routes incoming mail;
  • Using independent judgment compiles data, performs data analysis, problem solving and recommends policy and administrative improvements; contributes to the resolution of systemic and complex overarching operational issues in the organization;
  • Supports operational excellence initiatives including the roll out of new systems, applications and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in business administration or related field and/or extensive experience in business and office management.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to operate standard office equipment is required.
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with a customer service focus are essential.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to interact effectively with the public is highly desired.
  • **Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working within a government organization, and who have work history in a position that required direct quality contact with customers.
  • Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, and equipment;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of business English, spelling, and arithmetic; comprehensive knowledge of personal computers and related software to include Office365 and MSOffice suite- specifically Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of the policies, procedures, and services of the department to which assigned;
  • Ability to keep moderately complex records and prepare reports from such records;
  • Ability to acquire knowledge of technical detail in relation to Town and department policy interpretation;
  • Ability to provide clerical support for a variety of operations;
  • Ability to work independently on responsible and confidential assignments and tasks;
  • Ability to see, hear and talk so as to perform that tasks and effectively communicate with the public and co-workers;
  • Ability to use hands for typing and operation of standard office equipment;
  • Ability to read and write handwritten and typewritten material and operate a computer terminal.

Strategy and Innovation Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 10/8/21)

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Closing: 10/8/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $80,280 – $148,518 annually

Job Description:

The Office of Strategy and Innovation is being established to boldly reshape strategy, support ongoing cycles of continuous improvement for greater service delivery by collecting and connecting talent to spark new ideas. The Office will lead citywide strategy and transformative projects like Bloomberg Challenges, Big Ideas, and Smart Cities initiatives. It will also perform legislative and policy analysis, map the organization’s vision and values in a way that creates innovative solutions.

Qualified candidates will exemplify the City’s organizational values of responsiveness, integrity, respect, collaboration, honesty, diversity, stewardship, and initiative.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Strategy and Innovation Manager will lead the Office of Strategy and Innovation, a newly formed office designed to advance the City’s strategic efforts and resources in ways intended to have the greatest impact. The City of Raleigh is looking for an exceptional leader with at least seven years of experience in developing, refining, and managing strategy and innovation efforts to advance organizational goals. This individual should be highly motivated and a transformative leader. Under the general direction of the Assistant City Manager, the Strategy and Innovation Manager will lead and manage professionals working in this area to establish an environment that promotes and enables innovation throughout the organization. They will facilitate exploration and innovative thinking that will lead to advancements in City-sponsored services, programs, activities, and public policy decisions. The Strategy and Innovation Manager will have full responsibility for directing the City’s strategy and innovation efforts, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Design programs for building innovative strategies.
  • Partner with teams to design compelling analyses and build business cases to inform strategy tradeoff and decisions.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and new strategies in the organization, the services we provide, and how those services are funded Develop and oversee implementation of a change management program to support the new strategy, including monitoring success and opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify, develop, and execute high-impact innovation strategy and roadmap aligned to strategic plan goals and growth priorities.
  • Manage and update the strategic plan.
  • Oversee pilots and other key program and partnership innovations, centered around the needs of the community and organization.
  • Create and foster collaborative relationships with partners including start-ups, entrepreneurs, incubators, technology, and innovation companies.
  • Create and foster collaborative relationships with community stakeholders including local businesses, colleges and universities, and other local government partners.
  • Examine market strategies to develop innovation ideas.
  • Provide thought leadership on structuring complex, ambiguous business problems and bring data-based, cutting-edge thinking, frameworks, and business tools.
  • Mentor and coach employees in innovative strategies; build out the innovation capabilities of the organization.
  • Works closely with other members of the Technology team to test feasibility of new/proposed solutions, and seamlessly implement, through training, a transition to new solutions, platforms and tools.
  • Track and report on innovation metrics and business impact on a regular basis.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree and seven years of experience with strategic planning and change management in large, distributed, and geographically diverse organizations, which 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.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with large scale project management – including organization-wide project implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple teams
  • Familiarity with government-financed projects and budgets
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in different cultural settings.
  • Ability to lead teams, establish and build partnerships, both internal and external.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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 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.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Reviewing research and implementing industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Reading, analyzing, evaluating, interpreting and summarizing written materials and statistical data.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.

Research and Data Analyst, Orange County Health Department (closes 10/4/21)

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Closing: 10/4/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $46,632 – $61,165 annually

Job Description:

The Orange County Health Department has an opening for a Research and Data Analyst. An employee of this class is primarily responsible for providing technical expertise in analyzing data, and performing research and analysis in support of departmental programs. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Unit Manager with considerable leeway to exercise independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the performance of duties. This position does not supervise other employees. Does related work as required.
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the residents we serve. Each position is a key contributor to the work in the department to address systemic racial inequities and prevent discrimination on the basis of race, age, color, disability, national origin, or sex. This work requires us to confront inequities of the past, reveal inequities of the present and develop effective strategies to move all of us towards an equitable future for all people in Orange County.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts evaluative analyses of a variety of department program areas including but not limited to policy, procedure, objectives, cost effectiveness, and staff utilization.
  • Collects, analyzes and interprets data using departmental statistics and records, on-site investigations, discussions with operating personnel, and other sources; selects the appropriate methods to follow in validation, analysis and evaluation of data considering the character and sources of data and the statistical tools to be used.
  • Conducts research and applies statistical and data analysis techniques to develop or modify program objectives and operations; utilizes an equity lens in data collection, analysis, and presentation and related factors.
  • Prepares forecasts of factors that may directly affect program operations for use in program planning activities; identifies actual or potential problem areas, trends, program accomplishments.
  • Identifies new program needs with consideration of overall departmental goals, community or population needs, and other relevant conditions and trends.
  • Monitors and measures the progress toward program goals and determines the soundness of program objectives.
  • Presents results of studies or investigations and provides recommendations to program and departmental administrators and managers on such matters as the improvement of program effectiveness, the interpretation of study findings relevant to the program, implications of policy or legislative changes on affected programs, and the most effective alternative in terms of direct benefit to such programs.
  • Prepares and/or supplies necessary information for mandated reports or in response to requests for information.
  • Adheres to all safety regulations.
  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Statistics, Informatics, Mathematics or a closely related field; OR 
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Statistics, Informatics, Mathematics or a closely related field; AND two (2) years of demonstrated experience in statistical research including experience in data analysis, strategic planning, program/policy evaluation, and data management; OR 
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated above. A higher degree does not substitute for work experience.
  • Experience in a local government setting is preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • All offers of employment are conditional upon successful clearance of a background check. Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared.
  • This classification is not a safety sensitive position; however, should the position be deemed as a safety sensitive position in the future, it would be posted as such if and when pre-employment drug testing is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of data collection and analysis and research methodology utilizing statistical methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of public administration or public health administration as required by position.
  • Good knowledge of appropriate laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing the department’s operation programs.
  • Good knowledge of the department’s program operations, goals, and objectives.
  • Good knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Skill in being customer-focused, adept at problem solving and working collaboratively with others.
  • Skill in collecting and recording data, and the ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Skill in planning, organizing and prioritizing work, and the ability to perform a large volume of detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, integrity, resourcefulness, accuracy, thoroughness and the physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position, while maintaining an ethical standard of care.
  • Ability to interpret and apply county, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and compare data; ability to enter and retrieve data using relevant programs and systems and skill in conducting research.
  • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and complete assignments accurately and timely.
  • Ability to plan and carry out program studies; ability to design effective questionnaires, reporting procedures, and statistical tables.
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively both orally and in writing, with diverse audiences of all technical ability and training.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, clients and the general public.
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations associated with the work.
  • Ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software to maintain records, prepare reports, and conduct correspondence related to the work.
  • Must have initiative, creativity, resourcefulness, thoroughness, dependability, good judgment, and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements and Possible Hazards:

  • Ability to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, sitting, bending, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions of the hands/wrists.
  • Ability to perform light work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting and extensive reading, and perform work on a computer.
Orange County is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Procurement Analyst, City of Raleigh Public Utilities Water Plant (closes 10/1/21)

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Closing: 10/1/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $48,819 – $81,365 annually

Job Description:

This class is the third level in a six-level Procurement Series devoted to providing inventory and warehousing functions and professional procurement and contract administration services to the City. Incumbents provide journey-level professional work in the procurement of goods and services. Work may include routine purchasing functions and/or providing support for portions of complex purchasing and contracting processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, evaluates and processes purchase requisitions using contract prices, cooperative purchasing programs and/or quotations ensuring compliance with policies and regulations for City-wide purchases; reviews and processes authorized change orders and amendments.
  • Prepares, manages and maintains catalogs in support of purchasing function and contracts; monitors catalog activity and functionality; monitors order processes and workflow to ensure efficiency; updates and maintains accuracy of data.
  • Provides training and guidance to customers regarding purchasing processes and systems; provides support in resolving issues and discrepancies; maintains communication with vendors and internal customers providing support and timely information.
  • Reviews and analyzes purchasing data and processes; provides recommendations related to spending, payments, contracts, bid opportunities and/or process improvements.
  • Provides professional support of functional activities which may include: procurement card program administration; surplus equipment disposal; request for proposal process administration; supplier records management; accounts payable verification/reconciliation; and/or other related processes.
  • Prepares and maintains reports on purchase-related activities and metrics.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Positions assigned to Contracts Administration may be responsible for:

  • Administering the review and routing of new contracts, contract renewals and amendments;
  • Monitoring contract compliance with policies, processes and regulations;
  • Maintaining contract templates and determining required contract documentation;
  • Coordinating internal department review of contracts and maintaining communication with vendors during contract terms;
  • Preparing and providing training related to RFP/RFQ process and contracts administration.

Positions assigned to Procurement in Public Utilities may be responsible for:

  • Administering the review and routing of new contracts, contract renewals and amendments.
  • Serving as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or directly related field and one year of professional procurement experience involving the purchase of goods and services, preferably in the public sector.
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: Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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.
  • Principles and practices of procurement administration.
  • 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:

  • Administering procurement processes and monitoring program compliance.
  • 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 purchasing and/or contract schedules, status and compliance.
  • Organizing and maintaining 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.

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.

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.); frequent exposure to hazardous materials (such as chemicals, blood and other body fluids); and moderate exposure to extreme temperatures and inadequate lighting.

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 Analysis Manager, Town of Cary (closes 9/27/21)

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Closing: 9/27/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $75,108 – $123,926 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Cary is recruiting for a collaborative, innovative and passionate Financial Analysis Manager.  Cary is focused on creating “The Local Government That Doesn’t Exist” by exceeding standards for how municipalities should operate. We embody excellence and professionalism by demonstrating leading practices and partnering effectively with our community. We are looking for a budget and analysis professional to help us build on our legacy of excellence while recognizing there is always room for growth and innovation. High-performing candidates who are adaptive, ready to engage in problem solving, dare to think differently, have the technical skills to deliver, and want to make a difference in their community are encouraged to apply.  This is a supervisory role and reports directly to the Town CFO.

Typical Tasks:

  • Lead activities and operations related to implementing and communicating Cary’s operating and capital budget processes; plan, direct and manage the coordination of organizational budget activities; provide direction to division staff and oversight for the production of budget documents.
  • Partner with key management, Financial Strategy Analysts and other essential staff within Finance and throughout the organization, to refine data collection, cleaning and management to perform data-driven analysis at all levels.
  • Advise key management, Town Manager and other municipal executives on issues related to the budget, tax and rate sufficiency, current and prospective financial conditions, and policy and operational issues.
  • Collaborate with key management and Finance staff in preparing recommendations for debt offerings for the completion of capital projects.
  • Orchestrate continuous improvement of budgeting and data analysis processes to ensure consistent, integrated systems that meet generally accepted budgeting and financial standards and comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Guide, coach and develop a team of professionals passionate about delivering exceptional budget reporting and management and data analysis.

Qualifications:

  • Significant experience collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Considerable experience in public finance or budget administration.
  • Extensive experience in complex financial reporting, budgeting and/or accounting, including supervisory experience.

*A master’s degree in public or business administration may be substituted for some experience.

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Passion for your job and enjoy a fast-paced working environment.
  • You are proactive by nature, can move between high strategy and small details, relish problem-solving, want the ability to think creatively, and love the satisfaction of brilliant execution.
  • Strong independent judgement and a mastery of recognizing, understanding, and communicating relationships between high level and technical concepts.
  • Possess creative thinking skills, with a track record for bringing strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  • Limitless curiosity and a growth-mindset driving you to learn more, experiment more and continuously evolve.
  • The ability to be proactive and hands-on by nature and come up with new thinking that adds value and innovation to the work we do. It is crucial that you are an independent player who can be strategic and forward-looking while at the same time taking personal ownership for everyday delivery.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to manage complex issues in a highly detailed technical environment.
  • An aptitude for recruiting, coaching, and developing others, understanding team dynamics and strengthening the overall capability of the Financial Strategy and Analysis Team as well as the organization as a whole.
  • Proven ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, orally, in writing and through presentations.

Budget & Management Analyst I, Cumberland County (closes 9/30/21)

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Closing: 9/30/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $57,289 – $65,883 annually

Job Description:

This position is located in the County’s Budget section and the work involves performing professional research and analytical duties in the preparation, communication and execution of the County’s operating and capital improvement budgets, financial planning, financial evaluation of programs and special research projects.

Examples of Duties:

  • 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 Improvement Plan to facilitate planning and implementation of necessary capital investments
  • Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendation on the fiscal and programmatic impact of operational and service initiatives
  • Assists in evaluating county programs and services to determine efficiency and effectiveness and to assess the achievement of established goals and objectives using key performance indicators
  • Conducts special management studies as assigned and presents findings and recommendations
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Salary will be determined by applicant’s qualifying education & experience
  • Graduation from a college or university with a major in accounting, economics, public administration, finance or related field and at least two (2) years of experience in budget administration.
  • Budget experience in local government preferred
  • College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Human Resources, 117 Dick St. Fayetteville, NC 28301. If selected for the position, a formal transcript will be required within 30 days of hire.
  • Successful completion of Basic Math, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Intermediate Word & Excel and PowerPoint will be required. Candidates selected as highly qualified will be contacted via email by Human Resources to set up testing.  Make sure to check the email address on your application for letters about testing. Some email servers may see correspondence as spam, so it is important to check your junk email as well.
  • Driving is an essential function of this position. To be considered, you must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. If your driver’s license is from another state, you will be required to obtain and show proof of a valid NC driver’s license within 60 days of hire.
  • Background check and negative drug screening are required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of public accounting practices and procedures
  • Considerable knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, policies and practices to follow in the accounting function
  • Considerable knowledge of accounting systems, policies, procedures and considerable knowledge of computer operations and applications related to accounting and financial analysis and reporting along with considerable knowledge of the use of spreadsheets for fiscal trend and analysis
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply laws, policies, grant requirement in the development and maintenance of a variety of financial records and reports
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data, perform trend analysis and prepare clear and concise reports
  • Ability to use a calculator and a computer for the maintenance of accounting and other fiscal record
  • Ability to make computations accurately and with reasonable speed and the ability to verify account and other financial documents and forms for accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, vendors, employees and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms

Performance & Accountability Analyst I, City of Virginia Beach (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $49,670 – $75,296 annually

Job Description:

The City of Virginia Beach Office of Performance & Accountability is seeking to hire two performance and accountability analysts to work with department directors and other City stakeholders with the common goal of achieving organizational excellence and City Council’s vision, mission, and strategic initiatives for the City of Virginia Beach.

Key Duties:

  • Assist in consultations with organizational leaders, department directors, and key stakeholders on how best to measure success.
  • Assist departments with the development, analysis, and use of performance measures and related reporting.
  • Assist with collecting, preparing, analyzing, synthesizing, reconciling, and translating performance measures, benchmarking, and related data (qualitative and quantitative) into strategic recommendations and action plans.
  • Perform in-depth research and analysis, including the review of available datasets to analyze ways to enhance City operations and effectiveness. Develop data visualizations using Microsoft products such as Excel and Microsoft BI.
  • Assist with the development and management of complex and significant strategic planning projects, including the City of Virginia Beach Strategic Plan and departmental performance plans.
  • Prepare materials for and participate in performance review (“stat”) sessions. The position has a very visible role in stat sessions.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of classroom training and small team coaching related to performance measures, strategic planning, process improvement, and related management techniques.
  • Assist with survey design and analysis of survey data.
  • Perform a variety of complex, diverse, and advanced level professional and technical duties in support of the City’s performance management, strategic planning, process improvement efforts.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Data Analytics, Business Administration, or related field plus two (2) years of related experience data analytics, performance management, strategic planning, or process improvement; or any combination of related education and experience equivalent to six (6) years. Must have a current and valid driver’s license. Special Requirements: All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies. The incumbent of this position may also work long hours, including some nights and weekends. Responsibilities may include travel at times.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using data to identify areas for improvement and develop recommendations.
  • Experience facilitating solution implementation in non-line authority role.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Statistical reporting and analysis experience.
  • Experience with survey design and analysis of information gathered.

Supplemental Information:

Attachments Required: Resume and Cover Letter

The interview process will include a presentation and case exercise.

This posting will be Open-Until-Filled; however, a first review of candidate submissions will be completed by September 27, 2021 and weekly thereafter. Applications submitted on/after that date will only be considered if the candidate pool needs to be expanded or additional vacancies become available.

  • Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete.
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  • ​Your responses to any “Supplemental Questions”, if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit.
  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.

VRS Contribution: All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.

Budget Director, Buncombe County (closes 10/15/21)

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Closing: 10/15/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $94,631 – $125,387 annually

Job Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to provide overall planning, administration and implementation of the County’s annual budget process and direct the preparation of budget analyses, reports and recommendations to the County Manager and Board of County Commissioners.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and implement budget policies, guidelines, and procedures for the adoption, management, and administration of the County budget to ensure compliance with applicable policies, laws and standards.
  • Manage and Coordinate annual budget process; Monitor budget to actual trends.
  • Provide strategic and policy guidance and recommendations.
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the County’s Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Review and analyze departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of allocations and expenditures and make recommendations on request.
  • Direct the maintenance of financial reporting to capture departmental expenditure and revenue budgetary data to provide historical and current financial data.
  • Solicit and analyze budget requests from schools and other special districts; supervise the development and analyses of budget requests, and prepare budget proposal for action by County Commissioners.
  • Attend budget hearings with County Manager, Commissioners and department heads, explaining budget proposals and responding to inquiries.
  • Provide personnel/team management to ensure a competent workforce: Recruit and select department personnel; assign, direct, train and inspect the work of staff; reward, discipline, coach, counsel and evaluate staff performance; develop staff schedules; recommend transfers, promotions, suspensions, terminations, and demotions.
  • Provide direct and indirect supervision to staff assigned to the Budget Division ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Perform special projects involving financial analysis and/or forecasting as requested by supervisor and/or Commissioner.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or public administration or related field and five (5) years of progressively responsible finance, budget, or accounting experience including three (3) years of management level experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Additional Training and Experience: Considerable progressively responsible administrative level experience in public sector accounting work, including some experience in fiscal management and budgeting.  Local Government Budget Officer certification preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and policies concerning County fiscal operations.
  • Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and practices as applied to local government.
  • Knowledge of public finance administration, and the budget process.
  • Knowledge of the operations of County Government including taxation and other sources of income.
  • Knowledge of County rules and regulations regarding the budget and fiscal practices.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of statistics with particular reference to their application to financial, budgetary and operational activities.
  • Knowledge of management techniques and practices; modern office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the current literature, trends, and development in the fields of governmental accounting, budgeting, and public finance administration.
  • Skill in accounting and statistical analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting records and complete financial statements and reports from such records.
  • Ability to maintain standard accounting and control measures for County government.
  • Ability to prepare and submit clear, complete and concise reports.
  • Ability to evaluate budget requests and activities through an equity lens.

Finance Manager, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $62,639 – $112,750 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to direct and manage work related to the financial functions and day-to-day operations of a large County department. Position manages a team of associate, technical and professional employees. Position requires an extensive depth of expertise and knowledge in specialized functions or business areas that can be used to develop policies and procedures as well as determining efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the department’s business strategies.

This class works under general supervision of the department head. or administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Directs the preparation of a wide variety of regular and special financial reports, including the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), Budget, and other federal/state reports.
  • Develops the annual department plan, operating budget, and capital plan for the department and monitors the implementation of these to ensure that the financial targets are met.
  • Manages the preparation and implementation of the Department’s operating budget including strategic planning and performance measurement.  Communicating needs to internal and external stakeholders including elected officials and senior County leadership.
  • Maintains complete financial records and maintains and improves operational and financial processes within the department and the County.
  • Manages processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation and reporting to the organization.
  • Performs responsible professional duties that ensure compliance with Federal, State, local and department regulations regarding pre-hospital emergency care, health care reimbursement (Medicare and Medicaid), and related regulatory matters.
  • Analyzes, develops, and documents policies and procedures as well as controls related to all finance operations in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures, internal controls, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Conducts and supervises agency policy analysis and prepares complex, routine, and non-routine financial reports for the public and elected officials.
  • Prepares and presents agenda action items before the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Assesses the operations of the department and implements changes as necessary to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of services provided.
  • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals.
  • Monitors the performance of the outside contracts including but not limited to, auditing, actuarial, bill printing, banking services and meter reading.
  • Reviews and approves journal entries, budget transfers and other transactions which are put into the financial accounting system. • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Performs various analyses in the areas of policy analysis, program evaluation, financial analysis, financial forecasting, performance management, and cost analysis.

Qualifications:

Requires Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related discipline supplemented by six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in governmental financial management; an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or closely related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expertise and knowledge in specialized functions or business areas that can be used to develop policies and procedures as well as determining efficient and innovative ways to accomplish the department’s business strategies.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, financial planning principles and practices, generally accepted accounting and budgeting principles as applied to governmental accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws rules and regulations that apply to governmental financial and human resources operations.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation.
  • Knowledge of financial data processing systems.
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of ambulance vehicles.
  • Knowledge of OEMS rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computers and related software.
  • Knowledge of human resource policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of HIPAA and Billing Compliance
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal, State, and local procedures policies and regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records and reports.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication that’s sufficient to handle projects and problems, develop strong working relationships with divergent groups and communicate technical concepts to lay persons.
  • Ability to develop complex, strategic and operational plans for assigned area of responsibility, and to participate as a team member for development of same for other divisions of the department.
  • Knowledge of current trends (national and state) and legislation relating to emergency services field.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of County and Departmental policies, procedures and forms used.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely in oral and written form in order to provide an environment conducive to learning.

Police Fiscal Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 9/27/21)

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Closing: 9/27/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $75,000 annually

Job Description:

This is non-sworn technical and administrative work. Work involves responsibility for fiscal management and budget development for the police department. Work is reviewed through oral and written reports to superiors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs as the budget officer by compiling divisional budget requests to prepare the department’s budget request; supplemental programs and equipment requests; and transfer of funds requests.
  • Performs as the fiscal manager by monitoring department expenditures, revenues, and reserves.
  • Performs as department procurement card administrator; responsible for monthly reconciliation of all department procurement card accounts.
  • Acts as liaison with the City’s Finance and Budget Departments.
  • Maintains financial records and deposits funds including but not limited to those received from the courts, forfeiture, and various fees.
  • Approves requisitions and purchases.
  • Coordinates major purchases for equipment such as radios, vehicles, uniforms, and computers.
  • Performs other assigned duties including the preparation of budget notes and other special analyses and projects.
  • Provides supervision to the Fiscal Services Unit.
  • Supervision Exercised: Supervises Grants Manager, False Alarm/Facilities Coordinator, and Budget Specialists comprising the Fiscal Services Unit under the Office of the Chief.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration or a closely related field (such as criminal justice or political science and five years of professional finance, budget development/analysis or accounting experience which includes 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.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Of applicable police department operations, procedures, policies, practices, and methods; or the ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.
  • Of financial and budgetary processes and systems including but not limited to purchasing and accounts payable procedures.
  • Of modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.
  • Of principles and practices of public administration and/or project management. of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Ability:

  • To analyze technical and administrative problems, to make sound recommendations for their solution, and to prepare working solutions.
  • To express ideas clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other police personnel, City employees in other departments, other City officials, members of other criminal justice agencies, and the general public.
  • To plan and administer complex projects with minimum instructions or supervision.

Skill:

  • In the operation of standard office equipment.
  • In the operation of a personal computer.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel.

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.
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.