Deputy Finance Director, Cabarrus County (closes 2/7/20)

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Closing:  February 7, 2020
Hiring Range:  $69,326 – $79,019 annually

Description

Cabarrus County seeks a dynamic professional with extensive experience in local government, financial management, and organizational effectiveness to serve as Deputy Finance Director. The Deputy Finance Director must be collaborative, analytical, detail-oriented, and a problem-solver by nature. The Deputy Finance Director performs difficult professional and executive work planning, organizing and directing the financial activities of Cabarrus County.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates, assists with and reviews the comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFR).
  • Coordinates and manages the annual external audit; assists auditors by preparing and assisting with requested information and answering questions.
  • Works on special projects for the Finance Director and County Management.
  • Participates in the maintenance, design and installation of the accounting control, policies, records and filing systems.
  • Assists personnel in implementation of accounting policies, system and programs.
  • Responsible for directing, training, evaluating staff and has substantial influence in hiring and employment decisions; reviews and approves timesheets.
  • Assists in the budget process by providing financial data analysis and estimates for revenues; verifies financial data; reviews estimates.
  • Pre-audits contracts, wires, and purchase orders.
  • Oversees the annual sales tax return for refund and coordinates data during external audits related to sales tax returns.
  • Oversees the state, federal and county grants reporting for the single audit.
  • Preparation of the annual cost allocation report.
  • Oversees the preparation and submittal of the annual EMS Medicaid Cost Report.
  • Oversees financial analysis of revenues/expenditures of enterprise, internal service and special revenue funds.
  • Participates in the the review of County internal control policies and procedures.
  • Supplies financial information to appropriate persons, organizations, and citizens.
  • Works closely with Munis representatives.
  • Supervises daily operations of accounting operations and payroll processing including reporting to federal, state, and local entities.
  • Oversees the annual processing and reporting of W-2’s and start of year payroll benefits.
  • Oversees and reviews the AFIR (Annual Financial Information Report) to the state.
  • Responsible for the operations of the Finance Department and authorized to act on management team matters in the absence of the Finance Director.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of accounting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the laws, ordinances and regulations governing financial matters
  • Thorough knowledge of modern office methods, practices and equipment
  • Ability to prepare and maintain complex financial reports and records
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate complex financial systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials and associates
  • Ability to express technical ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting and considerable experience in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Other extensive accounting experience may be considered.

Certified Public Accountant and Local Government Finance Officer Certifications preferred.

Management & Budget Intern, Wake County (closes 2/10/20)

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Closing:  February 10, 2020
Hiring Range:  $15.00 per hour, 20 hours per week

Description

In the summer of 2020, Wake will be upgrading its budget development software just after upgrading the Accounting and Human Resources systems in the spring. There will be significant opportunities to develop core analytical skills – data validation techniques; process improvement reviews; financial, personnel and performance reporting; etc.

Prior interns have

  • Lead and facilitated special projects
  • Prepared management and discussion analysis for the CAFR.
  • Conducted analysis to optimize the financial chart of accounts
  • Created tools to streamline budget development and management
  • Rewritten the department budget development guidance (aka, the Budget Manual)
  • Researched best practices in performance management, GFOA budget documents, etc.

Responsibilities

Assist with Board work-sessions, public hearings, year end close out, budget upload to the financial system, contract review, pre-audit, business planning and financial forecasting. All summer interns are invited to attend site tours to learn about diverse County operations, including the jail, animal shelter, fire training center, landfill, EMS, crime scene investigation, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals; with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners.
  • Ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes.

Customer Focus

  • Ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders.
  • Optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and county executive interests.

Personal Accountability

  • Ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated.
  • Ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others.
  • Ability to manage routine activities with little supervision.

Project Management

  • Ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline.
  • Ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results.

Flexibility

  • Agility in adapting to change.
  • Resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment.
  • Ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change.
  • Ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines.

Problem Solving

  • Ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively works to resolve the issues.

Communication

  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences — from large groups to individuals — both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent.
  • Ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately.
  • Willingness to ask for assistance and clarification.

Education and Experience

Graduate student in a Master’s degree program in Public Administration or Public Policy.

Budget Director, Cabarrus County (1/24/20)

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Closing:  January 24, 2020
Hiring Range:  $76,440 – $87,131 annually

Description

Cabarrus County, North Carolina is conducting a comprehensive search for a results driven leader with a passion for public service to be our next Budget Director. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and support for one of the fastest growing and diverse counties in North Carolina.

Cabarrus County seeks a dynamic professional with extensive experience in local government, budgeting, management, and organizational effectiveness to serve as Budget Director. The Budget Director must be collaborative, analytical, detail-oriented and a problem-solver by nature. For FY2020, the Cabarrus County budget totaled just under $300 million across all funds with 1,243 authorized positions.

About the Budget Division 

The Budget division is responsible for the development and direction of the County’s annual operating budget.

The division also prepares the five-year capital improvement plan.

The department:

  • Supports the Board of Commissioners and County Manager with financial information and guidance
  • Assists departments with financial conditions and analysis
  • Provides policy and management analysis
    Administers the County’s performance management system

About Cabarrus County

Comprised of Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland, and Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, with a population of 213,000 (2019). The community relies on forward-thinking and innovative leaders to manage the rapid growth.

Cabarrus is home to Atrium Health Cabarrus and the North Carolina Research Campus. Other industries include biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing, industrial and business parks, warehousing and distribution, entertainment and hospitality, retail and aviation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Directing the budget process for the County’s operating and capital improvement plan including preparation, adoption and implementation; overseeing the County’s grants administration function including identification of grant opportunities and required financial and performance reporting; facilitating the County’s strategic planning efforts including the development of goals and objectives, key performance indicators and ongoing performance monitoring.

  • Direct the budget preparation process for the County’s operating and capital improvement plan including development of the annual budget calendar and process.
  • Coordinate among County Administration and departments for the preparation and submission of the Manager’s Recommended Budget.
  • Work with Commissioners to obtain adoption of the annual budget;
  • Routinely forecast the County’s short and long-term financial condition and develop response recommendations for County Administration and Commissioners.
  • Ensure position control management.
  • In conjunction with the Finance Department, oversee the County’s Community Investment Fund (CIF) and debt model.
  • Review, verify and approve budget amendments.
  • Oversee the County’s strategic planning efforts including annual updates to the County’s Strategic Plan.
  • Assist with the development of key performance indicators and monitor performance.
  • Oversee the County’s grants administration function including identification of grant opportunities and required financial and performance reporting.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance and budgeting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the state and federal laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation approval and administration
  • Thorough knowledge of the functions and operations of municipal agencies; general knowledge of public/charter school budgeting
  • Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates
  • Ability to develop and conduct technical training programs
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or related field and a minimum of five years professional experience in a government budget office. Master’s in Public Administration, Certified Public Accountant and/or Budget Officer Accreditation is preferred. An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.

Management prefers 5 plus years of leadership experience in a governmental budget department/office, coupled with budget experience at the operating department level. Experience at that level with more than one entity is a plus.

Budget and Management Analyst, Forsyth County (closes 1/16/20)

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Closing:  January 16, 2020
Salary Range:  $49,351 – $56,754 annually

Description

Forsyth County Budget and Management Office is seeking a highly motivated, self starter experienced in local government for the position of Budget and Management Analyst.  The Budget and Management Office is an integral part of the Forsyth County management team in assisting to administer a government responsive to ever changing needs wile understanding the obligation to the taxpayers.

An employee in this position serves as a liaison between County Management, elected officials, and County departments/agencies.

Budget and Management Analyst are responsible for the formulation of the annual budget through a complex prioritization process involving County departments and management staff. The position monitors the fiscal status of assigned departments throughout the year, making necessary adjustments, and provides extensive management support and analysis as requested,  makes presentations of analysis to the Board of County Commissioners and presents agenda items to the Board during the weekly briefing sessions as required.

Work also includes conducting special studies independently or as a member of a team; and preparing and presenting reports. Judgment and initiative is required. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated in conferences, by observation, and by review of reports.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The employee in this position must have the ability to:

  • Multi-task and produce multiple professional reports and results within specified timelines.
  • Work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detect errors, and prepare financial reports
  • Maintain effective working relationships
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures.
  • Assist and advise department managers in the preparation of annual budget requests and presentations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from a four year college in public administration, business administration, or closely related field.
  • At least two years related budget and research experience.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.

A higher education level may be considered as a substitution for all or part of the experience requirement. A four year degree outside of the relevant academic field plus additional years of relevant experience may also be considered.

Business Analyst, City of Winston-Salem (open until filled)

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Closing: January 9, 2020
Starting Salary: $58,556 annually

Description

The position will work mainly in performance management and strategic planning. This will include working collaboratively with City departments to tackle process improvement issues and on assignments from the City Manager’s Office to perform evaluations of departmental performance. The position will also provide support to strategic planning facilitation and goal attainment.

The ideal candidate should have experience in creating and using performance metrics to help manage business practices and oversee strategic objectives with a heavy focus on effectiveness and outcome-oriented metrics. The ideal candidate would also have great communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with departmental personnel and executive level management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides analytical assistance related to current processes, business functions, and special projects as requested. 
  • Performs best practices research, analysis, and writes reports to provide recommendations for city processes, policy, initiatives and projects. 
  • Assists in the development and support of a city-wide performance management system measuring the efficiency and effectiveness of departmental services; coordinates and communicates performance of existing program, performance metrics, strategic and operations. 
  • Prepares and presents reports and requirements related to assigned projects to an executive audience. 
  • Prepares bid specifications and scope of work documents for projects and programs as assigned; coordinates and communicates in evaluation and selection of vendors for projects and programs as assigned. 
  • Monitors and ensures timely compliance with internal reporting requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of performance measurement and management principles;
  • Thorough knowledge of standard office suite products: Word, PowerPoint, E-mail with Intermediate to Advanced Excel capabilities;
  • Ability to communicate complex data applications and improve data management practices;
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities from management;
  • bility to identify and implement process improvement strategies for any City department.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or related field and moderate experience in research and data analysis, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in public administration, statistics or related field preferred.

Business Services Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 1/2/20)

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Closing: January 2, 2020
Salary Range: $56,066 – $67,279 annually


Description

The Business Services Analyst provides financial and business management services for the Neighborhood Development department. This is accomplished by assisting the division manager with overseeing and managing the department’s operational and program budgets, daily fiscal operations and business systems; establishing and monitoring performance measures; supervising support personnel; and managing financial recordkeeping systems and financial controls related to the federal Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS). This position provides full financial and accounting support for the department’s budget portfolios which includes federal funds awarded from the U.S. Department of Urban Development (HUD), general funds, special service district funds and general obligation bond funds. The position supports the Neighborhood Development and Planning Departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates with the department’s management team to develop the annual general operating and program budgets. Performs other assigned duties including the preparation of budget notes and other special analyses and projects. 
  • Monitors the department’s expenditures and fund balances, general fund and federal revenues and miscellaneous operating income. 
  • Serves as department liaison to other City departments for all budget and fiscal matters. 
  • Collaborates with management and staff to ensure that the department remains in fiscal compliance with federal, state and local fiscal regulations and rules. 
  • Develops monthly reports on the department’s financial position and operating performance advising the director and division managers on all financial matters. 
  • Prepares externally required reports, submits reports to agencies and prepares and maintains a variety of spreadsheets and financial schedules. 
  • Prepares reimbursement requests for federal funds and state funds through IDIS, LOCCS and other reporting systems. 
  • Responsible for financial reporting systems including record-keeping and transactions including the federal IDIS and financial data elements of the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). 
  • Supervises the day-to-day fiscal operations of the department including accounts payable, revenue receipts, loan portfolio management, purchase orders, procurement card transactions, travel and contracts. Provides backup support for these functions. 
  • Responsible for the department’s business systems including the loan management system, Neighborly Software and other information or subsidiary ledger systems to ensure that all data transmitted for reporting remains accurate. 
  • Prepares city council agenda items, resolutions, budget ordinances, and budget transfers as required within the scope of position’s responsibilities. 
  • Reviews and reconciles general ledger transactions and prepares adjusting, reconciling and salary allocation journal entries on a monthly or quarterly basis. 
  • Supervises fiscal support staff and manages hiring, training, employee development, performance management and evaluation. 
  • Participates in the implementation of goals, policies procedures and priorities established by the department. 
  • Manages special projects including the implementation of new business systems, procedures and programs.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR an Associate’s Degree with 8 or more years of hands-on operational experience in fund accounting, financial analysis and budget management or related field. 
  • 4 to 6 years of direct experience in budget development/management and general ledger fund accounting for multi-fund program budget  
  • Prior supervisory experience with direct reports.

Preferred

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Public Administration 
  • Experience with Federal HUD Community Planning and Development grant programs (CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA) administration and reporting 
  • Direct experience with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) and eCon Planning Suite 
  • Experience working in a unit of local government preferably in a community development environment 
  • Community development experience 
  • Experience with Housing development finance 
  • Experience using Lawson or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and direct experience creating analytical spreadsheets, tables and graphs

Public Services Director, City of Claremont (first review 12/9/19)

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Closing: open until filled; first review of applications December 9, 2019
Anticipated Hiring Range: $51,000 – $63,000 annually DOQ

The City of Claremont (pop. 1,461) is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Public Services Director. Management seeks an experienced team builder, with a desire to focus on employee development and motivation, to replace a beloved Director who is retiring. This position performs professional and administrative work in directing and overseeing the City’s Public Services Department, supervising a staff of 7 employees responsible for 10 miles of City Streets and 24 miles of distribution and collection lines, to include 6 sewer lift stations. The City recently entered into an agreement to close both wastewater treatment facilities by 2022, purchasing water and wastewater treatment services from the City of Hickory. The position will be responsible for day to day guidance of the department and administrative tasks, such as strategic and capital planning and performance management, consistently monitoring each for improvement. Work is performed in accordance with established local, state and federal guidelines and regulations and reports to the City Manager.

This position will be filled after the first of the year and will have an opportunity to work with the current Director for approximately six months before changeover will occur.

Qualifications
Minimum of an A.A.S. and 3-5 years of field experience in construction type trades with a thorough knowledge of general construction principals, to include: the construction, installation and maintenance of asphalt streets, curb and gutter, sidewalks, water distribution systems, and sewer collections systems including sewer lift stations, or an equivalent combination of training education, and experience. Preference given to those holding at minimum a Grade B Distribution and Grade 3 Collections certification or having the ability to obtain both within the first year of employment. ORC experience a plus.

Must have a valid N.C. Class B driver’s license.

Strategic Planning & Performance Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 12/13/19)

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Closing:  December 13, 2019
Anticipated Hiring Range:  $75,000 – $104,000 annually

The City of Raleigh, North Carolina’s state capital and the second largest city in North Carolina, invites applications from highly skilled candidates to apply for this exciting position.

Job Description

The successful candidate will provide overall leadership and support of the City’s strategic plan and the City’s performance measurement and program evaluation programs. The Strategic Planning and Performance Manager will engage with elected officials, senior executives and departmental staff and exercise independent judgment and initiative based on a comprehensive knowledge of strategic planning, performance measurement and municipal government policies and practices. Work will include collaboration with departments, assistant city managers and the City Manager to align department strategic planning efforts, performance measurement, and resource allocation plans with citywide plans and Council focus areas.

The Strategic Planning and Performance Manager will have strong interpersonal and facilitation skills, knowledge of strategic planning and performance measurement practices and experience working within organizations with established strategic plans and performance-based cultures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides expert strategic planning and performance management advice and assistance to the City Manager, City Council, City Departments, and the public.
  • Supports the Budget & Management Services Department and the city with organizational change efforts and development by assisting city staff in developing and implementing the citywide strategic plan, departmental business plans, benchmarks, performance measures and targets.
  • Assists the City in developing and managing a performance management system, starting with the creation of performance measures and targets with the objective of a meaningful and robust performance reporting system.
  • Partners with Budget staff to identify opportunities for organizational performance reviews of City operations with the greatest potential financial, strategic or operations impact.
  • Conducts and oversees organizational reviews to identify strengths and weaknesses and to evaluate operational effectiveness.
  • Builds capacity and skills within the City for continuous organizational improvement.
  • Assists the City Manager’s Office in reporting progress of the city’s strategic plan to the City Council and public.
  • This leadership position serves as visible champion of City strategic planning and implementation efforts and communications both internal and external to the organization.
  • Responds to inquiries from the press, City officials, and the public regarding the strategic plan and citywide performance.
  • Makes recommendations regarding budget priorities to align resources to meet strategic priorities.
  • Coordinates/Facilitates assignments and work related to strategic planning support and analysis among budget analysts. (May supervise staff.)
  • Ability to effectively partner with executive staff, build consensus, and deliver ambitious strategic planning milestones.
  • Ability to use data to influence strategy and innovation.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or degree related directly to assignment area. Master’s degree in public or business administration is strongly preferred and six years of related professional planning experience and two years of supervisory experience.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • At least five years of increasingly responsible management experience with responsibility for organizational strategic planning and performance management, preferably in the public sector.
  • Experience developing and facilitating cross-disciplinary teams and integrating meeting design principles.
  • Experience developing and managing performance measurement systems that track and report progress on strategic plan performance outcomes.
  • Experience in survey design and statistical analysis is preferred.
  • Knowledge of current best management practices in the field of strategic planning and performance measurement.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of organization theory, public administration, budgeting concepts and practices, contemporary management practices, practical concepts of organizational planning and performance, and strong capabilities to motivate and persuade individuals and groups to action.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental financial management, governmental budgeting, and service efforts and accomplishments.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of performance, data processing, performance management concepts, methodology and implementation techniques, including balanced scorecard.
  • Knowledge in developing/managing original research for business organizations including survey development, analysis of results into actionable forms, and presentation of research and results to executive audiences.
  • Knowledge of high performance organizational principles.
  • Knowledge of management techniques and the ability to apply them to create effective and efficient service.
  • Ability to collect, compile, analyze and interpret data. Strong quantitative analysis capability including mastery of business statistical techniques.

Management Analyst, City of Rocky Mount (closes 12/3/19)

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Closing: December 3, 2019
Salary: $49,122 – $73,683 annually

The City of Rocky Mount is accepting applications for a new Management Analyst position, which will start in January 2020. This is a great opportunity to be part of a environment of diverse responsibilities, working in our City Manager’s Office and supervised by the Budget & Evaluation Manager. This position assists in the coordination and administration of the City’s operating budget, capital improvement program, and performance evaluation, and coordinate and administer analysis projects involve Citywide operations, and those of specific departments.

Job Requirements

  • Assist with coordination and administration of the annual operating budget process, as directed by the Budget & Evaluation Manager. This includes preparing forms and instructions, training City staff, analyzing requests, providing recommendations to the Budget & Evaluation Manager for funding, and maintaining the budget software system.
  • As directed by the Budget & Evaluation Manager, collects, analyzes, and summarizes departmental capital improvement program project submissions for review, ensuring requests are balanced and prepared for evaluation.
  • Coordination and administration of the City’s performance evaluation program, including review and audit of measures, the recommendation of new measures, and monitoring of performance for impact and cost-effectiveness.
  • Preparation and maintenance of assigned records, files, spreadsheets, and document sections.
  • Monitoring assigned budget areas and determination of appropriate methods to address budgetary concerns.
  • Coordination and performance of assigned analysis projects, including a selection of methods, collection of information, conveying of results, preparation of recommendations, and presentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Assists with the general tasks of the City Manager’s Office, including customer services, assisting other employees and providing support to other departments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience enough to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  • Understanding of operating and capital budgeting models, concepts, and practices;
  • Familiarization with productivity improvements concepts and practices;
  • Understanding of organizational theory.
  • Understanding of management analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and decision management systems.
  • Knowledge of performance measurement practices. o Knowledge of state laws related to municipal government.
  • Knowledge of the City Code of Ordinances.
  • Familiarization of fiscal control practices.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and identifying solutions.
  • Skill in preparing clear and accurate reports.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Skill in evaluating and establishing written policies and procedures.
  • Skill in setting priorities for competing projects.
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in operating computers and other standard office equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

 

Assistant County Manager, Forsyth County (closes 12/1/19)

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Closing: December 1, 2019
Salary: depends on qualifications

Forsyth County Government is seeking a transformational leader to serve as an Assistant County Manager. The Assistant County Manager is responsible for assisting the County Manager with all aspects of county administration. This position serves a dual role and is also considered the Health & Human Services Director. Responsibilities rely more on general management competencies rather than being a subject matter expert in any of the assigned departments. The selected candidate must become a resident of Forsyth County no more than 180 days after the first day of employment as Assistant County Manager.

Description

The Assistant County Manager is responsible for assisting the County Manager with all aspects of county administration. This position serves a dual role and is also considered the Human Services Director. Responsibilities rely more on general management competencies rather than being a subject matter expert in any of the assigned departments.

As the 4th largest county in North Carolina, with a population of 350,000, Forsyth County has over 2300 positions in 20+ departments and an annual operating budget of $458.7 million. Our mission is to cooperatively support and maintain a community which is safe and healthy, convenient and pleasant to live in, with educational, cultural and economic opportunities for all. We provide certain services which the Board of Commissioners has determined to be necessary and appropriate to advance this mission.

The ideal candidate will be a transformational leader and have thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of County government and must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of State law and regulations affecting County government.
  • Thorough knowledge of sources of information needed in preparing research reports and making administrative decisions.
  • Ability to assist in the coordination of the efforts of various departments and agencies.
  • Ability to explain County policies and procedures and to determine their effectiveness.
  • Ability to deal effectively with government officials, the public, and other employees.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Because of the team atmosphere in the County Manager’s Office, departmental assignments are subject to change.  Primary duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and directing the work of the County’s human services programs.
  • Provide direct supervision to several department heads and assist the County Manager with management and supervision of County departments.
  • Oversee the Consolidated Human Services Agency which includes public health, social services, and County programs related to behavioral health, aging services, and court services.
  • Serve as a convener and collaborator between the County and external agencies in an effort to provide quality services to the County’s citizens.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual County budget and in controlling expenditures.
  • Serve as a liaison between the departments, the County Manager and boards.
  • Attend meetings as a representative of the County Manager and presents to civic groups.

Minimum Education and Experience

The selected candidate must become a resident of Forsyth County no more than 180 days after the first day of employment as Assistant County Manager.  

Graduation from a four year college with a degree in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in a state or local government, including two years as a manager, assistant manager, or department head. A master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field preferred. A four-year degree outside of the relevant academic field plus additional years of relevant experience may also be considered.  A valid N.C. Driver’s License is required.