Strategic Initiative Analyst, Durham County (closes 5/4/21)

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Closing: 5/4/2021 5:00pm EST
Hiring Range: $49,643 – $71,000 annually

Job Description:

Performs responsible professional and administrative strategic planning and change management work designed to improve County-wide community and governmental initiatives; performs related work as required.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Strategic Initiative Manager as part of the Strategic Initiatives team within the County Manager’s Office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with project management of performance improvement and community/governmental strategic initiatives;
  • Assists Budget and Management Services and other stakeholders to build and sustain performance measurement/management system;
  • Assists portfolios with performance management;
  • Works with variety of internal and external stakeholders to develop feasible solutions to issues;
  • Assists with the development of project communication and engagement strategies;
  • Assists with strategic planning and strategy implementation efforts;
  • Assists with innovation and continuous improvement projects and strategies;
  • Identifies, researches and analyzes no and low-cost solutions to issues;
  • Creates presentations and reports for the County Manager, the Board of County Commissioners and other  officials as directed, including but not limited to performance, innovation and continuous improvement reports;
  • Schedules meetings, maintains office records and provides clerical support for the office; and
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of County government; thorough knowledge of the principles of public administration and strategic planning; strong business, analytical, planning, interpersonal and critical thinking skills; ability to analyze community and administrative issues or approaches and offer sound recommendations; ability to plan and facilitate effective meetings; ability to define objectives, assign priorities, and meet completion deadlines; ability to clearly communicate complex material in writing and verbally in a professional manner; the ability to create and make effective public presentations; ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate information and to prepare concise and informative reports; and the ability to effectively collaborate with government officials, community agencies, the general public, and others at all organizational levels.


Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management or a related field and two years of professional administrative experience in government, business or non-profit sector.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Financial Analyst, City of High Point (closes 4/25/21)

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Closing: 4/25/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $56,787 – $77,075 annually

Job Summary:

Performs difficult professional work in the maintenance and preparation of complex fiscal and financial records; performs difficult technical work in the areas of financial accounting and reporting and financial information and management systems within the Financial Services Department; does related work and special assignments as required.

Work is performed under periodic general supervision of the Assistant Financial Services Director.  Indirect supervision and accountability may be exercised over peer and subordinate liaisons in other departments as well as members of the financial services department regarding accounting and information systems.

Essential Tasks:

  • Works closely with the financial services management team to execute critical strategic projects; anticipate, identify, and define system accounting problems, identify potential consequences, and test solutions;
  • Assists with Financial Services Department’s risk management responsibilities;
  • Assists in the preparation and review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, implements GASB statements, and coordinates actuarial studies;
  • Assists auditors as needed in completion of the annual audit;
  • Coordinates the month-end close to ensure that the general ledger has complete and accurate data for monthly financial reporting;
  • Prepares general ledger entries and complex year-end reconciliations;
  • Maintains general ledger accounts, analyzes data, and prepares financial reports for outside agencies;
  • Verifies, reconciles, and records AR from various cash basis systems to record modified accrual;
  • Coordinates with Information Technology staff to provide support and ongoing tracking and monitoring for financial services related projects (includes helping prepare documentation, test for outcomes, provide resolution, and make recommendations for design changes where applicable);
  • Participates in the analysis, evaluation, and implementation of or upgrades to financial ERP and systems that interface to financials;
  • Recommends and implements process improvements that strategically add value related to systems and general financial services department operational efficiency;
  • Consults with departments on the development of new services, methods, or procedures;
  • Gathers and analyzes information related to current and future trends and best practices;
  • Assists with the maintenance, design and installation of the accounting control records and reviews internal controls over financial accounting systems;
  • Provides inter-departmental financial assistance and supporting analytical work in the areas of financial reporting, project monitoring;
  • Prepares and evaluates performance management scorecard matrix for all divisions of the Financial Services Department;
  • Assists with the training program for the Financial Services Department;
  • Verifies, reconciles, and prepares general leger entries and complex reconciliations for multi-year capital projects and write-offs;
  • Reviews and/or creates accounting procedures and interprets and applies laws, regulations, and policies;
  • Researches and provides financial data upon request;
  • Cross-trains and provides backup in other departmental responsibilities;
  • Performs related tasks as required;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • NC Driver’s License Required
  • Years of Experience: 4 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis
  • Special skills: proficiency with Microsoft Excel is necessary
  • Schedule requirements: M-F 8-5

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications: CPA or NCLGFO
  • Special skills: experience with governmental accounting; strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to analyze, evaluate, and implement financial systems; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently with limited supervision; and ability to work well with others.

Additional Information:

Physical Requirements:

Hearing/Speaking – Expressing and/or receiving information by means of spoken word are both necessary to converse with internal and external customers including co-workers, citizens and applicants.

Visual Abilities – the ability to perceive via eyesight is required for this position:

  • Acuity, far – clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Must be able to see from a distance when administering and observing employment tests, operating a motor vehicle or addressing an audience.
  • Acuity, near – clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Must be able to see work-related business documents close at hand.
  • Depth perception – Three-dimensional vision and the ability to judge distance and space relationships.
  • Field of Vision – the area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while eyes are focused on one point. Must be able to see a wide span of area.
  • Accommodation – Must be able to adjust the eye lens to glance quickly.

Physical Strength – degree of physical demands typically associated with this position include:

  • Light Work
    1. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; and/or
    2. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and
    3. A negligible amount of force constantly to handle or move materials related to the position
  • Type of Physical Demands
    1. Reaching – Extending the hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
    2. Handling – Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand(s).
    3. Fingering – Picking, pinching or otherwise working with fingers primarily rather than the entire hand or arm.

Mental Activity/Requirements

Reasoning: Ability to apply principles of logical thinking combined with knowledge of principles and practices of public personnel and employment laws to work tasks and handle practical situations, comprehend and respond to a variety of situations in a timely fashion and exercise good judgment.

Mathematics Ability: Using arithmetic and/or statistics: Ability to direct and oversee the use of arithmetic and/or statistics in the preparation of a variety of tests and reports.

Language Ability: The ability to speak, read and write the English language are required for this position.

Environmental Conditions

Physical Surroundings: Subject to working inside.

Hazards: None

Disclaimer: This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point’s workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.   However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment.

The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.

Sustainability Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 4/29/21)

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Closing: 4/29/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $47,902 – $65,500 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh’s Office of Sustainability is responsible for leading organization and community-wide sustainability and climate efforts. This position will gather, support, analyze, educate, organize and report on a variety of issues in support of policy and programs, including but not limited to sustainability, climate, social and racial equity, resilience, energy, transportation, innovation, pilot projects, and more. This position works in support of the sustainability team, City departments, community partners and the implementation of Raleigh’s Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP).

The Sustainability Analyst will play a critical role in the success of sustainability efforts to benefit the Raleigh community and its 450,000+ residents. We are looking for a detail-oriented, organized and highly skilled project manager to create and support Office processes and workflow, and to contribute to CCAP implementation efforts. This will include a focus on achieving results and outcomes based on agreed-upon goals and priorities. The City of Raleigh values a diverse workplace that is representative of the residents we serve. Our search is inclusive of all interested applicants and we encourage those who may be under- represented in the field of sustainability to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support CCAP implementation by coordinating and project managing collaborative workflows for projects such as the Climate Action Fund; Sustainable Business Toolkit; assistance with communications, outreach and website; managing and coordinating requests for presentations, inquiries, reporting and updates; supporting foundational implementation work for CCAP strategy and action priorities; conducting research on sustainability/climate initiatives and other related topics including operational problems, trends, and areas for efficiency and improvement; etc.
  • Provides technical and organizational support to all City of Raleigh departments; and assists with the implementation of complex and significant strategic planning projects regarding the City’s sustainability and climate initiatives; leads and supports education and outreach activities that drive behavior change.
  • Create and maintain a database of CCAP Strategy and Action implementation updates from City Departments and community stakeholders; including creating automated and efficient processes for gathering data and qualitative information throughout the year to be used for annual, reoccurring and by request updates and reporting.
  • Supports Manager in organizational, administrative and departmental requirements, coordinating collaborative work flows and establishing deadlines with Office staff: including City Council meeting submissions; business plan updates; budgeting; grant processing; organizing annual data, reporting and performance metrics; managing spreadsheets and community information intake and inquiries; organizing work in support of the City’s Strategic Plan initiatives; Environmental Advisory Board meeting support; managing the Office’s online organizational and communication platforms; maintaining and updating spreadsheets and community intake information; providing consistent progress and update reports to Manager; etc.
  • Establishing and organizing Departmental processes and Office workflows to support CCAP implementation efforts; accelerating staff assignments and deadlines; and utilizing multiple online platforms to create more efficient and automated workflows.
  • Coordinates professional communication on behalf of the Manager via phone, e-mail; scheduling meetings with multiple stakeholders and supporting visitors.
  • Supports team by utilizing effective and professional communication and project management skills to ensure deadlines are met by scheduling and assigning tasks for collaborative projects and programs; and expediting work results.
  • Makes conference and travel arrangements for staff such as booking flights, cars, hotel and conferences.
  • Ensures operation of Office and equipment by completing preventive maintenance; requesting and submitting work orders and repairs; maintaining supply and equipment inventories; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders and evaluating new equipment and techniques.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in biology, environmental science, or directly related field and two years of professional environmental and/or sustainability analysis or program administration experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: None Required

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in sustainability, environmental sciences, public administration, public policy, GIS, data analytics, business administration, process improvement, or closely related discipline.
Two years of experience in one of the following areas: sustainability, project management, data analytics, public policy, process improvement, business or public administration. Strong project management experience, process coordination, organizational skills and/or certification such as Lean Six Sigma desired.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Sustainability, Climate, Equity, Resilience principles and concepts
  • Project management, process improvement, and research principles and resources
  • Data tracking and analysis; analytical and statistical concepts and tools (including Microsoft Excel)
  • Organizational/online platforms for managing projects, workflows, budgeting, communications, etc.
  • Local government financial, grant administration and management concepts
  • Behavior change and/or Community Based Social Marketing Techniques

Ability to:

  • Remain flexible, adaptable and positive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
  • Create processes and identify actions and tasks to tackle complex projects, often with incomplete information and while managing multiple and shifting priorities and stakeholders
  • Synthesize complex ideas and communicate them in an understandable way to others, both written and orally
  • Conduct comprehensive research and draft succinct reports and updates
  • Lead, learn and grow in the field of equity, climate equity and environmental justice
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity
  • Work independently, as well as; collaboratively as a member of a team; and the ability to prioritize work to align with organizational shifts
  • Establish constructive and effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization
  • Collaborate and communicate closely with Manager to support Office workflows, deadlines and create efficiencies; initiate consistent opportunities to receive and give feedback and shift approach with ease and positivity

Demonstrated skills in:

  • Process improvement and creating efficiencies; proficient at utilizing online organizational platforms to create collaborative workflows for various staff and contributors
  • Effective communication to accelerate tasks and deadlines assigned to other staff and partners; creating project management timelines and workflows, and driving results through accountability, and consistent and positive communication
  • Achieving results and outcomes based on agreed-upon goals and priorities
  • Using data to identify areas for improvement and to facilitate solutions
  • Managing and coordinating projects and communications with multiple stakeholders from all levels of the organization

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

Accounting and Finance Manager, Town of Holly Springs (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $65,000 – $71,000 annually

Job Description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic team member to perform complex financial work in organizing and preparing reports for the fiscal areas of finance. This employee will provide supervise of the day-to-day activities for general accounting staff including accounts receivable and payable, payroll and general ledger functions. This employee will also assist with fiscal analysis, grant administration and compliance, financial reporting, bank reconciliation and the fixed assets process. In addition the candidate will provide assistance to the external auditors with annual audit process and internal controls. This position will report directly to and work closely with the Finance Director.


The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and auditing, including local government financial administration. Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or a related field and considerable progressively responsible experience in public sector accounting or finance administration, including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer MBA, CPA or Certified Financial Officer.

Finance Director, Town of Newport (closes 4/30/21)

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Closing: 4/30/2021
Salary Range: $64,000 – $74,000 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Newport is seeking a full-time Finance Director, who is an experienced professional with strong interpersonal and financial competency skills to oversee the Town’s $7M budget which includes a $2.1M public utilities budget. The Finance Director is responsible for accounting, payroll, cash management, investment portfolio management, and financial reporting. This position requires excellent written/verbal communication skills to effectively convey financial topics to staff, elected officials, and citizens. The position is also involved in financial aspects of capital improvement planning and budgeting, strategic planning, grant administration, and performance measurement. Other duties include but are not limited to: preparing and presenting complex and detailed fiscal reports of a budgetary or financial nature; organizing and directing the work of finance technicians who supports all accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, payroll administration, and investment efforts.


Selected candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or directly related field; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible accounting and fiscal administration experience, preferably in a local government setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree and/or Certified North Carolina Local Government Finance Officer designation is preferred.

Additional Information:

The expected hiring range for this position is from $64,000-$70,000, depending on education and experience. The Town offers a generous benefit package including membership in the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System; 5% 401(k) contribution with no match required; 100% employee-only paid health, dental, life, disability and vision insurance; optional flexible spending account, life, disability, and other insurances; 12 paid holiday, 12 paid vacation days, and 12 sick days annually.
If interested, please submit a cover letter with at least four references, resume and application to The employment application and job description are available at This position is open until April 30, 2021 or until filled.
The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deputy Financial Services Director, City of Boca Raton, FL (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $102,544 – $159,702 annually

Job Description:

The City is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Financial Services Director, who is a highly responsible senior level professional position which performs accounting, financial, and administrative work assisting the Director in the planning, organizing, and operation of the Financial Services Department.  The Deputy Director position requires a high degree of independence and initiative, performed under general supervision, as well as supervisory responsibilities for 16 professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

Performs difficult professional and administrative work assisting in the planning, organizing, and operation of the Financial Services Department; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over subordinate professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Financial Services Director in the establishment of goals and objectives for the department and coordinates work of the department to achieve the goals and objectives;
  • Helps prepare the department’s budget and monitors the expenditure of funds;
  • Directs the scheduling, coordination, and completion of the City’s annual financial report on a timely basis;
  • Directs the accounting staff in the preparation of financial statements;
  • Supervises the completion of schedules and work papers for the annual audit;
  • Assists the Financial Services Director in the development of financing mechanisms for the City; directs the preparation of all debt schedules for the City or any additional debt information required by the general public, officials or the rating agencies;
  • Assists the City Manager’s office with the prioritizing, scheduling, and funding of all City projects;
  • Provides the accounting for various departments for specialized programs such as the motor pool, the self-insurance funds, the golf course, and the cemetery.
  • Directs the work efforts of the accounting staff in the analysis of the General Ledger accounts;
  • Prepares the reporting and cash flow estimates for all capital projects;
  • Oversees the completion of the Capital Improvement element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan;
  • Provides the financing mechanism and demonstrates the financial feasibility of the plan;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
Thorough knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government; ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports; ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate employees; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and 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 business administration and nine (9) years of experience in public financial services administration.

Certifications/Professional Licenses: Certified Public Accountant.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid State of Florida Class “E” driver’s license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.

Additional Information:

To be considered, visit to view information on how to apply.  Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, or (850) 391-0000.

Starting salary will be competitive depending on qualifications; the City has an excellent benefits package.

Post-Offer Background Requirements:

The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
  • Certification/License Verification

Assistant Director of Operations, City of Raleigh Solid Waste Administration (closes 4/23/21)

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Closing: 4/23/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $80,280 – $114,399 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department invites qualified candidates to submit their application for the position of Assistant Director of Operations. The Assistant Director of Operations is responsible for the leadership and administration of the functions of the Operations Division. The Operations Division houses several solid waste programs and responsibilities including core services, special services, the City’s yard waste processing center and oversight of a closed landfill. Core services is comprised of garbage and recycling collection.  Special services include yard waste, central business district (CBD or downtown), electronics recycling, dead animal, illegal dumped material, special event, and bulky collections. In addition to those services, the division is responsible for seasonal services such as grease and Christmas tree collection.  At times, the operations division is tasked to support emergency cleanup efforts such as storm debris collection and site-specific cleanup efforts.

Candidate Profile:

The Assistant Director of Operations reports to the Director of Solid Waste Services. This position is responsible for providing oversight to ensure safe and successful service delivery and the efficient operation of all aspects of the division. Moreover, this position provides strategic direction and managerial oversight including the implementation of City Council goals, policies, and achievement of departmental performance expectations, goals and initiatives.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with a proven ability to develop staff and foster a safe and collaborative work environment.  The Assistant Director must enhance and maintain relationships with employees, members of the community, interdepartmental representatives, City Management and City Council.

The Assistant Director of Operations directs the day to day operations of 160+ employees responsible for the collection, processing, and management of waste, recyclables, and yard waste. This position directly oversees the safe and effective delivery of essential solid waste and recycling services to the City of Raleigh’s 450,000 residents and the collection of commercial garbage and recycling collection within the Central Business District.

The ideal candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal skills; must be capable of working with a variety of people; have the ability to grasp new tasks, concepts and assignments; and provide efficient and effective direction to the Operations Division.  This position works irregular schedules, including early shifts, some weekends, and holidays.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the day to day functions of the Operations Division including oversight of the City’s yard waste facility and garbage, recycling, yard waste and special collections.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state and federal laws, regulations, mandates, and other applicable requirements.
  • Leads the division in adherence with set performance standards and metrics related to safe and efficient service delivery such as missed collection trends, route completion times, etc. Develops and prepares management and performance reports, projections, and presentations. Develops and implements strategies to enhance customer service.
  • Develops and executes the Division’s annual operating and capital budgets. Monitors financial records and operational expenses as needed and related to divisional operations.  Oversees the execution of all professional contracts within the division. Develops and prepares, cost estimates, projections, and presentations.
  • In collaboration with the solid waste services leadership team, establishes and maintains standards of professionalism in the areas of confidentiality, teamwork, timely and effective communications, enforcement of policies, and standards of customer service.
  • Provides direct staff supervision including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training and implementing hiring, and discipline and termination procedures if necessary. Provides technical guidance to staff as needed.
  • Monitors and evaluates projects and processes; performs research of specialized and technical information.
  • Analyzes and resolves complex and sensitive issues; handles escalated customer concerns.
  • Attends meetings, reviews plans and facilitates collaboration in the development and implementation of services and/or program offerings; serves as a division or department representative on various committees related to the management of the City, in meetings with City staff and management, and with external stakeholders and organizations; Works effectively with other City departments on projects that may impact other departments.
  • Works with various state, local, regional, and/or federal agencies regarding City projects and environmental compliance.
  • Identifies opportunities to exercise positive environmental stewardship including promotion of recycling, implementation of energy and fuel efficiencies and other positive practices.
  • This position may serve in lieu of a Director as required in the department.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
The Assistant Director of Operations will supervise and manage Solid Waste Services staff daily, assigning work and monitoring work completion.  Oversees the conduct of performance evaluations, training, and hiring, discipline and termination procedures as well as directly supervises management, professional, paraprofessional and support staff. This position may require your attendance at multiple locations for meeting and business purposes.


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

Licensing/Certifications: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: 
Prior experience in a solid waste operation is preferred.
Master’s Degree preferred.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

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

Skill In:

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

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.

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.

Accountant (Part Time), City of Durham Office of Economic & Workforce Development (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary: $24.68 hourly

Job Description:

Work Day/Hours: Hours will vary,  M-F  4 hours per day, not to go over 20 hours per week

Be a part of the innovative team driving economic prosperity in Durham.  Our Office of Economic & Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by helping commercial enterprises locate and grow, supporting entrepreneurs and their ventures, managing targeted revitalization projects and preparing the local workforce to for our businesses and industries. If you share our passion for shared prosperity and seek opportunities to serve and grow in your career, join our team!

The Fiscal Analyst is responsible for the administration (formulation, execution, monitoring, reporting and documentation) of for the department’s federal, state, local and private grants. The position develops and monitors department budgets as well as prepares and reviews contracts for conformance and compliance. The Analyst will also conduct program monitoring and file reviews, as well as prepare reports for the Workforce Development Board.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs journey-level accounting, financial analysis, and/or grant administration, including overseeing and correcting transactions, developing financial tools, maintaining and monitoring financial portfolios, setting up and managing accounts, preparing correspondence, maintaining the general ledger, preparing salary allocations, assisting with identifying funding alternatives, and ensuring compliance with financial practices, procedures, and deadlines, and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares, reviews, maintains, and/or submits complex financial, analytical, and other reports, spreadsheets, records, files, and other documentation; processes checks, purchase cards, invoices, and other financial information and materials; maintains databases and online systems; researches and analyzes financial transactions, trends, cost, expenditure, revenue, and related information; and makes recommendations based on financial data.
  • Coordinates with, and/or serves as a liaison to, contractors and City departments and/or external agencies; provides professional assistance; trains and/or monitors staff and contractors; assists with or coordinates projects; and plans and improves department business processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent in business or public administration or a directly related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in area of assignment
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • Experience with managing federal, state, and/or private grants
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Outlook etc.)

Parks Administrator, City of Sanford (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $63,138 – $78,000 annually

Essential Functions:

  • Directs regular and temporary staff in the operation and maintenance of City parks and facilities, and general grounds keeping activities including cleaning, removing trash, sweeping, raking, etc.; instructs work crew in safe work practices pertaining to use of tools and chemicals, exposure to human body fluids and hazardous materials.
  • Assists in long and short-range parks planning; works with contractors, architects, and other government officials in park design and plans for development of park facilities and natural and physical features; develops division operating and capital budgets; monitors expenditures; oversees the purchase of all division equipment and supplies; analyzes data and adjusts operational parameters to improve efficiency; prepares reports for supervisor; maintains records and files.
  • Inspects park and recreational facilities and equipment periodically to determine basic needs; prioritizes equipment, maintenance and building requests; collaborates with other division personnel to coordinate repairs to buildings, facilities, rest rooms, and equipment, as needed; ensures compliance with regulatory agency requirements.
  • Researches grant funding, prepares grant applications, administers grants; prepares bid specifications and proposals; negotiates with vendors and contractors; evaluates programming through review of participant evaluations and public comment; determines cost-effectiveness and profitability of programs; seeks community involvement through the recruitment of volunteers and sponsors.
  • Oversees the recruitment and selection of Parks Division personnel; recommends candidates for hire; assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels and evaluates staff performance; reviews time and attendance records; develops staff schedules; recommends transfers, promotions, suspensions, terminations, and demotions; develops policies and procedures.
  • Serves as liaison to city management, advisory board, Council, other departments, community/civic organizations, boards and commissions, committees, government agencies; provides direction to various committees and task forces; receives and responds to customer complaints.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques necessary for the efficient and effective administration and management of the Parks Division
  • Applicable Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations pertaining to the administration and management of the Parks Division, and in interpreting them, reading and interpreting various manuals
  • Preparing detailed, complex technical reports and related documents
  • Use of standard office equipment and related software
  • Thorough knowledge in the operation of equipment associated with the position, reading and interpreting diagrams, maps and policies and procedures
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms
  • Make mathematic computations, compute rates, ratios, and percentages
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, regulatory agency representatives, customers and the general public
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in parks and recreation management, sports administration, leisure services or related field and considerable experience in the area of parks and recreations maintenance or closely related fields such as landscaping, horticulture, or trades, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire. Must meet and maintain all certification, license and training requirements for position.

Supplemental Information:

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

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Closing: Open until filled

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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


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

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

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? No

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

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

Skill in:

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


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

Supplemental Information:

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

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