Financial Analyst, Chatham County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary: $56,146 annually

Job Summary:

Do you want an opportunity to be on the financial front line of growth in Chatham County? The Chatham County Finance Office is seeking a financial analyst to assist with financial reporting of various local, state and federal grants.  This position will assist departments and budget office with questions regarding the monitoring and development of budgets related to grants and monitor and assist with audit compliance and reporting. The successful candidate will also provide general professional and technical support to the Finance Office in the overall preparation and management of the county’s financial operations; performs complex analysis and research to make recommendations concerning efficiency and effectiveness at all levels of county operations. Strong interpersonal skills required for correspondence with representatives from granting agencies to identify and implement new and evolving grant requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or business and 3-5 years of experience in a government/non-profit finance position required.

Budget Analyst, City of Hickory (closes 2/3/21)

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Closing: 2/3/21 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $45,563 – $68,344 annually

Job Description:

For doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, Hickory is a bridge between Asheville and Charlotte at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along Interstate 40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry and quality. Hickory, North Carolina, is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River approximately one hour east of Asheville and one hour north of Charlotte. More than 40,000 residents call Hickory their home and Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area. Hickory has outstanding school systems, seven recreation facilities, two libraries, several golf courses, theaters, art museums, and eighteen gorgeous parks. Beautiful Lake Hickory is over 4,000 acres and has many public access areas. Please check out Hickory at www.hickorync.gov/employment or www.hickorywellcrafted.com for a web portal all about Hickory and the surrounding areas and what makes Hickory a “Well Crafted” City.

In 2012, Hickory recognized the need to develop a plan to economically revitalize the City.  This culminated in a $40 million dollar bond referendum, which was overwhelmingly approved by our citizens.  The approved bonds were intended to cover a Citywalk, Riverwalk, Bookwalk, and streetscape improvements, which are collectively known as the Hickory Trail.  The bonds also cover the construction of a class A business park, which is currently under development know with commitments from three large multi-national corporations.  The development of these projects are intended to be a catalyst for substantial economic growth, which the City is beginning to see.  New apartments and mixed use projects are under construction in downtown, and other areas of town.  The candidate that fills this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with citizens, fellow staff members, and consultants to make our community grow and thrive.

Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability. U.S. Law requires all applicants to furnish proof of identity and right to work in the U.S. This position performs advanced professional work in the preparation and administration of the city’s operating and capital budgets and in the evaluation of city programs and departmental financial operations.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages the city’s operating and capital budgets function; prepares and executes the city’s operating and capital budgets.
  • Provides management consulting and analysis services to the City Manager’s Office (Assistant City Manager).
  • Reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and for justification of personnel allocations and expenditures; reviews requests for supplemental appropriations or personnel; discusses with departmental officials; makes recommendations on requests.
  • Develops budget transfers and amendments to the budget ordinance.
  • Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates financial results of operations compared to budget estimates; recommends improvements, assists in the development of revenue estimates, evaluates the impact of economic variables.
  • Interprets, applies, and maintains laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to financial and budget transactions.
  • Develops, formats, and produces an annual budget document.
  • Works closely with Finance Department staff to insure budget and financial transactions are processed timely.
  • Administers the North Carolina Performance Measurement Project for the city.  Works closely with affected departments on developing performance measures and subsequent reporting.
  • Provides annual and ongoing training to city personnel regarding budget matters.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of government finance, budgeting, and fund accounting.  
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of computerized financial information   management.
  • Knowledge of economic trend forecasting and analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of government auditing procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators and employees and to partner with department heads to effectively budget and manage financial resources in order to leverage financial opportunities.  
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to seek input, listen and confirm mutual understanding; ability to explain complex budget information in understandable terms for non-budget staff.
  • Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs.
  • Skill in operating office equipment such as a computer and calculator.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration; or a four-year degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting or related field and three to five years of professional government experience working with the principles associated with Public Administration, budgeting, program or operational analysis.  Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Supplemental Information:

Supervisory Controls:  The Assistant City Manager assigns work in terms of city goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of city government activities.
Guidelines:  Work includes familiarity with the North Carolina Budget and Fiscal Control Act, relevant federal and state laws and city ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  
Complexity:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties, as well as an analytical ability to ascertain trends and patterns from various forms of data. The job requires exceptional organizational skills to facilitate the workflow required in both planning and executing the annual budget cycle.  It requires effective use of spreadsheets, schedules and managing detailed records.  The unpredictability of the budgeting process contributes to the complexity of the work.
Scope and Effect:  The purpose of this position is to manage the budget process of the city.  Successful performance helps ensure the sound financial position of the city government, and provision of city services at reasonable tax rates.
Personal Contacts:  Contacts are typically with other city employees (including budget managers and department heads), external auditors, elected officials, representatives of federal, state and local agencies, and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and justify, negotiate, or discuss financial/budget matters.
Physical Demands:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.
Work Environment:  The work is typically performed in an office. The position sometimes involves exposure to confidential information; it is imperative that the individual maintains confidentiality when and where required.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  None.

Procurement & Contracts Manager, Town of Clayton (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $55,370 – $87,110 annually

Job Description:

The Procurement and Contracts Manager organizes and administers a purchasing, procurement, and contracting program for all Town departments. Work and activities involve performing preliminary reviews of contracts, initiating purchase orders for contracts, obtaining warranty requirements and insurance certificates; assisting the Finance Director in bulk purchasing and specialized equipment decisions; managing the fleet and IT procurement frameworks; planning, organizing, coordinating and preparing specifications and request for bids and proposals; analyzing bids and proposals for determining compliance with the required specification and recommendation for awarding contracts to ensure cost effective purchases of goods and services; maintain an automated system of contracts for goods and services other than construction projects; maintaining a computerized inventory of warehouse materials and other purchasing records; review and approval of purchase orders, purchasing supplies and materials to maintain warehouse stock including electrical, water and sewer, street, and office materials, parts, supplies and tools. Work is performed under the general direction of the Finance Director in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes, State regulations governing purchasing in local governments, departmental needs, and Town policies. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in development of an efficient system across departments, in contract review and authorization, and in advising departments on legal requirements.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee training of Town staff on proper procurement procedures and policies.
  • Function as a subject matter expert in providing advice and knowledge of purchased related laws and policy for purchasing and service contracts, including compliance with Federal Uniform Guidance requirements.
  • Reviews and authorizes purchases; determines appropriate method of purchase (i.e. informal bids, formal bids, negotiated contracts or other procedures).
  • Receive contracts from departments, assign contracts numbers, set up purchase orders, review contracts for key terms, obtain insurance certificates, determine if a pre-project safety review is required and track contracts through legal review, pre-audit and final approval.
  • Conducts or supervises bid openings and oversees detailed legal process for capital expenditures, analyzes bids, reports results and recommends bid awards for purchase; works with departments or prepares bid specifications for procurement items, coordinates with budget for funds availability and spending authority.
  • Evaluate contractor performance and compliance to contract terms and conditions by monitoring performance, reviewing vendor performance evaluations, communicating results of performance evaluations to contractors and resolving contractual issues.
  • Administers a variety of contracts and programs such as uniform rental, cellphone, and copier lease; leads or works on a variety of special projects involving contracts and coordination with a variety of departments and vendors.
  • Directs the Town’s purchasing program, including P-Cards; organizes and implements systems and procedures for procurement, warehousing and appropriate disposal of the Town’s equipment, materials, and supplies; confers with department heads, project managers, local government officials and staff.
  • Advises departments on equipment and supplies specifications and the purchasing process.
  • Assists in determining standard products, equipment, supplies and materials to be maintained in inventory and/or used by all departments.
  • Maintains records including vendor lists and product files, price lists, comparison sheets on regularly purchased items, and appropriate purchasing requisition and bid files.
  • Oversees and participates in the purchasing of various supplies and equipment; calls vendors to get prices; prepares purchase orders; coordinates purchase needs with department personnel and delivery times with vendors.
  • Conducts product research and evaluates market trends for procurement.
  • Ensures maximum value for expenditures by establishing and maintaining purchasing agreements, negotiating contracts, and performing cost and price analysis.
  • Recommends updates to purchasing policies and procedures in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Supervises staff responsible for keeping materials, supplies, and equipment in proper order in the warehouse and for checking in and issuing stock materials and supplies to Town staff.  Participates in hiring and conducting performance evaluations for assigned staff; provides training and performance coaching.
  • Oversees records of vehicle registration and tracks licenses.
  • Performs other duties as needed or required.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes, and of local ordinances and regulations governing the purchasing of materials, supplies and equipment and sale of surplus equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern purchasing methods and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of grades and qualities of items purchased and/ or sources of supply and price trends in water, sewer, electric, public works and other municipal needs.
  • Considerable knowledge of the application of information technology to purchasing and warehousing.
  • Working knowledge of accounting in relation to procurement and purchasing.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Skill in developing bid specifications and in evaluating bids.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective work relationships with public vendors, management and government officials and with other employees.
  • Skill in communicating and presenting ideas effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Skill in use of office technology.
  • Skill in internal customer service excellence and collaborative conflict resolution.
  • Skill in price negotiation.
  • Skill in writing complex specification and purchasing solicitations.
  • Ability to interpret and explain laws and procedures relating to the procurement and purchasing process.
  • Ability to schedule deliveries in collaboration with other staff and Town needs.
  • Ability to meet established deadlines.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, talking, and hearing.
  • Must be able to perform heavy work exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to operate a computer terminal, to do extensive reading and detailed analysis of vendor information, legal contracts, bid specifications and formal and informal bids, to inspect shipments for defects, to operate equipment, and to use measurement devices.

Desirable Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, prefer concentration in procurement, finance, supply chain logistics, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five (5) years of experience in purchasing, government purchasing preferred. Two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred.

Special Requirements: 

  • Valid NC driver’s license.
  • Certified Local Government Purchasing Officer (CLGPO), or Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), or Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) required.
  • Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) or equivalent preferred.

Tax Collector/Office Assistant (Part Time), Village of Marvin (open until filled)

Closing: Open until filled
Pay Range: $14.90 – $19.71 per hour

Job Description:

The Village of Marvin, located in Union County, North Carolina (pop. 6,967) is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed, detail-orientated and experienced Tax Collector/Office Assistant. The Tax Collector/Office Assistant reports to the Finance Officer and works in partnership with all Village departments to provide financial leadership. The Tax Collector’s primary responsibilities include, but not limited to, planning and assessing of real and personal property subject to the ad valorem tax; billing and collecting property taxes and preparing settlements of paid and unpaid taxes. In addition, this position directs the collection of delinquent taxes using legal procedures and handles appeals. The individual must have a robust understanding of NC tax laws and the ability to explain these laws, including related
policies and procedures, to property owners and others such as Village Council. Knowledge of SmartFusion and GovHub is preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Office Assistant performs general office duties such as answering phones, interacting with the public, drafting general correspondence and ordering supplies. This individual collects fees such as barn rentals, monitors petty cash and makes bank deposits. Finally, the Office Assistant performs related work as required and provides department-wide staff support.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include an Associate’s degree in Business Administration or a related field and an increasing responsibility in tax collections. Preference given to candidates with North Carolina municipal experience.

Additional Information:

Candidates should apply to the Village of Marvin with résumé and cover letter to finance@marvinnc.gov or mail to the Finance Officer, 10004 New Town Rd., Marvin, NC 28173. Position is open until filled. P/T and $14.90 to $19.71 per hour. EOE.

Research Strategist, North Carolina League of Municipalities (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled

Job Description:

The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) is a service and advocacy organization representing nearly every city and town in North Carolina. NCLM is recruiting for a Research Strategist. This position is part of the Public and Government Affairs Team with responsibility to support the development and execution of the League’s research program and assist in policy analysis and other strategic activities, as well as support the development and execution of research and policy development and oversight for the Public and Governmental Affairs Department.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This is accomplished by managing day to day activities of the League’s research program, leading the execution of the League’s regularly conducted surveys, analyzing fiscal policies and economic activities, developing new areas of research that would be beneficial to League members, conducting research, organizing policy development processes, and assisting local government officials. This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the development and execution of the League’s research program by assisting in the development and oversight of research projects that would be beneficial to League member cities and towns; assisting in collection and analysis of data for the League Forecast of Projected State-Collected Revenues and interim Revenue Reports; managing the League’s regular surveys of its members; reviewing and editing survey instruments; developing policies and procedures for research projects; studying and analyzing publications; negotiating and managing contracts for research services; and developing grant proposals/monitoring expenditure of grant funds.
  • Analyzes fiscal policies and economic activities by assisting in the identifying and reporting of governmental and economic actions that affect League member cities and towns; analyzing the fiscal effects of proposed legislation; and estimating the fiscal effect of changing the revenue structure for specific municipalities.
  • Makes recommendations for League policy positions by recommending potential improvements; monitoring legislation; communicating with legislative staff; and providing overall coordination, staffing, and assistance to League policy committees.
  • Assists local government officials by responding to inquiries; presenting research results; preparing and providing responses to questions; developing conference programs; and attending conferences and training sessions
  • Conducts Research by developing survey instruments; collecting, compiling, editing, and verifying statistical and survey data; and writing interpretative reports and summaries.
  • Some travel is required for this position.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Two to five years’ experience in budgeting, financial analysis, research, data analysis or other related areas. Knowledge of the North Carolina General Assembly, North Carolina state government, and/or local government preferred. Experience working with non-profit, membership-based organizations is ideal. Experience with PowerBI and/or data visualization software preferred.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are crucial. Ability to exercise considerable tact, courtesy and discretion in frequent contact with public officials and municipal managers and others. Must be highly skilled in strategic thinking. Ability to assess situations, assemble coalitions and build support for ideas to influence behavior, and lead strategic advocacy initiatives. Also, candidate must effectively express complex ideas orally and in writing and prepare and present presentations to League members and others to further legislative advocacy and other goals of the League.

Additional Information:

Skills/Certifications/License: Selected candidate must have great interpersonal and communication skills and possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Valid Class C Driver’s License.

How to Apply: We are looking for an eager, self-motivated candidate who desires to work for a progressive, mission-driven organization dedicated to supporting North Carolina local government. If you meet the requirements and are interested in being considered for this position, we encourage you to apply. To apply for this position, please apply via ADP (see email for instructions). Positions are opened until filled.

The NC League of Municipalities is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Finance Director, City of Mebane (closes 1/15/21)

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Closing: 1/15/21 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $86,122 – $133,488 annually

Organization Description:

Discover Mebane, ideally located just off I-40 and I-85 in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, midway between the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the state’s beautiful barrier island coastline. A city population of 14,000, Mebane is the perfect mix of small-town charm and close proximity to larger cities, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro. Seeking an education? Parents are able to select from excellent public and private schools in the Mebane area. Residents pursuing an advanced degree have easy access to highly ranked universities and colleges, including Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, and Alamance
Community College. In fact, twenty higher education institutions are within 45 minutes of Mebane. Mebane offers convenient, quality healthcare services. Home to more than 24 primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, imaging, outpatient surgery, cancer care, physical therapy, and lab services, we’ve got you covered. UNC Hospitals, Duke University Medical Center, and Alamance Regional Medical Center can be accessed in less than 20 minutes for inpatient care. Here, friendly neighborhoods, exceptional amenities, and growing global and local businesses come together to create a vibrant community. Our downtown boasts one-of-a-kind
shops, delicious eateries, and fun events for all ages. Visit and you’ll discover why Mebane is positively charming.

Services for Residents and Businesses
Residents and businesses depend on us for essential services, such as water, sanitation, street maintenance, and police and fire protection. The city also coordinates planning and zoning and building inspections. Beautiful parks, an abundance of youth and adult recreational opportunities, and the Mebane Arts and Community Center all serve to enrich our community.

The Organization
The City of Mebane operates with a City Council and City Manager form of government. The City Council includes the mayor and five council members who are elected by citizens of Mebane. The City employs 136 full time employees, in addition to part time and seasonal staff, across 11 departments.

A Rich History
Incorporated in 1881, Mebane was a sleepy little town of around 5,000 for many years, but recently has become an economic engine for the region. As one of the top ten fastest growing cities in North Carolina, Mebane has spent the past decade quietly attracting new industry, new jobs, and new residents. When the Dutch makers of Biscoff cookies, (familiar to anyone who’s flown on an airline) wanted to locate their first factory in the United States, they chose Mebane. The first US factory for a well-known Japanese candy maker, and new distribution centers for Walmart, Lidl and, currently under construction, a large medical supply company,
all have chosen Mebane in recent years as the place to be. Based on its prime location on an interstate right between the Triangle and Triad with access to an able work force, Mebane is uniquely situated to continue its growth. Maintaining the charm of the city while welcoming new residents and businesses is the primary challenge of the City.

Job Description:

Reporting to the City Manager, this position serves as the chief financial officer for the City. Emphasis of the work is in the exercise of managerial and professional accounting knowledge and abilities required to oversee the operations and supervision of the Finance Department including subsidiary functions for treasury, investments, budget, billing and collections of revenues and City services, and other accounting divisions and operations. Work is performed with broad discretion and judgment in managing the department and is performed under the general direction of the City Manager. Supervision is exercised over technical and clerical personnel. Work is evaluated based on attainment of individual and department objectives, accuracy of records, compliance with federal and state laws, and adherence to national general accepted accounting principles.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years of experience in finance administration with five (5) years of supervisory experience above the first-line supervisory level; OR, a master’s degree in the aforementioned fields and eight (8) years of finance administration work experience, including five (5) years of supervisory experience above the first line supervisory level; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
CPA licensure in the State of North Carolina, and significant municipal accounting experience are highly preferred.

Additional Information:

Compensation: The Finance Director’s salary range is $86,122-$133-488, depending on qualifications, along with an excellent comprehensive benefits package.
The Recruitment Process: If you are ready to be Mebane’s next Finance Director, apply online at cityofmebane.com. The expected start date of the successful candidate is March 1, 2021.

Stormwater Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 1/31/21)

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Closing: 1/31/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $47,902 – $68,260 annually

Job Description:

This class is the fourth level in a seven-level Fiscal Services Series devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management. Incumbents provide professional journey-level work in an accounting, budgeting, grants administration or related financial analysis function. Work may include analytical, reconciliation, reporting and oversight work for the finance, accounting, budget, procurement, treasury and business services functions of central financial operations or a department’s financial operations. As assigned, an incumbent may serve as a management fellow. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs analysis, reviews and/or audits of budgetary and financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; provides summary reporting and prepares recommendations based on findings. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Monitors and administers budgetary and fiscal accounting procedures, processes, transactions and/or system interfaces; identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities; performs reconciliations; analyzes issues and recommends and coordinates problem resolution with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
  • Serves as a functional liaison and provides internal and external customer support; performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract  documentation, grant funding, payments/receipts, billing, requisitions, asset tracking and lease information and/or other fiscal process and verifies accuracy, compliance, and/or need for change; recommends and implements adjustments, enhancements or updates.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information; develops, updates and/or maintains financial reports, spreadsheets, statements, journal entries, schedules, agendas, projections, and/or presentations.
  • Reviews financial policies, procedures and practices; provides recommendations for enhancements; assists in developing, updating, implementing and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional and technical support of assigned program or special project which may include budget development, monitoring and analytical support.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Performing operational studies and provides recommendations.
  • Maintaining and updating the financial/rate model for the Stormwater Utility Enterprise.
  • Providing regular updates on available funds for Stormwater capital improvement projects as well as operational activities.
  • Working closely with budgetary and financial leads within the City’s Budget and Finance Departments as well as the Engineering Services and Transportation Departments.
  • Researching issues affecting budgetary and financial policy development for the Stormwater Utility.
  • Tracking and reporting key performance indicators related to budgetary and financial metrics.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
Previous experience with financial management of a municipal utility enterprise fund is preferred.

Licensing/Certifications: None Required

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

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

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

Senior Budget & Management Services Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 1/25/21)

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Closing: 1/25/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $70,000 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh is seeking a full-time Senior Budget and Management Analyst within the Budget and Management Services Department. We are seeking an individual passionate about local government. This is a professional position working independently to support the City’s strategic and business planning efforts, develop and manage the annual operating and multi-year capital plan, manage special projects, and contribute to policy discussions.
Senior Budget and Management Analysts have a rich variety of assignments and work closely with the City Manager, and Assistant City Managers, to set budget priorities, respond to City Council questions, and solve complex problems by facilitating consensus-building among stakeholders.  We work directly on major projects, including implementation of the Strategic Plan, business planning processes, and departmental process improvements.  Analysts manage a portfolio of assignments, including operating departments and capital programs, enterprise and internal service funds, a key focus area of the Strategic Plan, and special project management.  Analysts also work directly with City departments to prioritize needs, resolve challenges, and plan service improvements.
A successful Senior Budget and Management Analyst is able to think strategically, build consensus among multiple stakeholders, develop relationships with assigned departments, and perform analytical analysis to demonstrate policy options.
The City’s total compensation package, including salary, health plan, and other benefits, is highly competitive.  To learn more about the City, visit the City of Raleigh website at www.raleighnc.gov.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Independently identifies the need for and performs complex analytical, quantitative and managerial work in the:
    1. Preparation and development of annual operating and capital budgets;
    2. implementation and control of current operating and capital revenues and expenditures;
    3. Analysis and evaluation of policy and management issues; and
    4. Evaluation and measurement of the performance of City programs and strategic goals
  • Provides professional consultation and guidance to departments by:
    1. Reviewing budgets and long range financial and strategic plans including staffing, expense and revenue projections;
    2. Recommending approaches for linking strategic objectives to performance targets
  • Work with assigned departments to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational needs, and evaluate those needs during the budget cycle.
  • Manages projects that are complex, cross-departmental, and have significant financial impacts, with minimal guidance.
  • Support the City’s strategic plan by helping departments collect data, refine performance measures, and communicate results to senior management.
  • Prepare communications, including memoranda, presentations, and talking points, to help senior management debate policy choices.
  • Assist department staff with crafting clear, concise agenda materials for City Council.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or a related field and five years of professional experience in financial, budget, management, or policy analysis.  A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or related field is desirable and may be substituted for experience.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Local government financial and management concepts, such as fund accounting, indirect cost allocation, program evaluation, and strategic planning.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective facilitation and oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Budget planning software systems and analytical tools.
  • Microsoft Office suite.

Skill In:

  • Articulating policy recommendations that well define the issue or problem; provide viable options; and present sound analysis justifying the recommended action/policy direction.
  • Resolving complex issues involving multiple stakeholders or views, using independent judgment and tact in the workplace.
  • Planning, initiating and managing complex projects simultaneously.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, including developing summaries, presentations, memoranda, and handouts.
  • Developing and analyzing capital improvement programs and complex operating budgets, performing quantitative analysis, researching and preparing reports, reviewing and interpreting statistical information.
  • Performing complex financial analysis to include rate modeling, multi-year budget projections and personnel cost projections.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Working independently and establishing effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization.
  • Collaborating with others who have differing perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Analyzing programs and policies, synthesizing information, and presenting sound recommendations to executive staff.

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.

Accreditation Analyst, City of Durham Police Department (closes 1/19/21)

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Closing: 1/19/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,246 – $65,344 annually

Job Description:

The City of Durham’s Police Department is dedicated to hiring and training officers and staff who represent the best the law enforcement profession has to offer. They are a progressive agency committed to reducing crime by providing the best quality service. Our Police Department works to foster public confidence and maintain the highest standards of excellence as a community partner for positive change.

Devoted to providing management analysis and oversight; departmental budget and personnel management; program administration and oversight; risk management and safety services. Perform fully-proficient financial, managerial and/or operational analysis work or program administration for a City-wide function or City department that requires independent evaluation and analysis of issues and the exercise of judgment, education and experience to select and apply criteria to resolve problems and make recommendations. Decision-making includes selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction.
Responsible for researching, compiling, and analyzing information; preparing reports; managing programs and/or processes; assessing programs and performing quality control; consulting with management and other staff; performing special projects; serving as a liaison to other City departments, vendors or external customers; performing marketing, as assigned; analyzing operational processes and recommending improvements; developing performance measures; developing and updating business plans and assisting with strategic planning; overseeing/processing contracts/agreements and/or leases; and coordinating and administering budgets. As assigned, may serve as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion or supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing disciplinary action.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administers programs including evaluating program performance; performs quality control; develops performance measures; recommends improvements; assists with strategic planning; and ensures compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.,
  • Prepares, maintains, reviews, and/or processes reports, business plans, contracts, agreements, leases, claims, forms, applications, promotional materials, and other documents; updates and maintains databases, online systems, and webpages; researches updates, compiles, analyzes, and/or reviews information; produces findings and develops recommendations; reviews work and the work of others for accuracy and completeness.
  • Collaborates with, and serves as a liaison to, City management and departments, vendors, and/or external agencies; attends meetings to provide consultation and professional assistance; coordinates public outreach; conducts site visits and/or investigations, as assigned; develops and delivers training, as assigned; and promotes programs and other department operations.
  • Develops, prepares and administers budgets including monitoring expenditures, researching and analyzing financial and related data, preparing cost estimates, and making budget and procurement recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or directly related field
  • Two years of professional experience in an area related to assignment.

Intern, City of Durham City Manager’s Office (closes 1/22/21)

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Closing: 1/22/21 11:59pm EST
Salary: $16.89 hourly

Job Description:

Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM, *may* be remote, based on Covid-19 precautions in place when the position starts.

The City’s Management Internship Program is designed to immerse graduate students in a variety of potential careers in local government management.

The selected candidate will work out of the City Manager’s Office on a wide variety of special projects both in the City Manager’s Office and in other City departments. These projects will expose the candidate to a wide variety of departments, skills, and experiences available within local government and may involve some level of interaction directly with the Durham community.

As this internship is designed for students interested in careers in local government, opportunities abound for attendance in executive and Council meetings, departmental workgroups, community engagement opportunities, and other experiences in City policy-making. The intern may also have the opportunity to attend site visits and ride-alongs with City officials engaging directly with the community, such as police officers, firefighters, solid waste collectors, etc. This internship has opportunity for personalization, and the intern may have the opportunity to engage with people and projects that are of individual interest.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This is a project-based internship and so duties are variable depending on the projects available and the skills/interests of the selected candidate. Past interns in this position have worked on the following projects:

  • Benchmarking research of Public Affairs departments and presentation to City Manager and other stakeholders
  • Research and recommendations development for the City and County’s joint Covid Recovery Taskforce
  • Selection and implementation of a data mapping software for use in visualizing youth services
  • Data Analysis and Synthesis of the City’s internal Racial Equity Viewpoints survey and a presentation of recommendations to Department leaders

Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, or related graduate degree program.
  • Must have experience and/or formal training in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g. basic statistics, surveys, focus groups, interviews, and literature reviews).
  • Must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.