Financial Specialist, City of High Point Parks & Recreation (closes 3/21/21)

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Closing: 3/21/21 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $46,720 – $59,859 annually

Job Description:

Performs professional duties in the monitoring, preparation and analysis of the annual budget for the Parks & Recreation Department, handles all financial related tasks; does related work as required.

Essential Tasks:

  • Assists in the preliminary and final compilation of the departmental operating budget and capital improvement budget for the department;
  • Assists in the preparation of supporting budget documentation, including revenue projections, statistical data and other financial information;
  • Analyzes current operating expenditures and revenue, and estimates future expenditures and revenue;
  • Monitors revenue and expenditure patterns and recommends financial corrective measures as required;
  • Assists department staff with financial and budgetary issues, laws and policies; as well as provides and verifies information for other departments;
  • Prepares informational materials on budget proposals;
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly budget reports;
  • Oversee the departments daily financial activities which include processing of purchase orders, requisitions, procurement card reconciliation, travel and all other financial activities;
  • Review and oversee contractual agreements and grant funding for the department;
  • Aids in the designing, implementation and monitoring of the performance/efficiency measurement system for the department;
  • Conducts research and related projects concerning budget issues;
  • Studies, devises and recommends revisions of systems and forms to promote efficiency and production;
  • Completes other duties as assigned;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, accounting, public administration or related field;
  • Some experience in administrative or financial operations.
  • Prior governmental budgeting experience preferred.
  • Must have some knowledge of the functions and operations of municipal organizations.
  • Must possess general knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance and budgeting.
  • Must have good knowledge of the state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation approval and administration.
  • Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates.
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, the news media and the general public.
  • Must have the ability to apply policies and procedures as it relates to financial practices.
  • Must possess the ability to withstand pressure situations and willingness to work extra hours to meet budgetary deadlines.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Supplemental Information:

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.

Performance & Strategy Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 3/31/21)

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Closing: 3/31/21 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $61,762 – $82,349 annually

Job Description:

 

The City of Greensboro exists to partner with the community to build the desired quality of life for Greensboro.  All of our actions are guided by our commitment to and measured by our success in building public trust and the future we and the community desires. Critical to our success is maintaining a work environment which fosters employee commitment to public service and making a difference in the lives of our residents. If this sounds like a purpose that you would like to share in, please consider the opportunity below.

Work Schedule: 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday; meetings outside of normal work hours on occasion

The Performance and Strategy Analyst will coordinate, develop, and implement the City’s organizational strategic and performance management initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the organization and departments through consulting, measurement development, data analysis, performance reporting, training, and coaching; facilitating cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems; and providing training to all levels of the organization in strategic planning, performance management, and innovative improvement. This role has high visibility to the departments, city management team, and City Council.

This position will perform professional-level data analysis and reporting for research projects focusing on process improvement and innovation initiatives. In coordination with the City’s Chief Data Officer and other team members, the position will produce reports and presentations, graphics, and develop open data and social media platforms; perform and coordinate related research studies; identify and apply data analysis methods to assist improve city operations; evaluate City processes and performance; and coordinate with team members, partners, and other internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties & Tasks:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the City’s performance management program.
  • Provide consultation and facilitation to departments on performance management and strategic initiatives methodology, plan development and implementation; ensure alignment of departmental plans to citywide goals and initiatives and coach departments.
  • Develop, collect, analyze, and report performance-related information and communicate results in clear and useful ways to various audiences.
  • Lead and manage strategic initiatives and performance improvement by developing initiatives, coordinating and conducting meetings; recruiting and training individuals with varying degrees of management responsibility; creating presentations and reports for all levels of the organization and the public.
  • Facilitates cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems, which span multiple departments or internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively across functions to create buy-in, foster inclusiveness, and develop effective partnerships.
  • Lead special projects requested by departments, city management, and city council and respond to information requests related to performance, strategy, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree with 4-6 years of experience in organizational strategic planning and performance management implementation and oversight.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Budget and Evaluation Officer
  • Certified Performance Management Professional

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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:

For more information on the application process please go to the Employment Process.

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

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Closing: Open until filled

Position Description:

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? No

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

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

Skill in:

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

Abilities:

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

Supplemental Information:

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

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

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

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Closing: Open until filled

Position Description:

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

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

Skill in:

  • Performing statistical analysis
  • Conducting research

Abilities:

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

Supplemental Information:

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

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

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

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

Definition and Conditions of Work:

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

Supplemental Information:

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

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

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

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

Finance Director, Anson County (open until filled)

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

Job Description:

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

Responsibilities & Priorities:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Application Process:

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

Job Duties:

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

Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Additional Preferred Skills:

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