Department Business Manager, Wake County General Services Administration (closes 12/21/20)

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Closing: 12/21/2020 7:00 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $78,410 – $94,090 annually

Job Summary:

This position serves as the Department Business Manager for the General Services Administration Department. The position will provide budget management, fiscal management, and data analysis for Wake County General Services Administration (GSA).

Key Responsibilities:

Budget Management

  • Prepare Budget reporting for GSA Leadership Team including current budgets, expenditures and revenues, and end-of-year projections
  • Prepare written budgetary documents including expansion and reduction justifications
  • Compile budget information and documents for annual Budget and Business Plan presentations to the County Manager and Budget Offices
  • Serve as a liaison with Wake County Budget and Management Services to insure optimal use of financial resources and compliance with budgetary policies and procedures

Fiscal Management

  • Direct financial operations
  • Oversee accounting and documentation required for all GSA payments and billing
  • Monitor flow of cash or other revenue resources
  • Oversee development of license and lease agreements, including associated accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Serve as a liaison with Wake County Finance Office to insure optimal use of financial resources and compliance with fiscal policies and procedures

Data Analysis

  • Analyze financial records to improve budgeting and forecasting data to improve business decisions
  • Perform complex analyses
  • Identify and define new process improvement opportunities
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes
  • Work to improve existing reporting from the County’s and GSA financial related systems such as Advantage Financial, Maximo, Engie, Fleetwave, TIBA, and FM Interact
  • Assist with Criminal Justice data analysis and reporting

Additional Duties

  • Perform planning and project management tasks including compiling complex operating cost data, analyzing overall budgetary cost data, and provide reports to the GSA Leadership Team in clearly understood reporting
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  • Supervise GSA Administration and Support Services fiscal staff and provide financial training and assistance to all GSA fiscal staff
  • Serve as the lead Human Resources representatives for GSA

About Our Team:

General Services Administration (GSA) manages Wake County owned and leased facilities, the Wake County fleet, provides criminal justice support, and supports a number of General Government business units. GSA is dedicated to ensuring safe, productive work environments; safe, reliable vehicles; and consistent corporate support to assigned business units. The department is organized into five major organizational service delivery divisions: (1) Administration and Support Services, (2) Facilities & Field Services, (3) Fleet Services, (4) Physical Plant and (5) Safety and Security. These service organizations support the four core businesses of GSA: facility management, fleet management, general government and criminal justice support.


The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Two years experience in finance, budgeting, policy or management analysis
  • Equivalent education or experience is accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration or related field
  • One plus years of supervisory experience
  • Experience working in budget (Performance Budgeting) and financial ERP systems (Advantage)

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Thorough knowledge of fiscal/budgetary theories and methodology
  • Ability to exercise significant judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with others
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess strong analytical skills
  • Ability to assess the accuracy, validity, and integrity of data
  • Ability to plan, assign and review and evaluate the work of others
  • Considerable specialized program knowledge and judgment
  • Thorough knowledge of County, State and Federal policies governing the organization’s work
  • Thorough knowledge of Departmental rules, regulations and organizational culture
  • Thorough knowledge of HR practices

Supplemental Information:

Location: General Services Center Raleigh, NC 27601

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

What Makes Wake Great
Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.47 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.