Management Analyst, Haywood County (closes 11/10/21)

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Closing: 11/10/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $53,000 – $63,000 annually

Job Description:

A successful Management Analyst will handle various assignments and work closely with Senior Staff to set budget priorities, respond to Commissioner questions, and solve complex problems.  This position will work directly on major projects and departmental process improvements.  This position requires strategic thinking, the ability to juggle multiple projects and demands at the same time. Most of all this position requires a commitment to service and improving the lives of those we serve. County established operating hours for this position which is housed in the County Manager’s office are from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Occasional additional hours worked may be required for attendance at evening Board of County Commissioner meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Independently coordinates the functions and the development of the annual operating and capital budgets for all departments. Duties include, but are not limited to; management and analysis of complex financial budgets, responding to intricate financial inquiries, prepares and reviews financial projections and transfers, reviews and provides recommendations for agenda items, and works with individual departments to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational and financial needs.
  • Creates and analyzes budget documentation, presentations, contracts, memos, transmittal letters, plans and other items in preparation for leadership review. Assesses all work, including the work of others, to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures. Secures and maintains all budget and other financial documentation, as well as database management.
  • Manages project timelines and deadlines, special projects, prepares schedules when requests are made for reviewing and scoring projects, reviews and approves financial transactions, resolves informational discrepancies, prepares training materials, delivers training as assigned, and utilizes troubleshooting skills when issues arise.
  • Collaborates with citizens, County departments, and external agencies; convenes and facilitates a variety of meetings to share fiscal and other budget information and solutions; receives and implements feedback; establishes partnerships; involves stakeholders in the budget process; manages projects; and provides assistance as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field and at least one (1) year of relevant experience involving the research and analysis of budgetary work OR Master’s Degree or significant progress toward a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A thorough knowledge of administrative practices and procedures, comprehensive knowledge of budgetary processes and fiscal management. Knowledge of information systems and techniques for data analysis must possess the ability to plan, coordinate the work of others, ability to analyze and interpret complex information, regulations and policies.
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of North Carolina Local Government budget laws in order to be able to manage projects that are complex, cross-departmental and have significant financial impacts with minimal guidance and supervision.  Must possess expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel to extract data for the purpose of developing financial models, graphs, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in oral and written form; Ability to prepare communication materials, presentations and talking points to assist management with policy choices;  Ability to operate a motor vehicle, safely and efficiently, and the ability to attend work regularly and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires mostly sedentary work that will occasionally require walking or standing for brief periods of time.
  • Requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis as well as routine keyboard operations.
  • The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking ability.
  • The position risks no exposure to environmental hazards.
  • Great physical effort is not necessarily a part of the job, but long hours to attend evening meetings or to work on agency related matters may be required.  Occasional travel out of town may also be necessary.  Stamina is required to endure and resolve crisis oriented work situations.
  • Haywood County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.  ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Supplemental Information:

Additional Requirements for Position: Applicants must submit official college transcripts (if applicable). Applicants must have NC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle. The applicant must have a clean driving record with no more than three (3) points showing on current DMV record.

Completion of Application: Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to the announcement and included on the completed application.  Applications should include at least ten (10) years of work experience on the application (if applicable). No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office; therefore individuals who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position or title.