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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer