Budget Analyst, Fayetteville Public Works Comission (open until filled)

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Closing:  open until filled
Hiring Range:  $23.84-$29.80 hourly

The Fayetteville Public Works Commission (PWC) is recruiting for a Budget Analyst. This position is responsible for assisting in coordinating, planning, prioritizing the full realm of budget activities for PWC. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in preparing the annual budget working with finance management to plan/maintain the budgeting system in coordination with the central accounting system according to standard budgetary and accounting principles; assisting in providing technical consultation to departmental management in the formulation and recommendation of their own budget proposals; performing analysis of budget information and providing input to the Budget Manager concerning budgetary matters.

Summary of Responsibilities

This class is responsible for assisting in coordinating, planning, prioritizing the full realm of budget activities for the Public Works Commission. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in preparing the annual budget for the Public Works Commission/working with finance management to plan/maintain the budgeting system in coordination with the central accounting system according to standard budgetary and accounting principles; assisting in providing technical consultation to departmental management in the formulations and recommendations of their own budget proposals; performing analysis of budget information; providing input to the Budget Manager concerning budgetary matters. Operating under general supervision of the Budget Manager, leeway is allowed for the exercise of independent judgement in carrying out the details of the work. Extended hours may be required. Performs related work as required.

Essential Functions

  1. Adheres to safety rules; no lost time accidents occur;
  2. Provides input into departmental/divisional objectives/long range plans; provides input into annual work plan, programs, as appropriate;
  3. Creates/maintains an environment conducive to good employee/management relations; recognizes the rights/ position of employees; assumes responsibility for addressing problems affecting employee/management relations, with immediate supervisor;
  4. Assumes responsibility for personal productivity and quality of work; recognizes/communicates problems and suggests solutions to supervisor;
  5. Compiles data; prepares/submits accurate/timely reports, as assigned; maintains records;
  6. Maintains 98%, or greater, attendance percentage average for four (4) quarters of performance review period;
  7. Assumes responsibility for managing personal time/schedules/deadlines; advises supervisor of any conflict which may inhibit departmental obligations;
  8. Accepts delegated authority and follows through/completes assigned projects in designated time frames;
  9. Responds to customer’s (internal and/or external) concerns and complaints in a professional/timely manner; refers concerns/complaints to supervisor, when appropriate; maintains composure at all times;
  10. Interacts with other departments, divisions, and/or other utility agencies; assures information that affects other employees, departments, and/or divisions is communicated to the proper recipients.

Full Performance Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Good knowledge of safety rules/regulations/procedures, as appropriate; good knowledge of the Public Works Commission divisions/departments;
  • Good knowledge of current budget policy, its application, and the budget process;
  • Good knowledge of various accounting systems and the use of computer equipment in developing and using those systems for budget development;
  • Good knowledge of the procedures/techniques used in cost analysis and cost effectiveness studies;
  • Good knowledge of program monitoring to ensure adherence to budgetary constraints;
  • Skill in using a computer and applicable software;
  • Skill in performing mathematical computations accurately;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Ability to research, plan, coordinate, schedule, project, and prioritize work; ability to prepare and maintain reports and records;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with customers, the general public, all levels of employees, officials, and contractors

Minimum Education and Experience

Graduation from a four (4) year accredited university/college with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field; OR, graduation from a two (2) year accredited college or technical school with a degree/certification in business/accounting/financial technology with a minimum of two (2) years of progressive responsible experience in fiscal or accounting experience which includes on (1) year in budgetary preparation and anyalsis; OR, an equivilant combination of education, training, and experience above.

Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina Driver’s License.