Budget Analyst I, Buncombe County (closes 10/21/18)

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  October 21, 2018
Salary Range:  $60,296 – $76,227 annually

Description

Performs research and analytical work to assist in preparation of the County budget, including examining departments’ budget requests and making recommendations to County Management/Budget Director.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

An employee in this class performs financial research and analytical work to assist County management in preparing the annual budget. Work involves reviewing budget requests as submitted by individual County departments, analyzing such requests, and preparing reports or oral presentations to explain recommendations for preparation of the County budget. Employee is also expected to perform various studies requiring the compilation and analysis of various financial and other data, individually or as member of a team, and preparing written or oral reports of findings. Employee is expected to conduct assigned areas of responsibility with a high degree of independence, receiving instruction only on matters involving significant departures from established policy. Employee must be able to make independent decisions by frequently applying knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and practices. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Budget Director, and is evaluated through conference, observation, and review of reports produced for the efficiency and effectiveness with which duties are performed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in planning and implementing procedures for developing annual budgets for the County.
  • Collects and analyzes program, budgetary and related fiscal data concerning departmental operations; advises and assists department heads in the development of budget requests; analyzes operating and capital outlay budget requests submitted by individual departments, and makes recommendations to County Management/Budget Director or others as appropriate, concerning revision or adoption of departments’ budget requests; prepares and presents written and oral presentations of findings and recommendations.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and monitors assigned departments’ budgets, ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures, and assisting with budget transfers and budget amendments, as necessary.
  • Conducts analytical studies, individually or as member of a team, utilizing expertise in financial and budgetary areas; prepares and presents oral or written reports on findings and recommendations for improvements, as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of public finance administration and the budget process.
  • Thorough knowledge of standard research techniques, methods and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws and policies concerning County fiscal operations.
  • Considerable knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and practices as applied to local government.
  • Considerable knowledge of the operations of County government including taxation and other sources of income.
  • Considerable knowledge of County rules and regulations regarding the budget and fiscal practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of statistics with particular reference to their application to financial, budgetary and operational activities.
  • Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of public finance and budget administration.
  • General knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
  • General knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the fields of governmental accounting, budgeting, and public finance administration.
  • Skill in statistical analysis.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting records and complete financial statements and reports from such records.
  • Ability to prepare and submit clear, complete, and concise reports.
  • Ability to provide leadership and coordinate the work of other professionals involved in special projects.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint.

Education and Experience

Experience in budget analysis and preparation work. Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.

Budget and Management Analyst, Transylvania County (open until filled)

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  Open until filled; first review of applications on 10/26/18
Salary:  $45,732 – $57,166 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

The Budget and Management Analyst will conduct research and analysis on a wide array of County services, provide support to all administrative departments, and serve as an advisor to other departments for special projects. Examples are preparing reports for County Manager and Commissioners; conducting studies for multiple purposes; assessing fiscal impact of initiatives; analyzing processes to streamline and increase productivity; assisting agencies in development and improvement of performance measures. In addition, the Analyst will serve as the Deputy Clerk to the board, and assist with inquiries, reporting, policies and procedures, recordkeeping, data management, computer systems, and various projects.

Skills and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Accounting, Finance, Management or related field and 1 to 3 years of responsible administrative experience preferably within county government; advanced degree preferred. Must have working knowledge of local government budgeting; highly developed analytical, interpersonal and communications skills; enjoy analyzing data and developing solutions. Applicant should have significant experience with computer systems and programs including website design software, publication software and all Microsoft Office applications.

Budget Analyst, Town of Chapel Hill (closes 10/31/18)

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  October 31, 2018
Hiring Range:  $47,117 – $62,170 annually

Description:

This position is responsible for providing support and analysis to the development of the Town’s annual operating budget.

Essential Functions:

  • Compiles, reviews, and analyzes data submitted for inclusion in the Town’s operating budget
  • Compiles, reviews, and analyzes data submitted for inclusion in the Managers Recommended Budget
  • Compiles, reviews, and analyzes data submitted for inclusion in the Town’s Capital Improvement Plan
  • Analyzes and reviews budget expenditures and revenue estimates in order to ensure compliance with relevant laws and Town policies; reviews departmental budget requests
  • Provides guidance to department on budget issues; responds to department questions and inquiries regarding budget issues
  • Works with departments in the development and management of performance measures
  • Assists with various research and analysis projects; researches issues and prepares reports of findings
  • May represent the department in meetings and on committees
  • Perform other duties as required

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and tends in municipal accounting and budget preparation
  • Principles, practices, and trends of public administration and government
  • accounting
  • Principles and techniques of systems, statistical, and procedural analysis
  • Research methods and report preparation
  • Relevant state and federal laws
  • Relevant town ordinances, policies, and procedures
  • Pay and benefit systems
  • General accounting and bookkeeping practices
  • Computerized systems and software for the maintenance of personnel
    and financial records

Ability to:

  • Solve problems and make sound decisions
  • Perform mathematical calculations accurately
  • Maintain accurate financial records and prepare reports
  • Use a personal computer and various word processing and database software applications
  • Interpret information, determine findings, and develop recommendations
  • Gather facts, analyze, and report research findings in a clear, complete, and logical form
  • Perform complex budget analysis
  • Conduct studies utilizing statistical and spreadsheet software programs
  • Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions
  • Operate a personal computer and related software
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Model behaviors that are consistent with our value of RESPECT

 

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting or a related field
  • One year of experience in budget analysis
  • A valid driver’s license issued by the state of NC and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites is required

Budget and Management Analyst, Town of Holly Springs (open until filled)

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  Open until filled
Hiring Range:  $52,494 – $58,000 annually

Description:

Fast growing Town of Holly Springs seeks an energetic candidate with a passion for public service who can help the Town become a leader in strategic planning, budgeting, financial management, and performance management. This newly created position will perform a variety of professional work in the preparation and analysis of budgets; development, analysis and management of business plans including the Town’s strategic plan and associated performance management practices; evaluation of revenue and expenditure trends; researching and preparing management, productivity and operations studies; coordinating and developing recommendations on resource allocation activities and system of operations; reviewing complex financial data and preparing reports and related work.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The position requires skill in analyzing data and developing recommendations and solutions to complex problems. The ideal candidate possesses strong analytical capabilities and the ability to clearly communicate complex information, facilitate teams, and establish productive relationships across the Town organization.

Education and Experience:

Position requires graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in public administration, political science, finance, business administration, accounting or related field and a minimum of two years experience in budget development and analysis or related experience. Master’s Degree in Public Administration highly preferred.

Budget and Management Analyst II, Orange County (continuous)

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  Continuous
Hiring Range:  $51,175 – $59,000 annually

The Orange County Finance and Administrative Services Department has an opening for a Budget and Management Analyst II. Under general supervision, performs advanced professional analysis in the overall review, preparation, and administration of the County’s Operating and Capital Investment Plan Budgets. Work involves reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating County departmental, and enterprise fund budgets, monitoring budgets throughout the fiscal year to ensure compliance; performing advanced professional analysis in conducting User Fee studies for departments; enhancing the County departments’ performance measures plans; and conducting special management studies of County programs, activities, and practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reviews, analyzes, and monitors the County’s operating budget by making periodic reviews of departmental revenues and expenditures; provides status reports to assigned department heads and to the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Financial Services Director.

Reviews and evaluates line item transfers submitted by departments to ensure that all necessary supporting documentation is collected; processes in computer business system approved line item transfers within three days of receipt.

Analyzes and evaluates departmental requests for budget amendments; compiles and prepares budget amendment abstracts along with applicable attachments for agenda review for upcoming Board of County Commissioners meeting; processes budget amendments within one week following approval by the Board of County Commissioners to ensure an accurate budget throughout the fiscal year.

Establishes new account codes; maintains existing account codes in computer business system; contacts all applicable parties with new account codes.

Answers inquiries from departments regarding current and historical budget data and procedures.

Reviews assigned departmental revenues and expenditures requests for justification and accuracy; discusses requests with departments; makes recommendations based on analysis regarding their requests.

Provides summary information of each departmental request to the Deputy Financial Services Director, as well as the County Manager, showing comparisons to their current approved budget with detailed justifications of variances.

Reviews and analyzes departmental statement of objectives; assists departments in developing productivity measures; offers recommendations for final development of objectives and measures for inclusion in the budget documents.

Forecasts twelve month revenue and expenditure projections for assigned departments; analyzes the departments’ projections to reach a consensus of the most accurate projections to use which helps determine the amount of available fund balance at the end of the fiscal year.

Assists in the creation of the Manager’s Recommended Budget, the Board Approved Budget, and the 10-year Capital Investment Plan documents.

Directs training sessions for department representatives to attend to learn how to input their budget requests in the computer business system and to provide on-going assistance to departments for general ledger inquiries and printing various budget reports throughout the fiscal year.

Assists in the monitoring and making periodic updates to the County’s five-year financial forecast.

Takes the lead in enhancing County departments’ performance measurement plans.

Attends periodic Board of Commissioners meetings throughout the fiscal year, budget work sessions, and public hearings during the budget season of April – June.

Conducts and analyzes User Fee studies for departments on a regular basis to determine the full costing of services, comparisons to other counties, and develop various cost recovery opportunities.

Creates spreadsheets to support user fee studies such as full costing, indirect costing, and cost recovery scenarios; prepares analysis report to the Board of Commissioners for their discussion and consideration.

Researches and conducts special management studies of County programs, activities, and practices.

Receives and/or reviews various records and reports such as budget requests from departments, line item transfer requests from departments, budget amendment requests from departments, User Fee study information from departments, and tax valuations for Fire Districts.

Prepares and/or processes various records and reports such as approved line item transfer requests, budget amendment abstracts and attachments, User Fee analysis reports, year-to-date budget reports, and revenue and expenditure projections.

Refers to Budget Ordinance, Grant and Capital Project Ordinances, approved budget and Capital Investment Plan document, approved fee schedule, Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, policy and procedure manuals, codes / laws / regulations, publications and reference texts, etc.

Operates a variety of office equipment such as telephone, printers, copy machine, fax machine, binding machine, computer, etc.

Uses a variety of supplies such as writing instruments, notepads, copier and printer paper, notebooks, printer cartridges, general office supplies, etc.; and a variety of computer software such as Munis, Munis Cubes, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Macromedia Contribute, Crystal Reports, Microsoft Access, Adobe Acrobat, etc.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Financial Services Director, department heads, Budget team members, County Management Team, Fire District Chiefs, Board of County Commissioners, and the general public.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of public administration, budgeting, public finance, and local government budget and fiscal policies and procedures.

Knowledge of the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.

Knowledge of the functions and structure of County government and State and Federal laws relevant to County operations and finance.

Knowledge of computerized budget and financial systems and controls.

Knowledge of special requirements pertaining to accounting and investment of government funds.

Knowledge of modern accounting and office procedures and equipment, including the application of electronic data processing to the maintenance and analysis of fiscal and management data.

Knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the fields of governmental accounting and public budget administration.

Knowledge of mathematical computations, analytical skills, budget and cost accounting theories, and evaluation/research techniques and methodology.

Knowledge of how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.

Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates.

Ability to develop and conduct technical program evaluations.

Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.

Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, and to compile and analyze financial statements and reports.

Ability to exercise independent and sound judgment, discretion, initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Ability to use computers and applicable software.

Ability to maintain standard accounting and control measures for local government.

Ability to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.

Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.

Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in completing assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, or a related field and two (2) years of experience in financial management budgeting, or accounting; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Prefer a Master’s of Public Administration degree, and experience in local government budgeting.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Budget and Management Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 10/19/18)

Click Here for the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing: October 19, 2018
Salary: $50,895 – $61,070 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

The Budget and Management Analyst will perform varied and complex professional work within a team environment in the evaluation and management of City resources. The Analyst will evaluate departmental performance measures and budget requests, research and prepare management, productivity, and operations studies, recommend improvements to methods and systems of operations and evaluate revenue and expenditure trends. The Analyst will independently lead projects involving staff from multiple departments and, in some cases, community representatives. This individual must have strong written and verbal communication skills; assignments will include written analysis and evaluations for City Council, executive staff and public review, along with periodic public presentations. This individual must be able to maintain effective working relationships and facilitate diverse groups in decision-making processes.

Education and Experience

Minimum

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field with 1-year experience in public sector program analysis and/or management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software

Preferred

  • 1-3 years experience in public sector program analysis and/or management
  • Professional work experience in local or state government budget or program development or analysis, management or service delivery
  • Professional work experience facilitating/managing 1-year processes

Business Services Manager/Sr. Business Services Manager, City of Durham (closes 9/19/18)

Note: This position is posted at two different levels, but the City seeks to fill only one position. Applicants may apply to either post, based on their education and experience.

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  September 19, 2018
Hiring Range:  Business Services Manager level: $54,417 – $59,859 annually
Senior Business Services Manager level: $58,770 – $64,647 annually

Description

The City of Durham’s Department of Solid Waste Management is seeking a Business Services Manager or Senior Business Services Manager. The Solid Waste Department provides curbside collection of trash, recyclable materials, bulky items and yard waste. The Department also operates a waste disposal and recycling center, including a transfer station, to meet the solid waste needs of City residents and commercial customers. The City currently processes and composts yard waste at this location, and is currently securing the necessary permit to allow the future addition of bio-solids and food waste. The City of Durham is committed to increased diversion of waste from disposal and sees composting as a key component in the process. This position will have lead responsibility for the fiscal and resource management of the department. The department is proud of its contributions in support of sustainable growth in the “Bull City”.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and manages financial planning for the department – short- and long-term;
  • Coordinates and manages development and updating of departmental long-term planning (5-year City projection, 10-15 year planning horizon for department);
  • Develops revenue and expenditure projections;
  • Consults with directors and managers on budget related issues;
  • Manages departmental budget by overseeing and monitoring expenditures; analyzes spending and spending requests, produces budget reports;
  • Prepares and analyzes financial statements; makes recommendations regarding accounting processes and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • Meets with Operations personnel on department operations to be knowledgeable regarding financial issues;
  • Directs and supervises/manages personnel;
  • Prepares and processes account payables and receivables; prepares requisitions for approved purchases and payment of approved invoices;
  • Leads development and updating of departmental strategic planning process;
  • Attends budget related hearings and meetings;
  • Recommends and implements finance and budget related policies and procedures;
  • Assists divisions with requests for proposals and contract development;
  • Reviews and monitors management and operator agreements;
  • Prepares agenda items regarding contracts for services within specific areas of responsibility;
  • Formulates divisional policy through collaboration with division staff and customers;
  • Coordinates activities with operational units with other City departments and public and private organizations;
  • Attends internal and external meetings within the community relating to each area of operation; and represents the department at program related meetings of boards, committees, and other groups.
  • Assists department officials with the planning of annual budget;
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Work closely as part of a management team;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of industry standard accounting and fiscal management practices and procedures including budget development and management.
  • Responsibility for the development and management of departmental budget and presents the budget to Senior Management. Is authorized to approve budgeted expenditures up to the amount that requires the approval of Senior Management.
  • Proficiency with creating reports, spreadsheets, developing Power Point presentations; and data management and analysis.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Business Services Manager level:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Master’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, or related field preferred.
  • Three or more years of related experience, such as in budgeting or accounting.

Senior Business Services Manager level:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting, business administration, public administration, or related field; Master’s preferred.
  • Four or more years of related experience, such as in budgeting or accounting.

 

Budget & Management Analyst, Durham County (open until filled)

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  Open until filled
Salary Range:  $47,916 – $86,248 annually

Responsibilities and Tasks

Assist in the development of the annual and recurring budget. Position will conduct fiscal and management analysis to determine efficiency and effectiveness in fiscal and programmatic management. Position will assist departments in developing measurable outcomes and integrated work plans.

  • Participates in the preparation and distribution of the annual operating budget;
  • Advises and assists departments and agencies in the preparation of budget requests;
  • Receives budget transfers and amendments; reviews, edits and analyzes departmental budget requests;
  • Compiles requests for review by Director of Budget and Management Services and County Manager;
  • Revises requests and helps produce the County Manager’s recommended budget based on management priorities and availability of revenues;
  • Provides information on budget alternatives and recommendations to Director of Budget and Management Services, County Manager, County department heads, County Commissioners and to the public;
  • Attends budget workshops, budget hearings with County Commissioners and related meetings;
  • Develops revenue projections under the supervision of the Director of Budget and Management Services;
  • Maintains records and budget materials for assigned departments;
  • Assists departments in the preparation and revision of their respective budget requests in conformity with county requirements and management expectations;
  • Provides assistance to department heads and staff in the preparation of budget requests;
  • Reviews and analyzes the departmental budget requests of assigned departments and recommend funding of program requests, including personnel, information technology, vehicle requests and capital requests;
  • Monitors department budgets and inform management and departments of unusual spending patterns and potential problems in budget expenditures;
  • Monitors budget expenditures; departmental budgets and performance measures;
  • Assists in the production of final budget document and budget ordinances;
  • Supervises and participates in specific research and related projects concerning budget issues;
  • Work with department to review and analyze departmental performance measures (and related data) in support of Managing for Results program, Strategic Plan initiative application, and budget request alignment
  • Provide as part of annual work plan, policy and process analysis of departmental programs and/or activities related to identified performance indicators
  • Provide estimated budget and financial ramifications of policy and/or legal changes and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Development and oversight of the Non-Profit budget process
  • Preparation and oversight of the enterprise wide budget system (used to collect budget development information)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of local governmental budgeting;
  • Knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval and administration;
  • Knowledge of the functions and operations of county agencies;
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware essential to carry out budget related functions;
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures;
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detects errors, and prepare reports;
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing; ability to plan and coordinate the work with others; and
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings; ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, finance or a related field and at least five years of experience in budget administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in public administration, finance or a related field preferred and budget experience in local government preferred.

 

 

Analytics & Business Intelligence Consultant, Guilford County (closes 10/31/18)

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  October 31, 2018
Salary Range:  $58,088 – $78,418 annually

Description

General Statement of Duties

The Analytics & Business Intelligence Consultant will primarily work on expanding County capacity to access community and organizational data, synthesize and understand data, and communicate using data in an easy to understand and actionable way.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This position will work closely with community stakeholders and employees across the entire organization to turn data into actionable information that can be used to make sound decisions. The employee will be a creative problem solver with an ability to build trust and consensus through inclusive dialogue and transparency. This position will be expected to work with large and varied datasets from many disparate internal and external sources. The employee will also communicate work and findings in a way that can be easily understood by a diverse group of stakeholders. This position will also bring analytical rigor and statistical methods to the challenges of measuring quality service provision and understanding complex behaviors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiate, develop, and maintain relationships with existing and potential internal and external data partners
  • Negotiate, develop, and maintain legal data sharing agreements as necessary.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with data partners to facilitate data deposits and fulfill data requests
  • Assist with the detailed documentation of consolidated data including all metadata/data dictionaries.
  • Assist with the management of the County’s open data program including coordination of open data team meetings, the work of department data stewards, open data portal enhancements, annual policy and governance review, and annual activity report.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and forecast a wide range of data (operational, financial, community, quantitative, qualitative, etc.)
  • Develop internal and external dashboards, reports, and other items that operationalize county data and explain issues and performance in ways that are easily understandable and actionable where necessary.
  • Develop and evolve a comprehensive data literacy and business intelligence training program to be delivered in cohorts to county employees and possibly university and nonprofit community stakeholders.
  • Apply various analytical, statistical, and business analysis methods to county data to increase understanding of factors that influence community service needs; evaluate departmental effectiveness in addressing these needs and; support budget monitoring, service evaluation, and strategy implementation efforts.
  • Attend conferences and actively pursue professional development opportunities to stay up to date with literature and best practices associated with data management planning, open data, data science, and tactical data engagement.

Candidate Characteristics or Traits

Passionate Curiosity

  • Gather and analyze information related to current and future trends and best practices
  • Actively seek out thought leaders and strategic influencers
  • Think critically to make connections that others miss
  • Seek out alternative perspectives
  • Gather qualitative data to develop practical empathy

Innovation

  • Constructively challenge prevailing assumptions
  • Minimize complexity and increase flexibility throughout the organization
  • Help stakeholders overcome resistance to positive change
  • Consult with departments on the development of new services, methods, or procedures

Change Advocacy

  • Educate stakeholders on new approaches in an inclusive way to drive buy-in
  • Partner effectively to identify opportunities for significant process enhancements
  • Recommend organizational changes that strategically add value

Outcome Orientation

  • Provide on-going tracking and monitoring for the performance of decision systems
  • Set expectations for monitoring and feedback systems to review performance
  • Involve peers in the evaluation of organizational strengths and weaknesses

Resiliency

  • Anticipate, identify, and define problems
  • Seek root causes to avoid symptomatic approaches
  • Identify potential consequences and future test your solutions
  • Document work in an easy to understand and transferable way

Collaboration

  • Communicate in an effective and easy to understand way
  • Work with stakeholders to build trust and consensus
  • Recognize the importance of diverse perspectives
  • Actively promote diverse working groups

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of a data science programming language such as R or Python.
  • Knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and statistical research methods.
  • Knowledge of data visualization techniques and best practices.
  • Knowledge of data management best practices including privacy and metadata guidelines.
  • Knowledge of North Carolina local government structure, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of public administration principles, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of innovation concepts and supporting communities of practice.
  • Ability to conduct and communicate data analysis in an understandable way.
  • Ability to clean, merge, and analyze large and varied data.
  • Ability to work with government, private, non-profit, or educational leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with varied stakeholders and non-direct line authority.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 3 years of experience in data analysis and government or business analytics or any combination of experience, education and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in the job description.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to demonstrate experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and/or evaluation of data is desirable. The ideal candidate will have significant training in the principles and practices of data science and a firm grasp of a data science programming language such as R or Python. Master’s degree in a related field and relevant experience in government or similar agency preferred but not required.

A skills assessment involving data analytics will be a part of the selection process.

 

Budget Analyst, Henderson County (open until filled)

Click Here For the Full Description and/or to Apply for this Position

Closing:  Open until filled
Starting Salary:  $43,524 annually

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs complex administrative work in the coordination of the County’s annual budget. Conducts research on a variety of subjects and prepares research reports including complex statistical analysis. Researches grant opportunities for County projects and submission of funding proposals and assists with administration of grants awarded to the County; Assists the Budget Manager and department heads with budget preparation; assists departments with development and integration of departmental missions, goals and objectives into the County performance management program; performs related work as required.  Work is performed under general supervision.  Reports to the Budget Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, and laws and regulations as applied to human services, economic development and housing, and law enforcement
  • General knowledge of local government budgeting procedures, the principles of research, analysis and evaluation, and public administration
  • Proficiency with office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint in order to prepare reports, perform analyses and conduct presentations
  • Ability to gather, assemble and analyze data, provide clear reports on findings and recommendations
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate a motor vehicle; possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to attend work regularly

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, or related field, and one to three (1-3) years’ experience in administration, research and analysis the public sector. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field is preferred and may be substituted for experience.