Budget Analyst – Contributing Level, NC Office of State Budget & Management (closes 4/6/18)

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Closing:  April 6, 2018
Hiring Range:  $47,000-$62,000 annually

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill up to two State Budget Management Analyst positions: 60083279 and 60008570 at the Contributing level.

Description of Work

OSBM is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor. The Office works with senior officials across State government in developing, negotiating and implementing the State budget, and to ensure proper management of state resources.  Work at OSBM is high-impact public service, with staff providing strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.

Budget analysts serve as the liaison between OSBM and state agencies, as well as the legislative appropriations committees and other governmental and non-governmental entities. Work is performed under the supervision of an Assistant State Budget Officer.

Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform public policy decisions, the state budget, and legislation.  After the budget is enacted, they also ensure the budget is executed consistent with the State Budget Act.  Budget Analysts may:

  • Prepare nonpartisan, accurate, and timely fiscal/policy analysis
  • Review, analyze and make independent recommendations on funding requests from state agencies
  • Evaluate and conduct cost benefit analysis and analyze adequacy of rates and/or fees for government services
  • Propose legislative changes necessary to carry out the proposals in the Governor’s Budget
  • Present and explain the Governor’s proposals in legislative committee hearings and meetings with legislative staff
  • Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts
  • Work directly with senior policy staff and agency leadership on important policy issues
  • Monitor program performance and identify opportunities to improve program efficiency and effectiveness
  • Perform continuous oversight of agency budgets
  • Assist state agencies with budget implementation and compliance with state laws and budget policies
  • Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact budget in area(s) of assignment
  • Participate in cross-functional teams on initiatives that involve multiple agencies or policy areas
  • Develop recommendations on continuation and expansion of funding levels for biennial and supplemental budgets
  • Perform in-depth program and fiscal analysis to identify fiscal and/or administrative issues and challenges and develop effective solutions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities / Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of how state budgets are prepared and executed
  • Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports
  • Demonstrated skills in researching, analyzing, interpreting and summarizing complex data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion; maintain confidentiality and integrity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, or a related field from an appropriately accredited institution.  Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and abilities gained through at least three years of budget or management analysis experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Master’s degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics.  Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.

 

Budget Analyst – Advanced/Journey Level, NC Office of State Budget & Management (closes 4/6/18)

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Closing:  April 6, 2018
Hiring Range:  $65,000-$95,000 annually

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill up to three State Budget Management Analyst positions: 60038836, 60008568, and 60008583.

Description of Work

OSBM is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor. The Office works with senior officials across State government in developing, negotiating and implementing the State budget, and to ensure proper management of state resources.  Work at OSBM is high-impact public service, with staff providing strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.

Budget analysts serve as the liaison between OSBM and state agencies, as well as the  legislative appropriations committees and other governmental and non-governmental entities. Work is performed under the supervision of an Assistant State Budget Officer.

Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform public policy decisions, the state budget, and legislation.  After the budget is enacted, they also ensure the budget is executed consistent with the State Budget Act.  Budget Analysts may:

  • Prepare nonpartisan, accurate, and timely fiscal/policy analysis
  • Review, analyze and make independent recommendations on funding requests from state agencies
  • Evaluate and conduct cost benefit analysis and analyze adequacy of rates and/or fees for government services
  • Propose legislative changes necessary to carry out the proposals in the Governor’s Budget
  • Present and explain the Governor’s proposals in legislative committee hearings and meetings with legislative staff
  • Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts
  • Work directly with senior policy staff and agency leadership on important policy issues
  • Monitor program performance and identify opportunities to improve program efficiency and effectiveness
  • Perform continuous oversight of agency budgets
  • Assist state agencies with budget implementation and compliance with state laws and budget policies
  • Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact budget in area(s) of assignment
  • Participate in cross-functional teams on initiatives that involve multiple agencies or policy areas
  • Develop recommendations on continuation and expansion of funding levels for biennial and supplemental budgets
  • Perform in-depth program and fiscal analysis to identify fiscal and/or administrative issues and challenges and develop effective solutions

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities / Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of how state budgets are prepared and executed
  • Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports
  • Demonstrated skills in researching, analyzing, interpreting and summarizing complex data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion; maintain confidentiality and integrity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, or a related field from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and abilities gained through at least five years of budget or management analysis experience.

Management Preference:
Master’s degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics.  Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.

 

Accounting Specialist, City of Greensboro (closes 4/8/18)

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Closing:  April 8, 2018
Salary Range:  $28,241-$37,655 annually

Description

This recruitment will fill two positions for an Accounting Specialist.The candidate(s) in this position will be responsible for Accounts Payable duties which include, but are not limited to, processing vendor invoices for payment using a three way matching system, answering a multi-line telephone to respond to vendor and citizen inquiries, entering and indexing utility invoices, setting up and maintaining accounts payable vendor files, assisting with Unclaimed Property (escheat) and 1099-Miscellaneous filings, open and distribute mail as well as greet and assist visitors entering the area. Qualified candidates must have strong customer service skills, be detail oriented with good analytical skills, be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment. This job is Non-Exempt and is subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma /G.E.D.
  • 1 to 3 years of  related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates degree OR college level business courses (coursework verification upon request)
  • Experience in Lawson Financial Systems
  • Microsoft Office experience
  • Experience with 1099 processing
  • Experience with operating multiple telephone lines
  • Ten key calculator by touch experience
  • Previous experience/working knowledge in the application of NC sales tax

 

Assistant Treasury Manager, City of Greensboro (closes 4/8/18)

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Closing:  April 8, 2018
Salary Range:  $53,888-$71,851 annually

Description

The City of Greensboro has an exciting opportunity for a financial professional in the Treasury field. The Assistant Treasury Manager is responsible for maintaining the City’s cash and investment portfolio in compliance with NC General Statutes and the City’s Investment policy while preserving principal and providing sufficient liquidity for short term cash needs. This individual will work in a rewarding but fast paced environment that will require the ability to prioritize, analyze, plan and report with speed and accuracy. A thorough understanding of cash controls over disbursements is essential. Responsibilities and duties include: analyzing the City’s investment portfolio to help develop strategies that will optimize yield and earnings while preserving principal; making investment purchases from eligible brokers and institutions; preparing cash flows and investment income projections for budget purposes; preparing a monthly debt service schedule and ensuring timely payment of debt service to maintain the City’s credit rating; requesting reimbursement from outside agents related to capital expenses; daily banking (including online banking involving electronic files and fund transfers) and journal entries; preparation of various fund financial statements and note disclosures for the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (see City’s website) and additional schedules and documentation as required by external auditors; Local Government Commission reporting and serving a lead role for the procurement of banking services. This employee is also directly responsible for the supervision and development of 5 accounts payable staff, including performance management. This job is Exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least 24 hours of Accounting coursework OR an Associates Degree in Accounting plus 8 years of related experience
  • 4-6 years of related experience in Accounting or Finance.
  • Prior experience using MS Excel spreadsheets and other MS office software.
  • NC Certified Local Government Finance Officer certification (or the ability to obtain within 3 years)

An Ideal Candidate Would Also Possess (Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • Prior experience working with Lawson Financial Modules
  • Recent supervisory experience (within the last five years)
  • Prior experience in preparing financial statements
  • Prior experience with working with banking services products used by an organization
  • Prior investment experience

 

Business Manager – Youth and Family Services, Mecklenburg County (closes 3/28/18)

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Closing:  March 28, 2018
Salary Range:  $60,382-$99,652 annually

The Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services Youth and Family Services Division (YFS) is seeking a Business Manager. This position supports the Division Director with the management of the Division’s performance measurement, strategic planning, and budget/financial activities.

Essential Functions

  • Oversees the Youth & Family Services budget development and execution efforts to reflect the division’s priorities.
  • Oversees procurement and contracting procedures and processes.
  • Develops and supervises a staff of approximately 6 people across several teams (data, eligibility, medical records/redaction and clerical support)
  • Performs needs assessments and analyzing the effectiveness of service delivery and revenue maximization
  • Completes monthly and quarterly reports for internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Leads special projects as assigned by the department director.
  • Reviews, interprets, and makes recommendations on policies and strategies to maximize state and federal revenue
  • Serves as a liaison, both internally and externally.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:  Four years of progressively responsible experience related to the area of assignment

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in a public administration, business administration or a related field. Prefer Master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related to area of assignment.

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted?  Yes

Licenses and Certifications:  Valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.

Previous local government experience preferred

Knowledge of operations of a public child welfare program preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, budgeting, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Skilled in:

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Abilities:

  • Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.
  • Building Partnerships – Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals.

 

Financial Strategy Analyst, Town of Cary (open until filled)

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Closing:  open until filled
Salary Range:  $60,382-$99,652 annually

If working collaboratively in a creative, innovative environment interests you, be sure to check out the Town of Cary’s Financial Strategy Analyst job posting. We’re looking for another team mate to help us blaze our new trail in budgeting and beyond!

The Town of Cary has been recruiting to fill two Financial Strategy Analyst vacancies. We’ve filled one and are still searching for just the right team mate to fill the second vacancy. We are a rapidly changing organization with innovative leadership. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, evolving environment that challenges the norm and focuses on leveraging technology to improve efficiency and best serve our citizens.

Description

  • Produces high level, analytical work independently and in a team environment across all departments with limited daily direction.
  • Collaborates in a fast paced, evolving environment. Manages daily variety in tasks. Adapts to change through continuous learning and empowers others through shared knowledge.
  • Position performs responsible professional work involving budget preparation, financial and operational analysis, including project management and process improvement; communications to Town Council through staff reports and presentations, and special projects.
  • Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Financial Strategy Manager.

Typical Tasks

  • Prepares operating and capital budget in accordance with state law;
  • Assists departments in formulating operating and capital budget requests;
  • Collaboratively conducts special analysis and develops recommendations for special areas such as fleet, employee compensation and benefits and grant funded programs;
  • Forecasts revenues;
  • Evaluates capital project requests and forecasts capital project spending;
  • Prepares modern budget documents in accordance with state law and organizational preference;
  • Drafts and/or edits staff reports directed to Town Council;
  • Prepares PowerPoint and/or other such presentations directed to a variety of audiences including internal, Council and citizens;
  • Collaborates with department staff throughout the organization in the development of concise and well organized written business cases, cost benefit analysis and presentations;
  • Completes special studies, surveys and analytical projects for a wide range of audiences both internal and external Prepares meaningful charts and graphs to depict information efficiently for a variety of users;
  • Participates in responses to budget questions from the Council and public;
  • Develops and delivers training on budget preparation, process improvement and related management topics to Town colleagues;
  • Maintains outstanding working relationships throughout the organization to facilitate collaboration and successful budget preparation, communication and execution;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of revenue forecasting and expenditure analysis; proven ability to analyze budgets, financial information, policies and procedures and make recommendations; thorough knowledge of research techniques and sources and availability of information; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to convey written thoughts accurately and concisely in an analytical manner; demonstrate a mastery of commonly used analytical skills within Excel including formulas, VLOOKUP’s, the combination of multiple functions into a single formula, data tools, graphing and importing/exporting data to and from various sources; proven data organizational skills; ability to create spreadsheets in a manner extending beyond single use and ability to demonstrate a high degree of Excel proficiency.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree required.  Degree focus in business administration, public administration, management science, or a related field preferred but not required.  Must have considerable experience in finance or budget administration. Position requires a mastery of ability to be organized and systematic in completing work; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department directors, supervisors, and employees of all capacities.

A master’s degree in business administration, public administration or related field is helpful, but experience may serve as a substitute.

Experience with Salesforce and SAS is preferred.  Understanding of systems such as Power
BI, Box, Office 365 and SharePoint is desirable.

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.

 

Budget & Performance Manager, City of Salisbury (closes 3/15/18)

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Closing: March 15, 2018
Salary Range:  $58,534 – $76,094 annually

Description

The Finance Department is seeking motivated candidates who will perform difficult professional work planning and coordinating all functions associated with preparing the $80 million annual budget, assisting with budget monitoring and expenditure reviews, and managing the City’s debt program. Main duties include but are not limited to: ensures approved budget conforms with state and federal regulations concerning budget; manages budgetary oversight throughout the fiscal year; directs and oversees short and long term fiscal planning; manages and coordinates the City’s 10 year capital improvement plan; coordinates and conducts management analysis projects and reports; directs, oversees and develops budget staff; and develops recommendations for improving policies and procedures. Join the City of Salisbury for a rich benefit plan and the opportunity to work with a fast paced team that aims to exemplify the City’s values by showing purpose, passion and priority.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in accounting, public administration, or related field and extensive experience in budget management and accounting including some supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must have a valid NC Driver’s License
  • NC Budget & Evaluation Certification and/or Master’s Degree preferred
  • Excellent analytical, reporting, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a high pressure environment and meet deadlines
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • 3-5 years of government budget experience strongly preferred

 

Budget & Management Analyst, Wake County (closes 3/1/18)

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Closing: March 1, 2018
Salary Range: $55,484 – $77,678 Annually

Description

Budget and Management Services is pleased to advertise a Budget and Management Analyst position within our office. The Budget and Management Analyst will collaborate with departments to develop, evaluate, and analyze county operating and capital budgets, lead and serve on county-wide special projects, and help effectively communicate information throughout the organization. Budget and Management Services seeks motivated and talented professionals to join its team. We’re looking for more than a number cruncher. We are seeking a team player who can collaborate with others to help build a $1.7 B budget for our fast-growing county, which is growing by 67 people a day. A passion for public service is essential and an ability to excel with Excel is required, too.

Wake County Budget and Management Services values leadership, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, accountability, and curiosity. Our team members are our most valuable asset, and we treat them as such with competitive salaries, leadership opportunities, and investment in professional development. If you want to be a part of a dynamic team to improve the lives of the 1 million plus people who call Wake County home, then this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Wake County is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and work in America. The County offers a comprehensive benefit package as well as other programs, resources, policies and practices that integrate work/life strategies. For more, see the Wake County Benefits Summary.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performs complex and detailed analysis of expenditure and revenue trends. Formulates annual projections and three to five year forecasts. Evaluates departmental operating and capital budget requests, recommending funding to management. Provides advice and assistance in the areas of business plans, fiscal responsibility and best management practices.
  • Manage a portfolio of assignments consisting of a combination of junior level operating departments, capital programs, special revenue, enterprise funds.
  • Assist in the development of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Use budget software to capture and evaluate requests. Manipulate data and develop a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP system, as well as other systems.
  • Evaluate funding and program requests, develop alternatives in collaboration with department staff, and recommend prioritized strategic options.
  • Develop and perform county-wide revenue and expenditure projections.
  • Monitor budgets throughout the fiscal year, working with County departments, outside agencies, etc., to ensure funds are used in alignment with established goals, guidelines, and strategies.
  • Review and execute budget adjustments, contract approvals, and position authorization actions in accordance with organizational policy.
  • Provide management consulting and analysis to the County Manager’s Office and departments.
  • Assist departments in achieving goals and objectives by providing programmatic counsel and analytical support.
  • Serve on master planning, County-wide policy planning, RFP development committees, among others.
  • Work with Budget team to draft budget message, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications.
  • Lead or provide staff support to investigate county-wide issues.
  • Conduct special projects.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills. Ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals; with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners. Ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes.
  • Customer Focus. Ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders. Optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and county executive interests.
  • Personal Accountability. Ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated. Ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others. Ability to manage routine activities with little supervision.
  • Project Management. Ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline. Ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results.
  • Flexibility. Agility in adapting to change. Resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment. Ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change. Ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines.
  • Problem Solving. Ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively works to resolve the issues.
  • Communication. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences — from large groups to individuals — both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent. Ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately. Willingness to ask for assistance and clarification.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Public Administration or related field and two years of experience in financial, budgeting, management or policy analysis; or equivalent.

Preferred Experience, Skills & Training

Experience working in a financial/budgeting role in a centralized budget office, a department/agency or in a City or County Manager Office in local, state or federal government.
Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration.

Strategy & Performance Officer, Wake County (closes 2/27/18)

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Closing: February 27, 2018
Salary Range: $67,136 – $120,844 Annually

Description

Budget and Management Services has the responsibility of providing accurate, timely, and well-researched information and guidance to the Board of Commissioners and the County Manager resulting in the annual budget for all Wake County Government services. Staff advises departments of their financial condition and responds to budget, performance, policy, and program evaluation requests. Department responsibilities will expand with Strategy and Performance Management, and formally bridge operational progress with decision-making and organizational success.

Here’s your chance to make your mark! Budget and Management Services is expanding our team with a new Strategy and Performance Officer position. In this new role, you will have the opportunity to guide a performance management strategy from the ground up; build on proven methods, test new ideas, collaborate with counterparts, as you benefit from technical talent and historical and institutional knowledge. The role will have a high level of responsibility, expertise and leadership for organization- wide initiatives.

The Strategy and Performance Officer will work with county government departments to develop and implement a performance management program for the county; track progress toward Board of Commissioner Goals, Objectives and Initiatives; integrate countywide planning and performance management into (1) department business plans, (2) process improvements managed by the Innovation Team, and (3) the annual budget. The Strategy and Performance Officer will provide management consulting, data analysis, performance reporting, training and coaching.

Wake County is consistently rated as one of the best places to live and work in America. The County offers a comprehensive benefit package as well as other programs, resources, policies and practices that integrate work/life strategies. For more, see the Wake County Benefits Summary.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the progress and reporting of Board of Commissioner Goals, Objectives and Initiatives.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the County’s strategy and performance management program.
  • Integrate planning and performance into (1) departmental business planning, (2) innovation and process improvements efforts managed by the Innovation Team, and (3) budget development and management activities.
  • Support departments through consulting, measurement selection, data analysis, performance reporting, training and coaching.
  • Assess the County’s current tools, structures, plans and measures as related to organizational strategy and performance management.
  • Re-establish a progress and reporting approach for the Board of Commissioner Goals, Objectives and Initiatives.
  • Identify, with BMS Director, Innovation Officer and County Manager’s Office, existing resources and processes impacting strategy and performance management to construct and integrate value-add processes and structures.
  • Serve on master planning, County-wide policy planning, RFP development committees, among others.
  • Work with Budget team to draft high-profile communications, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications.
  • Lead or provide staff support to investigate countywide issues.
  • Conduct special projects.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills. Ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals; with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners. Ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes.
  • Customer Focus. Ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders. Optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and county executive interests.
  • Personal Accountability. Ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated. Ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others. Ability to manage routine activities with little supervision.
  • Project Management. Ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline. Ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results.
  • Flexibility. Agility in adapting to change. Resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment. Ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change. Ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines.
  • Problem Solving. Ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively works to resolve the issues.
  • Communication. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences — from large groups to individuals — both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent. Ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately. Willingness to ask for assistance and clarification.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration and five years of progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, performance management, budget, management, and/or program evaluation.

Preferred Experience, Skills & Training

A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration and five years of progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, performance management, budget, management, and/or program evaluation. Experience within a complex organization in a centralized local, state or federal government budget department, chief executive’s office, or a city or county manager’s office, is preferred.

Administrative Officer III, City of Charlotte Water – Engineering Division (closes 2/15/18)

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Closing: February 15, 2018
Hiring Range: $61,032 – $67,814

Charlotte Water (CLT Water) is seeking an Administrative Officer III. CLT Water is an enterprise department of the City of Charlotte with more than $3 billion in assets. CLT Water is one of the largest public water and sewer service providers in the southeast with more than 260,000 customer accounts and 900 employees. CLT Water’s annual budget is approximately $400M including operating and debt service costs. We enjoy the highest credit ratings from three major credit rating agencies because of sound financial planning and management and strong support from our City Council. We value competent, skilled candidates with a service focus to work in a team environment.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

The position manages Human Resources, Administration and Budget functions for the Engineering division and has primary responsibility for preparing and monitoring the division’s operating budget, working closely with the Management Analyst to track capital project expenditures in over 150 capital project accounts, and providing administrative support for two Chief Engineers. The position may also be involved in the planning and implementation of programs and events within the department.

This position is responsible for managing employees that are responsible for providing Human Resources, financial and clerical support to the Engineering division. Within this role, areas of supervision include, but are not limited to, entries made in the City’s financial system, employee travel, employee education reimbursements, uniform management, and Human Resource tasks such as payroll, employee reviews, and other administrative duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

The position is required to have either a two-year college degree with three years of progressively responsible experience in administrative support, accounting/budget preparation or similar types of work, or a Bachelor degree with one year of experience as noted.
Qualified candidates should have a proven track record of performing analytical work with little guidance; demonstrated ability to work well within a diverse workgroup, communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors; and a commitment to exceptional customer service. Experience with Munis and/or PeopleSoft is preferred.