Senior Budget & Management Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 6/3/19)

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Closing:  June 3, 2019
Hiring Range:  $51,822 – $80,000 annually

Description

The City of Raleigh is seeking a Senior Budget and Management Analyst within the Budget and Management Services Department.  This position works to develop and manage the annual operating and multi-year capital plan, support the City’s strategic and business planning efforts, manage special projects, and contribute to policy discussions.

Department staff have a rich variety of assignments and work closely with the City Manager, and Assistant City Managers, to set budget priorities, respond to City Council questions, and facilitate consensus-building among stakeholders.  Job duties include the following:

  • Work directly on major projects, such as new business planning processes, departmental reorganizations, and regional planning efforts
  • Manage a portfolio of assignments, including operating departments and capital programs, enterprise and internal service funds, and special project management
  • Work directly with City departments to prioritize needs, resolve challenges, and plan service improvements

Responsibilities

  • Independently identifies the need for and performs complex analytical, quantitative and managerial work in the:
    • Preparation and development of annual operating and capital budgets;
    • Implementation and control of current operating and capital revenues and expenditures;
    • Analysis and evaluation of policy and management issues; and
    • Evaluation and measurement of the performance of City programs and strategic goals
  • Provides professional consultation and guidance to departments by:
    • Reviewing budgets and long range financial and strategic plans including staffing, expense and revenue projections;
    • Recommending approaches for linking strategic objectives to performance targets; and
    • Identifying opportunities of cost savings/cost avoidance
  • Work with assigned departments to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational needs, and evaluate those needs during the budget cycle.
  • Manages projects that are complex, cross-departmental, and have significant financial impacts, with minimal guidance.
  • Support the City’s strategic plan by helping departments collect data, refine performance measures, and communicate results to senior management.
  • Prepare communications, including memoranda, presentations, and talking points, to help senior management debate policy choices.
  • Assist department staff with crafting clear, concise agenda materials for City Council.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Local government financial and management concepts, such as fund accounting, indirect cost allocation, program evaluation, strategic planning,
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Budget planning software systems and analytical tools.
  • Microsoft Office suite.

Skill in: 

  • Articulating policy recommendations that well define the issue or problem; provide viable options; and present sound analysis justifying the recommended action/policy direction.
  • Resolving complex issues involving multiple stakeholders or views, using independent judgment and tact in the workplace.
  • Planning, initiating and managing complex projects simultaneously.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, including developing summaries, presentations, memoranda, and handouts.
  • Developing and analyzing capital improvement programs and complex operating budgets, performing quantitative analysis, researching and preparing reports, reviewing and interpreting statistical information.
  • Performing complex financial analysis to include rate modeling, multi-year budget projections and personnel cost projections.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Working independently and establishing effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization.
  • Collaborating with others who have differing perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Analyzing programs and policies, synthesizing information, and presenting sound recommendations to executive staff.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.

OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Finance Director, Cleveland County (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Hiring Range:  $85,000 – $104,166 annually

Description

Performs complex executive work planning, organizing and directing the financial activities of the county, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the County Manager. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and supervises the operations of the finance department and EMS billing, including disbursement and accounting of county funds, purchasing processes and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Familiar with federal and state Department of Health and Human Services funding.
  • Supervises a staff of professionals, technicians and support positions; conducts hiring, training, motivations, communications, employee development and performance management and evaluation.
  • Materially participates with county manager the development of the annual general operating budgets; makes recommendations to the manager in directing the formation of county financial policies and in the final preparation of the budget; communicates with operational department heads and drafts 5-year capital improvement plan.
  • Helps manage organizational vision and culture through development and creation of community and professional partnerships; works toward achieving commission strategic goals.
  • Assists department heads with projected revenues and expenditures; reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation expenditures.
  • Determines revenue projections based on expected expenditures and projected revenues; manages the receipt and investment of revenues and idle cash; manages the debt service and participates in debt financing analysis and strategies.
  • Reviews and monitors on-going administration of budget, accounting and billing processes; reviews budget systems and develops methods for improvement.
  • Assists the auditors during the annual audit of county financial records; follows up on findings to improve financial systems.
  • Maintains current professional development and standard changes with applicable compliance law.
  • Maintains a general accounting system for the county; financial records for each department; maintains separates accounts for items appropriations, amounts paid, unpaid obligations against the accounts and the unencumbered balance; performs and supervises grant accounting.
  • Submits to the manager and the county commissioners’ periodic statements of the financial condition of the county; reviews each department’s revenue and expenditures reports and analyzes actions, discusses actions and documents rationale and justification for actions; requests additional funds and transfers from commissioners.
  • Evaluates organizational risk.
  • Works with attorney, consultants and county manager to insure appropriate long-term sustainability.
  • Clearly comprehends self-insured risk management financing.
  • Diligently measures and manages available cash on hand to fully maximize county’s ROI as applicable in NCGS 159.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of related industry, organization and department policies, practices and procedures;
  • thorough knowledge of related industry, organization and departmental legal guides, recommendations, best practices, ordinances and laws;
  • thorough knowledge of standard office and department specific software;
  • ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records;
  • ability to prepare informative financial reports;
  • ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate work of subordinate employees;
  • ability to formulate long-range fiscal planning;
  • ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals;
  • ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages;
  • ability to understand and apply governmental accounting practices and maintenance of financial records;
  • ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, associates and the general public.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and extensive experience with government accounting and public finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred. Certified Local Government Finance Officer (GFOA), Certified Public Accountant (preferred), and/or General Governmental Finance and Fiscal Policy Training.

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 5/27/19)

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Closing:  May 27, 2019
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $65,000 annually

Description

The Solid Waste Services Department is reorganizing its current structure to increase accountability, evenly distribute work, foster collaboration and optimize efficiency. The Fiscal Analyst will join the Budget & Finance Division which supports the department fiscal oversight, accountability and procurement. This position reports to the Fiscal Supervisor for Solid Waste Services.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • Prepare a variety of budget and operational data reports and complete complex analytical work in support of developing and implementing the department’s annual 37.7 million operating budget
  • Analyze operational data for the purpose of performance-based decision making to ensure resource alignment with the department’s Business Plan and the City of Raleigh’s Strategic Plan
  • May develop and refine working procedures requiring initiative and independent judgment

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and administers the operating budget development process by preparing forms and instructions, analyzing requests and providing funding recommendations, and maintaining budget software system.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information of Solid Waste Services divisions and assists other members of the department in developing program budgets in preparation for annual budget development.
  • Works with department staff to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational needs, and evaluate those needs during the budget cycle.
  • Recommends approaches for linking strategic objectives to performance targets.
  • Prepares special analyses to track and monitor expenditures including but not limited to travel, utility billing, and contractual services expenditures.
  • Performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract expenditures, and other complex fiscal information needed for the development of SWS’s budget and monitoring of future expenditure needs.
  • Analyzes fiscal concerns, recommends, and coordinates problem resolutions with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
  • Provides professional and technical support to SWS staff in the areas of budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Special projects may include the development of a capital improvement plan, forecasting of major expenditures, training of various staff on monitoring and evaluating division budgets, and contract management to include writing request for proposals (RFPs), reviewing submittals, participating on evaluation committees and after award monitoring.
  • Serves as the departmental liaison to Budget Management Services and works closely with assigned Budget Management Services staff to ensure budget deadlines are consistently met and that information requested is provided in a timely manner.
  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Fiscal Supervisor regarding the need for budget transfers.
  • Runs budget status reports and prepares monthly divisional budget reports to advise leadership and staff on the status of accounts.
  • Identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities, particularly those that affect large expenditure accounts.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles of public administration including organization, public policy and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of Accounting software or Human Resource systems
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis
  • Modern budget practices
  • Financial analysis concepts and practices
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management
  • Project management principles
  • Preparing and evaluating request for proposals (RFPs)
  • Modern office technology

Skill in:

  • Microsoft Office products
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, to include an understanding of basic statistics and financial forecasting methods
  • Technical proficiency at an advanced user level of spreadsheets (pivot tables a must), word processing software and internet research
  • Managing fiscal processes, projects and/or programs
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands
  • Managing contracts and related budgets
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
  • Providing excellent customer service

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.

OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Budget Analyst, Mecklenburg County (closes 5/23/19)

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Closing:  May 23, 2019
Hiring Range:  $58,400 – $76,650 annually

Description

Want to make an impact on your community by helping to fund services that will benefit your neighbors and friends? Come work for the “Best in Class” Mecklenburg County Government in its nationally renowned Office of Management & Budget (OMB). OMB, which is often sought out by other governments for our best practices, is recruiting to fill a Budget Analyst position.

Bring your skills to bear in innovative ways to enhance the quality of life for residents in your community. In addition to having a positive impact on public service, we invest in our employees! Each budget analyst has a dedicated professional development allocation to attend local, state, and national trainings and conferences to enhance your skills. Our team has a long track record of serving on numerous boards and committees including the NC Local Budget Association and the Government Finance Officers Association.

OMB is an organization that develops leaders. Our office consists of a credible team of experienced budget analysts who are great advisors, mentors and quality trainers. So why is Mecklenburg County constantly in recruitment mode? Because there are endless opportunities for upward mobility within the organization – hence the need to consistently recruit talented individuals. After a successful stint with OMB, our team is afforded opportunities to become middle-managers, department heads, assistant City/County managers, and managers.

We take pride in having a vibrant diverse workplace culture that ranges in ethnicity, gender, and generations. We have a workplace culture that is based on an inspirational set of organizational values that include trust, creativity, team work, and empowered employees who are involved in decision making.

Essential Functions

  • Works with assigned departments on budget development and strategic projects to include assisting in the establishment of goals and objectives.
  • Participates in research and analysis projects to develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements.
  • Researches best practices to develop recommendations for processes that increase productivity and help to reduce overall cost.
  • Responds to requests from County or local municipality government.
  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved.
  • Interview personnel and conduct on-site observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed.
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports.
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices.
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports.
  • Confer with managers to ensure that the changes are working.
  • Work in environment that will require serving on a team of enterprise management analysts to complete major assignments.
  • Provide consulting, project management, training and support to assigned agencies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in government/public sector
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of public administration including organization, public policy and fiscal management.
  • Ability to effectively handle confidential/sensitive matters and effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of financial systems and/or statistical analysis tools.

Qualifications

Experience

Two years of related professional experience.

Education

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field or Bachelor’s Degree in above areas and extensive progress working toward a Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in above areas and two years of related experience. Equivalent experience for education will be accepted.

Senior Budget and Management Analyst, Guilford County (continuous)

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Closing:  continuous
Salary Range:  $58,088 – $78,419 annually

Description

The Senior Budget & Management Analyst provides customers with the support and analysis they need to ask better questions that lead to better answers that build a better community.  This position works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure they have the operational, financial, and performance insight and resources they need to achieve their goals.  The position has more complex departmental assignments and broader county-wide assignments than the Budget & Management Analyst position.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This position performs responsible professional work in the overall review, preparation, administration, and evaluation of the County’s Operating and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budgets; conducts management analyses; conducts evaluations of County programs, departmental procedures and operations; aids in strategic planning; assists in the development and review of benchmarking, performance measures and objectives; assists in the development of short and long-range financial plans and forecasting related to fiscal and program requirements; conducts general research; and participates in county-wide productivity improvements efforts. Employee participates in the preparation of the County budgets through review and analysis of complex and sensitive departmental/program requests and issues and the presentation of recommendations to the appropriate county officials.  Assists departments in preparing proposals, reports, contracts, and gives advice on management issues.  Reviews contracts for compliance with established policies.  This is a professional non-supervisory classification.

The position has more complex departmental assignments and broader county-wide assignments than the Budget & Management Analyst position.  An employee in this position serves as a senior resource to and lead worker to other Analysts, overseeing and coordinating more complex county-wide initiatives and projects including performance measurement and management, program and service evaluation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses, reviews and analyzes assigned departmental budget requests and makes appropriate recommendations as to funding levels using objective analytical methodology and established policy criteria.
  • Coordinates assigned processes and programs of the department such as management and evaluation efforts, multi-year planning processes, and components of general budget development.
  • Periodically reviews departmental expenditure and revenue collection patterns to identify potential financial problems and recommends corrective action.
  • Assists in the development of long range expenditures and revenue forecasting, including the Capital Investment Program (CIP), to aid financial planning and the establishment of public and financial policies.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations on the fiscal and programmatic impact of operational and service initiatives.
  • Evaluates county programs and services to determine efficiency and effectiveness and to assess the achievement of established goals and objectives.
  • Assists in the development and review of benchmarking, performance measures and strategic planning as an integral part of an outcome-based budgeting system.
  • Conducts special management studies as assigned and presents findings and recommendations.
  • Assists departments in preparing requests for proposals and contracts and helps to evaluate consultant qualification and compliance with identified specifications.
  • Reviews and assesses new and pending legislative changes and their resulting fiscal and programmatic impact on county departments and services.
  • Assists and coordinates as needed the work of other analysts and employees in the completion of assigned duties and tasks.
  • Assists in the maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting of budget software.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, budgeting, public finance and local governmental budget and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the functions and structure of county government and federal and state laws relevant to county operations and finance.
  • Working knowledge of mathematical computations, analytical skills, budget and costing accounting theories, principles and methods and evaluation/research techniques and methodology.
  • Ability to analyze complex administrative and organizational problems, prepare and clearly present appropriate recommendations and working procedures in written or oral form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to guide and coordinate the work of other staff members.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate an effective work schedule.
  • Ability to exercise independent and sound judgment, discretion, initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Education & Experience

Minimum

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or a field related to one of the County’s services and four years of experience in budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis and/or evaluation or any combination of experience, education, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in the job description.  Must have detailed knowledge of business processes of governmental operations.

Preferred

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in evaluating services to determine efficiency and effectiveness, recommend and implement improvements, and assess the achievement of established goals and objectives.  Master’s degree in a related field preferred, but not required.

Budget and Management Analyst, Guilford County (continuous)

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Closing:  continuous
Salary Range:  $52,687– $71,128 annually

Description

The Budget & Management Analyst provides customers with the support and analysis they need to ask better questions that lead to better answers that build a better community.  This position works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure they have the operational, financial, and performance insight and resources they need to achieve their goals.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This position performs responsible professional work in the overall review, preparation, administration, and evaluation of the County’s Operating and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budgets; conducts management analyses; conducts evaluations of County programs, departmental procedures and operations; aids in strategic planning; assists in the development and review of benchmarking, performance measures and objectives; assists in the development of short and long-range financial plans and forecasting related to fiscal and program requirements; conducts general research; and participates in county wide productivity improvements efforts.  Employee participates in the preparation of the County budgets through review and analysis of complex and sensitive departmental/program requests and issues and the presentation of recommendations to the appropriate county officials. Assists departments in preparing proposals, reports, contracts, and gives advice on management issues. Reviews contracts for compliance with established policies.  This is a professional non-supervisory classification.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses, reviews and analyzes assigned departmental budget requests and makes appropriate recommendations as to funding levels using objective analytical methodology and established policy criteria.
  • Periodically reviews departmental expenditure and revenue collection patterns to identify potential financial problems and recommends corrective action.
  • Assists in the development of Capital Improvements Program (CIP) to facilitate planning and implementation of necessary capital investments.
  • Assists in the development of long range expenditures and revenue forecasting to aid financial planning and the establishment of public and financial policies.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations on the fiscal and programmatic impact of operational and service initiatives.
  • Evaluates county programs and services to determine efficiency and effectiveness and to assess the achievement of established goals and objectives.
  • Assists in the development and review of benchmarking, performance measures and strategic planning as an integral part of an outcome-based budgeting system.
  • Conducts special management studies as assigned and presents findings and recommendations.
  • Assists departments in preparing requests for proposals and contracts and helps to evaluate consultant qualification and compliance with identified specifications.
  • Reviews and assesses new and pending legislative changes and their resulting fiscal and programmatic impact on county departments and services.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, budgeting, public finance and local governmental budget and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the functions and structure of county government and federal and state laws relevant to county operations and finance.
  • Working knowledge of mathematical computations, analytical skills, budget and costing accounting theories, and evaluation/research techniques and methodology.
  • Ability to analyze complex administrative and organizational problems, and prepare and clearly present appropriate recommendations in written or oral form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate an effective work schedule.
  • Ability to exercise independent and sound judgment, discretion, initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Education & Experience

Minimum

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in public administration, accounting, business administration, economics or a field related to one of the County’s services and two years of experience in county or municipal budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis, and/or evaluation or any combination of experience, education, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in the job description.

Preferred

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in evaluating services to determine efficiency and effectiveness, recommend and implement improvements, and assess the achievement of established goals and objectives.  Master’s degree in a related field preferred, but not required.

Note: A skills assessment will be administered during the interview process.

Data Scientist, Guilford County (continuous)

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Closing:  Continuous
Salary Range:  $58,088 – $78,418 annually

Description

General Statement of Duties

The Data Scientist 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.