Strategic Planning & Performance Analyst, Cabarrus County (closes 12/4/20)

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Closing: 12/4/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $63,523 – $72,404 annually

Job Description:

Performs advanced professional analysis in the review, evaluation and administration of the County’s overall operations. Conducts studies, prepares and presents senior management level reports providing sufficient detail to support organizational and departmental long-term planning, problem-solving and management actions. Provides professional support in the form of advanced analytical, communication and coordination to the County Departments. Conducts, administers and monitors grant administration with experience in fiscal management of federal, state and local grant awards. Work is performed under general supervision of the Budget and Performance Manager.

Essential Functions:

Performs organization-wide evaluations and analysis of County programs, services and operations; administers grant monitoring and reporting procedures; oversees the development and implementation of the County Strategic plan; provides consultation and facilitation to departments on strategic planning, data analysis and performance measuring/reporting; oversees the County’s third-party provider of internal auditing services by facilitating meetings, reviewing documentation and ensuring departments implement recommendations; assists with special projects.

(The following tasks are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Lead program/process improvement projects, including researching best practices, conducting fact-finding reviews, developing and analyzing alternatives, preparing reports and presenting findings and recommendations to implement sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements in order to increase productivity, reduce costs and safeguard County assets.
  • Review all grants for compliance with grant documents and all reporting/reimbursement requirements. Assist departments with seeking grant opportunities and grant approvals from application to award including approval by Board of Commissioners.
  • Support the facilitation of decision-making and issue resolution as required with a broad array of department leaders from across the County.
  • Manages and oversees strategic initiatives and performance improvement by developing initiatives, coordinating and conducting meetings; recruiting and training individuals with varying degrees of management responsibility; creating presentations and reports for administration, management and Board of
  • Commissioners.
  • Manages and oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of the County’s Strategic Plan.
  • Provides consultation and facilitation to departments on strategic framework methodology, plan development and implementation; ensures alignment of departmental plans to countywide goals and initiatives; and coaches departments.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the County’s performance management program and supports departments through consulting, measurement selection, data analysis, performance reporting, training and coaching.
  • Works collaboratively across functions to ensure Budget and Operational Plans support the Strategic Plan.
  • Facilitates cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems, which span multiple departments or internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manages and oversees special projects by ensuring tasks are completed, deadlines and goals are met and progress reports are submitted to management and other County administration; and ensures all processes related to the preparation, review, and maintenance of assigned projects are completed with accuracy.
  • Review and test County policies and procedures to update in a timely manner.
  • Perform special projects by utilizing evaluation processes and systems to extract data; ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct evaluations of various programs and services and assist with tracking the effectiveness of process improvements.
  • Interact with County departments by corresponding with supervisors and providing feedback and best practice recommendations.
  • Facilitate change by encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Attend meetings of departments and managerial staff.
  • Make presentations to the executive staff and Board on assigned projects.
  • Perform related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

A successful candidate will have the ability to problem-solve and analyze complex processes, operations and data; demonstrate the ability to think and communicate strategically with exceptional analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy; ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in written format with all levels of staff and management; strong ability to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media including presentations to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message; demonstrate the ability to facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and effectively collaborate with all levels of staff and management; ability to work across multiple County departments; demonstrate the ability to take initiative including taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive; experience planning and managing strategic initiatives; proven program and project management skills and experience; demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;  proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; perform complex research. Considerable knowledge of accounting, financial management, budgeting and of laws and regulations pertaining to government, including knowledge of federal, state and local grant law and grant administration with experience in grant writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role. Master’s in Public Administration degree and experience in local government is strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Supplemental Information:

Cabarrus County selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.  Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Budget Analyst, Buncombe County (closes 11/30/20)

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Closing: 11/30/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $65,580 – $86,893 annually

Job Description:

The Budget Analyst I performs highly analytical professional-level work with responsibility for budgeting functions.

The position applies knowledge of the theory and practice of recording, classifying, examining, and analyzing data and records of financial transactions as they relate to budgeting activities.  This position provides oversight and support in the execution of the budget.  It examines budgets and expenditures for compliance with applicable County policies, state budget rules, legislative intent, and federal and state laws.  Individuals in this position provide consultation, technical assistance, and coordination in the preparation and execution of the operating and project budgets that may utilize multiple funding sources. The position completes or evaluates methodologies used in the preparation of budget or program spending forecasts and provides technical assistance to improve the accuracy of projections.  The individual evaluates program, policy, and rule changes to determine fiscal and program impact and assures compliance with federal and state requirements.  A high degree of professional technical knowledge and analytical skills are utilized to assure that County program goals and outcomes are effectively supported.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in planning and implementing procedures for developing and monitoring budgets for the County.
  • Collect and analyze budgetary and related fiscal data concerning departmental operations.
  • Advise and assist department heads in the development of budget requests.
  • Analyze operating and capital outlay budget requests submitted by individual departments, and make recommendations to County Management/Budget Director or others as appropriate, concerning revision or adoption of departments’ budget requests; prepare and presents written and oral presentations of findings and recommendations.
  • Review, analyze, and monitor assigned departments’ budgets, ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures, and assisting with budget transfers and budget amendments, as necessary.
  • Conduct 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.
  • Conduct special management studies as assigned and presents findings and recommendations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business administration, public administration, accounting or related field and two (2) years of experience preferably including experience in accounting or budgeting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Additional Experience: Advanced skill level in Microsoft Excel is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and budgetary principles and ability to keep current with developments and trends.
  • Ability to solve a variety of problems that require the examination of data and processes to determine the best course(s) of action.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable information technology to perform budget duties. May require ability to develop and implement system changes.   
  • Ability to monitor and collect data and to assess the accuracy and integrity of data; Ability to analyze complex data.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with applicable standards, rules, regulations, and systems of internal control.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate results, prepare documentation, and create financial and budget reports and/or presentations.
  • Ability to independently resolve and/or develop recommendations for unprecedented, complex issues and problems.
  • Ability to serve as a resource for others in resolving unprecedented, non-standard issues and problems.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and develop recommendations for management resolution; Ability to consider impact on productivity and service delivery; Ability to consider short and long term impact of decisions.
  • Ability to understand client programs, organization and culture.
  • Ability to present appropriate issues to internal management, external partners and periodically Board of Commissioners.

Supplemental Information:

Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh Solid Waste Administration (closes 11/24/20)

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Closing: 11/24/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

This class is the fourth level in a seven-level Fiscal Services Series devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management.  The Solid Waste Services Department recently reorganized its current structure to increase accountability, evenly distribute work, foster collaboration and optimize efficiency. The Fiscal Analyst will join the Fiscal Services Division which supports the departmental fiscal oversight, accountability and procurement. This position reports to the Fiscal Supervisor for Solid Waste Services.

The Fiscal Analyst will prepare a variety of budget and operational data reports and complete complex analytical work in support of developing and implementing the department’s annual $37.8 million operating budget. The Fiscal Analyst will also 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.
The work of the Fiscal Analyst involves the independent performance of complex duties which frequently require independent judgment based on knowledge gained through experience and training. The Fiscal Analyst may be empowered to develop and refine working procedures for themselves and are required to exercise some initiative and independent judgment in carrying out their work to completion. Work is reviewed through oral and written reports to Solid Waste Services leadership and staff.

Essential Duties:

  • 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.

Typical Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. 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 Highly preferred.  Preferences also include a Masters in Public Administration and/or experience in government/public sector.
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.

  • At least four years of professional experience performing complex analytical, financial functions, and/or program management functions, preferably in a public sector setting. Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience.
  • Must be able to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Licensing/Certifications: None Required

Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis
  • Modern budget practices
  • Financial analyses 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:

  • 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

Supplemental Information:

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Budget & Management Analyst, Town of Chapel Hill (closes 11/23/20)

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Closing: 11/23/2020 6:59 AM Eastern
Salary Range:  $55,466 – $73,186 annually

Job Summary:

The Budget and Management Analyst position is responsible for providing support and analysis for the development of the annual operating budget. This will be accomplished through assisting with the preparation of budget materials, evaluation of departmental budgets, analysis of budget requests, assistance in the development of the Manager’s Recommended Budget, assistance with the development of the Capital Improvement Plan, working with departments on performance measures, along with various research and analysis projects.
WORKING HOURS M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM | FULL – TIME  EXEMPT POSITION

Essential Functions:

  • Develops annual operating budget systems by gathering and analyzing data; demonstrating financial understanding; monitoring financial budgets; analyzing fund appropriations; and providing reports and documentation of the annual 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
  • Provides guidance to departments on budget issues; responds to department questions and inquiries regarding budget issues
  • Performs fiscal impact analysis
  • Creates and maintains various tools for effective data communication
  • Helps facilitate annual business plan process
  • Works on annual business plan process
  • Works with departments in the development and management of performance measures
  • Serves as liaison to the UNC School of Government Benchmarking Project
  • Assists with various research and analysis projects; prepares reports of findings; evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations; follows up on tasks to resolution
  • Provides staff support by solving analytical problems, analyzing information, developing conclusions and recommendations, improving departments’ financial understanding, and preparing financial reports.
  • Represents the department in meetings and on committees
  • Performs other duties as required

Knowledge 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
  • Trends and practices in budget development
  • Relevant state and federal laws
  • Relevant town ordinances, policies, and procedures
  • Pay and benefit systems
  • General accounting and bookkeeping practices
  • Computerized systems 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
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • 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
  • Model behaviors that are consistent with our value of RESPECT

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Physical Demands: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk with intermittent standing, or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office environment

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Accounting, Finance, Business, or Economics.

Experience: At least one year of experience in budget analysis.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: A valid NC driver’s and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites is required.

 

Assistant Director, City-County Planning Department, Durham City-County (closes 11/9/20)

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Closing: 11/9/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $92,937 – $111,500 annually

Job Description:

This position is devoted to providing strategic direction and management oversight to the City-County Planning Department, ensuring implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, City, County and Departmental Strategic Plans, racial equity initiatives, and work program and budget development and administration. Incumbents oversee all administrative, strategic, and policy planning for the department, and serve as a second level supervisor reporting directly to the department director.
Responsible for making interpretive decisions on behalf of the organization regarding the means for executing the goals established by the relevant Director subject to constraints imposed by available technology and resources. Such interpretive decisions provide context for the work to be accomplished by subordinates supervised within the units managed. Incumbents are typically assigned to serve as director in the absence of the director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages the implementation of internal operations for an assigned division; plans, coordinates, administers, and evaluates programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or services; integrates operations and coordinates service areas; and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates policies, procedures, strategies and goals; maintains, updates, and ensures procedural compliance; researches, analyzes, and makes recommendations for business process improvements and cost effectiveness; and designs, administers, and evaluates department programs and services.
  • Manages and participates in the preparation of department operating budgets; monitors expenditures and revenues; researches and analyzes financial and operational data; prepares financial forecasts; and approves and makes budget and purchasing recommendations.
  • Coordinates with, and serves as a liaison to the City Council, general public, City departments, and/or external agencies; serves on internal and external committees; represents the department at meetings, proceedings, and conferences; provides consultation in area of expertise; and responds to high-visibility and complex issues.
  • Coordinates the preparation of, and prepares and reviews complex, technical, financial, and other reports, plans, and documents; coordinates operations data collection and analysis; develops, makes and/or approves recommendations; and reviews the work of others to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in city or regional planning, public administration, or a directly related field
  • Nine years of progressively responsible related experience
  • Professional experience must include significant management and supervisory experience.

Budget Department Internship, Buncombe County (closes 11/15/20)

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Closing: 11/15/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary: unpaid internship

Job Description:

The  Budget  department  works  closely  with  the  County  Manager  in  developing  and administering  the  County’s annual  and  capital  budgets,  performing  program  evaluations, and ensuring compliance with applicable policies, laws, and standard accepted budgetary controls and practices.  The department leads the coordination of the annual budget process, and performs analytical  and  policy  guidance  functions  for  purposes  of  evaluating  requests,  forecasting financial trends for revenues and expenditures, and making recommendations to the County Manager. Buncombe County’s budget totals over $450 million, including $337 in the general fund.  Work in the Buncombe County Budget Department is cross functional and provides a broad exposure to county operations.  Staff provide strategic, financial, and economic analysis for the entire county.

The Buncombe County Budget Office is offering an internship for Spring 2021 (January through April).  Depending on planned projects and applicants’ qualifications and interest, interns will likely be asked to:

  • Attend county departmental budget development & request sessions
  • Research policies and practices in other jurisdictions
  • Brief the budget director on departmental budget requests
  • Assist with ad hoc projects, which may include:
    • Capital project reporting
    • Fee schedule aggregation
    • Annual budget document development

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants should have:

  • Interest in county government and budget development
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical ideas clearly and effectively
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Related coursework in public policy analysis, public budgeting, economics, and/or finance

The internship is open to current graduate and undergraduate students.  The internship is unpaid and is expected to be up to 15 hours per week, depending on applicants’ availability. The internship will include a combination of telecommuting and in-office work.

Supplemental Information:

Apply through the Buncombe County website, including resume and cover letter.  In the ‘Experience’ section of the application, please list all relevant coursework.

Interviews are expected to take place in early December with an anticipated start date of January 11, 2021.

SJC Management Analyst, Buncombe County (closes 11/5/20)

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Closing: 11/5/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary Range:  up to $78,000 annually

Job Description:

Housed within Performance Management, this position closely collaborates with Buncombe County’s Justice Services department and local justice system stakeholders to support the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge grant. The primary purpose of this position is to support the implementation and data related activities associated with the MacArthur Safety and Justice Challenge (SJC) grant funded project which aims to reduce the local jail population by fifteen percent in Buncombe County.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the SJC Data Coordinator, the Justice Resource Advisory Council, and grant support staff in the implementation of grant activities.
  • Assist with the development and tracking of performance metrics and the evaluation of population reduction strategies implemented.
  • Assist the SJC Data Coordinator in the development and execution of data sharing agreements with local and SJC Network partners.
  • Work with local SJC partners to identify data needs and to assist in the compilation of the appropriate data to provide comprehensive analysis of SJC outcomes and outputs.
  • Support SJC partners in the implementation of data tracking tools.
  • Work with the SJC Data Coordinator to prepare data sets from Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) and other sources.
  • Conduct on-going and ad-hoc analyses of SJC grant activities.
  • Create and present analyses to the Justice Resource Advisory Committee (JRAC) as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field and four (4) years of experience in project management, data analysis, change management, program evaluation, statistical application, or consultation; or a Master’s degree in criminology, public administration, or other relevant field and two (2) years of experience and/or specific training in data analysis, program evaluation, statistical application, or consultation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data and draw conclusions from the analysis pertaining to the evaluation of project / program objectives.
  • Ability to assess business and management data needs.
  • Ability to assess the accuracy and integrity of data.
  • Ability to exercise judgement and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with criminal justice stakeholders, as well as civic, legal, medical, social and faith-based organizations.
  • Knowledge of the principals and applications of program planning and evaluation processes; identification, analysis and documentation of data.
  • Knowledge of governmental dynamics and a range of management and practice models.
  • Knowledge of the operations of the pretrial justice system processes.
  • Knowledge of the programs and service delivery mechanisms in assigned work areas.
  • Knowledge of other county, state, federal and private agencies whose work impacts the County, with which the County partners with, along with a high degree of resourcefulness and judgement in determining applicability of the guides in unusual circumstances.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, funding streams, and policies that govern programs.

Supplemental Information:

Buncombe County Government realizes the importance of a diverse professional workforce and the need to foster a responsive and innovative organizational culture, one that fully engages all of our employees, honoring and building on each employee’s unique experiences, opinions, and perspective.

It is the policy of Buncombe County to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected class under federal or NC State law. In addition the Agency expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment or discrimination.

Applicants for employment are invited to participate in the affirmative action program by reporting their status as a protected veteran or other minority. In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers (applicants) are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action program. We are a company that values diversity. We actively encourage women, minorities, veterans and disabled employees to apply. Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 10/28/20)

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Closing: 10/28/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

This class is the fourth level in a seven-level Fiscal Services Series devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management.  Incumbents provide professional journey-level work in an accounting, budgeting, grants administration or related financial analysis function.  Work may include analytical, reconciliation, reporting and oversight work for the finance, accounting, budget, procurement, treasury and business services functions of central financial operations or a department’s financial operations. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages and audits the payroll functions for all departmental employees.  All payroll adjustments related to over and under payment, leave adjustments, call and auto stipends.  Departmental liaison for Payroll, Finance, Human Resources and Worker’s Compensation; Subject Matter Expert (SME) for all payroll functions in the Emergency Communications Center.
  • Performs analysis and reviews to ensure accuracy of financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; provides summary reporting and prepares recommendations based on findings.  As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Monitors and administers fiscal accounting procedures, processes, transactions and/or system interfaces; identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities; performs reconciliations; analyzes issues and recommends and coordinates problem resolution with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
  • Serves as a functional liaison and provides internal and external customer support; performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract documentation, grant funding, payments/receipts, billing, requisitions, asset tracking and lease information and/or other fiscal process and verifies accuracy, compliance, and/or need for change; recommends and implements adjustments, enhancements or updates.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information; develops, updates and/or maintains financial reports, spreadsheets, statements, journal entries, schedules, agendas, projections, and/or presentations.
  • Reviews financial policies, procedures and practices; provides recommendations for enhancements; assists in developing, updating, implementing and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional and technical support of assigned program or special project which may include budget development, monitoring and analytical support.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Position-specific responsibilities might include:
    • Providing assistance and/or responding to inquiries from citizens, other stakeholders or first responders regarding technology projects and the emergency communications center as a whole.  Coordinating and serving as an active participant in WECO and 911 board meetings. Develops and maintains service level agreements and interlocal agreements
    • Preparing program budgets; scheduling and attending staff meetings
    • Assisting in maintaining CALEA standards and accreditation for the department
    • Performing operational studies and provides recommendations
    • Researching issues affecting policy development and municipal operations
    • Facilitating public involvement and responding to citizen inquiries and complaints
    • Attending City Council and other meetings and providing follow-up briefings for department director, public safety partners, and staff

Qualifications:

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.

Licensing/Certifications
Project Management Professional preferred; Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) Manager within 1 year of employment

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Managing fiscal processes, project or program.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
  • Organizing and maintaining fiscal program/process documentation, schedules, records and files.
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information:

May be required to work extended hours during emergency and disaster events. 
The length of the hiring and selection process varies. The process may include the following:

  • Job application review
  • Interview (Tentatively scheduled for 11/5/20)
  • Criminal history investigation
  • Employment reference check
  • Controlled substance testing, physical, and health assessment

Any applicant that has been disqualified or rejected during a previous process may reapply.

ADA and Other Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Light Work:
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.

Strategic Initiatives Analyst, Guilford County (closes 11/15/20)

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Closing: 11/15/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary Range:  $60,131 – $72,758 annually

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
This position will develop, implement and coordinate the County’s strategic framework and performance management initiatives.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
This position oversees the implementation of the County’s Strategic Framework; provides consultation and facilitation to departments on the strategic framework methodology, framework development and implementation and ensures alignment of departmental plans to countywide objectives and results; coaches departments through linking Strategic Framework to Budget and Operational Plans; oversees the development and implementation of the County’s performance management program. The incumbent will be responsible for supporting departments through consulting, measurement selection, data analysis, performance reporting, training, and coaching; facilitating cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems and providing training to management and employees in overall management best practices.  This role has high visibility to the department and County management teams.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages and oversees strategic initiatives and performance improvement by developing initiatives, coordinating and conducting meetings; recruiting and training individuals with varying degrees of management responsibility; creating presentations and reports for administration, management and Board of Commissioners
  • Manages and oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of the County’s Strategic Plan
  • Provides consultation and facilitation to departments on strategic framework methodology, plan development and implementation; ensures alignment of departmental plans to countywide goals and initiatives; and coaches departments
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the County’s performance management program and supports departments through consulting, measurement selection, data analysis, performance reporting, training and coaching
  • Works collaboratively across functions to ensure Budget and Operational Plans support the Strategic Plan
  • Facilitates cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems, which span multiple departments or internal and external stakeholders
  • Manages and oversees special projects by ensuring tasks are completed, deadlines and goals are met and progress reports are submitted to management and other County administration; and ensures all processes related to the preparation, review, and maintenance of assigned projects are completed with accuracy

Qualifications:

IDEAL 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 understandable way
  • Work with stakeholders to build trust and consensus
  • Recognize the importance of diverse perspectives
  • Actively promote diverse working groups

RECRUITMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of strategy and performance management methodology
  • Knowledge of public administration, government operations, strategic planning, and performance management.
  • Ability to access a strong analytical toolkit
  • Ability to document, track, and communicate details effectively
  • Ability to transition gracefully between a variety of tasks
  • Ability to exhibit efficient time management and exceptional organizational skills
  • Able to develop strong performance metrics leveraging data to identify areas of primary attention
  • Ability to work independently and is self-reliant; is resourceful and able to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to be an adaptive team member with strong leadership competencies
  • Ability to function effectively with ambiguity
  • Ability to build informal consensus.
  • Ability to develop an understanding of department and county issues to work collaboratively towards solutions
  • Ability to direct the work of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees
  • Strong written, presentation and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional abilities in Microsoft Suite of applications

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of experience in strategic planning and performance management or any combination of experience, education, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in the job description.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct experience with group facilitation and systems thinking.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and/or evaluation of data.
  • Master’s degree in a related field and relevant experience in government or similar agency

 

Supplemental Information:

Special Note
This generic class description gives an overview of the job class, its essential job functions and recommended job requirements. However, for each individual position assigned to this class, there is available a completed job description with physical abilities checklist which can be reviewed before initiating a selection process.  They can provide additional detailed information on which to base various personnel actions and can assist management in making legal defensible personnel decisions.

May Require Driving
This position may require driving for this position whether driving a County owned or personal vehicle to conduct county business such as but not limited to attending conferences, meetings, or any other county related functions.   Motor Vehicle Reports may be verified for valid driver’s license and that the driving record is compatible with the county’s driving criteria.
If a personal vehicle is operated for county business proper insurance is maintained as per Guilford County’s vehicle use policy.

Fiscal Analyst, Town of Waynesville (closes 10/30/20)

Closing: 10/30/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary: $40,000 annually with 5% increase after 6-month probation

Job Description:

The purpose of the class is to perform technical, administrative, planning, coordinating and executing the accounting functions of the Town’s Finance Department. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor cash balances in the central depository
  • Maintain all payroll GL accounts, to include expense and subsidiary accounts reconciliation
  • Review monthly and quarterly reports to ensure proper agencies have received required remittances and reporting
  • Maintain fringe benefit GL accounts
  • Maintain disbursement records
  • Reconcile all bank and investment accounts monthly
  • Reconcile cash deposits to the ledger daily
  • Compile and submit reporting for OPEB, LEO, and Retirement Pension Plans
  • Compile annual financial reports to include but not limited to LGC 203 and COLL 91
  • Coordinate and prepare accounting, and related financial statements and reports
  • Prepare and provide payroll related schedules and reports for the annual audit
  • Assist in procedures for annual fiscal and calendar year end close
  • Conduct independent research and analysis
  • Managing fiscal processes, projects or programs.
  • Municipal Accounting
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
  • Organizing and maintaining fiscal program/process documentation, schedules, records and files.
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • Providing customer service
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.

DATA INVOLVEMENT: Requires planning or directing others in the sequence of major activities and reporting on operations and activities which are very broad in scope.
PEOPLE INVOLVEMENT: Requires supervising or leading others by determining work procedures, assigning duties, maintaining harmonious relations and promoting efficiency.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS: Requires handling or using machines requiring moderate instruction and experience such as computers, and software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets or custom applications.
REASONING REQUIREMENTS: Requires performing work involving the application of principles of logical thinking to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organizational impact.
MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires using algebra working with such factors as exponents, logarithms, linear and quadratic equations; concepts of analytic geometry, differentiation and integration of algebraic functions; statistics, applying such functions as frequency distribution, reliability, validity and correlation techniques; finance and economics using financial and econometric models.
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Requires reading journals, manuals, and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of coworkers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, and people in other organizations; presenting training; composing original reports, training and other written materials, using proper language, punctuation, grammar, and style.
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires doing professional-level work requiring the application of principles and practices in a wide range of administrative, technical or managerial methods in the solution of administrative or technical problems; or the coordination of entry-level managerial work; requires general understanding of operating policies and procedures and the ability to apply these to complex administrative problems; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results or frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

Qualifications:

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Associate’s degree in accounting/finance. Preferred 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.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Associate’s degree in accounting/finance. Preferred 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.

Supplemental Information:

PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS: Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis or routine keyboard operations. Must be able to perform basic life functions of fingering, grasping and repetitive motions.
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: The job risks exposure to no known environmental hazards.
SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS: Responsible for actions of others, requiring almost constant decisions affecting co-workers, customers or others in the general public; works in a moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but frequent variations from the routine.
ADA COMPLIANCE: The Town of Waynesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the Town to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Interested applicants may submit an application to:
Town of Waynesville,
Brittany Angel, HR Specialist
Human Resources Department
16 S. Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
Or via email to bangel@waynesvillenc.gov.
Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2020.