Federal Programs Manager, City of Raleigh Community Development (closes 4/29/21)

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Closing: 4/29/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,822 – $85,000 annually

Job Description:

The Housing and Neighborhoods Department is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life and environment for all Raleigh citizens through a variety of programs and activities throughout the city.  The department provides funding for the creation and preservation of affordable housing and for services and programs benefitting low to moderate income persons. The Department enforces codes to ensure safe and decent housing and carries out neighborhood revitalization and community engagement and enrichment activities. The Federal Programs Manager reports to the department’s Program Development Administrator within the Community and Economic Development Division and is key to the successful coordination of community development programs and services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Federal Programs Manager is responsible for supervising the work activities of the Federal Programs Unit. The position is responsible for conducting the citizen participation process to create the HUD-mandated planning and reporting documents including the 5-year HUD Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments, Annual Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The position creates the Annual Plan which describes the activities funded and administered by the department for housing development and preservation, neighborhood revitalization, public services, economic development and program administration.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide support for the planning and administration for federal, state and other programs.
  • Manage program data collection and compliance reporting requirements and systems including the HUD Integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS).
  • Coordinate grants and request for proposals/qualifications application workshops.
  • Prepare the HUD Annual Action Plan for grant programs, projects and activities.
  • Prepare the HUD Performance and Evaluation reports.
  • Establish, measure, analyze and track performance measures and outcomes.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: The position supervises the Federal Programs Unit with three or more direct reports.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other departments, elected officials, the media and the public.
  • Excellent project management and time management skills, including planning, organizing, evaluating and implementation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public presentation skills.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in real estate, urban planning, construction management, business administration or directly related field.
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.

Experience: Five years of community development experience related to assignment and two years of supervisory experience.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft programs, Windows accessories and PowerPoint and Publisher.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

Additional Information:

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk.   The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor or office environment.

Strategic Initiative Analyst, Durham County (closes 5/4/21)

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Closing: 5/4/2021 5:00pm EST
Hiring Range: $49,643 – $71,000 annually

Job Description:

Performs responsible professional and administrative strategic planning and change management work designed to improve County-wide community and governmental initiatives; performs related work as required.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Strategic Initiative Manager as part of the Strategic Initiatives team within the County Manager’s Office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with project management of performance improvement and community/governmental strategic initiatives;
  • Assists Budget and Management Services and other stakeholders to build and sustain performance measurement/management system;
  • Assists portfolios with performance management;
  • Works with variety of internal and external stakeholders to develop feasible solutions to issues;
  • Assists with the development of project communication and engagement strategies;
  • Assists with strategic planning and strategy implementation efforts;
  • Assists with innovation and continuous improvement projects and strategies;
  • Identifies, researches and analyzes no and low-cost solutions to issues;
  • Creates presentations and reports for the County Manager, the Board of County Commissioners and other  officials as directed, including but not limited to performance, innovation and continuous improvement reports;
  • Schedules meetings, maintains office records and provides clerical support for the office; and
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of County government; thorough knowledge of the principles of public administration and strategic planning; strong business, analytical, planning, interpersonal and critical thinking skills; ability to analyze community and administrative issues or approaches and offer sound recommendations; ability to plan and facilitate effective meetings; ability to define objectives, assign priorities, and meet completion deadlines; ability to clearly communicate complex material in writing and verbally in a professional manner; the ability to create and make effective public presentations; ability to gather, analyze, and evaluate information and to prepare concise and informative reports; and the ability to effectively collaborate with government officials, community agencies, the general public, and others at all organizational levels.

Qualifications:

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management or a related field and two years of professional administrative experience in government, business or non-profit sector.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Senior Financial Analyst, City of High Point (closes 4/25/21)

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Closing: 4/25/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $56,787 – $77,075 annually

Job Summary:

Performs difficult professional work in the maintenance and preparation of complex fiscal and financial records; performs difficult technical work in the areas of financial accounting and reporting and financial information and management systems within the Financial Services Department; does related work and special assignments as required.

Work is performed under periodic general supervision of the Assistant Financial Services Director.  Indirect supervision and accountability may be exercised over peer and subordinate liaisons in other departments as well as members of the financial services department regarding accounting and information systems.

Essential Tasks:

  • Works closely with the financial services management team to execute critical strategic projects; anticipate, identify, and define system accounting problems, identify potential consequences, and test solutions;
  • Assists with Financial Services Department’s risk management responsibilities;
  • Assists in the preparation and review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, implements GASB statements, and coordinates actuarial studies;
  • Assists auditors as needed in completion of the annual audit;
  • Coordinates the month-end close to ensure that the general ledger has complete and accurate data for monthly financial reporting;
  • Prepares general ledger entries and complex year-end reconciliations;
  • Maintains general ledger accounts, analyzes data, and prepares financial reports for outside agencies;
  • Verifies, reconciles, and records AR from various cash basis systems to record modified accrual;
  • Coordinates with Information Technology staff to provide support and ongoing tracking and monitoring for financial services related projects (includes helping prepare documentation, test for outcomes, provide resolution, and make recommendations for design changes where applicable);
  • Participates in the analysis, evaluation, and implementation of or upgrades to financial ERP and systems that interface to financials;
  • Recommends and implements process improvements that strategically add value related to systems and general financial services department operational efficiency;
  • Consults with departments on the development of new services, methods, or procedures;
  • Gathers and analyzes information related to current and future trends and best practices;
  • Assists with the maintenance, design and installation of the accounting control records and reviews internal controls over financial accounting systems;
  • Provides inter-departmental financial assistance and supporting analytical work in the areas of financial reporting, project monitoring;
  • Prepares and evaluates performance management scorecard matrix for all divisions of the Financial Services Department;
  • Assists with the training program for the Financial Services Department;
  • Verifies, reconciles, and prepares general leger entries and complex reconciliations for multi-year capital projects and write-offs;
  • Reviews and/or creates accounting procedures and interprets and applies laws, regulations, and policies;
  • Researches and provides financial data upon request;
  • Cross-trains and provides backup in other departmental responsibilities;
  • Performs related tasks as required;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
  • NC Driver’s License Required
  • Years of Experience: 4 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis
  • Special skills: proficiency with Microsoft Excel is necessary
  • Schedule requirements: M-F 8-5

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications: CPA or NCLGFO
  • Special skills: experience with governmental accounting; strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to analyze, evaluate, and implement financial systems; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently with limited supervision; and ability to work well with others.

Additional Information:

Physical Requirements:

Hearing/Speaking – Expressing and/or receiving information by means of spoken word are both necessary to converse with internal and external customers including co-workers, citizens and applicants.

Visual Abilities – the ability to perceive via eyesight is required for this position:

  • Acuity, far – clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Must be able to see from a distance when administering and observing employment tests, operating a motor vehicle or addressing an audience.
  • Acuity, near – clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Must be able to see work-related business documents close at hand.
  • Depth perception – Three-dimensional vision and the ability to judge distance and space relationships.
  • Field of Vision – the area that can be seen up and down or to the right or left while eyes are focused on one point. Must be able to see a wide span of area.
  • Accommodation – Must be able to adjust the eye lens to glance quickly.

Physical Strength – degree of physical demands typically associated with this position include:

  • Light Work
    1. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally; and/or
    2. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force frequently; and
    3. A negligible amount of force constantly to handle or move materials related to the position
  • Type of Physical Demands
    1. Reaching – Extending the hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
    2. Handling – Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand(s).
    3. Fingering – Picking, pinching or otherwise working with fingers primarily rather than the entire hand or arm.

Mental Activity/Requirements

Reasoning: Ability to apply principles of logical thinking combined with knowledge of principles and practices of public personnel and employment laws to work tasks and handle practical situations, comprehend and respond to a variety of situations in a timely fashion and exercise good judgment.

Mathematics Ability: Using arithmetic and/or statistics: Ability to direct and oversee the use of arithmetic and/or statistics in the preparation of a variety of tests and reports.

Language Ability: The ability to speak, read and write the English language are required for this position.

Environmental Conditions

Physical Surroundings: Subject to working inside.

Hazards: None

Disclaimer: This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point’s workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.   However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment.

The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.

Sustainability Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 4/29/21)

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Closing: 4/29/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $47,902 – $65,500 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh’s Office of Sustainability is responsible for leading organization and community-wide sustainability and climate efforts. This position will gather, support, analyze, educate, organize and report on a variety of issues in support of policy and programs, including but not limited to sustainability, climate, social and racial equity, resilience, energy, transportation, innovation, pilot projects, and more. This position works in support of the sustainability team, City departments, community partners and the implementation of Raleigh’s Community Climate Action Plan (CCAP).

The Sustainability Analyst will play a critical role in the success of sustainability efforts to benefit the Raleigh community and its 450,000+ residents. We are looking for a detail-oriented, organized and highly skilled project manager to create and support Office processes and workflow, and to contribute to CCAP implementation efforts. This will include a focus on achieving results and outcomes based on agreed-upon goals and priorities. The City of Raleigh values a diverse workplace that is representative of the residents we serve. Our search is inclusive of all interested applicants and we encourage those who may be under- represented in the field of sustainability to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support CCAP implementation by coordinating and project managing collaborative workflows for projects such as the Climate Action Fund; Sustainable Business Toolkit; assistance with communications, outreach and website; managing and coordinating requests for presentations, inquiries, reporting and updates; supporting foundational implementation work for CCAP strategy and action priorities; conducting research on sustainability/climate initiatives and other related topics including operational problems, trends, and areas for efficiency and improvement; etc.
  • Provides technical and organizational support to all City of Raleigh departments; and assists with the implementation of complex and significant strategic planning projects regarding the City’s sustainability and climate initiatives; leads and supports education and outreach activities that drive behavior change.
  • Create and maintain a database of CCAP Strategy and Action implementation updates from City Departments and community stakeholders; including creating automated and efficient processes for gathering data and qualitative information throughout the year to be used for annual, reoccurring and by request updates and reporting.
  • Supports Manager in organizational, administrative and departmental requirements, coordinating collaborative work flows and establishing deadlines with Office staff: including City Council meeting submissions; business plan updates; budgeting; grant processing; organizing annual data, reporting and performance metrics; managing spreadsheets and community information intake and inquiries; organizing work in support of the City’s Strategic Plan initiatives; Environmental Advisory Board meeting support; managing the Office’s online organizational and communication platforms; maintaining and updating spreadsheets and community intake information; providing consistent progress and update reports to Manager; etc.
  • Establishing and organizing Departmental processes and Office workflows to support CCAP implementation efforts; accelerating staff assignments and deadlines; and utilizing multiple online platforms to create more efficient and automated workflows.
  • Coordinates professional communication on behalf of the Manager via phone, e-mail; scheduling meetings with multiple stakeholders and supporting visitors.
  • Supports team by utilizing effective and professional communication and project management skills to ensure deadlines are met by scheduling and assigning tasks for collaborative projects and programs; and expediting work results.
  • Makes conference and travel arrangements for staff such as booking flights, cars, hotel and conferences.
  • Ensures operation of Office and equipment by completing preventive maintenance; requesting and submitting work orders and repairs; maintaining supply and equipment inventories; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders and evaluating new equipment and techniques.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in biology, environmental science, or directly related field and two years of professional environmental and/or sustainability analysis or program administration experience.
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: None Required

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in sustainability, environmental sciences, public administration, public policy, GIS, data analytics, business administration, process improvement, or closely related discipline.
Two years of experience in one of the following areas: sustainability, project management, data analytics, public policy, process improvement, business or public administration. Strong project management experience, process coordination, organizational skills and/or certification such as Lean Six Sigma desired.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Sustainability, Climate, Equity, Resilience principles and concepts
  • Project management, process improvement, and research principles and resources
  • Data tracking and analysis; analytical and statistical concepts and tools (including Microsoft Excel)
  • Organizational/online platforms for managing projects, workflows, budgeting, communications, etc.
  • Local government financial, grant administration and management concepts
  • Behavior change and/or Community Based Social Marketing Techniques

Ability to:

  • Remain flexible, adaptable and positive in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
  • Create processes and identify actions and tasks to tackle complex projects, often with incomplete information and while managing multiple and shifting priorities and stakeholders
  • Synthesize complex ideas and communicate them in an understandable way to others, both written and orally
  • Conduct comprehensive research and draft succinct reports and updates
  • Lead, learn and grow in the field of equity, climate equity and environmental justice
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity
  • Work independently, as well as; collaboratively as a member of a team; and the ability to prioritize work to align with organizational shifts
  • Establish constructive and effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization
  • Collaborate and communicate closely with Manager to support Office workflows, deadlines and create efficiencies; initiate consistent opportunities to receive and give feedback and shift approach with ease and positivity

Demonstrated skills in:

  • Process improvement and creating efficiencies; proficient at utilizing online organizational platforms to create collaborative workflows for various staff and contributors
  • Effective communication to accelerate tasks and deadlines assigned to other staff and partners; creating project management timelines and workflows, and driving results through accountability, and consistent and positive communication
  • Achieving results and outcomes based on agreed-upon goals and priorities
  • Using data to identify areas for improvement and to facilitate solutions
  • Managing and coordinating projects and communications with multiple stakeholders from all levels of the organization

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.

Finance Director, Town of Newport (closes 4/30/21)

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Closing: 4/30/2021
Salary Range: $64,000 – $74,000 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Newport is seeking a full-time Finance Director, who is an experienced professional with strong interpersonal and financial competency skills to oversee the Town’s $7M budget which includes a $2.1M public utilities budget. The Finance Director is responsible for accounting, payroll, cash management, investment portfolio management, and financial reporting. This position requires excellent written/verbal communication skills to effectively convey financial topics to staff, elected officials, and citizens. The position is also involved in financial aspects of capital improvement planning and budgeting, strategic planning, grant administration, and performance measurement. Other duties include but are not limited to: preparing and presenting complex and detailed fiscal reports of a budgetary or financial nature; organizing and directing the work of finance technicians who supports all accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, payroll administration, and investment efforts.

Qualifications:

Selected candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or directly related field; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible accounting and fiscal administration experience, preferably in a local government setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree and/or Certified North Carolina Local Government Finance Officer designation is preferred.

Additional Information:

The expected hiring range for this position is from $64,000-$70,000, depending on education and experience. The Town offers a generous benefit package including membership in the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System; 5% 401(k) contribution with no match required; 100% employee-only paid health, dental, life, disability and vision insurance; optional flexible spending account, life, disability, and other insurances; 12 paid holiday, 12 paid vacation days, and 12 sick days annually.
If interested, please submit a cover letter with at least four references, resume and application to manager@townofnewport.com. The employment application and job description are available at www.newportnc.gov/careers. This position is open until April 30, 2021 or until filled.
The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Director of Operations, City of Raleigh Solid Waste Administration (closes 4/23/21)

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Closing: 4/23/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $80,280 – $114,399 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department invites qualified candidates to submit their application for the position of Assistant Director of Operations. The Assistant Director of Operations is responsible for the leadership and administration of the functions of the Operations Division. The Operations Division houses several solid waste programs and responsibilities including core services, special services, the City’s yard waste processing center and oversight of a closed landfill. Core services is comprised of garbage and recycling collection.  Special services include yard waste, central business district (CBD or downtown), electronics recycling, dead animal, illegal dumped material, special event, and bulky collections. In addition to those services, the division is responsible for seasonal services such as grease and Christmas tree collection.  At times, the operations division is tasked to support emergency cleanup efforts such as storm debris collection and site-specific cleanup efforts.

Candidate Profile:

The Assistant Director of Operations reports to the Director of Solid Waste Services. This position is responsible for providing oversight to ensure safe and successful service delivery and the efficient operation of all aspects of the division. Moreover, this position provides strategic direction and managerial oversight including the implementation of City Council goals, policies, and achievement of departmental performance expectations, goals and initiatives.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with a proven ability to develop staff and foster a safe and collaborative work environment.  The Assistant Director must enhance and maintain relationships with employees, members of the community, interdepartmental representatives, City Management and City Council.

The Assistant Director of Operations directs the day to day operations of 160+ employees responsible for the collection, processing, and management of waste, recyclables, and yard waste. This position directly oversees the safe and effective delivery of essential solid waste and recycling services to the City of Raleigh’s 450,000 residents and the collection of commercial garbage and recycling collection within the Central Business District.

The ideal candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal skills; must be capable of working with a variety of people; have the ability to grasp new tasks, concepts and assignments; and provide efficient and effective direction to the Operations Division.  This position works irregular schedules, including early shifts, some weekends, and holidays.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the day to day functions of the Operations Division including oversight of the City’s yard waste facility and garbage, recycling, yard waste and special collections.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state and federal laws, regulations, mandates, and other applicable requirements.
  • Leads the division in adherence with set performance standards and metrics related to safe and efficient service delivery such as missed collection trends, route completion times, etc. Develops and prepares management and performance reports, projections, and presentations. Develops and implements strategies to enhance customer service.
  • Develops and executes the Division’s annual operating and capital budgets. Monitors financial records and operational expenses as needed and related to divisional operations.  Oversees the execution of all professional contracts within the division. Develops and prepares, cost estimates, projections, and presentations.
  • In collaboration with the solid waste services leadership team, establishes and maintains standards of professionalism in the areas of confidentiality, teamwork, timely and effective communications, enforcement of policies, and standards of customer service.
  • Provides direct staff supervision including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training and implementing hiring, and discipline and termination procedures if necessary. Provides technical guidance to staff as needed.
  • Monitors and evaluates projects and processes; performs research of specialized and technical information.
  • Analyzes and resolves complex and sensitive issues; handles escalated customer concerns.
  • Attends meetings, reviews plans and facilitates collaboration in the development and implementation of services and/or program offerings; serves as a division or department representative on various committees related to the management of the City, in meetings with City staff and management, and with external stakeholders and organizations; Works effectively with other City departments on projects that may impact other departments.
  • Works with various state, local, regional, and/or federal agencies regarding City projects and environmental compliance.
  • Identifies opportunities to exercise positive environmental stewardship including promotion of recycling, implementation of energy and fuel efficiencies and other positive practices.
  • This position may serve in lieu of a Director as required in the department.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
The Assistant Director of Operations will supervise and manage Solid Waste Services staff daily, assigning work and monitoring work completion.  Oversees the conduct of performance evaluations, training, and hiring, discipline and termination procedures as well as directly supervises management, professional, paraprofessional and support staff. This position may require your attendance at multiple locations for meeting and business purposes.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or field directly related to assignment and eight years of progressively responsible related experience that includes significant management and supervisory experience.
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: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: 
Prior experience in a solid waste operation is preferred.
Master’s Degree preferred.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others
  • Business methods, principles and practices.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and practices of budgeting and fiscal management; working knowledge of fund accounting.
  • Principles and practices of intergovernmental relations.
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies.
  • Principles and practices of strategic planning.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Principles and practices of group facilitation and building consensus.
  • Contract administration principles; 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:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance.
  • Training, coaching and overseeing the development of staff.
  • Providing direction to others in order to meet standards.
  • Providing project/program management, organization and logistics coordination.
  • Managing standards and quality assurance.
  • Reviewing research and implementing industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Directing the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of written materials and statistical data for reports and recommendations.
  • Authoring and editing complex reports and documents.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing budgets and allocating resources to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.

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

Sedentary Work: 
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

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.

Assistant Director of Social Services – Business Operations, Durham County (closes 4/6/21)

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Closing: 4/6/21 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $69,627 – $125,328 annually

Job Responsibilities:

Provides leadership and oversight for the agency’s Business Operations functions including Finance, Accounting, Budget, Contracts Management, Managing for Results, Child Support Services, Information Technology, Facility and Fleet management.  Serves on agency Leadership Team. This is administrative work as Finance Officer of a large county department of social services. Assists with the formulation and continual improvement of the agency’s mission, vision, policies and practices; implements operational management best practices to facilitate effective accountability for agency financial resources and successful attainment of agency outcomes; disseminates information involving interpretation of policies, laws, and activities of the agency; supervises staff members and reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the Department of Social Services.

Examples of Work:

  • Development and preparation of a multi-million dollar agency budget.
  • Implementation of the annual budget plan and monitoring expenditures throughout the fiscal year.
  • Monitoring spending patterns and program costs to ensure that they are consistent with the budget plan.
  • Organize and direct the work of unit staff to ensure the gathering, analyzing, editing and reporting of necessary information for financial control and oversight of all agency programs.
  • Recruit, supervise and retain supervisory/management staff providing all unit functions.
  • Provide work direction, develop work plans and conduct performance appraisals, coach, motivate and develop staff.
  • Supervision of information technology, fleet and facilities support.
  • Oversight of agency finance, accounting, audit & compliance functions.
  • Oversight of departmental accounts payable and accounts receivable functions.
  • Oversight of agency purchasing and contracts management functions.
  • Oversight of agency Child Support operations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of finance, accounting and public and business administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of the organization and structure of state and local government.
  • Considerable knowledge of personnel, purchasing, and accounting practices and procedures.
  • Ability to plan and direct fiscal and business services.
  • Ability to select, train, and supervise employees engaged in business operations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, county and state officials, and the general public.
  • Strong communication skills – Oral, Written & Presentations.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Qualifications:

Successful candidate must have strong management skills including planning, staff supervision, budgeting and fiscal management, preferably managing federal and state funds to support mandated safety net programs for low income families and individuals. Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of relevant experience preferred. Prior experience working within a county or local governmental entity is highly preferred.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements: Graduation from a four‑year college or university, preferably with a major in accounting, finance, business, public, or hospital administration, and five years of administrative experience involving participation in the planning and management of a business or governmental program.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Financial Specialist, City of High Point Parks & Recreation (closes 3/21/21)

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Closing: 3/21/21 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $46,720 – $59,859 annually

Job Description:

Performs professional duties in the monitoring, preparation and analysis of the annual budget for the Parks & Recreation Department, handles all financial related tasks; does related work as required.

Essential Tasks:

  • Assists in the preliminary and final compilation of the departmental operating budget and capital improvement budget for the department;
  • Assists in the preparation of supporting budget documentation, including revenue projections, statistical data and other financial information;
  • Analyzes current operating expenditures and revenue, and estimates future expenditures and revenue;
  • Monitors revenue and expenditure patterns and recommends financial corrective measures as required;
  • Assists department staff with financial and budgetary issues, laws and policies; as well as provides and verifies information for other departments;
  • Prepares informational materials on budget proposals;
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly budget reports;
  • Oversee the departments daily financial activities which include processing of purchase orders, requisitions, procurement card reconciliation, travel and all other financial activities;
  • Review and oversee contractual agreements and grant funding for the department;
  • Aids in the designing, implementation and monitoring of the performance/efficiency measurement system for the department;
  • Conducts research and related projects concerning budget issues;
  • Studies, devises and recommends revisions of systems and forms to promote efficiency and production;
  • Completes other duties as assigned;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, accounting, public administration or related field;
  • Some experience in administrative or financial operations.
  • Prior governmental budgeting experience preferred.
  • Must have some knowledge of the functions and operations of municipal organizations.
  • Must possess general knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance and budgeting.
  • Must have good knowledge of the state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation approval and administration.
  • Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates.
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, the news media and the general public.
  • Must have the ability to apply policies and procedures as it relates to financial practices.
  • Must possess the ability to withstand pressure situations and willingness to work extra hours to meet budgetary deadlines.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Supplemental Information:

This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point’s workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.   However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment.

The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.

Performance & Strategy Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 3/31/21)

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Closing: 3/31/21 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $61,762 – $82,349 annually

Job Description:

 

The City of Greensboro exists to partner with the community to build the desired quality of life for Greensboro.  All of our actions are guided by our commitment to and measured by our success in building public trust and the future we and the community desires. Critical to our success is maintaining a work environment which fosters employee commitment to public service and making a difference in the lives of our residents. If this sounds like a purpose that you would like to share in, please consider the opportunity below.

Work Schedule: 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday; meetings outside of normal work hours on occasion

The Performance and Strategy Analyst will coordinate, develop, and implement the City’s organizational strategic and performance management initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the organization and departments through consulting, measurement development, data analysis, performance reporting, training, and coaching; facilitating cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems; and providing training to all levels of the organization in strategic planning, performance management, and innovative improvement. This role has high visibility to the departments, city management team, and City Council.

This position will perform professional-level data analysis and reporting for research projects focusing on process improvement and innovation initiatives. In coordination with the City’s Chief Data Officer and other team members, the position will produce reports and presentations, graphics, and develop open data and social media platforms; perform and coordinate related research studies; identify and apply data analysis methods to assist improve city operations; evaluate City processes and performance; and coordinate with team members, partners, and other internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties & Tasks:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the City’s performance management program.
  • Provide consultation and facilitation to departments on performance management and strategic initiatives methodology, plan development and implementation; ensure alignment of departmental plans to citywide goals and initiatives and coach departments.
  • Develop, collect, analyze, and report performance-related information and communicate results in clear and useful ways to various audiences.
  • Lead and manage 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 all levels of the organization and the public.
  • Facilitates cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems, which span multiple departments or internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively across functions to create buy-in, foster inclusiveness, and develop effective partnerships.
  • Lead special projects requested by departments, city management, and city council and respond to information requests related to performance, strategy, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree with 4-6 years of experience in organizational strategic planning and performance management implementation and oversight.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Budget and Evaluation Officer
  • Certified Performance Management Professional

Equity & Inclusion Consultant, Buncombe County (closes 2/26/21)

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Closing: 2/26/21
Salary Range: $60,030 – $79,540 annually

Job Description:

This position is funded through the Safety and Justice Challenge grant and will lead collaborative racial equity work in our local criminal justice system. The position will support expanding data analysis and the review of policies and practices using the Racial Equity Workgroup’s equity tool; provide training opportunities to stakeholders; and partner with justice system stakeholders and community members to identify root causes driving already identified inequities and co-designing solutions and interventions.

The primary purpose of this position is to support the development, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of local government policies, programs, and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts throughout the local criminal justice system.

Essential Functions:

  • Implement and facilitate trainings, workshops and events to promote equity and inclusion within the County and justice system partners.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative data to help identify and support mechanisms to remove barriers and improve equity and inclusion within the justice system.
  • Collaborate with County departments and justice system partners to develop strategies and tactics for increased equity through policies and programs, and design implementation plans that promote equitable outcomes.
  • Collaborate with internal and external departments to develop, implement, and track results of the Criminal Justice Equity Action Plan.
  • Provide technical assistance to internal stakeholders on using racial equity tools in day-to-day decision making.
  • Support data analysis and research initiatives used to inform the Criminal Justice Equity Action Plan’s accountability and metrics reporting.
  • Coordinate and support Interdepartmental Equity Action Teams in delivering core competencies of the Criminal Justice Equity Action Plan.
  • Support data analysis and research initiatives used to inform the program’s Equity Action Plan’s accountability and metrics reporting.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support in the delivery of equity policy and initiatives in conjunction with internal and external partners.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Public Administration, Ethnic Studies, or a related field and a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated successful and progressively responsible experience in program management and leadership in the administration of community, education, and/or social justice programs which have a sustained focus on the implementation of diversity and equity programming; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Training and Experience: Experience in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion, working professionally in the government, business, consulting, nonprofit, and/or academic sectors preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of principles and best practices of diversity, equity and inclusion in both workplace and community settings; processes and procedures associated with development and implementation of equity programs; principles and best practices of change management; and best practices for community engagement and training.
  • Knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
  • Skill in strategic and critical thinking; problem solving; Conflict resolution and mediation.
  • Ability to analyze and assess programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.  .
  • Knowledge of public administration and public policy development, including government financing mechanisms and intergovernmental relations.
  • Ability to direct/support systems analysis, strategic planning processes, organization development processes.
  • Ability to effectively analyze and develop programs, policies, and initiatives.
  • Ability to develop positive relations with other departments and agencies, and elected officials, and to facilitate collaborative planning processes.
  • Ability to develop performance measurement systems and initiate continuous improvement processes
  • Ability to bring resources together to resolve a problem or provide a solution.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and apply this understanding to tasks.

Supplemental Information:

This is a position is full-time, eligible for benefits, and grant funded. The end date for the grant is March 31, 2023 unless it is extended.

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.