Human Resources Analyst, Town of Carrboro (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $48,902 – $62,350 annually

Definition and Conditions of Work:

Performs complex administrative and professional work developing and administering personnel programs and services.  Work involves a broad range of personnel activities that include recruitment and selection, benefits administration, pay and classification, personnel records management, overseeing the Town’s safety program and employee relations.  Work involves policy interpretation, decision-making, administration of state and federal employment and occupational health and safety laws, and the ability to analyze and interpret data. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Human Resources.

This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires fingering, grasping, and repetitive motions; vocal communications is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Essential Functions:

  • Reviews position descriptions with department heads and assures that positions are advertised and vacancies filled in accordance with the town’s policy on Equal Opportunity Employment;
  • Reviews applications and determines if the applicant meets the minimum recruitment requirements; screens and refers applications to the departments; assists department heads in developing interview questions and selecting qualified applicants; reviews selection materials; notifies applicants when positions have been filled;
  • Conducts applicant reference checks in conjunction with the department and assists with interviews of prospective candidates as needed;
  • Works with department heads in conducting assessment centers and coordinating the assessment processes;
  • Assures that confidential personnel files are maintained according to the general statutes and makes certain that personnel information is released accordingly;
  • Advises department heads, supervisors, and employees on personnel policies and procedures; assists in the development of new policies and makes recommendations for changes;
  • Assists in the administration of the town’s employee benefits programs; conducts new employee orientation; researches and recommends new benefits or modification of existing benefits; assists in the coordination of employee information meetings and annual open enrollment;
  • Reconciles insurance statements for employee benefits and prepares payment invoices;
  • Counsels employees on benefits decisions; works with consultants and insurance representatives to resolve individual employee benefit problems;
  • Administers the City’s insurance policies pertaining to property, casualty/liability, workers’ compensation, and safety;
  • Oversees the Town’s Safety Committee;
  • Administers portions of the Town’s drug and alcohol abuse policy;
  • Administers the workers’ compensation program; reviews incident and accident reports, insurance forms, medical reports, and wage statements in workers’ compensation program; monitors status of cases; reviews correspondence and findings of adjusters, third party administrator’s attorneys, and physicians; approves claims for settlement;
  • Conducts field investigations and audits of safety practices in town departments and recommends changes and improvements in safety procedures in city operations;
  • Develops risk management policies and procedures; updates the town’s safety manual; functions as Town ADA Coordinator;
  • Reviews statistical data showing trends in claims, incidents, risk exposure, damages and losses; analyzes data and makes recommendations on changes in risk management program;
  • Reviews and monitors laws and regulations, policies and procedures relating to employment law,  environmental protection, occupational safety, workers’ compensation, property insurance, and other risk management functions;
  • Maintains knowledge of state laws and regulations, claims administration issues, and other aspects of risk management administration by attending conferences and training classes, and by reading professional journals;
  • Assists with training of employees and supervisors in areas such as workers’ compensation, non-discriminatory interviewing, and sexual harassment;
  • Informs supervisors and department heads of legislative changes and guidelines as they affect personnel administration;
  • Assists in preparation of grievance hearings; assists in conducting investigations when needed; advises department heads and employees as necessary;
  • Maintains state and federal records as required by law;
  • Utilizes computer to improve or design personnel and payroll systems; establishes and updates databases;
  • Other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of personnel and Human Resource Management practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of personnel rules and regulations; ability to maintain confidentiality; general knowledge of State regulations regarding employee files; advanced computer skills including Excel; ability to present ideas effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, associates, employees, and the general public; ability to apply established policies, practices and procedures.

Knowledge in modern risk management principles, practices, methods and techniques; workers’ compensation laws and safety procedures; knowledge of workers’ compensation, property liability, and safety processes and procedures; ability to analyze local, state, and federal statutes as they relate to personal injuries, property damage, vehicle accidents, and other risks; ability to clearly communicate and understand information in English, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in risk management, personnel administration, public administration or related field; supplemented by 2 years’ previous experience that includes human resources, insurance administration and related risk management work; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation and/or IPMA-CP or equivalent and public sector experience a plus.

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.

Finance Director, Anson County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000 annually

Job Description:

Reporting to the County Manager, this position serves as a facilitator in accomplishing certain Board of Commissioners goals, objectives and initiatives in the focus areas of Economic Development, Education, Quality of Life, and Operational Efficiency and Efficacy. The finance department oversees the Annual Budget of over $30 million, payroll for approximately 250 full time employees, and direct supervision of three finance employees. Collaboration across the organization to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, efficient use of government funds, and first-rate planning are board priorities for this position.

Responsibilities & Priorities:

The Finance Director will successfully lead efforts aimed at the effective and efficient management of the County’s fiscal resources through:

  • Development and Implementation of sound policies and procedures
  • Utilization of appropriate internal controls
  • Ensuring compliance with accounting laws and regulations
  • Accurate reporting of the County’s financial condition
  • Fostering strong working relationships with County leadership, the Board of Commissioners, and other departments to understand organization needs and solve complex financial issues.
  • Leading the development, implementation, and administration of County policies, procedures, and business processes to guide and monitor financial status.
  • Ensuring the timely completion of Financial Reporting including; Annual Audit, Board Reporting, Monthly Revenue and Expenditure Reports, etc.
  • Support staff to increase capacity to meet high standards of performance, work together, and to collaborate to meet strategic goals.
  • Revise systems to ensure timely delivery of Audits and Financial Reports
  • Respond realistically, protectively, and creatively to the impacts of COVID-19 on effective service delivery to Anson County citizens, employees, and visitors.
  • Develop a modern system of internal controls
  • Update the Budget Presentation and Budget Ordinance

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • 5 Years of progressive leadership experience in governmental finance or organization-wide financial management, including 3 year of supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or related field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA) Certification
  • 8 years of progressive leadership experience in governmental finance or organization-wide financial management, including 5 years of supervisory experience

Application Process:

Submit an Anson County application to
Roslynn K. Ingram, HR Manager at
101 South Greene St. Suite 240
Wadesboro, NC 28170

Treasury Manager, City of Durham (closes 3/4/21)

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Closing: 3/4/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $64,915 – $100,620 annually

Job Description:

Join one of the highest fiscally rated entities in the country. The City of Durham’s Finance Department promotes sound management and stewardship of taxpayer dollars by helping the City Council, City Manager and City departments manage their financial resources and leading risk management administration and training. If sound fiscal management is what you’re about, join our team! Devoted to providing fiscal support and professional fiscal analysis and management for the City’s accounting, treasury, budget, payroll, and accounts receivable/payable support. Provide first-level supervision to a minimum of two or more professional level (exempt) employees or oversee a large department financial function and paraprofessional staff.

Responsible for providing input into management objectives, establishing work goals and objectives of a unit to carry out management direction, and selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and manages department financial operations related to Treasury and General Billing & Collections; supervises and trains staff; establishes unit work goals and objectives; establishes and evaluates financial controls; monitors financial transaction processing, programs, tools, and systems; monitors financial condition; develops and implements business process changes; and ensures compliance with contracts and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Supervises and manages the preparation of and prepares, maintains, and submits complex, financial, analytical, economic, and other reports, spreadsheets, records, files, agenda items, and other documents; oversees research, analysis, and/or reconciliation of information; creates and maintains financial models; prepares or oversees the preparation of financial forecasts and projections; and develops and makes recommendations.
  • Manages and/or serves as a liaison to City leadership, auditors, and City departments, and/or external agencies; convenes, facilitates and serves on committees; provides professional subject matter expertise and consultation regarding financial information; investigates and resolves staff, operational, project, customer, and other related issues; and assists with management of department operations.
  • Supervises professional, paraprofessional and support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, and discipline and termination procedures.
  • Overseeing the financial assets of the City.
  • Managing the City’s investment portfolio, cash needs, debt portfolio, revenue billing and collections.
  • Manages financial institution relationships.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field,
  • Five years of professional accounting/financial experience in work related to assignment
  • Two years of supervisory experience, which may include serving in a lead capacity on projects, demonstrating an ability to influence and lead a group and ensuring work is compliant with approved procedures and processes.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Degree in Finance, Business, Masters or MPA preferred
  • Experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, MUNIS experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to engage staff and effect change management.

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

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $52,816 – $63,908 annually

Job Description:

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

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in public administration, accounting, business administration, economics or a field related to one of the County’s services and two years of experience in county or municipal budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis, and/or evaluation OR Associates degree in public administration, accounting, business administration, economics or a field related to one of the County’s services and four years of experience in county or municipal budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis, and/or evaluation OR High School diploma or GED and six years of experience in county or municipal budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis, and/or evaluation.

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

Supplemental Information:

Physical Demands and Work Conditions: Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of fingering, and talking. Must be able to perform light 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.
Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, accounting, operate a computer terminal, and do extensive reading.

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 questionnaire with a physical abilities checklist which can give further details about that one specific position.  Those documents should 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 and defensible personnel.

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, City of Raleigh Planning Department (closes 3/9/21)

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Closing: 3/9/2021 11:59pm EST
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, an incumbent may serve as a management fellow.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs analysis, reviews and/or audits of financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; provides summary reporting and prepares recommendations based on findings.
  • 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.
  • This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the Department.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Qualifications:

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.

Supplemental Information:

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.

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.

Senior Community Development Analyst – Neighborhood Stabilization, City of Durham (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $54,580 – $69,576 annually

Job Description:

The Community Development Department promotes thriving, livable neighborhoods in Durham. We work with lenders, developers, builders, community organizations and residents to enhance the quality and availability of affordable housing. We empower low-income and first-time home buyers to secure and remain in housing. Our talented, creative and committed staff make this happen. If you share our commitment to quality affordable housing, collaborative work and serving our community, join our team!

Work Days/Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Senior Community Development Analyst is responsible for professional and administrative work involving housing and community development programs and projects that support neighborhood stabilization. As a skilled professional, the Senior Community Development Analyst leads and assists as needed with the planning, coordination and management of projects that promote affordable rental and for sale opportunities and/or deliver important community services. The Senior Community Development Analyst’s main function is as a project manager for small scale affordable housing projects, down payment assistance, and community services in the City of Durham. The position reports to the Manager of the Neighborhood Stabilization Team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with affordable housing developers and service providers, to ensure open communication, provide technical support and share important regulatory and compliance updates.
  • Support development and dissemination of department-issued Request for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications for affordable housing development, homeownership assistance and community development.
  • Review proposals for project funding and complete project underwriting for development projects, including examining project sources and uses of funds to determine that the costs are reasonable, assessing current market demand in the City, and evaluating the qualifications and capacity of developers.
  • Draft contracts for housing and community services projects projects, including meeting with subrecipients to discuss terms and conditions and preparing memos for City Council review.
  • Oversee contract execution and project startup once project is approved for funding.
  • Monitor project implementation through review of reports and invoices, meetings with developers and completion of site inspections, to ensure that project is on track, identify any potential risks to the project and/or to the City and ensure that subrecipient invoices accurately reflect work that has been completed.
  • Oversee compliance with applicable Federal and City funding requirements before and during project implementation, such as completion of environmental reviews, and Davis-Bacon and Section 3 requirements.
  • For development projects, oversee internal closeout of construction phase and transition of project from Neighborhood Stabilization Team to Compliance and Fiscal teams for ongoing financial and affordability monitoring.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or directly related field.
Five years of professional program administration and/or analytical experience in the areas of housing development and community development.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree in business, city planning, architecture or related field.
  • Experience with underwriting homeownership projects and/or underwriting home buyers applying for down payment assistance or mortgage loans.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, Access, Outlook, and other programs in the Office 365 environment.
  • Familiarity with HUD funding programs, particularly HOME and CDBG.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse communities with a variety of community stakeholders.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational/project management skills.
  • Strong customer service skills, for both internal and external clients.

Youth Programs Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 3/4/21)

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Closing: 3/4/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,822 – $63,500 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is seeking motivated, innovative, creative, organized and high performing candidates for the position of Youth Programs Manager.

About the Department:
The City of Raleigh’s vision for its parks, recreation and cultural resources system is ‘bringing people to parks and parks to people.’ It is a system that addresses the needs of all and fosters a community of creativity, engagement, healthy lifestyles, and welcoming neighborhoods. In addition to providing traditional, high quality parks, recreation and cultural facilities and programs, the City uses innovative initiatives to reach all residents, workers and visitors.
Our network of parks, facilities and programs provide citizens with the opportunity for social, cultural, educational, and physical experiences. The PRCR parks system is comprised of 197 parks, 117 miles of Greenway trails, 30 staffed community centers, 4 unstaffed but programmed community centers, 2 art centers, 2 active-adult centers, a teen center, 9 historic sites, museums and cemeteries, 60 ball fields, 112 tennis courts, 2 lakes, 4 nature preserves, and 8 swimming pools. The department continues to grow while offering numerous services, programs, activities and special events year-round.
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is extremely proud of our mission ? Together we connect and enrich our community through exceptional experiences. The department is committed to playing a leading role in determining the quality of life and character of the Capital City. We live our values: Integrity, Accountability, Honesty, Team-oriented, Fun, and Leadership.
The Department employs about 429 full-time employees and an additional estimated 2000 part-time employees across five divisions with a total operating budget of $52 Million and a capital budget of nearly $14M, annually. As Raleigh continues to grow and diversify, we are committed to making Raleigh the best place in the country to live, work and play!

About the Division and Youth Programs:
The Recreation Division is a $19 Million operation with support from 135 full-time and exceeding 1500 part-time employees during the peak of seasonal operations. Areas of operation include Adults, Aquatics, Athletics, Community Centers, Cultural Outreach and Enrichment, Health and Wellness, Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services, Teens, Tennis, and Youth.
The purpose of Youth Programs is to support the programming City-wide of elementary school age youth. This is primarily accomplished through the provision of summer camps and school based programs (before school, afterschool, and track out programming). The Program operates with one Youth Programs Director, two Youth Programs Managers, a Youth Programs Coordinator, five School Based Program Coordinators, seven School Based Programs Specialists, and several hundred part-time positions.

About the Position:
The Youth Programs Manager is responsible for the management and supervision of School Based Programs. School Based Programs consists of Before School, After School, and Track Out Programs at nine locations.   School Based Programs operates 50 weeks/year, serving approximately 4200 registered participants (average of 1000 participants in attendance daily). School Based Programs employs 12 full time staff and 113 part time staff and generates approximately $2 million in revenue yearly.
The Youth Programs Manager position has a high level of responsibility and autonomy and reports to the Youth Programs Director. The Youth Programs Manager directly supervises five School Based Programs Coordinators and indirectly supervises seven School Based Programs Specialists and numerous part-time positions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This position may be a good fit for you if you:

  • Have significant experience planning, developing, and coordinating programs for youth; overseeing operational activities in support of programs and events, and the maintenance and operations of program spaces and related equipment. Can monitor and facilitate adherence with safety and risk management programs, policies and procedures; and coordinate and plan for resource requirements. Implement program curriculum, develop and approve program schedules. Determine program registration processes and capacities. Ensure participants are involved in a safe, engaging environment. Review and respond to participant and parent feedback. Serve as a program representative to the community; prepares and provides marketing communications and related materials; and performs community outreach in support of Youth Programs or PRCR.
  • Have expertise leading and supervising staff, and working with and developing a diverse workforce. Supervision duties include leading, recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, developing, disciplining and investigations, and evaluating staff.   Are experienced with supervision and oversight of the management, organization, scheduling, supervision, promotion and implementation of a large program area.
  • Display exemplary internal and external customer service when responding to inquiries, concerns or complaints; researching and resolving complex, technical or escalated issues; monitoring community and individual needs; collaborating with internal and external stakeholders; and providing subject matter expertise and consultation. Provide excellent communication in a variety of communication methods with key program stakeholders (parent/guardians, staff, participants, facility staff, school administration, departmental and city administration) to ensure coordination of information.
  • Have expertise with administrative tasks and projects including: preparing and administering assigned budget; monitoring expenditures; reconciling statements; monitoring facility/program materials and inventory; purchasing equipment and supplies; maintaining revenue records and making deposits; managing and monitoring contracts; and preparing payroll and/or other fiscal reports.
  • Can recommend and implement policies, processes and procedures; maintain records, files and reporting related to Youth Programs. Provide support to various committees, programs, special events, and other departmental activities.
  • Have a passion for serving youth, developing staff, and serving the community.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, business or public administration and five years of professional parks and recreation programming, planning and/or facility management experience.  Experience in recreation programming and planning for elementary school aged participants including supervision of staff, budget preparation and training Highly Desirable
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
Depending on assignment, some positions may require:

Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.
CPR/First Aid certification.
CPRP or CPRE Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

COMPETENCY:

  • Professionalism: Employee who conducts themselves in a professional manner: appearing to the    public and co-workers, as capable, competent and credible in their role.
  • Problem Solving: Recognizes and analyzes problems and makes suggestions for resolution.
  • Effective Communication: The ability to give, receive, or share thoughts, ideas, perspectives, or data to create shared understanding.
  • Personal Management: Maximizes job performance in alignment with the strategic plan, builds coalitions to achieve common goals, optimizes technology, and effectively models optimism and stewardship.
  • Accountability: Accepts responsibility for actions and decisions and delivers on assigned work and commitments.
  • Customer service: Builds and maintains strong relationships by accurately identifying internal and external customer needs and taking appropriate action to address those needs.
  • Leadership: he ability to create a vision for positive change, help focus resources on right solutions, inspire and motivate others, and provide opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Conflict management: Recognizes differences in opinions and misunderstandings and encourages open discussion.
  • Decision making: Makes timely, informed decisions based on facts, goals, constraints, risks, and impact on others.
  • Employee development: Coaches and encourages employees to develop in their skillset and career.
  • Change management: Uses effective strategies to facilitate organizational change initiatives and overcomes resistance to change.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.
  • 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.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of effective oral presentations.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations
  • Customer service principles.
  • Modern office technology.
  • Knowledge of evaluating program environments to ensure safety and engagement.
  • Knowledge of networking with internal and external organizations to build partnership.
  • Knowledge of child development and behavior management.

SKILL IN:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance.
  • Training and coaching staff.
  • Creating high performance teams with diverse staff.
  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Developing policies and procedures.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands, and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • 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.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards.
  • Providing exceptional customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications, phones tablets and other technology devices.
  • 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.
  • Application of childhood development, engagement, learning and behavior management strategies.
  • Using the program development and implementation cycle.
  • Innovative program design and creative program brainstorming.

Supplemental Information:

ADA and Other Requirements:
Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work:
Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in both the field and in an indoor office environment with frequent exposure to hazardous physical conditions (such as mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.); frequent exposure to atmospheric conditions (such as fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, etc.); moderate exposure to hazardous materials (such as chemicals, blood and other body fluids); frequent exposure to environmental conditions (such as disruptive people, imminent danger, or a threatening environment); frequent exposure to extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting and movement restrictions; and moderate exposure intense noise or travel.

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 Hillsborough (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, completed applications preferred by 3/22/21
Salary Range: $91,294 – $146,070 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this classification is to perform complex professional, financial and managerial work overseeing all aspects of the town’s financial operations, including planning, directing, and implementing all revenues, expenditures, financial records, and investments. The employee in this classification maintains cash flow; supervises finance, billing and collections, and meter reading divisions; and oversees and participates in the annual audit and annual budget processes.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are representative of this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Plans, organizes and directs the activities and staff of the finance department, including general accounting, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, tax collections, capital asset recording and tracking, utility billing, collections, customer service and meter reading.
  • Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff; processes employee concerns and problems; directs work; counsels, disciplines and completes employee performance appraisals; ensures adequate staffing at all times to handle work load.
  • Oversees timely and accurate financial reporting, including the annual audit and CAFR preparation for the town, Tourism Board and Tourism Development Authority.
  • Participates in key management decisions affecting the financial aspect, nature and scope of various municipal programs and services; provides input in the expansion or revision of existing programs to determine impact on the town’s financial resources or related activities.
  • Manages the selection, acquisition, issuance, payment and required reporting of town and special assessment district debt, including financing through lease purchase agreements, bond sales and grants, including the preparation of requests for proposals, application to the Local Government Commission, assisting and submitting information to bond attorney, town attorney, and quarterly and monthly grant reporting for reimbursement; maintains communication and submits information to bond rating agencies.
  • Administers the town’s financial investment program by keeping in touch with financial institutions, transferring monies for higher yield, purchasing certificates of deposits, etc.
  • Provides consultation and technical assistance in the development and implementation of process improvements, software systems and internal controls.
  • Meets with town manager, budget director, and department heads to determine final recommendations for proposed budget; assists department heads in their submittal proposals; meets with town board for work sessions; advises town manager, department heads, and town board in requested areas; prepares annual budget for accounting and billing and collections divisions; meet with and receive input from department supervisors; assesses needs for personnel, operation, and capital expenses.
  • Advises the town board, town manager, department heads, Tourism Board, and Tourism Development Authority officials on all financial matters; ensures compliance with Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control requirements.
  • Performs tasks associated with the annual audit; ensures accuracy of financial records; assists auditors onsite in retrieval of documentation and answer associated questions.
  • Prepares and distributes a variety of reports and financial statements.
  • Serves on various committees and task forces at the request of the town manager and town board; provides needed and requested information.
  • Serves in the capacity of financial coordinator with emergency management, local, state, and federal agencies, whenever disasters occur.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Requires a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in Accounting, Finance, Business, or Public Administration and 6 years of experience with fund accounting and finance in a governmental environment, management and supervisory experience, investment experience, advanced technical and computer skills, excellent verbal and written interpersonal skills, and customer service experience are required.; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Licensure, Certification, and Specialized Training: NCGFOA Finance Officer certification preferred. CPA preferred.

Supplemental Information:

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate small hand tools, and a variety of automated office machines.
Must be able to exert 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; must be able to lift and/or carry weights of 10 to 60 pounds.
Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs if they believe they are unable to perform every task on a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The town will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. Hiring salary will be dependent on qualifications.

Position is open until filled, but complete applications are preferred by March 22.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Town of Chapel Hill (closes 3/5/21)

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Closing: 3/5/21 4:59 PM EST
Salary Range: $77,641 – $95,000 annually

Job Description:

This strategic and resourceful position will further advance and transform the Town of Chapel Hill’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), internally and externally. The position will collaborate with Town leadership and community stakeholders to direct, coordinate, and implement programs and activities designed to establish DEI as a shared value across the organization and throughout the community to achieve equitable opportunities for all Town employees and residents.

This position will develop, maintain, and improve community relations between the Town and external stakeholders. The position’s strategic goal is advancing equity for the Town of Chapel Hill, with racial and social equity as its top priorities. As a municipal government, Chapel Hill can serve a unique role toward maximizing the access and opportunities that all people must satisfy essential needs, advance their well-being and achieve their full potential. Additionally, it will recommend and administer policies and procedures that are non-discriminatory and improve inter-group relations within Town staff and in the community.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Town Manager or their designee.

Ideal Candidate:

  • The ideal candidate for the position will be an inspiring, collaborative, courageous, innovative, and visionary leader with outstanding people and management skills.
  • The candidate will have direct and effective experience in organizational transformation with a specific emphasis on crafting and developing equity initiatives and facilitating collaborative and inclusive working environments.
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ‘track record’ working closely with key community stakeholders and be both community engagement oriented and politically astute – yet apolitical – with a high level of cultural competencies.
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be quick to understand how the Town functions and the role of equity and inclusion within the Town.
  • The individual will be engaging and charismatic, as well as a data oriented and outcome driven problem solver with an explicit commitment to advancing equity and social justice solutions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with and provide technical assistance to Town departments to create awareness, understanding and effective use of an equity lens in developing and implementing programs to achieve fair and equitable outcomes.
  • Directs, advises, and assists department directors in a variety of DEI matters, including the interpretation and application of anti-discrimination laws, civil rights laws, employment practices and systems, as written and applied, difficult and sensitive citizen concerns and inquiries, community relations problems, and training and education.
  • Oversees creation and development of new programs and training that engage, support and educate Town of Chapel Hill staff on issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity.
  • Manages and directs Town’s EEO Program and serves as Town EEO Officer. Identifies instances of adverse impact, disparate treatment, or other unlawful circumstances.
  • Develops, oversees implementation, and measures effectiveness of an equitable community engagement strategy that ensures all Town public processes and community engagement efforts result in broad and diverse input. Collects data on the effectiveness of engagement processes and report on established metrics.
  • Conducts investigations of complaints related to the Town Non-Discrimination Ordinance. Duties accepting discrimination complaints and offering training about the ordinance to nonprofit organizations, small businesses, neighborhood associations, and other interested groups.
  • Assists in designing and directing the implementation of a racial equity strategy for Town Council and staff, including leading the implementation of the GARE Racial Equity Toolkit as well as specific initiatives such as the Re-imaging Community Safety effort
  • Promoting understanding of equity among Town Council members, Town staff and community members
  • Identifies and investigates potentially disruptive community conditions and recommends resolutions to Town management. Develops, directs, and implements programs and activities to improve community relations.
  • Meets with community groups and leaders regarding community relations. Convenes forums and community discussions designed to address current community issues/concerns; builds trust, establishes open lines of communication and, increases partnerships and collaborations across the community and with other organizations.
  • Develops and recommends performance indicators and progress benchmarks to maximize accountability related to the delivery of Town services to achieve fair and equitable outcomes.
  • Coordinates and participates in the activities of various committees and boards; provides professional advice and guidance to Town Manager, Mayor and Town Council; makes presentations about various DEI topics to Town staff, organizations, agencies and the general public.
  • Establishes, collects, analyzes, prepares and presents data to measure DEI progress and success.
  • Assesses existing programs, services and initiatives that support equity and identify opportunities to maximize efforts and achievements.
  • Develop and managing the program’s budget and ensuring implementation of sound fiscal management including proper internal controls.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • The sociological and psychological aspects of organizations, community life, human relationships, group dynamics, and community organizations.
  • Town, state, and federal laws pertaining to anti-discrimination laws and civil rights; and relevant court decisions and regulations regarding civil rights and discrimination.
  • Individual and group behavior and of effective ways to work with people on all levels.
  • Concepts, national trends, and current issues related to the field of human relations.
  • Effective methods of organizational change; and the ability to manage, lead, and facilitate organizational change.
  • Effective training and teaching methodologies;
  • Understand systemic and institutional racial bias and best practices in addressing them.
  • Organizational and fiscal management skills noted for transparency and accountability.
  • Providing leadership, guidance and support in the delivery of equity policy and initiatives in conjunction with internal and external partners.
  • Developing and recommending performance indicators and progress benchmarks to ensure accountability and to achieve fair and equitable delivery of city services.

Ability to:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse city employee groups, community groups, special interest groups, management, and public officials.
  • Implement and achieve solutions that are grounded in performance metrics and measurable outcomes.
  • Understand and maneuver through the interests of a wide range of stakeholder groups, strategic partners, elected officials and administrative colleagues
  • Willingness to go into and engage the community on all levels.
  • Lead community forums and discussions involving difficult community issues, including diversity, inter-group relations, inter-racial relations, and trust.
  • Analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.
  • Collect, analyze and present data measuring equity program efforts.
  • Conduct advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Conduct effective DEI and human relations training.
  • Model Town values of RESPECT

Other Key Skills:

  • Have a demonstrated commitment to and experience in community engagement and effective communication and engagement tools.
  • Have experience with public policy development and implementation.
  • Be a proven inspiring and collaborative leader that is decisive yet flexible and authentic.
  • Be grounded by a set of values characterized by humility, innovation, compassion, courage, collaboration, service excellence and responsive leadership.
  • Be a person of high emotional intelligence, personal and professional integrity, with a sense of humor.
  • Be a person of strength and resilience.
  • Be patient, yet passionate.

Qualifications:

An equivalent combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree is required while a Master’s degree is preferred – with major coursework in social sciences, education, ethnic studies, public administration, or a related field.

Experience: Candidates should have a minimum of five years of demonstrated success in the administration of community, government, educational or social justice programs, at least three of which were in a managerial, supervisory or program administration capacity. Candidates should have a demonstrated (1) background and experience in racial and equity training and tools; and (2) understanding of equity issues unique to Chapel Hill and the Triangle area of North Carolina. Experience working in a public agency is preferred.

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.

Supplemental Information:

Supervisory Responsibilities: None at the moment.

Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office environment with the ability to work remotely.

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