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

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

Job Description:

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

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS OR TRAITS
Passionate Curiosity

  • Gather and analyze information related to current and future trends and best practices
  • Actively seek out thought leaders and strategic influencers
  • Think critically to make connections that others miss
  • Seek out alternative perspectives
  • Gather qualitative data to develop practical empathy

Innovation

  • Constructively challenge prevailing assumptions
  • Minimize complexity and increase flexibility throughout the organization
  • Help stakeholders overcome resistance to positive change
  • Consult with departments on the development of new services, methods, or procedures

Change Advocacy

  • Educate stakeholders on new approaches in an inclusive way to drive buy-in
  • Partner effectively to identify opportunities for significant process enhancements
  • Recommend organizational changes that strategically add value

Outcome Orientation

  • Provide on-going tracking and monitoring for the performance of decision systems
  • Set expectations for monitoring and feedback systems to review performance
  • Involve peers in the evaluation of organizational strengths and weaknesses

Resiliency

  • Anticipate, identify, and define problems
  • Seek root causes to avoid symptomatic approaches
  • Identify potential consequences and future test your solutions
  • Document work in an easy to understand and transferable way

Collaboration

  • Communicate in an effective and easy to understandable way
  • Work with stakeholders to build trust and consensus
  • Recognize the importance of diverse perspectives
  • Actively promote diverse working groups

RECRUITMENT STANDARDS
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

Supplemental Information:

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

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

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

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

Job Description:

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Associate’s degree in accounting/finance. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Associate’s degree in accounting/finance. Preferred Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.

Supplemental Information:

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

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

HRIS Data Analyst, Gaston County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Pay Range: $21.44 – $33.24 per hour (Non Exempt-Eligible for Overtime)

Essential Duties:

The duties listed below are not all of the duties that may be assigned but are those that are considered as essential for an employee to perform.

  • Establish and maintain confidential permanent electronic HR and Payroll files within a complex HRIS (Munis). Includes Personnel Action Forms for salary, position and supervisory changes, and salary adjustments.
  • Assure integrity of HR data and work in conjunction with IT, payroll, Budget, and Auditor departments. Review, verify and correct data prior to entry into Munis system.
  • Work independently, and in conjunction with IT Department to discover, analyze, research, and test issues/problems/bugs in Munis. Problem solve and implement solutions regarding the HR and Payroll modules of Munis. Create and maintain HRIS process instruction sets.
  • Extract meaningful data for prescribed and ad hoc reports involving position classification, compensation, and pay equity. Prepare meaningful analysis on collected data to share with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Calculate, establish, and maintain the County Pay Plan, in accordance with Leadership directives. This includes the salary grade and pay range list, as well as the corresponding job classification list.
  • Participate in salary equity reviews and salary reviews, internally and with outside entities. Additionally participate in HR surveys exercising sound technical judgement in comparing job classification descriptions.
  • Provide assistance to County HR stakeholders with regard to answering questions utilizing applicable policies or procedures and refers more complex questions/requests to staff with appropriate level of expertise.
  • Work collaboratively with other HR staff to accomplish departmental and county goals and objectives.
  • Build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders in the County’s HR function.
  • Work on performance and compensation projects as assigned. Performs related HR tasks as required.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree from and accredited college or university in Human Resources management, or related field, with major course work in public personnel administration, organizational management, business communications, computer science, project management, statistical analysis, or related. Requires a minimum of 2-4 years of human resources experience with a minimum 2 years experience in HRIS management, classification and compensations preferred. A combination of education and equivalent experience will be considered. The candidate selected must undergo and pass a drug screening test prior to employment. MINIMUM ABILITIES: Must possess a valid driver’s license with no restrictions and have a good driving history. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Senior Budget & Management Analyst, Wake County (closes 10/30/20)

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Closing: 10/30/2020 7:00 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $68,180 – $95,450 annually

Job Description:

Budget and Management Services (BMS) is expanding our team with a Senior Budget and Management Analyst position within our office. The Senior Budget and Management Analyst will collaborate with Departments to develop, evaluate, and analyze County operating and capital budgets; lead and serve on county-wide special projects; and help effectively communicate information throughout the organization. The role will involve a high level of responsibility, expertise and leadership for organization-wide analyses and projects. Budget and Management Services seeks motivated and talented professionals to join our team. We’re looking for more than a number cruncher – we are seeking a team player who can collaborate with others to help build a $2.0 billion budget for our fast-growing County. A passion for public service is essential and an ability to excel with Excel is required, too.

Responsibilities of the Senior Budget and Management Analyst include:

  • Manages a portfolio of assignments consisting of a combination of operating departments, capital programs, special revenue, enterprise funds, and serving as a functional lead
  • Manages complex Department budgets with diverse and evolving funding streams, requiring complex financial modeling and performance evaluation and involving collaboration with elected or Board-appointed Department leadership
  • Completes assignments with critical outward-facing coordination, communication, and presentations with external agencies
  • Assists in the development of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets
  • Uses budget software to capture and evaluate requests
  • Manipulates data and develops a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP systems, as well as other systems
  • Evaluates funding and program requests, develops alternatives and recommends prioritized strategic options in collaboration with Department staff
  • Develops and performs County-wide revenue and expenditure projections
  • Monitors budgets throughout the fiscal year, working with County Departments, outside agencies, etc., to ensure funds are used in alignment with established goals, guidelines, and strategies
  • Reviews and executes budget adjustments, contract approvals, and position authorization actions in accordance with organizational policy
  • Provides management consulting and analysis to the County Manager’s Office and Departments
  • Assists Departments in achieving goals and objectives by providing programmatic counsel and analytical support
  • Serves on master planning, County-wide policy planning and RFP development committees, among others
  • Works with Budget team to draft Budget message, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications
  • Leads or provides staff support to investigate county-wide issues
  • Conducts special projects

About Our Team:

Wake County Budget and Management Services values leadership, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, accountability, and curiosity. Our team members are our most valuable asset, and we treat them as such with competitive salaries, leadership opportunities, and investment in professional development. Budget and Management Services has the responsibility of providing accurate, timely, and well-researched information and guidance to the Board of Commissioners and the County Manager resulting in the annual budget for all Wake County Government services. Also, staff advises departments of their financial condition and respond to budget, performance, policy, and program evaluation requests. Our team’s hard work and dedication paid off this past June, when the Wake County Board of Commissioners adopted a $2.0 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The budget not only addresses needs for the citizens of Wake County, it also supports the employees who work every day to make Wake County the home of the best cities to live, work, and play. If you want to be a part of a dynamic team to improve the lives of the 1 million plus people who call Wake County home, then this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Qualifications:

The Basics (Required Education and Experience): Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Public Administration, or related field. Four years of experience in financial, budgeting, management or policy analysis. Equivalent education or experience is accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration
  • Two years of experience working as a Budget or Management Analyst in a centralized local, state or federal government budget or finance department or City or County Manager’s Office

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

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

Supplemental Information:

About This Position

Location: Justice Center RALEIGH, NC 27601 USA

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.47 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.

Finance Officer, Town of Spencer (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Minimum Salary:  $61,172 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Spencer seeks a Finance Officer to administer the Town’s finances and perform complex professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, reporting, and directing all municipal financial activities. Work is performed under the direction of the Town Manager and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and by an independent audit of financial records.

The Town of Spencer enjoys a solid financial report is also looking ahead to growth and the many projects which are currently planned. Town operations focus on excellence in customer service. The Town of Spencer enjoys the benefits of a diverse population and the town’s management is expected to understand and appreciate those opportunities for service delivery. The town seeks to encourage economic development and efforts are currently underway towards increased beautification, community development, and capitalizing on 160,000 visitors coming into the community each year. The intent of these efforts, along with capital improvement projects, is to revitalize the town and to rebuild and expand the tax base.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Work involves supervision of the budget, purchasing, accounting, general revenue collections, and payroll operations. The employee must exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in planning and directing the fiscal control system. Work is performed in accordance with established municipal finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government accountants. Specific task areas include disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, billing, preparation of the payroll and maintenance of payroll and time records, and preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. The Finance Officer also supervises staff assisting with these duties. The Finance Officer serves as a member of the management team. The Finance Officer, along with the Town Manager in the prepares the general operating and capital improvements budgets; reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation and expenditures; works with the Town Manager in directing the formulation of Town financial policies and in the preparation of the annual budget.

Qualifications:

The basic desired qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, public administration or a related field. A candidate should have considerable experience in public finance administration including supervisory experience. A candidate may distinguish themselves with evidence of North Carolina local government fiscal control act administrative experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be accepted. A candidate is expected to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting along with the knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures. A candidate should also be able to communicate with others, both orally and in writing especially related to preparing and presenting complex and detailed fiscal reports of a budgetary of financial nature to the Town Board of Aldermen or other governing bodies or state and federal agencies.

Supplemental Information:

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and a completed application available at www.ptrc.org/spencer. The salary for this position is negotiable based upon the candidate’s qualifications and experience and is supplemented by an excellent benefit package. The Board of Aldermen anticipate progressing salary with performance.

Position is opened until filled with review of candidates to begin October 9, 2020.

Budget Analyst, Mecklenburg County (closes 10/21/20)

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Closing: 10/21/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $58,400 – $76,650 annually

Position Summary:

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

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

OMB is an organization that develops leaders. Our office consists of a credible team of experienced budget analysts who are great advisors, mentors and quality trainers.

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

Essential Functions:

  • Works with assigned departments on budget development and projects to include assisting in the establishment of goals and objectives
  • Analyzes financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports.
  • Provides recommendations to leadership based on analysis.
  • Participates in research and analysis projects to develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements
  • Researches best practices to develop recommendations for processes that increase productivity and help to reduce overall cost
  • Responds to requests from County or local municipality government
  • Gathers and organizes information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Holds regular discussions with key department staff and conducts on-site observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Develops solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommends new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Makes recommendations to management through presentations or written reports.
  • Confers with managers to ensure that the changes are working
  • Works in environment that will require serving on a team of enterprise management analysts to complete major assignments
  • Provides consulting, project management, training and support to assigned agencies

Qualifications:

Education:  Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and two years of related professional experience. OR Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and four years of related experience.

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? Yes

Licenses and Certifications:  N/A

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Experience in government/public sector (local government experience preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of public administration including organization, public policy and fiscal management
  • Ability to effectively handle confidential/sensitive matters and effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Business English, spelling and arithmetic
  • Financial systems and/or statistical analysis tools
  • Project management and research principles and resources.
  • Budgetary principles

Skilled in:

  • Performing budget analysis and conducting research
  • Microsoft Office products to include advanced Excel and PowerBI

Abilities:

  • Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
  • Initiating Action – Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Facilitating Change – Encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities; facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.

Supplemental Information:

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare and commuter flexible spending accounts;  health savings account; paid holiday, vacation and sick days; near site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Budget and Management Analyst II, Orange County (closes 10/26/20)

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Closing: 10/26/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary Range:  $51,175 – $59,345 annually

Job Description:

The Orange County Finance and Administrative Services Department has an opening for a Budget and Management Analyst II.  An employee of this class performs advanced professional analysis in the overall review, preparation, and administration of the County’s Operating Budget. Work involves reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and monitoring County departmental budgets, Special Revenue Funds, and Enterprise Fund budgets throughout the fiscal year to ensure compliance, performing advanced professional analysis in conducting User Fee studies for departments, and conducting special management studies of County programs, activities and practices. Additional duties may include review, preparation and administration of the County’s Capital Investment Plan.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Deputy Financial Services Director with some leeway to exercise independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the performance of duties, both in terms of planning and accomplishing work and in making decisions. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class.  Does related work as required.

Examples of Duties:

  • Following are examples of typical work activities and responsibilities. The incumbent may be responsible for performing other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.  A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and monitors the County’s Operating Budget by making periodic reviews of departmental revenues and expenditures; provides status reports to assigned department directors and the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Financial Services Director.
  • Reviews and evaluates line item transfers submitted by departments to ensure that all necessary supporting documentation is collected, and processes line item transfers within three days of receipt.
  • Analyzes and evaluates departmental requests for budget amendments; compiles and prepares budget amendment abstracts along with applicable attachments for agenda review for upcoming Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, and processes budget amendments within one week following approval by the BOCC to ensure an accurate budget throughout the fiscal year.
  • Establishes new account codes, maintains existing account codes in MUNIS, and contacts all applicable parties with new account codes.
  • Answers inquiries from assigned departments regarding current and historical budget data and procedures.
  • Reviews assigned departmental revenues and expenditures requests for justification and accuracy, discusses requests with departments, and makes request recommendations based on analysis.
  • Provides summary information of each assigned departmental request to the Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Financial Services Director, and County Manager, showing comparisons to their current approved budget with detailed justifications of variances.
  • Reviews and analyzes departmental statement of objectives, assists departments in developing productivity measures, and offers recommendations for final development of objectives and measures for inclusion in the budget documents.
  • Forecasts twelve-month revenue and expenditure projections for assigned departments, analyzes the departments’ projections to reach a consensus of the most accurate projections to use to help determine the amount of available fund balances at the end of the fiscal year.
  • Assists in organizing and publishing the County’s Annual Operating Budget and Capital Investment Plan documents for County management, the Board of County Commissioners and public notices for publication; and assists in preparing meeting agendas and information/agenda packets for attendees.
  • Conducts and analyzes User Fee studies for departments on a regular basis to determine the full costing of services, comparisons to other counties, and develop various cost recovery opportunities; creates spreadsheets to support user fee studies such as full costing, indirect costing, and cost recovery scenarios and prepares analysis report to the BOCC for their discussion and consideration.
  • Directs MUNIS budget input training sessions for County staff and provides on-going assistance to departments for general ledger inquiries and budget reports throughout the fiscal year.
  • Attends periodic Board of County Commissioners meetings and all budget work sessions and public hearings during the budget season of April – June.
  • Researches and conducts special management studies of County programs, activities, and practices.
  • Prepares and/or processes various records and reports for ensure proper allocation of the annual budget.
  • Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals including Finance Department staff, County staff, department directors, County Management team, BOCC, and the general public.
  • Adheres to the department’s safety rules and regulations.
  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices, and the ability to analyze and compile statistical data.
  • Thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of public administration, budgeting, public finance, and local government budget and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of the local, state and federal laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to County finance and operations.
  • Good knowledge of the functions and structure of County government, and of department policies and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of budget and cost accounting theories, and evaluation/research techniques and methodology.
  • Good knowledge of special requirements pertaining to accounting and investment of government funds.
  • Good knowledge of administrative processes related to Finance and business support units including Human Resources and Legal.
  • Basic knowledge of local government principles of budget preparation and best practices.
  • Skill in data analysis, applying budget and cost accounting theories, and evaluation/research techniques and methodology.
  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations, and written and oral communication.
  • Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work, and the ability to meet strict deadlines while maintaining accuracy.
  • Skill in gathering and analyzing complex data.
  • Demonstrated skill in planning and forecasting revenue and expenditures and preparing and managing budgets accordingly.
  • Demonstrated skill in using electronic budget and financial systems and controls, with preference to MUNIS.
  • Skill in using enterprise information systems, relational databases and operations.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, integrity, resourcefulness, accuracy, thoroughness and the physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position, while maintaining an ethical standard of care.
  • Ability to gather, analyze, interpret, comprehend and communicate complex information and in complex situations.
  • Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, and to compile and analyze financial statements and reports.
  • Ability to recognize and analyze problems, gather relevant information, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make effective decisions.
  • Ability to develop and conduct technical program evaluations.
  • Ability to maintain standard accounting and control measures for local government.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and initiative in completing assigned tasks with limited supervision.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with County staff, Finance Department staff, County management, department directors, and outside agency providers.
  • Ability to collaborate with others and work as part as a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to express information and ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical computations.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software with advanced skills in Excel, e.g., pivot tables, multi-sheet calculations, ODBC connections, etc.
  • Ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in accounting, business, public administration or a related field; OR
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business, public administration or a related field AND two (2) years of related experience in budgeting, financial management or accounting; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined above. A higher degree does not substitute for work experience.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with experience in Local Government budgeting preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid Driver License issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • All offers of employment are conditional upon successful clearance of a background check.  Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared.
  • May be required to obtain additional certification(s) as deemed necessary by the Deputy Financial Services Director.

Supplemental Information:

Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of standing, walking, stooping, crawling, fingering/typing, talking, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, grasping, hearing, handling, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, reaching and repetitive motions of the hands/wrist/feet.

Ability to perform light work exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform extensive reading, and perform work on a computer.

Budget Analyst, Alamance County (closes 10/25/20)

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Closing: 10/25/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary:  $45,470 annually

Job Purpose:

Under limited supervision, this position will perform analysis and complex administrative work in the planning, coordination and preparing of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets. This role will be responsible for assisting with compilation and reporting of the Alamance County Capital Plan along with helping to forecast revenues and expenditure projections.

Duties & Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Compiles, reviews and analyzes data submitted for inclusion in the operating budget.
  • Responsible for compiling, reviewing and analyzing data submitted for inclusion in the Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Analyzes and reviews budget expenditures and revenue estimates in order to ensure compliance with relevant laws and policies.
  • Provides guidance to departments on budget issues; responds to department questions and inquiries regarding budget issues.
  • Assists departments to link budget requests with strategic initiatives and performance metrics.
  • Assists with various research and analysis projects; researching issues and preparing reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement a program.
  • Within this role the expectation is the Budget Analyst will perform all duties above and others as assigned and trained in a prudent and sensible manner, following established County policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical – Ability to analyze statistical data, keep accurate records and complete reports.
  • Autonomy – Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written – Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
  • Confidentiality, Ability to maintain confidential information secret or private.
  • Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Honesty / Integrity – Ability to be truthful, maintain high level of confidentiality and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Independent Discretion – Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment when needed to ensure successful department functioning
  • Integrity – Being forthright, honest and respectful within interactions with coworkers and members of the public at all times, building and reinforcing confidence within daily actions for county government.
  • Judgment – Ability to use good judgment and discretion as it relates to interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Multitasker – Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Prioritization – Ability to decipher the relative importance or urgency of tasks and duties.
  • Safety-Minded – Creating a safe work environment; managing risks; reducing exposure liabilities.
  • Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Skills & Abilities:

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business, Accounting, Finance, Management or related field. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for experience.
  • One to three years of administrative experience preferably in governmental accounting and budget analysis experience, and/or auditing experience. Prior knowledge of the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.

Computer Skills:  Prior experience with Microsoft Windows suites of products, Proficient in typing accurately and fast paced. Proficient in Microsoft Excel.   Prior experience with Tyler Munis, preferred

License/Credentials: Possession of a valid NC driver’s license and the ability to maintain a safe driving history as defined by Alamance County policy.

Business Services Administrator (MPO/Transit Fiscal & Grant Administrator), City of Durham (closes 11/6/20)

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Closing: 11/6/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary Range:  $42,373 – $65,247 annually

Job Description:

The Transportation Department plans, builds, and maintains a safe and vibrant multi-modal transportation network that supports safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability to provide a superior quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors.  If you’re interested in helping bring innovative, community-focused transportation solutions to our community while growing in your career, come to Durham!

The purpose of this position is to lead support for the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) Unified Planning Work Program UPWP), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant management, CMAQ funding oversight, financial program management and grant administration activities, including but not limited to providing accounting/fiscal program management as well as MPO budget monitoring; preparing and managing grants and contracts; monitoring requisitions, purchase order receiving reports and preparation of invoices; development of work programs; preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports; funding oversight, compliance and monitoring; calls for projects and competitive funding sub-allocation. This is accomplished by administration of funding and fiscal management, reviewing & filing necessary financial and narrative compliance reports, funding and financial oversight, preparing reports and invoices, compilation of supporting documentation, preparation of progress/expenditure reports and work plan narratives/description, interfacing with staff in facilitating grant applications, coordinating and overseeing member agency reports and invoices, staying abreast of major federal, state and local funding and legislative policy issues and development strategic,and long range financial plans, State, regional and local funding and revenue planning activities. The position requires a self-starter who possess an excellent written and oral communication skills, and work well with minimum supervision.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides lead staff support for the development of the work programs and administration of grants and funding;
  • Coordinates the annual funding requests from member governments;
  • Manages compliance and oversight of Federally mandated reporting requirements;
  • Administers and manages sub-recipient reimbursement requests for funds;
  • Assists in the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program fiscally constraint plans and performance programming;
  • Prepares of oral and written reports/policy procedures and committees’ agendas;
  • Performs funding and program oversight, including compliance and monitoring process;
  • Performs FTA TRAMS and ECHO draw downs as well NC DOT Partner’s Connect activities;
  • Develops and monitoring of UPWP work program, including invoicing and expenditure/progress reports;
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual invoices/reports; miscellaneous journal entries; and analyzes encumbrances;
  • Oversees the development, administration and monitoring of federal and State financial and grant programs, including but not limited to program management of funds, STP-DA, CMAQ, Transportation alternatives, FTA 5303, 5307, 5310, 5339, etc;
  • Responsible for AP/AR, JEs , requisition processing for grants;
  • Prepares final data and analysis to support grant budget preparation, close-out project ordinance, budget transfer, etc.;
  • Performs financial accounting and fiscal management for the MPO;
  • Generates Munis reports;
  • Position may supervise interns and/or sub-professionals.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Policy, Accounting, Transportation Planning or directly related field.
  • Five years (5) of professional experience in UPWP, grant/fiscal administration or related field.
  • Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record or obtain within 60 days of hire.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Experience in TRAMS, ECHO, Partner’s Connect ad Enterprise financial system.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

 

Assistant Department Director – General Services, City of Durham (closes 11/5/20)

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Closing: 11/5/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $92,937 – $108,771 annually

Job Description:

The General Services Department’s innovative, highly qualified, service-oriented individuals support the City we love. Building and maintaining city facilities and public spaces is what we do. Promoting our enviable quality of life and serving as a foundation of a healthy economy is why we do it. If you’re interested in applying your unique skills to meaningful work while growing in your career, our team is for you!

The City of Durham is seeking a candidate that exhibits professional credentials showing progressive training, certifications or experience in at least one of the following fields: real estate/real estate development, project management and sustainability. The span of the Assistant Director’s portfolio includes, but may not be limited to, Real Estate Division, Project Management Division and Arts, Culture, and Sustainable Communities Division, including successful integration and collaboration across the portfolio and the entire Department. Key priorities of the Assistant Director will include long range planning for redevelopment of city property in furtherance of the City’s goals and objectives; oversight and implementation of the City’s sustainability goals, and oversight of capital project plan, maintenance and replacement and other design and construction projects. Given the wide depth and breadth of the portfolio, a successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in long term strategic planning, embracing innovation and new technologies, as well as excellence in customer service to client departments, internal Departments and external stakeholders. Significant experience in local government and a wide range of understanding of local government.
This position is devoted to providing strategic direction and management oversight to City departments and functions as well as ensuring implementation of City Council goals, policies and achievement of performance expectations.
Position oversees a major division within a department and serve as a second or third level supervisor reporting directly to a department director and will be responsible for making interpretive decisions on behalf of the organization regarding the means for executing the goals established by the relevant director subject to constraints imposed by available technology and resources. Such interpretive decisions provide context for the work to be accomplished by subordinates supervised within the units managed. Position is typically assigned to serve as director in the absence of the director.

Duties & Responsibilities:

A successful candidate is a person who doesn’t accept the status quo, is open to different perspective from multiple sources, incorporates both logic and emotion into thinking and most importantly is comfortable thinking in ways that extend beyond today’s realities. A successful candidate easily captures and executes big picture goals, while delving into details when necessary. Successful candidates will demonstrate a track record of:

  • Dedication to building a cohesive and high performing team throughout the Department as well as development of individual employees.
  • Excellent and effective communicator, to any audience, staff, peers, Council, or the community.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic plans and long range visioning ? Creativity and problem solving.
  • A “can do” attitude with passion and dedication.
  • Experience with innovating and always curious as to better ways to do our work.
  • Embraces an attitude of constant learning and is active in professional networks to inform the best ideas for the Department.
  • Raising the bar, as demonstrated by the individual’s work product and accomplishments.
  • Manages the implementation of internal operations for an assigned division; plans, coordinates, administers, and evaluates programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or services; integrates operations and coordinates service areas; and ensures compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates policies, procedures, strategies and goals; maintains, updates, and ensures procedural compliance; researches, analyzes, and makes recommendations for business process improvements and cost effectiveness; and designs, administers, and evaluates department programs and services.
  • Manages and participates in the preparation of department operating and/or capital improvement budgets; monitors expenditures and revenues; researches and analyzes financial and operational data; prepares financial forecasts; and approves and makes budget and purchasing recommendations.
  • Coordinates with, and serves as a liaison to the City Council, general public, City departments, and/or external agencies; serves on internal and external committees; represents the department at meetings, proceedings, and conferences; provides consultation in area of expertise; and responds to high-visibility and complex issues.
  • Coordinates the preparation of and prepares and reviews complex, technical, financial, and other reports, plans, and documents; coordinates operations data collection and analysis; develops, makes and/or approves recommendations; and reviews the work of others to ensure accuracy and completeness.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

 

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

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration equivalent or other graduate level degree.