Behavioral Health and Justice Analyst, Buncombe County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications starting December 14, 2021
Salary Range: $72,650 – $96,252 annually

Job Summary:

This position provides direct support and assistance to County Leadership and Departments through strategy, innovation, process evaluation, and data-informed decisions that result in the advancement of the organization’s strategic goals and vision.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct systematic and methodical evaluation and analysis of data and facts to inform decision making by Department Directors and County Leadership; make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports.
  • Assist in Departmental Business Planning through a process that defines and documents goals, initiatives, actions, and measures that align with and assist in the execution of the County’s strategic vision and plan.
  • Provide Enterprise Level project management by planning, coordinating, communicating, and governance to achieve an organization wide result with a defined beginning and end.
  • Develop and design performance metrics and indicators that demonstrate effectiveness of key business initiatives.
  • Create and maintain data management tools for use by internal and external stakeholders of the County.
  • Analyze data from multiple sources in order to provide cost-benefit analyses and other information that inform important decisions.
  • Provide departmental support including informing decisions related to business operations, process improvements, policy compliance, and gathering best practices.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or a related field and four (4) years of experience in project management, data analysis, change management, program evaluation, statistical application, or consultation; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to assess business and management data needs.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and interpret data and draw conclusions from the analysis pertaining to the evaluation of project / program objectives.
  • Ability to assess the accuracy and integrity of data.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely and to plan and execute work effectively.
  • Ability to exercise judgement and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of other county, state, federal and private agencies whose work impacts the County, with which the County partners with, along with a high degree of resourcefulness and judgement in determining applicability of the guides in unusual circumstances.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, funding streams, and policies that govern programs.

Supplemental Information:

This grant-funded position is expected to end January 23rd, 2023 unless the grant is extended.

  • Grant funded positions are eligible for pro-rated Medical, Dental, Vision, and retirement benefits.
  • Grant funded positions are eligible for pro-rated PTO and to accrue leave time.
  • Grant funded positions are considered at-will.
  • Grant funded positions are not eligible for Cost Living Increases (CPI) or probationary increases.

Project Manager – Benchmarking, UNC School of Government (closes 12/15/21)

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Closing: 12/15/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: Dependent Upon Qualifications & Experience

Job Summary:

The School of Government (‘SOG’) works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens (‘clients’) understand and improve state and local government. The School offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. The School is also home to a nationally ranked graduate program in public administration and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the Project Manager-Benchmarking will include collecting data from program participants, analyzing data to produce graphs and tables, consolidating the results in a report format, and discussing the primary findings. The person in this position will closely work and coordinate with project partners; compile, review, and clean data; consolidate data in specified formats; run descriptive analytics; produced tables and graphs in specified format; incorporate the tables and graphs in benchmarking reports; and discuss the major findings.

The School of Government recognizes the importance of an educational and work environment in which all individuals are respected and valued. To that end, we are strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. For more information about the School’s commitment to diversity, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page: https://www.sog.unc.edu/resources/microsites/diversity-and-inclusion.

Qualifications:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity or comparable background in independent academic or instructional activities, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. This experience may be related to the direction/oversight of programs that focus the academic and research resources of a higher education institution towards community or regional issues. At least five years’ experience working in a supervisory role and managing performance data. Ability to work effectively with diverse audiences, and strong data analysis and communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Managing performance data with city or county governments and a commitment to public service.

State Budget Management Analyst I, Office of State Budget and Management (closes 12/1/21)

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Closing: 12/1/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $55,000 – $75,000 annually

Job Summary:

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a State Budget Management Analyst I position (60008570) within our Budget Execution division.

The North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is the primary fiscal and budgetary advisor to the Governor and performs the following duties: 1) Works with senior officials across State government in developing the Governor’s recommended budget, negotiating the State budget with the General Assembly, and certifying the budget as approved by the Legislature; 2) Executes the enacted budget in accordance with the State Budget Act (G.S. 143C),special provisions outlined in Session Law, and other applicable general statutes; 3) Estimates and monitors revenue during the course of the fiscal year in order to insure availability of funds for expenditure by agencies; 4) Provides economic analysis for budget preparation and execution; 5) Controls the allotment of funds for compliance of maintaining a balanced budget; 6) Seeks to improve state government operations by coordinating agency strategic planning, overseeing performance management activities, evaluating program performance, and managing and reporting state data; and 7) Serves as staff and support to the Council of Internal Auditing in its implementation of the NC Internal Audit Act (Article 79, Chapter 143 of the NC General Statutes).

Job Responsibilities:

Budget Execution Analysts are primarily responsible for interpreting legislation and other governing language and developing and issuing budget policies and procedures to assist agencies. Budget Execution analysts provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies in carrying out their delegated responsibilities related to budget execution. Budget Execution Analysts also monitor and consider requests to make budget adjustments within the framework of the State Budget Act, other relevant state and federal legislation, and rules and policies.

The role and function of OSBM is to formally certify the legislatively enacted budget and to administer the budget to ensure that appropriations are expended for the purposes for which they were authorized. OSBM provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies in carrying out their delegated responsibilities related to budget execution. G.S. 143C-6-1(a) provides that all appropriations of state funds made to agencies and non-state entities shall only be expended for the purposes for which they were authorized as recommended by the Governor to the General Assembly, as amended and enacted by General Assembly. It further provides that the Governor is responsible for ensuring that appropriations are expended in strict accordance with the budget enacted by the General Assembly. Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform North Carolina’s highest-level public policy decisions, the State budget, and legislation.

For the last 40 years, work at OSBM has been high-impact public service. As the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, staff provide strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.

In a typical fiscal year, the State will collect more than $23 billion in taxes from North Carolina citizens and businesses. Through the budget, OSBM ensures the best use of public resources. This mission uniquely positions OSBM as an organization that offers its staff the opportunity to develop professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders across all state agencies and universities.

OSBM recently underwent an organizational restructuring, providing unique leadership and growth opportunities for motivated employees. Further, the Office invests in staff by providing business-solution application training and sponsoring the attendance of statewide and national knowledge-sharing and budget-related conferences. Lastly, telecommuting and flex-time opportunities enable OSBM staff to make a difference, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the flexibility to enjoy North Carolina’s high quality of life.

As a Budget Execution Analyst you will:

  • Assist state agencies with budget implementation and compliance by interpreting statutes and session laws and developing policies to guide agencies.
  • Work directly with the State Budget Director and agency leadership on important issues affecting the current year state budget.
  • Review and approve changes to the budget as enacted by the General Assembly.
  • Perform continuous oversight and analysis of agency budgets and expenditures to ensure a balanced budget.
  • Conduct quarterly reviews with agency leadership to review the agency’s financial condition, discuss fiscal challenges, and identify emerging issues affecting the current year budget.
  • Analyze historical expenditures and revenues and propose solutions to structural budget shortfalls to ensure that the Base Budget is an accurate spending plan for the upcoming biennium.
  • Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts affecting budget execution.
  • Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact the budget in area(s) of assignment.
  • With some supervision, analysts apply analytical knowledge and skills to: identify and solve problems; evaluate revenue streams and agency budgets and programs; review policy proposals; make recommendations to senior staff and officials; interact with legislators and their staff; and provide technical assistance to agencies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to analyze both OSBM and agency programs for effectiveness and identify solutions that promote continuous improvement.

Qualifications:

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

Management Preference: Master’s degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics.  Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.

Management is requesting that applicants submit the following documents attached to their online application:
1. A detailed cover letter that should address:
a) all the applicant requirements listed above
b) employment or educational experience relevant to the position
c) reasons for interest in working at OSBM
2.  A current résumé (maximum length – 2 pages)
3. If you have a master’s degree and less than one year of applicable work experience, please list all internships you completed. For each internship, please identify if you received course credit or if the internship was required as part of a degree program.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of how state budgets are prepared and executed
  • Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports
  • Demonstrated skills in researching, analyzing, interpreting and summarizing complex data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion; maintain confidentiality and integrity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook

Supplemental Information:

The Office of the State Budget and Management (OSBM) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with qualified individuals.

Applicants are encouraged to submit an online State Application which may be obtained from the following address: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html to the Human Resources Division of OSBM by 5:00 pm on the closing date or the application will be deemed untimely and will not be processed.  

All Required Competencies, Work history and Credentials must appear on the application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form to receive consideration during the selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application form. “See Attached Resume or an Embedded Text Resume” will be considered incomplete and will not be processed. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.  Transcripts for foreign degrees have to be evaluated by an organization like World Education Services to determine US equivalency. The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

State Budget Management Analyst II, Office of State Budget and Management (closes 12/6/21)

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Closing: 12/6/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $66,000 – $95,000 annually

Job Summary:

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a State Budget Management Analyst II position within our Budget Execution Section that will serve as a Team Lead for the Natural and Environmental Resources and General Government (NER/Gen Gov) team. Team Leads provide supervision of staff, guide the work of their team and work with other Team Leads and OSBM leadership to ensure consistency in the interpretation and application of statutes and policies across State government. Additionally, employees in the State Budget and Management Analyst II Team Lead role exhibit a high level of independence and considerable technical knowledge and experience with the budget process, program evaluation, policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis.

The North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is the primary fiscal and budgetary advisor to the Governor and performs the following duties:
1) Works with senior officials across State government in developing the Governor’s recommended budget, negotiating the State budget with the General Assembly, and certifying the budget as approved by the Legislature;
2) Executes the enacted budget in accordance with the State Budget Act (G.S. 143C), special provisions outlined in Session Law, and other applicable general statutes;
3) Estimates and monitors revenue during the course of the fiscal year in order to insure availability of funds for expenditure by agencies;
4) Provides economic analysis for budget preparation and execution;
5) Controls the allotment of funds for compliance of maintaining a balanced budget;
6) Seeks to improve state government operations by coordinating agency strategic planning, overseeing performance management activities, evaluating program performance, and managing and reporting state data; and
7) Serves as staff and support to the Council of Internal Auditing in its implementation of the NC Internal Audit Act (Article 79, Chapter 143 of the NC General Statutes).

Job Requirements:

Budget Execution Analysts are primarily responsible for interpreting legislation and other governing language and developing and issuing budget policies and procedures to assist agencies. Budget Execution analysts provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies in carrying out their delegated responsibilities related to budget execution. Budget Execution Analysts also monitor and consider requests to make budget adjustments within the framework of the State Budget Act, other relevant state and federal legislation, and rules and policies. State Budget Management Analyst IIs are expected to be exhibit the ability to work at a high level of independence with considerable knowledge and experiences with the budget process, program evaluation, policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis; train new analysts; lead and/or supervise projects and assume budget management of complex agency assignments.
The role and function of OSBM is to formally certify the legislatively enacted budget and to administer the budget to ensure that appropriations are expended for the purposes for which they were authorized. OSBM provides technical assistance and guidance to agencies in carrying out their delegated responsibilities related to budget execution. G.S. 143C-6-1(a) provides that all appropriations of state funds made to agencies and non-state entities shall only be expended for the purposes for which they were authorized as recommended by the Governor to the General Assembly, as amended and enacted by General Assembly. It further provides that the Governor is responsible for ensuring that appropriations are expended in strict accordance with the budget enacted by the General Assembly. Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform North Carolina’s highest-level public policy decisions, the State budget, and legislation.

For the last 40 years, work at OSBM has been high-impact public service. As the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, staff provide strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.

In a typical fiscal year, the State will collect more than $23 billion in taxes from North Carolina citizens and businesses. Through the budget, OSBM ensures the best use of public resources. This mission uniquely positions OSBM as an organization that offers its staff the opportunity to develop professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders across all state agencies and universities.

OSBM invests in staff by providing business-solution application training and sponsoring the attendance of statewide and national knowledge-sharing and budget-related conferences. Lastly, telecommuting and flex-time opportunities enable OSBM staff to make a difference, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the flexibility to enjoy North Carolina’s high quality of life.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and four (4) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, including one (1) year in advanced and responsible analysts or administrative capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management Preference: Master’s degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics.  Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of and extensive skills in applying the principles and practices of public administration, budget and program analysis, and performance evaluation.
  • Working knowledge of the assigned agency programs is preferred but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to research, analyze, interpret, and summarize complex data and identify clear findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills to assist leadership, staff and agencies with identifying and solving problems.
  • Ability to successfully lead and manage a project or initiative.
  • Proficiency in developing, organizing, and effectively communicating and presenting material of a complex nature in an understandable and informative style, and ability to respond knowledgeably to questions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with little direction; to exercise discretion; and maintain confidentiality and integrity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook, and ability to use advanced tools and functionality.

Supplemental Information:

Management is requesting that applicants submit the following documents attached to their online application:

  1. A detailed cover letter that should address:
    a) all the applicant requirements listed above
    b) employment or educational experience relevant to the position
    c) reasons for interest in working at OSBM
  2. A current résumé (maximum length – 2 pages)
  3. If you have a Master’s degree and less than one year of applicable work experience, please list all internships you completed. For each internship, please identify if you received course credit or if the internship was required as part of a degree program.

The Office of the State Budget and Management (OSBM) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with qualified individuals. Applicants are encouraged to submit an online State Application which may be obtained from the following address: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html to the Human Resources Division of OSBM by 5:00 pm on the closing date or the application will be deemed untimely and will not be processed.  

Management Analyst, City of Rocky Mount (closes 12/2/21)

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Closing: 12/2/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $49,122 – $73,683 annually

Job Summary:

This position assists in the coordination and administration of the City’s operating budget, capital improvement program, and performance evaluation, and coordinate and administer analysis projects involve Citywide operations, and those of specific departments.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm

Job Requirements:

  • Assist with coordination and administration of the annual operating budget process, as directed by the Budget & Evaluation Manager. This includes preparing forms and instructions, training City staff, analyzing requests, providing recommendations to the Budget & Evaluation Manager for funding, and maintaining the budget software system.
  • As directed by the Budget & Evaluation Manager, collects, analyzes, and summarizes departmental capital improvement program project submissions for review, ensuring requests are balanced and prepared for evaluation.
  • Coordination and administration of the City’s performance evaluation program, including review and audit of measures, the recommendation of new measures, and monitoring of performance for impact and cost-effectiveness.
  • Preparation and maintenance of assigned records, files, spreadsheets, and document sections.
  • Monitoring assigned budget areas and determination of appropriate methods to address budgetary concerns.
  • Coordination and performance of assigned analysis projects, including a selection of methods, collection of information, conveying of results, preparation of recommendations, and presentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Assists with the general tasks of the City Manager’s Office, including customer services, assisting other employees and providing support to other departments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience enough to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Understanding of operating and capital budgeting models, concepts, and practices;
  • Familiarization with productivity improvements concepts and practices;
  • Understanding of organizational theory.
  • Understanding of management analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and decision management systems.
  • Knowledge of performance measurement practices. o Knowledge of state laws related to municipal government.
  • Knowledge of the City Code of Ordinances.
  • Familiarization of fiscal control practices.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and identifying solutions.
  • Skill in preparing clear and accurate reports.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Skill in evaluating and establishing written policies and procedures.
  • Skill in setting priorities for competing projects.
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in operating computers and other standard office equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

Supplemental Information:

Supervisory Controls: The Budget & Evaluation Manager assigns work in terms of goals and objectives. The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of activities.
Guidelines: Guidelines include ethical standards of ICMA, the American Society for Public Administration, and City personnel policy. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in the application.
Complexity: The work consists of varied duties in the management of the City budget and analysis of the organization. The need for accuracy contributes to the complexity of the work.
Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to assist in the management of the City’s budgeting process and perform critical data-driven analysis. Success in this position results in the accuracy of City financial records and the efficiency of the City’s operational performance.
Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with other City personnel, department heads, elected and appointed officials, and members of the general public.
Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate and influence persons, and justify or settle matters.
Physical Demands: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table. The work is typically performed in an office.

Budget & Management Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 11/25/21)

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Closing: 11/25/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $54,275 – $72,367 annually

Job Description:

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

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Occasional nights and weekends as required by assignments.

Primary Duties:

The Budget and Management Analyst will perform varied and complex professional work within a team environment in the evaluation and management of City resources. The Analyst will evaluate departmental performance measures and budget requests, research and prepare management, productivity, and operations studies, recommend improvements to methods and systems of operations and evaluate revenue and expenditure trends. The Analyst will independently lead projects involving staff from multiple departments and, in some cases, community representatives. This individual must have strong written and verbal communication skills; assignments will include written analysis and evaluations for City Council, executive staff, and public review, along with periodic public presentations. This individual must be able to maintain effective working relationships and facilitate diverse groups in decision-making processes. This job is Exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This job is Exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field  with  1-year experience in public sector program analysis and/or management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience in public sector program analysis, budgeting, and/or management
  • Professional work experience in local or state government budget or program development or analysis, management or service delivery (indicate on application)
  • Professional work experience facilitating/managing 1-year processes (indicate on application)
  • 1-3 years experience in public-sector strategic planning and performance management

Finance Director, City of Poquoson, VA (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications 12/1/2021
Salary Range: $85,000 – $105,000 annually

Job Description:

Poquoson, Virginia (pop. 12,000+, with market area of 40,000+) is seeking a Director of Finance/Budget. With its outstanding quality of life, Poquoson has been ranked one of the safest cities in Virginia and one of the “10 Perfect Suburbs in America” (CNBC). Poquoson is located on a peninsula in the Hampton Roads region, about an hour north of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Poquoson offers a peaceful lifestyle, friendly people, and amazing beauty. It is a unique way of life that embraces family, community, neighbor, and tradition – Poquoson is the place to be!

Reporting to the City Manager, the Director of Finance/Budget helps develop an all funds budget of $36 million. The four-member finance team delivers general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, sewer and solid waste utility billing, computer support services, the risk management program, and administers employee benefit programs. The new Director of Finance/Budget will select the next Assistant Finance Director to round out the team and provide leadership and support to an outstanding organization. Business hours are 8:30-4:30. Attendance at an occasional evening Council meeting may be necessary.

Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in accounting, business or finance, or related field; a Certified Public Finance Officers certificate from GFOA or CPA designation is preferred but not required. Experience in governmental financial management or progressively responsible governmental accounting positions, or equivalent combination of education and experience is also required. The successful candidate will have an expertise level of basic computer programs, comprehensive knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures, GASB standards, and principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government.

The salary range for this position is $85,000 to $105,000 depending upon qualifications and experience. The City also provides a comprehensive benefits package including participation in Virginia Retirement System, paid vacation and sick leave, life, disability, a 457 deferred compensation through MissionSquare Retirement (formerly ICMA-RC), and TLC health insurance. Residency is not required; however, it is strongly encouraged.

Supplemental Information:

Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by clicking “Apply for this Job” above. This position is open until filled; however, the first review of resumes occurs on December 1, 2021. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in the brochure. For more information, please contact Anne Lewis at anne.lewis@bakertilly.com or 703-923-8214.

Financial Strategy Analyst, Town of Cary (closes 11/21/21)

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Closing: 11/21/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $68,120 – $81,432 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Cary is recruiting for a collaborative, innovative and passionate Financial Strategy Analyst. Cary is focused on creating “The Local Government That Doesn’t Exist” by exceeding standards for how municipalities should operate. We embody excellence and professionalism by demonstrating leading practices and partnering effectively with our community.

We are looking for a budget and analysis professional to help us build on our legacy of excellence while recognizing there is always room for growth and innovation. High-performing candidates who are adaptive, ready to engage in problem solving, dare to think differently, have the technical skills to deliver, and want to make a difference in their community are encouraged to apply.

Our Financial Strategy Analysts work collaboratively with team members both within Finance and around the organization. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Financial Analysis Manager. We anticipate the hiring salary to be $68,120 – $81,432.

Typical Tasks:

  • Conduct high-level, analytical work independently and in a team environment across all departments with limited daily supervisory direction.
  • Collaborate in a fast paced, evolving environment.  Manage daily variety of tasks.  Adapt to change through continuous learning and empower others by sharing knowledge.
  • Perform responsible, professional work involving budget preparation, financial and operational analysis, internal project management, process improvement and data collection, reporting and analysis.
  • Forecast revenues, expenses and fund balance and manage modeling and data analytic tools to project and/or report on property tax rate, utility rates, debt and more.
  • Analyze current and historical trends and develop dashboards to improve forecasting accuracy and visibility.
  • Prepare modern budget documents in accordance with state law and organizational preference.
  • Draft and/or edit staff reports directed to Town Council.
  • Prepare PowerPoint and/or other such presentations directed to a variety of audiences including internal, Council and citizens.
  • Complete special studies and analytical projects for a wide range of internal and external audiences. Materials should be concisely written, well-organized and include meaningful charts and graphs effectively depicting information to a variety of users.
  • Maintain outstanding working relationships throughout the organization to facilitate collaboration and successful budget preparation, communication and execution.
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A “self-starter” mentality, pay exceptional attention to details, and strong financial modeling and problem-solving skills.
  • Limitless curiosity and a growth-mindset driving you to learn more, experiment more and continuously evolve.
  • The ability to be an effective partner with strong oral and written communication skills who successfully collaborates across departments.
  • The ability to achieve results in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to turn financial data into relevant insights that support sound decisions.
  • A strong foundation in Excel, PowerBI and Office365
  • Demonstrated drive for continuous process improvement.
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities with competing deadlines.

Qualifications:

At least 3 years of relevant experience in public finance or budget administration is preferred. Significant experience in complex financial reporting, budgeting and/or accounting. A master’s degree in public or business administration may be substituted for some experience.

Supplemental Information:

Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal history check, motor vehicle records check, education verification and credit history review) and satisfactory reference checks prior to employment. Requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for all new Town of Cary employees. The Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such, will consider reasonable accommodations as required by law.

State Budget Management Analyst I, Office of State Budget and Management (closes 11/29/21)

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Closing: 11/29/2021 5:00pm EST
Hiring Range: $55,000 – $75,000 annually

Job Description:

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a State Budget Management Analyst I position (60038836) within our Budget Development division. This position will be in our Health and Human Services and Education section.

OSBM is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor. The Office works with senior officials across State government in negotiating and developing evidence-informed recommendations for the Governor’s annual budget and monitors program performance to identify opportunities to improve program efficiency and effectiveness. Work at OSBM is high-impact public service, with staff providing strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy, and other public policy areas.
Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform public policy decisions, the state budget, and legislation. After the budget is enacted, they also ensure the budget is executed consistent with the State Budget Act.

Budget analysts serve as the liaison between OSBM and state agencies, as well as the legislative appropriations committees and other governmental and non-governmental entities. Budget analysts will focus on either budget execution or budget development and work is performed under the supervision of an Assistant State Budget Officer. Budget Development Analysts are primarily responsible for developing the Governor’s Change Budget Recommendations and analyzing agency programs for effectiveness using research, evidence, and a cost-benefit framework.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate agency budget proposals and develop evidence-informed recommendations for the Governor’s Budget.
  • Propose legislative changes necessary to carry out the proposals in the Governor’s Budget.
  • Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts.
  • Work directly with senior policy staff and agency leadership on important budget and policy issues as part of the budget development process.
  • Present and explain the Governor’s proposals in legislative committee hearings and meetings with legislative staff.
  • Perform in-depth program and fiscal analysis to identify fiscal and/or administrative issues and challenges and develop effective solutions.
  • Prepare nonpartisan, accurate, and timely fiscal/policy analysis.
  • Conduct quarterly reviews with agency leadership to review agency performance and program evaluations including progress on strategic plan implementation.
  • Evaluate and conduct cost benefit analysis and analyze adequacy of rates and/or fees for government services.
  • Monitor program performance and identify opportunities to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact the budget in area(s) of assignment.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams on strategic initiatives to analyze agency programs for effectiveness and implement a performance management process to promote continuous improvement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and accounting.
  • Thorough knowledge of how state budgets are prepared and executed.
  • Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports.
  • Demonstrated skills in researching, analyzing, interpreting and summarizing complex data.
  • Ability to think critically to make connections that others miss.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management.
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and integrity.
  • Considerable knowledge of strategy and performance management methodology
  • Ability to transition gracefully between a variety of tasks and function effectively with ambiguity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Qualifications:

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

Management Preference:

  • Master’s degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy, planning, business, economics, or a related field from an accredited institution. Governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes
  • Management is requesting that applicants submit the following documents attached to their online application:
    • A detailed cover letter that should address:
      • all the applicant requirements listed above
      • employment or educational experience relevant to the position
      • reasons for interest in working at OSBM
  • A current resumé (maximum length 1-2 pages)
  • If you have a master’s degree and less than one year of applicable work experience, please list all internships you completed. For each internship, please identify if you received course credit or if the internship was required as part of a degree program.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The Office of the State Budget and Management (OSBM) uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA) with qualified individuals. Applicants are encouraged to submit an online State Application which may be obtained from the following address: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/index.html to the Human Resources Division of OSBM by 5:00 pm on the closing date or the application will be deemed untimely and will not be processed.

All Required Competencies, Work history and Credentials must appear on the application in the Education and Work Experience sections of the application form to receive consideration during the selection process.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the State Application form.  See Attached Resume or an Embedded Text Resume” will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts for foreign degrees have to be evaluated by an organization like World Education Services to determine US equivalency.

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

  • Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax reference the contact information below. All applicants should indicate the position number and job title in the section “Jobs Applied For”.
  • Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

Please refrain from submitting multiple applications.  However, if multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted.

It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System).

For further information please contact:
Melissa Martin, Human Resources Business Partner
Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM)
Phone: 984-236-0613

Budget and Management Analyst, Town of Hillsborough (closes 11/17/21)

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Closing: 11/17/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $50,836 – $81,337 annually

Job Description:

Assists with the preparation and monitoring of the town’s budget and assists the public information office in communicating town information to the general public. Please attach a sample presentation and 2-3 writing samples such as email, memorandums, or any other work you feel is relevant to this position. First review of applications will be November 3, 2021.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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 of this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Assists in coordinating the development of the town’s operating and capital budgets.
  • Analyzes and evaluates departmental budget requests and makes associated recommendations to town management.
  • Develops and performs revenue and expenditure year-end estimates and projections.
  • Develops, formats, and produces an annual budget document.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and monitors the town’s operating budget by conducting monthly reviews of departmental revenues and expenditures.
  • Leads analytical studies and special projects and provides recommendations and feedback as requested.
  • Develops budget transfers and amendments to the budget ordinance.
  • Assists the public information office with drafting news releases, updating website content, monitoring social media, and other communication needs that arise.
  • Assists with strategic plan development and implementation.
  • Provides ongoing assistance to departments and responds in a knowledgeable, courteous, and professional manner.
  • Performs other related duties as needed.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field and three years of experience in financial management, preferably in local government, and experience in budgeting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Licensure, Certification, and Specialized Training: A valid driver’s license and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites is required.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines.
  • Must be able to perform light work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force occasionally to move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to operate a computer, do extensive reading and analyze data.
  • Involves sedentary work with sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time.

Supplemental Information:

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. A competitive benefits package is provided.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER