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.

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

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

Systems & Performance Analyst, Town of Apex Fire Department (closes 11/30/21)

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Closing: 11/30/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $44,780 – $73,886 annually

Job Description:

Performs responsible and specialized technical work developing and maintaining Records Management Systems utilized to collect a variety of information pertaining to the operations of the fire department.  An employee in this class performs administrative and technical work creating and maintaining the records management system for the Fire Department and is responsible gathering, analyzing and reporting quantitative data that effectively portrays the department’s budget and performance in all areas measured.  Work involves identifying and gathering data, producing statistical reports and providing analysis for the department’s command staff on identified performance measures.  Worked is performed under general supervision of the Fire Chief and work is evaluated based on observation, feedback, conferences, review of reports and records, and quality of completed work.  This position has the option of a hybrid work environment that allows working both remotely and on site.

Essential Duties & Tasks:

  • Creates and distributes reports that assist in identifying trends in fire service and department related operations to assist in making department process or policy decisions.
  • Provides required NFIRS reports to the Office of State Fire Marshall; responds to requests for data and information from command staff by creating the necessary reports to provide the information from the records management system.
  • Communicates technical information to both professional staff and non-experts in a way that is simple and understandable.
  • Prepares and analyzes statistical data reports used for fire department operations management.
  • Collects data for computer aided dispatch (CAD) from various sources to include response times, apparatus and equipment maintenance, risk management data for all commercial buildings within the Town, and incident report data in compliance with National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) and North Carolina Fire Incident Report System guidelines.
  • Maintains the record management system’s configurations including agency information and rules.
  • Performs audit related queries from the records management system data in preparation for sending required information to the Office of State Fire Marshal; identifies and corrects errors accordingly.
  • Formats data from the records management system, CAD and other systems into usable formats for analysis.
  • Provides technical assistance to other staff regarding the records management system, Excel, and various query processes.
  • Utilizes GIS databases to create customized reports and produce maps to support a data-informed approach to fire department planning activities.
  • Establishes performance metrics and work with staff to identify problem areas and potential solutions.
  • Assists in the development of performance plans to ensure that plans align with Town of Apex priorities.
  • Performs other related duties as needed.

Qualifications:

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in information technology, business administration, statistics, analytics or other applicable field of study.  At least one-year of experience in evaluating data and producing detailed, well-written and concise reports and/or graphical presentations is highly preferred.; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Requires post-offer drug testing,  background verifications including references, criminal record and driver’s license checks prior to employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software, database software, personal computer operating system software and other common PC application packages.
  • Working knowledge of ESRI ARCGIS and the utilization of ESRI Network Analyst.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, supervisors, external vendors, and other stakeholders, including state and County agencies and other local Fire Departments.
  • Ability to communicating effectively in orally and in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to identify complex problems and review related data and other information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Ability to create and manage a records management and reporting system.
  • Ability to produce and explain statistical reports and presentations related to the department’s operation.
  • Ability to evaluate and combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.
  • Ability to operate a computer, printers and related administrative equipment used in the work
  • Ability to work independently and without close supervision.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform the basic life operational skills of standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform sedentary work, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to move objects. Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer terminal and do extensive reading.

The Town of Apex provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation or marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.

Sr. Strategy & Performance Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 11/19/21)

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Closing: 11/19/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,822 – $95,871 annually

Job Description:

The Senior Strategy & Performance Analyst will be part of a team responsible for leading organization-wide performance management and strategic planning efforts. By determining desired outcomes, collecting and analyzing data, and linking data to overarching priorities, the City of Raleigh leverages strategic planning and performance management to assist with allocating resources and administering services to benefit our community of 450,000+ residents.

Reporting to the Strategic Planning & Performance Manager, the Senior Strategy & Performance Analyst will play a critical role in the success of the City’s performance management and strategic planning efforts. We are seeking an individual who will bring their strong interpersonal, analytical, and critical thinking skills, along with their passion and persistence for excellence, to contribute to our efforts.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate or lead consultations with organizational leaders, department directors, and key stakeholders on how best to measure success
  • Consult with departments and assist with the development, analysis, and use of performance measures and related reporting
  • Assist with preparing, analyzing, reconciling, and translating performance measures, benchmarking, and related data (qualitative and quantitative) into strategic recommendations and action plans
  • Perform in-depth research and analysis, including the review of available datasets to analyze ways to enhance City operations and effectiveness
  • Consult and collaborate on the management of complex and significant strategic planning projects, including the City of Raleigh’s Strategic Plan and departmental business plans
  • Support and help oversee the City’s stat program
  • Manage the City’s strategy planning software
  • Advise and assist with the development and delivery of classroom training and small team coaching related to performance measures, strategic planning, and related management techniques
  • Assist with survey design and analysis of survey data
  • Perform a variety of complex, diverse, and advanced level professional and technical duties in support of the City’s performance management and strategic planning efforts

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in public administration or field directly related to assignment and five years of related professional experience. Master’s Degree in public administration, public policy, data analytics, business administration, or other closely related discipline is desirable and may be substituted for experience.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: None required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Public administration, performance management, strategic planning, and local government financial and management concepts
  • Project management and research principles and resources
  • Analytical and statistical concepts and tools (including Microsoft Excel)

Skill In:

  • Synthesize complex ideas and communicate them in an understandable way to others, both written and orally
  • Conduct comprehensive research
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity
  • Manage multiple and shifting priorities
  • Work independently, as well as collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Establish constructive and effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization
  • Using performance metrics and data to identify areas for improvement and facilitate solutions
  • Managing projects with multiple stakeholders and non-line authority

Supplemental Information:

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Management & Budget Analyst 2, Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County, TN (closes 11/12/21)

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Closing: 11/12/2021 11:59pm CST
Salary: $50,310 Annually

Job Description:

This position is located in the Department of Finance, Office of Management and Budget and performs budget development, budget monitoring, position management, and program analysis. The selected candidate will assist in government-wide operating and budget development. Must have a good understanding of budgeting principles and the ability to independently work on multiple tasks with short deadlines.

Metro Finance has several divisions, including management and budget, accounting, procurement, treasury, financial accountability, and public property. The department’s employees are charged with providing financial management, information and business products to policy makers, departments, investors and the Nashville community to give them confidence in our government and to help them make informed decisions.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with elected officials, department heads, and department financial managers to develop operating and capital budgets, execute financial plans and troubleshoot management issues.
  • Monitors and analyzes the financial affairs of assigned departments that are generally complex; works to resolve budget issues.
  • Assists departments with the technical and procedural aspects of preparing and submitting budget requests.
  • Analyzes departmental budget requests for accuracy, cost effectiveness, and compliance with established budget policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidance to assigned departments on processes and diplomatically and productively troubleshoot compliance issues.
  • Prepares and analyzes estimates of assigned department’s revenues and expenditures.
  • Assists with the preparation, analysis, and management of the government-wide operating budget.
  • Assists in documentation and development of existing systems and processes.
  • Collaborate with other divisions of Finance to foster compliance with policies.
  • Prepares various narrative, statistical, and financial reports and short- and long-term forecasts.
  • Participates in evaluating departmental performance, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and some (1-2 years) professional-level experience in finance, public administration or related discipline. Master’s Degree in a financial related field may substitute for professional-level work experience. Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note:  Per Metro Ordinance No. S094-1078, All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working with government-wide or complex operating budgets
  • Experience with general accounting principles
  • Ability to use personal computers and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to facilitate financial and policy analysis
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply laws, policies, & grant requirements as far as they relate to departmental budgetary issues
  • Be able to quickly learn and utilize financial systems, including the ability to provide basic guidance on use.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to learn, implement and improve on the required skills of the position
  • Ability to evaluate business processes and make recommendations for process improvements

Supplemental Information:

**An Incomplete application or missing documents may result in disqualification.**
Fill in complete work history, do not attach resume in lieu of requested information.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.

Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640.

Management Analyst, Haywood County (closes 11/10/21)

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Closing: 11/10/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $53,000 – $63,000 annually

Job Description:

A successful Management Analyst will handle various assignments and work closely with Senior Staff to set budget priorities, respond to Commissioner questions, and solve complex problems.  This position will work directly on major projects and departmental process improvements.  This position requires strategic thinking, the ability to juggle multiple projects and demands at the same time. Most of all this position requires a commitment to service and improving the lives of those we serve. County established operating hours for this position which is housed in the County Manager’s office are from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  Occasional additional hours worked may be required for attendance at evening Board of County Commissioner meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Independently coordinates the functions and the development of the annual operating and capital budgets for all departments. Duties include, but are not limited to; management and analysis of complex financial budgets, responding to intricate financial inquiries, prepares and reviews financial projections and transfers, reviews and provides recommendations for agenda items, and works with individual departments to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational and financial needs.
  • Creates and analyzes budget documentation, presentations, contracts, memos, transmittal letters, plans and other items in preparation for leadership review. Assesses all work, including the work of others, to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures. Secures and maintains all budget and other financial documentation, as well as database management.
  • Manages project timelines and deadlines, special projects, prepares schedules when requests are made for reviewing and scoring projects, reviews and approves financial transactions, resolves informational discrepancies, prepares training materials, delivers training as assigned, and utilizes troubleshooting skills when issues arise.
  • Collaborates with citizens, County departments, and external agencies; convenes and facilitates a variety of meetings to share fiscal and other budget information and solutions; receives and implements feedback; establishes partnerships; involves stakeholders in the budget process; manages projects; and provides assistance as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field and at least one (1) year of relevant experience involving the research and analysis of budgetary work OR Master’s Degree or significant progress toward a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A thorough knowledge of administrative practices and procedures, comprehensive knowledge of budgetary processes and fiscal management. Knowledge of information systems and techniques for data analysis must possess the ability to plan, coordinate the work of others, ability to analyze and interpret complex information, regulations and policies.
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of North Carolina Local Government budget laws in order to be able to manage projects that are complex, cross-departmental and have significant financial impacts with minimal guidance and supervision.  Must possess expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel to extract data for the purpose of developing financial models, graphs, etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in oral and written form; Ability to prepare communication materials, presentations and talking points to assist management with policy choices;  Ability to operate a motor vehicle, safely and efficiently, and the ability to attend work regularly and possess excellent interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires mostly sedentary work that will occasionally require walking or standing for brief periods of time.
  • Requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a recurring basis as well as routine keyboard operations.
  • The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking ability.
  • The position risks no exposure to environmental hazards.
  • Great physical effort is not necessarily a part of the job, but long hours to attend evening meetings or to work on agency related matters may be required.  Occasional travel out of town may also be necessary.  Stamina is required to endure and resolve crisis oriented work situations.
  • Haywood County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.  ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

Supplemental Information:

Additional Requirements for Position: Applicants must submit official college transcripts (if applicable). Applicants must have NC Driver’s License and access to a vehicle. The applicant must have a clean driving record with no more than three (3) points showing on current DMV record.

Completion of Application: Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to the announcement and included on the completed application.  Applications should include at least ten (10) years of work experience on the application (if applicable). No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office; therefore individuals who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position or title.