Research & Data Analyst, Orange County Social Services (closes 2/22/21)

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Closing: 2/22/21 11:59 PM EST
Salary Range: $46,362 – $53,764 annually

Job Description:

The Orange County Department of Social Services has an opening for a Research and Data Analyst.  An employee of this class is primarily responsible for providing technical expertise in analyzing data, and performing research and analysis in support of departmental programs.

Work is performed under the general supervision of a Unit Manager with considerable leeway to exercise independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the performance of duties. This position does not supervise other employees. Does related work as required.

Essential Functions:

Following are examples of typical work activities and responsibilities. The incumbent may be responsible for performing other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.  A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.

  • Conducts evaluative analyses of a variety of department program areas including but not limited to policy, procedure, objectives, cost effectiveness, and staff utilization.
  • Collects, analyzes and interprets data using departmental statistics and records, on-site investigations, discussions with operating personnel, and other sources; selects the appropriate methods to follow in validation, analysis and evaluation of data considering the character and sources of data and the statistical tools to be used.
  • Conducts research and applies statistical and data analysis techniques to develop or modify program objectives and operations; utilizes an equity lens in data collection, analysis, and presentation and related factors.
  • Prepares forecasts of factors that may directly affect program operations for use in program planning activities; identifies actual or potential problem areas, trends, program accomplishments.
  • Identifies new program needs with consideration of overall departmental goals, community or population needs, and other relevant conditions and trends.
  • Monitors and measures the progress toward program goals and determines the soundness of program objectives.
  • Presents results of studies or investigations and provides recommendations to program and departmental administrators and managers on such matters as the improvement of program effectiveness, the interpretation of study findings relevant to the program, implications of policy or legislative changes on affected programs, and the most effective alternative in terms of direct benefit to such programs.
  • Prepares and/or supplies necessary information for mandated reports or in response to requests for information.
  • Adheres to all safety regulations.
  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of data collection and analysis and research methodology utilizing statistical methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of public administration or public health administration as required by position.
  • Good knowledge of appropriate laws, rules, regulations and procedures governing the department’s operation programs.
  • Good knowledge of the department’s program operations, goals, and objectives.
  • Good knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Skill in being customer-focused, adept at problem solving and working collaboratively with others.
  • Skill in collecting and recording data, and the ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Skill in planning, organizing and prioritizing work, and the ability to perform a large volume of detailed work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment, integrity, resourcefulness, accuracy, thoroughness and the physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position, while maintaining an ethical standard of care.
  • Ability to interpret and apply county, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to collect, analyze and compare data; ability to enter and retrieve data using relevant programs and systems and skill in conducting research.
  • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and complete assignments accurately and timely.
  • Ability to plan and carry out program studies; ability to design effective questionnaires, reporting procedures, and statistical tables.
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively both orally and in writing, with diverse audiences of all technical ability and training.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, clients and the general public.
  • Ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations associated with the work.
  • Ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software to maintain records, prepare reports, and conduct correspondence related to the work.
  • Must have initiative, creativity, resourcefulness, thoroughness, dependability, good judgment, and physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or registered college or university with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Statistics,  Informatics, Mathematics or a closely related field; OR
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Health, Statistics,  Informatics, Mathematics or a closely related field; AND two (2) years of demonstrated experience in statistical research including experience in data analysis, strategic planning, program/policy evaluation, and data management; OR
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated above. A higher degree does not substitute for work experience.
  • Experience in a local government setting is preferred.

Special Requirements

  • 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.
  • All offers of employment are conditional upon successful clearance of a background check.  Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared.
  • This classification is not a safety sensitive position; however, should the position be deemed as a safety sensitive position in the future, it would be posted as such if and when pre-employment drug testing is required.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements and Possible Hazards:

  • Ability to physically perform the basic life operational functions of standing, sitting, bending, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions of the hands/wrists.
  • Ability to perform light work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally or frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting and extensive reading, and perform work on a computer.

Purchasing Manager, Cumberland County (closes 2/7/21)

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Closing: 2/7/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $49,240 – $66,055 annually

Job Description:

Perform day-to-day professional, administrative and supervisory work in managing Cumberland County’s procurement and purchasing program. Provides procurement and contracting expertise and consultation in support of all procurement needs and requirements. Ensures the application of state and local guidelines and statutes, as well as best business practices in order to protect the integrity of the procurement process while also serving the needs of customer. Requires working knowledge of local, state, federal and cooperative procurement exemption and contracting methodologies.  Provides assistance to managers regarding purchasing and resolves issues with vendors and contractors.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and perform purchasing and procurement duties, ensuring compliance with applicable state and federal regulations and county policies
  • Develop solicitation documents to include Invitations to Bid (ITB), Requests for Proposals (RFP) and other variations of solicitation documents
  • Prepares and submits recommendations to the County Manager for the Board of County Commissioners documents required for bid awards
  • Reviews all Purchase Orders generated for compliance with County Purchasing Policy, General Statutes, accuracy of fund obligation, capital outlay approval, and overall accuracy
  • Represents county departments in dispute resolutions in reference to Purchasing and works to ensure a strong contractually guided professional business relationship with all vendors, contractors, service providers and consultants
  • Performs administrative duties associated with supervising staff.  Assigns and prioritizes work; establishes performance and attendance expectations; provides guidance and direction; reviews work and conducts performance evaluations
  • Administer the county procurement card program to include the following:  Prepare purchasing card policy and conduct purchasing card classes for county employees; review and monitor all county departments purchasing card charges; review and monitor receipts to ensure appropriateness and follows through to ensure accuracy and compliance and timely submission consistent with the county purchasing card policy.

Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in public administration or business and four years of experience in purchasing and accounts payable to include supervision and public sector purchasing experience.

Necessary additional requirements:
Successful completion of Basic Excel, Intermediate Excel, Basic Word and Intermediate Word tests will be required. Candidates selected as qualified will be contacted via email by a Human Resource representative to schedule testing. Make sure to check the email address provided on your application for correspondence in reference to your application. Some email servers may see correspondence as spam, so it is important to check your spam folder as well.  All correspondence will also be viewable within your NeoGov inbox. When signed in, click on your name in the top right-hand corner and then inbox.

College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Human Resources, 117 Dick St. Fayetteville, NC 28301. If selected for the position, a formal transcript will be required within 30 days of hire. Background check and negative drug test are required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of Cumberland County as such pertains to the performance of the essential duties of the Purchasing Manager.
  • Skills in exercising good judgment in complex procurement issues.
  • Knowledge of bookkeeping practices and procedures; and of state and local fiscal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to apply accounting principles and relevant laws and regulations to the preparation and maintenance of fiscal and accounting records and reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain moderately complex records and files, and to compile reports from such data.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and expresses ideas orally and in writing effectively.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in applying standards to a variety of work situations.
  • Ability to exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the general public and establishes and maintains effective working relationships

Additional Information:

Inquiries about this job posting should be directed to kbarefoot@co.cumberland.nc.us.

Senior Community Relations Analyst, City of Raleigh Housing & Neighborhoods Dept. (closes 2/9/21)

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Closing: 2/9/2021 11:59 PM EST
Hiring Range: $51,822 – $65,500 annually

Job Description:

This class is the fourth level in a five-level Community Relations Series devoted to providing a liaison between the City and its citizens by assisting with neighborhood problem solving, providing citizen education and coordinating programs that facilitate citizen participation. Incumbents provide professional work overseeing an assigned program, unit or function of public engagement and provide supervision to a minimum of two or more full-time professional level employees. Incumbents supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

This position serves as the supervisor to the Volunteer Raleigh Program and directly reports to the Community Engagement Administrator. As a direct report to the community engagement administrator, this position provides input on the departmental business plan, serves on the Organizational Excellence and Safe, Vibrant and Healthy Committee COR Stat teams, serves on the City grants committee to assist with divisional and departmental grants and contracts, serves on the Citywide Volunteer Programs Committee, assists the administrator with implementing the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) practices in programs and collaborations, serves as a co-facilitator and coordinator to implement GARE equity training for department employees, and supports special projects for the other three division units: Digital Services, Neighborhood Services, and Youth Services. In addition, this position will assist with recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and monitor program’s success.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervises staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures. Plans, develops, administers, coordinates and evaluates programs; oversees the implementation of operational activities for programs, projects and events; provides advanced technical support in handling complex and/or sensitive issues or processes.
  • Provides and oversees responses to inquiries, concerns and complaints of citizens, citizen groups, organizations and others; maintains communications with program stakeholders; researches, troubleshoots and analyzes problems and issues; recommends and implements solutions.
  • Serves as a program representative to the community; prepares, oversees and presents marketing communications and community outreach in support of programs, projects and events.
  • Assists in the planning and development of program goals and objectives; implements and monitors program measures and progress reporting; analyzes and evaluates statistics and results; prepares program and process recommendations for enhancements and efficiencies.
  • Prepares, reviews and monitors program budgets and related expenditures; makes budget recommendations; monitors and recommends grant funding and allocation.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in business or public administration, urban planning or directly related field, four years of professional neighborhood outreach, citizen participation or community development 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
Depending on assignment, some positions may require:

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of effective oral presentations.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance.
  • Training and coaching staff.
  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Developing policies and procedures.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Business Services Administrator, City of Durham Transportation Department (closes 2/4/21)

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Closing: 2/4/2021 11:59 PM EST
Hiring Range: $59,046 – $73,807 annually

Job Summary:

The Transportation Department plans, builds, and maintains a safe and vibrant multi-modal transportation network that supports safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability to provide a superior quality of life for our residents, businesses, and visitors.  If you’re interested in helping bring innovative, community-focused transportation solutions to our community while growing in your career, come to Durham!
Hours:  Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Business Services Administrator provides key financial management functions for the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO).

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • (UPWP), which governs work programs for the expenditure of Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration planning funds.
  • Developing a portfolio of FHWA and FTA grants and administering the application, reimbursement, and reporting processes.
  • Coordinating the process for member governments to request funding and reimbursement
  • Preparing and managing contracts.
  • Developing and monitoring budgets.
  • Performing financial functions such as budget transfers, journal entries, and requisition entries
  • Reviewing agenda item submittals for City Council meetings.
  • Assisting with development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program.
  • Tracking emerging legislative and policy issues that may impact federal, state and local funding.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Public Policy, Accounting, Transportation, Planning, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Five years (5) of professional experience in grant administration, budget/financial administration, transportation, planning, or related field.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • A Master’s degree.
  • Familiarity with provisions of the Federal transportation funding guidelines.

 

Budget Analyst, City of Hickory (closes 2/3/21)

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Closing: 2/3/21 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $45,563 – $68,344 annually

Job Description:

For doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, Hickory is a bridge between Asheville and Charlotte at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains along Interstate 40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry and quality. Hickory, North Carolina, is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River approximately one hour east of Asheville and one hour north of Charlotte. More than 40,000 residents call Hickory their home and Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area. Hickory has outstanding school systems, seven recreation facilities, two libraries, several golf courses, theaters, art museums, and eighteen gorgeous parks. Beautiful Lake Hickory is over 4,000 acres and has many public access areas. Please check out Hickory at www.hickorync.gov/employment or www.hickorywellcrafted.com for a web portal all about Hickory and the surrounding areas and what makes Hickory a “Well Crafted” City.

In 2012, Hickory recognized the need to develop a plan to economically revitalize the City.  This culminated in a $40 million dollar bond referendum, which was overwhelmingly approved by our citizens.  The approved bonds were intended to cover a Citywalk, Riverwalk, Bookwalk, and streetscape improvements, which are collectively known as the Hickory Trail.  The bonds also cover the construction of a class A business park, which is currently under development know with commitments from three large multi-national corporations.  The development of these projects are intended to be a catalyst for substantial economic growth, which the City is beginning to see.  New apartments and mixed use projects are under construction in downtown, and other areas of town.  The candidate that fills this position will have the opportunity to collaborate with citizens, fellow staff members, and consultants to make our community grow and thrive.

Qualified applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, or the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability. U.S. Law requires all applicants to furnish proof of identity and right to work in the U.S. This position performs advanced professional work in the preparation and administration of the city’s operating and capital budgets and in the evaluation of city programs and departmental financial operations.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages the city’s operating and capital budgets function; prepares and executes the city’s operating and capital budgets.
  • Provides management consulting and analysis services to the City Manager’s Office (Assistant City Manager).
  • Reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and for justification of personnel allocations and expenditures; reviews requests for supplemental appropriations or personnel; discusses with departmental officials; makes recommendations on requests.
  • Develops budget transfers and amendments to the budget ordinance.
  • Monitors, analyzes, and evaluates financial results of operations compared to budget estimates; recommends improvements, assists in the development of revenue estimates, evaluates the impact of economic variables.
  • Interprets, applies, and maintains laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to financial and budget transactions.
  • Develops, formats, and produces an annual budget document.
  • Works closely with Finance Department staff to insure budget and financial transactions are processed timely.
  • Administers the North Carolina Performance Measurement Project for the city.  Works closely with affected departments on developing performance measures and subsequent reporting.
  • Provides annual and ongoing training to city personnel regarding budget matters.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of government finance, budgeting, and fund accounting.  
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of computerized financial information   management.
  • Knowledge of economic trend forecasting and analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of government auditing procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators and employees and to partner with department heads to effectively budget and manage financial resources in order to leverage financial opportunities.  
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to seek input, listen and confirm mutual understanding; ability to explain complex budget information in understandable terms for non-budget staff.
  • Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs.
  • Skill in operating office equipment such as a computer and calculator.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration; or a four-year degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting or related field and three to five years of professional government experience working with the principles associated with Public Administration, budgeting, program or operational analysis.  Or, equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.

Supplemental Information:

Supervisory Controls:  The Assistant City Manager assigns work in terms of city goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of city government activities.
Guidelines:  Work includes familiarity with the North Carolina Budget and Fiscal Control Act, relevant federal and state laws and city ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.  
Complexity:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical duties, as well as an analytical ability to ascertain trends and patterns from various forms of data. The job requires exceptional organizational skills to facilitate the workflow required in both planning and executing the annual budget cycle.  It requires effective use of spreadsheets, schedules and managing detailed records.  The unpredictability of the budgeting process contributes to the complexity of the work.
Scope and Effect:  The purpose of this position is to manage the budget process of the city.  Successful performance helps ensure the sound financial position of the city government, and provision of city services at reasonable tax rates.
Personal Contacts:  Contacts are typically with other city employees (including budget managers and department heads), external auditors, elected officials, representatives of federal, state and local agencies, and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and justify, negotiate, or discuss financial/budget matters.
Physical Demands:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table.
Work Environment:  The work is typically performed in an office. The position sometimes involves exposure to confidential information; it is imperative that the individual maintains confidentiality when and where required.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  None.

Finance Director, City of Mebane (closes 1/15/21)

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Closing: 1/15/21 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $86,122 – $133,488 annually

Organization Description:

Discover Mebane, ideally located just off I-40 and I-85 in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, midway between the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the state’s beautiful barrier island coastline. A city population of 14,000, Mebane is the perfect mix of small-town charm and close proximity to larger cities, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and Greensboro. Seeking an education? Parents are able to select from excellent public and private schools in the Mebane area. Residents pursuing an advanced degree have easy access to highly ranked universities and colleges, including Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, N.C. State, and Alamance
Community College. In fact, twenty higher education institutions are within 45 minutes of Mebane. Mebane offers convenient, quality healthcare services. Home to more than 24 primary care and specialty physicians, urgent care, imaging, outpatient surgery, cancer care, physical therapy, and lab services, we’ve got you covered. UNC Hospitals, Duke University Medical Center, and Alamance Regional Medical Center can be accessed in less than 20 minutes for inpatient care. Here, friendly neighborhoods, exceptional amenities, and growing global and local businesses come together to create a vibrant community. Our downtown boasts one-of-a-kind
shops, delicious eateries, and fun events for all ages. Visit and you’ll discover why Mebane is positively charming.

Services for Residents and Businesses
Residents and businesses depend on us for essential services, such as water, sanitation, street maintenance, and police and fire protection. The city also coordinates planning and zoning and building inspections. Beautiful parks, an abundance of youth and adult recreational opportunities, and the Mebane Arts and Community Center all serve to enrich our community.

The Organization
The City of Mebane operates with a City Council and City Manager form of government. The City Council includes the mayor and five council members who are elected by citizens of Mebane. The City employs 136 full time employees, in addition to part time and seasonal staff, across 11 departments.

A Rich History
Incorporated in 1881, Mebane was a sleepy little town of around 5,000 for many years, but recently has become an economic engine for the region. As one of the top ten fastest growing cities in North Carolina, Mebane has spent the past decade quietly attracting new industry, new jobs, and new residents. When the Dutch makers of Biscoff cookies, (familiar to anyone who’s flown on an airline) wanted to locate their first factory in the United States, they chose Mebane. The first US factory for a well-known Japanese candy maker, and new distribution centers for Walmart, Lidl and, currently under construction, a large medical supply company,
all have chosen Mebane in recent years as the place to be. Based on its prime location on an interstate right between the Triangle and Triad with access to an able work force, Mebane is uniquely situated to continue its growth. Maintaining the charm of the city while welcoming new residents and businesses is the primary challenge of the City.

Job Description:

Reporting to the City Manager, this position serves as the chief financial officer for the City. Emphasis of the work is in the exercise of managerial and professional accounting knowledge and abilities required to oversee the operations and supervision of the Finance Department including subsidiary functions for treasury, investments, budget, billing and collections of revenues and City services, and other accounting divisions and operations. Work is performed with broad discretion and judgment in managing the department and is performed under the general direction of the City Manager. Supervision is exercised over technical and clerical personnel. Work is evaluated based on attainment of individual and department objectives, accuracy of records, compliance with federal and state laws, and adherence to national general accepted accounting principles.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, public administration or related field from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years of experience in finance administration with five (5) years of supervisory experience above the first-line supervisory level; OR, a master’s degree in the aforementioned fields and eight (8) years of finance administration work experience, including five (5) years of supervisory experience above the first line supervisory level; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
CPA licensure in the State of North Carolina, and significant municipal accounting experience are highly preferred.

Additional Information:

Compensation: The Finance Director’s salary range is $86,122-$133-488, depending on qualifications, along with an excellent comprehensive benefits package.
The Recruitment Process: If you are ready to be Mebane’s next Finance Director, apply online at cityofmebane.com. The expected start date of the successful candidate is March 1, 2021.

Stormwater Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 1/31/21)

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Closing: 1/31/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $47,902 – $68,260 annually

Job Description:

This class is the fourth level in a seven-level Fiscal Services Series devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management. Incumbents provide professional journey-level work in an accounting, budgeting, grants administration or related financial analysis function. Work may include analytical, reconciliation, reporting and oversight work for the finance, accounting, budget, procurement, treasury and business services functions of central financial operations or a department’s financial operations. As assigned, an incumbent may serve as a management fellow. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs analysis, reviews and/or audits of budgetary and financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; provides summary reporting and prepares recommendations based on findings. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Monitors and administers budgetary and fiscal accounting procedures, processes, transactions and/or system interfaces; identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities; performs reconciliations; analyzes issues and recommends and coordinates problem resolution with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
  • Serves as a functional liaison and provides internal and external customer support; performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract  documentation, grant funding, payments/receipts, billing, requisitions, asset tracking and lease information and/or other fiscal process and verifies accuracy, compliance, and/or need for change; recommends and implements adjustments, enhancements or updates.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information; develops, updates and/or maintains financial reports, spreadsheets, statements, journal entries, schedules, agendas, projections, and/or presentations.
  • Reviews financial policies, procedures and practices; provides recommendations for enhancements; assists in developing, updating, implementing and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional and technical support of assigned program or special project which may include budget development, monitoring and analytical support.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Performing operational studies and provides recommendations.
  • Maintaining and updating the financial/rate model for the Stormwater Utility Enterprise.
  • Providing regular updates on available funds for Stormwater capital improvement projects as well as operational activities.
  • Working closely with budgetary and financial leads within the City’s Budget and Finance Departments as well as the Engineering Services and Transportation Departments.
  • Researching issues affecting budgetary and financial policy development for the Stormwater Utility.
  • Tracking and reporting key performance indicators related to budgetary and financial metrics.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
Previous experience with financial management of a municipal utility enterprise fund is preferred.

Licensing/Certifications: None Required

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

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

Skill In:

  • Managing fiscal processes, project or program.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
  • Organizing and maintaining fiscal program/process documentation, schedules, records and files.
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

ADA and Other Requirements: Positions in this class typically require: standing, walking, fingering, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work, and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light work.
Working Conditions: Work is routinely performed in an indoor, office environment.
Note: This job classification description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) designation may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Senior Budget & Management Services Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 1/25/21)

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Closing: 1/25/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $70,000 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh is seeking a full-time Senior Budget and Management Analyst within the Budget and Management Services Department. We are seeking an individual passionate about local government. This is a professional position working independently to support the City’s strategic and business planning efforts, develop and manage the annual operating and multi-year capital plan, manage special projects, and contribute to policy discussions.
Senior Budget and Management Analysts have a rich variety of assignments and work closely with the City Manager, and Assistant City Managers, to set budget priorities, respond to City Council questions, and solve complex problems by facilitating consensus-building among stakeholders.  We work directly on major projects, including implementation of the Strategic Plan, business planning processes, and departmental process improvements.  Analysts manage a portfolio of assignments, including operating departments and capital programs, enterprise and internal service funds, a key focus area of the Strategic Plan, and special project management.  Analysts also work directly with City departments to prioritize needs, resolve challenges, and plan service improvements.
A successful Senior Budget and Management Analyst is able to think strategically, build consensus among multiple stakeholders, develop relationships with assigned departments, and perform analytical analysis to demonstrate policy options.
The City’s total compensation package, including salary, health plan, and other benefits, is highly competitive.  To learn more about the City, visit the City of Raleigh website at www.raleighnc.gov.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Independently identifies the need for and performs complex analytical, quantitative and managerial work in the:
    1. Preparation and development of annual operating and capital budgets;
    2. implementation and control of current operating and capital revenues and expenditures;
    3. Analysis and evaluation of policy and management issues; and
    4. Evaluation and measurement of the performance of City programs and strategic goals
  • Provides professional consultation and guidance to departments by:
    1. Reviewing budgets and long range financial and strategic plans including staffing, expense and revenue projections;
    2. Recommending approaches for linking strategic objectives to performance targets
  • Work with assigned departments to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational needs, and evaluate those needs during the budget cycle.
  • Manages projects that are complex, cross-departmental, and have significant financial impacts, with minimal guidance.
  • Support the City’s strategic plan by helping departments collect data, refine performance measures, and communicate results to senior management.
  • Prepare communications, including memoranda, presentations, and talking points, to help senior management debate policy choices.
  • Assist department staff with crafting clear, concise agenda materials for City Council.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or a related field and five years of professional experience in financial, budget, management, or policy analysis.  A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or related field 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: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Local government financial and management concepts, such as fund accounting, indirect cost allocation, program evaluation, and strategic planning.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective facilitation and oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Budget planning software systems and analytical tools.
  • Microsoft Office suite.

Skill In:

  • Articulating policy recommendations that well define the issue or problem; provide viable options; and present sound analysis justifying the recommended action/policy direction.
  • Resolving complex issues involving multiple stakeholders or views, using independent judgment and tact in the workplace.
  • Planning, initiating and managing complex projects simultaneously.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, including developing summaries, presentations, memoranda, and handouts.
  • Developing and analyzing capital improvement programs and complex operating budgets, performing quantitative analysis, researching and preparing reports, reviewing and interpreting statistical information.
  • Performing complex financial analysis to include rate modeling, multi-year budget projections and personnel cost projections.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Working independently and establishing effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization.
  • Collaborating with others who have differing perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Analyzing programs and policies, synthesizing information, and presenting sound recommendations to executive staff.

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.

Accreditation Analyst, City of Durham Police Department (closes 1/19/21)

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Closing: 1/19/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,246 – $65,344 annually

Job Description:

The City of Durham’s Police Department is dedicated to hiring and training officers and staff who represent the best the law enforcement profession has to offer. They are a progressive agency committed to reducing crime by providing the best quality service. Our Police Department works to foster public confidence and maintain the highest standards of excellence as a community partner for positive change.

Devoted to providing management analysis and oversight; departmental budget and personnel management; program administration and oversight; risk management and safety services. Perform fully-proficient financial, managerial and/or operational analysis work or program administration for a City-wide function or City department that requires independent evaluation and analysis of issues and the exercise of judgment, education and experience to select and apply criteria to resolve problems and make recommendations. Decision-making includes selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction.
Responsible for researching, compiling, and analyzing information; preparing reports; managing programs and/or processes; assessing programs and performing quality control; consulting with management and other staff; performing special projects; serving as a liaison to other City departments, vendors or external customers; performing marketing, as assigned; analyzing operational processes and recommending improvements; developing performance measures; developing and updating business plans and assisting with strategic planning; overseeing/processing contracts/agreements and/or leases; and coordinating and administering budgets. As assigned, may serve as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion or supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing disciplinary action.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Administers programs including evaluating program performance; performs quality control; develops performance measures; recommends improvements; assists with strategic planning; and ensures compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.,
  • Prepares, maintains, reviews, and/or processes reports, business plans, contracts, agreements, leases, claims, forms, applications, promotional materials, and other documents; updates and maintains databases, online systems, and webpages; researches updates, compiles, analyzes, and/or reviews information; produces findings and develops recommendations; reviews work and the work of others for accuracy and completeness.
  • Collaborates with, and serves as a liaison to, City management and departments, vendors, and/or external agencies; attends meetings to provide consultation and professional assistance; coordinates public outreach; conducts site visits and/or investigations, as assigned; develops and delivers training, as assigned; and promotes programs and other department operations.
  • Develops, prepares and administers budgets including monitoring expenditures, researching and analyzing financial and related data, preparing cost estimates, and making budget and procurement recommendations.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or directly related field
  • Two years of professional experience in an area related to assignment.

Intern, City of Durham City Manager’s Office (closes 1/22/21)

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Closing: 1/22/21 11:59pm EST
Salary: $16.89 hourly

Job Description:

Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM, *may* be remote, based on Covid-19 precautions in place when the position starts.

The City’s Management Internship Program is designed to immerse graduate students in a variety of potential careers in local government management.

The selected candidate will work out of the City Manager’s Office on a wide variety of special projects both in the City Manager’s Office and in other City departments. These projects will expose the candidate to a wide variety of departments, skills, and experiences available within local government and may involve some level of interaction directly with the Durham community.

As this internship is designed for students interested in careers in local government, opportunities abound for attendance in executive and Council meetings, departmental workgroups, community engagement opportunities, and other experiences in City policy-making. The intern may also have the opportunity to attend site visits and ride-alongs with City officials engaging directly with the community, such as police officers, firefighters, solid waste collectors, etc. This internship has opportunity for personalization, and the intern may have the opportunity to engage with people and projects that are of individual interest.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This is a project-based internship and so duties are variable depending on the projects available and the skills/interests of the selected candidate. Past interns in this position have worked on the following projects:

  • Benchmarking research of Public Affairs departments and presentation to City Manager and other stakeholders
  • Research and recommendations development for the City and County’s joint Covid Recovery Taskforce
  • Selection and implementation of a data mapping software for use in visualizing youth services
  • Data Analysis and Synthesis of the City’s internal Racial Equity Viewpoints survey and a presentation of recommendations to Department leaders

Qualifications:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Policy, or related graduate degree program.
  • Must have experience and/or formal training in a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods (e.g. basic statistics, surveys, focus groups, interviews, and literature reviews).
  • Must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.