Assistant State Budget Officer, Office of State Budget and Management (closes 10/12/20)

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Closing: 10/12/2020 5:00 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $104,916 – $139,887 annually

Job Summary

The Office of State Budget and Management is excited to announce that we are looking to hire an Assistant State Budget Officer, permanent full-time position, for our Budget Execution section.  This is an anticipated vacancy.

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 monitor 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.

The budget execution section at OSBM provides oversight for all areas of state government and works with all agencies and institutions on budget administration, ensuring consistency across agencies and compliance with relevant laws and policies.  This section is engaged in an transformative change management process to reduce the number of routine budgetary transactions in order to focus on more strategic budget issues.  This position will lead those continuing efforts with a team of eleven dedicated state budget and management analysts.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities / Competencies:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and state government budgeting and accounting in North Carolina, especially budget preparation and execution.
  • Thorough knowledge of governmental finances and institutional fund accounting.
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations applicable to the area of employment.
  • Thorough knowledge of state governmental fiscal and budgetary processes.
  • Thorough knowledge of office management and organizational concepts.
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of associates, legislators, other public officials, and the public.
  • Ability to manage and direct complex financial management systems.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze financial data and reports.
  • Ability to interpret complicated federal and state statutes, rules and regulations pertaining to applicable programs.
  • Ability to manage professional analysts and administrative staff.
  • Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports of findings and recommendations.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in financial and program analyses.

Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or related field from an appropriately accredited institution and seven (7) years of progressive related experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, including one (1) year in advanced analyst or administrative capacity, and three (3) years of which must have been supervisory in nature; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Management Preferences:
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:
1. A detailed cover letter that should address:
a) 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 resumé (maximum length – 2 pages)

Supplemental and Contact Information

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 Sincebaugh, Human Resources Business Partner
Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM)
Phone:  984-236-0613

Police Support Services Supervisor, Town of Cary (closes 10/15/20)

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Closing: 10/15/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary Range:  $56,305 – $87,256 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Cary is recruiting for a collaborative, passionate and knowledgeable Police Support Services Supervisor to join our OneCary team and share in our goal of creating the Local Government That Doesn’t Exist.

The Cary PD is nationally recognized and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and partners with the community to provide exemplary policing to ensure that Cary remains one of the nation’s safest cities.  This critical position entails difficult, administrative work overseeing evidence, as well as taxi licenses and equipment and uniform procurement in the Police Department.

Work involves extensive public contact in dealing with the general public, other Town departments, and other law enforcement agencies, and the position is under the general supervision of a Police Captain.

Typical Tasks:

  • Assesses needs for police uniforms and equipment for staff;
  • Maintains accountability for equipment and property used by the department, monitors and coordinates fleet maintenance;
  • Maintains chain of custody for evidence and other property placed in the custody of the department;
  • Logs all evidence into the computer, disposes of evidence by court order or state law, destroys property as appropriate;
  • Plans and coordinates the auction sale for unclaimed property;
  • Processes applications for taxi permits; monitors and evaluates the taxi program, performs inspections on taxis;
  • Processes applications for solicitor’s permits;
  • Works on special assignments and projects as needed;
  • Performs other job-related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the rules, regulations and procedures of the Police Department; thorough knowledge of the laws pertaining to evidence storage, destruction, and disposal; thorough knowledge of the department’s General Orders and Town ordinances related to taxi and wrecker services; thorough knowledge of local government purchasing laws related to equipment purchased; ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; ability to work independently and manage time effectively; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to deal tactfully with other employees and the public.

Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a two-year community college with an associate degree in criminal justice or related field and extensive experience working in the law enforcement field in records or other related area.

Planning and Development Fiscal Supervisor, City of Raleigh (closes 10/11/20)

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Closing: 10/11/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $65,241 – $85,000 annually (promotional range may vary)

Job Description

This class is the sixth level in a seven-level Fiscal Services Series devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management. Incumbents provide professional work overseeing an assigned program, unit or function of fiscal services and provide supervision to a minimum of two or more full time professional level employees. As assigned, incumbents may serve as subject matter expert to Assistant City Managers and the City Manager. Incumbents supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Essential Duties

  • Supervises staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Oversees assigned fiscal services program, unit or function ensuring the adherence with quality standards, policies, procedures and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Plans, coordinates and facilitates meetings, resources, activities and special projects in addressing deadlines, system applications and interfaces, customer service and/or operational issues.
  • Provides direction and guidance to department heads and staff on processes, projects and issues of assigned area; provides subject matter expertise to internal and external customers; manages resolution of escalated issues.
  • Performs and oversees financial analyses and reporting initiatives; supervises special projects related to functional process improvement, policy development, resource studies, forecasting and/or program review/evaluation.
  • Oversees and administers financial policies, procedures and processes of assigned area; researches complex standards and legislation; implements changes and improvements for streamlining processes.
  • Manages, monitors and assists in administering assigned budgets, expenditures, contracts and/or proposal requests.Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Position Specific Responsibilities Might Include:

Positions assigned to Accounting and Financial Reporting may be responsible for:

  • Providing oversight of general ledger accounting and closing processes;
  • Overseeing financial statement accounting including annual audit, preparation of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Citizen’s Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and supplemental reports.

Positions assigned to Budget Management may be responsible for:

  • Supervising the preparation, publication and presentation of the City’s operating and capital budgets;
  • Daily management of operating and capital budgets and ensuring budget decisions align with city-wide strategic plans and priorities.

Positions assigned to Payroll and Payables Administration may be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the processing of payroll, expense reimbursements and vendor payments for the City;
  • Serving as primary contact for internal and external auditors providing requested information;
  • Managing the transfer and reconciliation of funds for City’s medical, dental and retiree trust accounts;
  • Reviewing and filing all payroll tax reporting and rendering proper payments.

Positions assigned to Utility Billing may be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the accurate and timely billing and accounting of utility services;
  • Reviewing and prioritizing functional and technical application design requests and applicable testing.

Typical Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting and two years of supervisory 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.

Supplemental 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 general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Project management principles.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Principles and practices of conflict resolution.
  • 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.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Managing a program or project.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Compiling and sorting data and articulating issues and recommendations.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Developing policies and procedures.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Providing technical guidance, direction and education to program stakeholders.
  • Developing and managing business relationships with program stakeholders.
  • 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: 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.

Financial Systems Manager, Town of Chapel Hill (closes 8/30/20)

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Closing: 8/30/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Salary Range:  $60,458 – $85,000 annually

Summary

The purpose of this position is to act as the systems administrator for the Town’s financial reporting software system.

Essential Duties

  • The Financial Systems Manager will serve as the hands-on expert of financial technology, interfaces, data extracts and reporting for the Town’s financial, document management and related information systems, ensuring optimal reporting, performance, and workflow. This individual will manage installations, upgrades, and other projects related to financial systems. Additionally, the role is responsible for maintaining user accounts and roles, providing user support, training users and creating business reports from MUNIS.
  • Responsible for financial systems and data warehouse creation, maintenance and administration. This person will work with Technology Solutions, third party vendors, and technical support teams and the business units to ensure that the reliability and performance of all financial systems are maximized.
  • Meets with system owners, decision makers, and end users to define business financial operations requirements, goals, and to identify and resolve issues.
  • Creates, deploys and maintains technical requirements, project planning, system designs, and documentation of processes, backups, updates and improvements.
  • Leads implementation decisions, develops cost-benefit analysis and return on investment business cases supported by detailed scope of work definition, deliverables, timeframes, and methodology.
  • Improves business and financial processes and operations by leading and collaborating in the design planning, development, and deployment of enhancements to existing financial systems and new applications.
  • Develops, deploys and maintains financial reporting, consolidation, modeling tools, and dashboards.
  • Ensures PCI compliance standards by maintaining certifications and self-assessments.
  • Serves as the local administrator for the Town’s online payment gateways.
  • Acts as the “web steward” for Business Management by creating/updating bid notices on the Town’s website, creating/updating Business Management related web pages and uploading department documents to the Town intranet.

Minimum Qualifications

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

  • Strong technical, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with SQL, Tableau, Access, or similar Business Intelligence tools.
  • Ability to translate business functions into database and design concepts for the evaluation of available software.
  • Knowledge of modern technologies and ability to relate them to financial applications.
  • Federal and state regulations related to PCI compliance
  • Relevant town ordinances, policies and procedures
  • EDP audit standards and best practices
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and to work effectively as a team player
  • Plan, organize, coordinate, meet deadlines and follow up with attention to detail
  • Model behaviors that are consistent with our values of RESPECT

Supplemental Information

Supervision: None

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, computer science, or business related field.

Experience: Minimum of three years combined successful experience in financial software implementation or upgrades, system administration, maintenance and support. Progressive experience in financial systems (General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll/Human Resources, Cash Management, Credit Card Processing, Financial Planning & Analysis).

Budget Officer, New Hanover County (open until filled)

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Closing:  Continuous (priority consideration given to applications received through August 17, 2020)
Salary Range:  $76,381 – $129,847 annually

Description

New Hanover County is seeking a Budget Officer to become part of a dynamic, professional county organization with a clear vision as a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come.  Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will oversee the development and implementation of the almost $400 million enterprise-wise budget. The ideal candidate is a collaborator and trusted advisor who possesses excellent communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and personnel management skills. Strong governmental budgeting, financial, and technical skills are vital in this position.

Essential Duties

  • Oversees the development of the County operating budget to include reviewing department spending requests; examining revenue estimations; and recommending changes in revenue rates and sources.
  • Prepares/oversees the preparation of long-range financial projections including overall operating projections, capital improvement plans, capital outlay and long-term repair/maintenance needs.  Recommends to the Chief Financial Officer possible financing plans to accommodate identified long-range needs.
  • Prepares and analyses monthly financial projections through analysis of current revenues and expenditures and estmated future impacts on the County budget.
  • Makes recommendation to the Chief Financial Officer and/or the County Manager regarding proposed reductions and increases in county services and programs.
  • Makes recommendation to the Chief Financial Officer and/or the County Manager regarding proposed reductions and increases in county services and programs.
  • Advises departments on matters of budgetary management and control including addressing current and forecasting future financial problems.
  • Plans and prepares policies, guidelines, and instructions to be followed by County staff in the formulation of the annual operating budget and capital improvement plan.
  • Makes presentations related to budget and other needed areas.
  • Contributes to cross-functional work team by collaborating to solve problems.
  • Identifies process improvements to streamline budget work.
  • Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff is trained, and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Provides support for the Non-County Agency Funding Committee.
  • Coordinates mid-year adjustments to department budgets and formulate/update related policies.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level and performs work during emergency/disaster situations.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible finance/budgeting experience that includes management level experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Other Information

Salary is negotiable within the hiring range, depending on qualifications. Hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Friday.  Must be available to work during emergency situations.

Fiscal Analyst I, NC General Assembly (closes 8/31/20)

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Closing:  August 31, 2020
Recruitment Range:  $55,551 – $75,000 annually

Description

The North Carolina General Assembly is the bicameral legislature of the State of North Carolina, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. The North Carolina Constitution grants the General Assembly the authority to make or enact laws; to establish rules and regulations governing the conduct of the citizens, their rights, duties, and procedures; and to determine the consequences of certain actions.

The Fiscal Research Division (FRD) seeks dynamic individuals with strong analytical skills who excel under pressure. FRD analysts are nonpartisan legislative staff and serve as the primary budget and finance staff to the North Carolina General Assembly’s 170 legislators as well as its funding and policy committees. The budget issues are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas. FRD analysts, along with other General Assembly nonpartisan staff, have a unique opportunity to provide counsel to policymakers and participate directly in the policy development process.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working directly with legislators to develop the State’s budget and other legislation.
  • Analyzing and presenting information on existing and/or proposed programs and policies.
  • Providing accurate and reliable data and analysis.
  • Making presentations and answering legislators’ questions in public committee meetings.
  • Developing options to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Composing analyses on the fiscal impact of proposed legislation.
  • Collaborating closely with teammates and colleagues to support the legislative process.
  • Monitoring agency actions to ensure compliance with legislative intent.
  • Working objectively and impartially and adhering to strict confidentiality requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain composure under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, colleagues, and the public on a daily basis.
  • Clear and concise oral and written presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for providing high-quality program development and advice.
  • Willingness and ability to work extended schedules and to provide on-call support.
  • Comfort and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint or similar products.
  • Energized about public policy and delivering nonpartisan objective analysis.
  • Creative problem solvers.
  • Skilled at quantitative analysis.
  • Excellent writers.
  • Equally capable of successfully working independently or in a team environment.
  • Proficient public speakers.

Education and Experience

Candidates are expected to have a working knowledge of government functions and experience performing programmatic analyses. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate Microsoft Excel and Word proficiency in any potential in-person interview.

  • A bachelor’s degree plus three years’ experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy-related setting; or
  • A master’s degree plus one year of experience performing and presenting analyses, preferably in a public policy-related setting.
  • Work experience (internships, client projects, etc.) accumulated while in an academic setting can be applied to meet the experience requirements. Candidates anticipating the completion of a relevant master’s degree by May 2021 are encouraged to apply, provided that they meet all other requirements.

Budget and Evaluation Analyst, City of Fayetteville (closes 7/24/20)

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Closing:  July 24, 2020
Hiring Range:  $52,824 – $67,917 annually

Description

The City of Fayetteville is currently recruiting for a Budget and Evaluation Analyst to perform complex research and analytical duties in the preparation, communication and execution of the City’s operating and capital improvement budgets, financial planning, financial evaluation of programs, and special research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the annual budget process, including conferring with assigned departments in the preparation of their expenditure budget requests; analyzing funding requests; preparing expenditure projections; preparing revenue projections; coordinating and reviewing entry of requests in the financial system; preparing reports and budget summaries; attending budget meetings; preparing and reviewing assigned sections of the budget document; assisting with responses to budget inquiries.
  • Participate in the development of the capital improvement and information technology plans, including the review of project submissions for accuracy; assisting with the development of a funding plan.
  • Monitor and analyze revenues and expenditures for alignment with adopted operating budgets; consult with departments and Finance to develop corrective measures as necessary; evaluate budget revision requests; advise departments and executive management on requests for supplemental appropriations.
  • Assist departments with ad hoc analysis reviews, budgetary questions and reporting.
  • Prepare budget, special revenue and capital project ordinances and amendments for submission in the Council agenda, including preparation of associated Council action memoranda; maintain ordinance log and book; prepare journal entries to record budget ordinance amendments; coordinate implementation of special revenue and capital project fund ordinance actions with Finance department staff.
  • Participate in the evaluation of service delivery plans, including combining quantitative and qualitative data to study fees for services, cost effectiveness of programs and process improvement studies.
  • Provide confirmation of budgeted expenditures as required for Finance department pre-audit of contracts.
  • Compose, compile, prepare, review and present various reports, correspondence and documents of findings and results; maintain related records and files.
  • Assist with provision of budget process and practices training for staff in other departments.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the department; identify resource needs; recommend policies and procedures.

Qualifications

Experience

Four years increasingly responsible experience in public administration, business administration, financial administration, or a related field, with prior governmental budgeting experience preferred.

Training

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business, public administration or a related field.

Budget and Performance Analyst, Cabarrus County (closes 7/24/20)

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Closing:  July 24, 2020
Hiring Range:  $63,523 – $72,404 annually

Description

Performs advanced professional analysis in the review, evaluation and administration of the County’s overall operations. Conducts studies, prepares and presents senior management level reports providing sufficient detail to support organizational and departmental long-term planning, problem-solving and management actions. Provides professional support in the form of advanced analytical, communication and coordination to the County Departments. Conducts, administers and monitors grant administration with experience in fiscal management of federal, state and local grant awards. Work is performed under general supervision of the Budget and Performance Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead program/process improvement projects, including researching best practices, conducting fact-finding reviews, developing and analyzing alternatives, preparing reports and presenting findings and recommendations to implement sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements in order to increase productivity, reduce costs and safeguard County assets.
  • Review all grants for compliance with grant documents and all reporting/reimbursement requirements. Assist departments with seeking grant opportunities and grant approvals from application to award including approval by Board of Commissioners.
  • Support the facilitation of decision-making and issue resolution as required with a broad array of department leaders from across the County.
  • Review and test County policies and procedures to update in a timely manner.
  • Perform special projects by utilizing evaluation processes and systems to extract data; ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct evaluations of various programs and services and assist with tracking the effectiveness of process improvements.
  • Interact with County departments by corresponding with supervisors and providing feedback and best practice recommendations.
  • Facilitate change by encouraging others to seek opportunities for different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
  • Attend meetings of departments and managerial staff.
  • Make presentations to the executive staff and Board on assigned projects.
  • Perform related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A successful candidate will have the ability to problem-solve and analyze complex processes, operations and data; demonstrate the ability to think and communicate strategically with exceptional analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy; ability to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and in written format with all levels of staff and management; strong ability to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media including presentations to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message; demonstrate the ability to facilitate the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and effectively collaborate with all levels of staff and management; ability to work across multiple County departments; demonstrate the ability to take initiative including taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; take action to achieve goals beyond what is required; be proactive; experience planning and managing strategic initiatives; proven program and project management skills and experience; demonstrate the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;  proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; perform complex research. Considerable knowledge of accounting, financial management, budgeting and of laws and regulations pertaining to government, including knowledge of federal, state and local grant law and grant administration with experience in grant writing.

Education and Experience

Requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration or related field with a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role. Master’s in Public Administration degree and experience in local government is strongly preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Process Improvement & Strategy Manager, Gaston County (closes 6/26/2020)

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Closing:  June 26, 2020
Salary:  $62,231 – $99,570 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects, organizes, and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to analyze needs and/or to facilitate program and process evaluation; employs a variety of research and data analytic methods to analyze and evaluate data; develops and reports recommendations; and ensures data-gathering deliverables are met.
  • Designs evaluations to assess new initiatives; evaluates outcomes and performance; recommends corrective action; ensures effective and appropriate tools, methods, and systems are used to monitor performance.
  • Produces technical and general reports, articles, graphics, dashboards, and/or other layouts for documents to present information and facilitate data-driven decision making; and reviews technical articles and other documentation to identify and align stakeholder insights with offered solutions.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert and project manager for highly visible and complex County projects and public policy initiatives, sponsored by the County Manager’s Office.
  • Performs and coordinates research studies, and leads projects; supports public policy, civic engagement, and service delivery initiatives; reviews, evaluates, and develops metrics; provides training as assigned.
  • Leading cross-functional process improvement studies and teams in developing and refining systems and processes.
  • Leading cost/benefit analysis and methodology studies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrate the ability to drive teams in reducing waste and improving efficiency.
  • Work history of achieving results through implementation of large-scale projects and value-added change.
  • Strong project management and analytical/problem solving skills in scoping and analyzing cross-functional problems and generate/implement effective solutions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and related programs.
  • Solid understanding of business processes and system wide thinking.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of continuous improvement concepts.
  • Experience in using process improvement tools and basic techniques.
  • Understanding and experience utilizing Lean and Six Sigma methodology.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize multiple ongoing projects at one time.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 2 years of related experience.

Budget Management Analyst II, City of Alexandria, VA (closes 6/28/20)

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Closing:  June 28, 2020
Salary:  $62,657.92 – $79,272.44 annually

Description

The Budget Management Analyst II (Mid-level) position performs a wide variety of budget and management analysis work for their portfolio of departments and agencies.  The work performed is fast-paced and often time-sensitive.  A significant aspect of the work involves performing fiscal analysis and producing annual operating and capital budget documents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists departments in developing budgets, and reviews departmental budget submissions;
  • Monitors departmental operating budget expenditures to include expenditure and revenue projections;
  • Writes, develops, recommends and interprets financial policies;
  • Prepares summaries, analysis and recommendations on budgetary requests and programs;
  • Analyzes and recommends reductions, increases and alternative methods for meeting departmental and budget goals;
  • Researches and writes memoranda and management analysis regarding policies, procedures, budget items and capital improvement projects as directed, and prepares charts, graphs and statistical tables to aid in the presentation and consideration of the budget and programs;
  • Makes detailed projections and analysis of City revenues/expenditures and monitors revenue and expenditure trends for budget and cash flow impact;
  • Attends City Council work sessions and public meetings, as needed, to answer questions and justify recommendations;
  • Answers procedure and policy questions from departments;
  • Uses intermediate and/or advanced features of Microsoft products, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint;
  • Participates and assists in the design, implementation, and installation of new and revised programs, systems, procedures, methods of operation, and forms;
  • Reviews and monitors federal and state grant funds;
  • Provides leadership, training and direction to less experienced analysts; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, possess outstanding multi-tasking abilities and bring a variety of technology related talents (ERP experience, Excel, Powerpoint, SharePoint).  Some previous work with budgeting and analysis is preferred.

Qualifications

Minimum

To minimally qualify for the Budget Management Analyst II (mid-level) you must possess a bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in budget and management analysis; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Preferred

To be considered an ideal candidate, applicants will possess the above as well as a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a directly related field of study, experience in budget and management analysis in a municipal or other government environment, advanced skill level in Microsoft Excel, experience working with a financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (ex. Tyler Munis), possess a process improvement and/or project management certification, experience building complex financial models, and experience in budgeting for capital projects or long-term assets.