Finance Director, Town of Newport (closes 4/30/21)

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Closing: 4/30/2021
Salary Range: $64,000 – $74,000 annually

Job Description:

The Town of Newport is seeking a full-time Finance Director, who is an experienced professional with strong interpersonal and financial competency skills to oversee the Town’s $7M budget which includes a $2.1M public utilities budget. The Finance Director is responsible for accounting, payroll, cash management, investment portfolio management, and financial reporting. This position requires excellent written/verbal communication skills to effectively convey financial topics to staff, elected officials, and citizens. The position is also involved in financial aspects of capital improvement planning and budgeting, strategic planning, grant administration, and performance measurement. Other duties include but are not limited to: preparing and presenting complex and detailed fiscal reports of a budgetary or financial nature; organizing and directing the work of finance technicians who supports all accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, payroll administration, and investment efforts.

Qualifications:

Selected candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or directly related field; 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible accounting and fiscal administration experience, preferably in a local government setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree and/or Certified North Carolina Local Government Finance Officer designation is preferred.

Additional Information:

The expected hiring range for this position is from $64,000-$70,000, depending on education and experience. The Town offers a generous benefit package including membership in the North Carolina Local Government Employees Retirement System; 5% 401(k) contribution with no match required; 100% employee-only paid health, dental, life, disability and vision insurance; optional flexible spending account, life, disability, and other insurances; 12 paid holiday, 12 paid vacation days, and 12 sick days annually.
If interested, please submit a cover letter with at least four references, resume and application to manager@townofnewport.com. The employment application and job description are available at www.newportnc.gov/careers. This position is open until April 30, 2021 or until filled.
The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deputy Financial Services Director, City of Boca Raton, FL (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $102,544 – $159,702 annually

Job Description:

The City is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Financial Services Director, who is a highly responsible senior level professional position which performs accounting, financial, and administrative work assisting the Director in the planning, organizing, and operation of the Financial Services Department.  The Deputy Director position requires a high degree of independence and initiative, performed under general supervision, as well as supervisory responsibilities for 16 professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

Performs difficult professional and administrative work assisting in the planning, organizing, and operation of the Financial Services Department; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision is exercised over subordinate professional, technical, and clerical personnel.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists the Financial Services Director in the establishment of goals and objectives for the department and coordinates work of the department to achieve the goals and objectives;
  • Helps prepare the department’s budget and monitors the expenditure of funds;
  • Directs the scheduling, coordination, and completion of the City’s annual financial report on a timely basis;
  • Directs the accounting staff in the preparation of financial statements;
  • Supervises the completion of schedules and work papers for the annual audit;
  • Assists the Financial Services Director in the development of financing mechanisms for the City; directs the preparation of all debt schedules for the City or any additional debt information required by the general public, officials or the rating agencies;
  • Assists the City Manager’s office with the prioritizing, scheduling, and funding of all City projects;
  • Provides the accounting for various departments for specialized programs such as the motor pool, the self-insurance funds, the golf course, and the cemetery.
  • Directs the work efforts of the accounting staff in the analysis of the General Ledger accounts;
  • Prepares the reporting and cash flow estimates for all capital projects;
  • Oversees the completion of the Capital Improvement element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan;
  • Provides the financing mechanism and demonstrates the financial feasibility of the plan;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
Thorough knowledge of general laws and administrative policies governing municipal financial practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and budgeting in government; ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records; ability to prepare informative financial reports; ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of subordinate employees; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials and associates.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or business administration and nine (9) years of experience in public financial services administration.

Certifications/Professional Licenses: Certified Public Accountant.

Special Requirements: Possession of a valid State of Florida Class “E” driver’s license with no more than six (6) points in a three (3) year period.

Additional Information:

To be considered, visit www.srnsearch.com to view information on how to apply.  Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Ms. S. Renée Narloch, S. Renée Narloch & Associates, info@srnsearch.com or (850) 391-0000.

Starting salary will be competitive depending on qualifications; the City has an excellent benefits package.

Post-Offer Background Requirements:

The background check process for this position may include:

  • Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Checks
  • Motor Vehicles Report (MVR) Check
  • Certification/License Verification

Assistant Director of Operations, City of Raleigh Solid Waste Administration (closes 4/23/21)

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Closing: 4/23/21 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $80,280 – $114,399 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department invites qualified candidates to submit their application for the position of Assistant Director of Operations. The Assistant Director of Operations is responsible for the leadership and administration of the functions of the Operations Division. The Operations Division houses several solid waste programs and responsibilities including core services, special services, the City’s yard waste processing center and oversight of a closed landfill. Core services is comprised of garbage and recycling collection.  Special services include yard waste, central business district (CBD or downtown), electronics recycling, dead animal, illegal dumped material, special event, and bulky collections. In addition to those services, the division is responsible for seasonal services such as grease and Christmas tree collection.  At times, the operations division is tasked to support emergency cleanup efforts such as storm debris collection and site-specific cleanup efforts.

Candidate Profile:

The Assistant Director of Operations reports to the Director of Solid Waste Services. This position is responsible for providing oversight to ensure safe and successful service delivery and the efficient operation of all aspects of the division. Moreover, this position provides strategic direction and managerial oversight including the implementation of City Council goals, policies, and achievement of departmental performance expectations, goals and initiatives.
The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with a proven ability to develop staff and foster a safe and collaborative work environment.  The Assistant Director must enhance and maintain relationships with employees, members of the community, interdepartmental representatives, City Management and City Council.

The Assistant Director of Operations directs the day to day operations of 160+ employees responsible for the collection, processing, and management of waste, recyclables, and yard waste. This position directly oversees the safe and effective delivery of essential solid waste and recycling services to the City of Raleigh’s 450,000 residents and the collection of commercial garbage and recycling collection within the Central Business District.

The ideal candidate must possess exceptional interpersonal skills; must be capable of working with a variety of people; have the ability to grasp new tasks, concepts and assignments; and provide efficient and effective direction to the Operations Division.  This position works irregular schedules, including early shifts, some weekends, and holidays.

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the day to day functions of the Operations Division including oversight of the City’s yard waste facility and garbage, recycling, yard waste and special collections.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state and federal laws, regulations, mandates, and other applicable requirements.
  • Leads the division in adherence with set performance standards and metrics related to safe and efficient service delivery such as missed collection trends, route completion times, etc. Develops and prepares management and performance reports, projections, and presentations. Develops and implements strategies to enhance customer service.
  • Develops and executes the Division’s annual operating and capital budgets. Monitors financial records and operational expenses as needed and related to divisional operations.  Oversees the execution of all professional contracts within the division. Develops and prepares, cost estimates, projections, and presentations.
  • In collaboration with the solid waste services leadership team, establishes and maintains standards of professionalism in the areas of confidentiality, teamwork, timely and effective communications, enforcement of policies, and standards of customer service.
  • Provides direct staff supervision including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training and implementing hiring, and discipline and termination procedures if necessary. Provides technical guidance to staff as needed.
  • Monitors and evaluates projects and processes; performs research of specialized and technical information.
  • Analyzes and resolves complex and sensitive issues; handles escalated customer concerns.
  • Attends meetings, reviews plans and facilitates collaboration in the development and implementation of services and/or program offerings; serves as a division or department representative on various committees related to the management of the City, in meetings with City staff and management, and with external stakeholders and organizations; Works effectively with other City departments on projects that may impact other departments.
  • Works with various state, local, regional, and/or federal agencies regarding City projects and environmental compliance.
  • Identifies opportunities to exercise positive environmental stewardship including promotion of recycling, implementation of energy and fuel efficiencies and other positive practices.
  • This position may serve in lieu of a Director as required in the department.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 
The Assistant Director of Operations will supervise and manage Solid Waste Services staff daily, assigning work and monitoring work completion.  Oversees the conduct of performance evaluations, training, and hiring, discipline and termination procedures as well as directly supervises management, professional, paraprofessional and support staff. This position may require your attendance at multiple locations for meeting and business purposes.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration or field directly related to assignment and eight years of progressively responsible related experience that includes significant management and 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.

Licensing/Certifications: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience: 
Prior experience in a solid waste operation is preferred.
Master’s Degree preferred.

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others
  • Business methods, principles and practices.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and practices of budgeting and fiscal management; working knowledge of fund accounting.
  • Principles and practices of intergovernmental relations.
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation strategies.
  • Principles and practices of strategic planning.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Principles and practices of group facilitation and building consensus.
  • Contract administration principles; 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, coaching and overseeing the development of staff.
  • Providing direction to others in order to meet standards.
  • Providing project/program management, organization and logistics coordination.
  • Managing standards and quality assurance.
  • Reviewing research and implementing industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Directing the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of written materials and statistical data for reports and recommendations.
  • Authoring and editing complex reports and documents.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing budgets and allocating resources to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.

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.

Accountant (Part Time), City of Durham Office of Economic & Workforce Development (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary: $24.68 hourly

Job Description:

Work Day/Hours: Hours will vary,  M-F  4 hours per day, not to go over 20 hours per week

Be a part of the innovative team driving economic prosperity in Durham.  Our Office of Economic & Workforce Development helps ensure that Durham has a strong and diverse economy by helping commercial enterprises locate and grow, supporting entrepreneurs and their ventures, managing targeted revitalization projects and preparing the local workforce to for our businesses and industries. If you share our passion for shared prosperity and seek opportunities to serve and grow in your career, join our team!

The Fiscal Analyst is responsible for the administration (formulation, execution, monitoring, reporting and documentation) of for the department’s federal, state, local and private grants. The position develops and monitors department budgets as well as prepares and reviews contracts for conformance and compliance. The Analyst will also conduct program monitoring and file reviews, as well as prepare reports for the Workforce Development Board.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs journey-level accounting, financial analysis, and/or grant administration, including overseeing and correcting transactions, developing financial tools, maintaining and monitoring financial portfolios, setting up and managing accounts, preparing correspondence, maintaining the general ledger, preparing salary allocations, assisting with identifying funding alternatives, and ensuring compliance with financial practices, procedures, and deadlines, and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares, reviews, maintains, and/or submits complex financial, analytical, and other reports, spreadsheets, records, files, and other documentation; processes checks, purchase cards, invoices, and other financial information and materials; maintains databases and online systems; researches and analyzes financial transactions, trends, cost, expenditure, revenue, and related information; and makes recommendations based on financial data.
  • Coordinates with, and/or serves as a liaison to, contractors and City departments and/or external agencies; provides professional assistance; trains and/or monitors staff and contractors; assists with or coordinates projects; and plans and improves department business processes.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent in business or public administration or a directly related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in area of assignment
  • Proficiency with MS Excel
  • Experience with managing federal, state, and/or private grants
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Outlook etc.)

Assistant Director of Social Services – Business Operations, Durham County (closes 4/6/21)

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Closing: 4/6/21 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $69,627 – $125,328 annually

Job Responsibilities:

Provides leadership and oversight for the agency’s Business Operations functions including Finance, Accounting, Budget, Contracts Management, Managing for Results, Child Support Services, Information Technology, Facility and Fleet management.  Serves on agency Leadership Team. This is administrative work as Finance Officer of a large county department of social services. Assists with the formulation and continual improvement of the agency’s mission, vision, policies and practices; implements operational management best practices to facilitate effective accountability for agency financial resources and successful attainment of agency outcomes; disseminates information involving interpretation of policies, laws, and activities of the agency; supervises staff members and reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the Department of Social Services.

Examples of Work:

  • Development and preparation of a multi-million dollar agency budget.
  • Implementation of the annual budget plan and monitoring expenditures throughout the fiscal year.
  • Monitoring spending patterns and program costs to ensure that they are consistent with the budget plan.
  • Organize and direct the work of unit staff to ensure the gathering, analyzing, editing and reporting of necessary information for financial control and oversight of all agency programs.
  • Recruit, supervise and retain supervisory/management staff providing all unit functions.
  • Provide work direction, develop work plans and conduct performance appraisals, coach, motivate and develop staff.
  • Supervision of information technology, fleet and facilities support.
  • Oversight of agency finance, accounting, audit & compliance functions.
  • Oversight of departmental accounts payable and accounts receivable functions.
  • Oversight of agency purchasing and contracts management functions.
  • Oversight of agency Child Support operations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of finance, accounting and public and business administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and equipment.
  • Considerable knowledge of the organization and structure of state and local government.
  • Considerable knowledge of personnel, purchasing, and accounting practices and procedures.
  • Ability to plan and direct fiscal and business services.
  • Ability to select, train, and supervise employees engaged in business operations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, county and state officials, and the general public.
  • Strong communication skills – Oral, Written & Presentations.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Qualifications:

Successful candidate must have strong management skills including planning, staff supervision, budgeting and fiscal management, preferably managing federal and state funds to support mandated safety net programs for low income families and individuals. Master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of relevant experience preferred. Prior experience working within a county or local governmental entity is highly preferred.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements: Graduation from a four‑year college or university, preferably with a major in accounting, finance, business, public, or hospital administration, and five years of administrative experience involving participation in the planning and management of a business or governmental program.

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Financial Specialist, City of High Point Parks & Recreation (closes 3/21/21)

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Closing: 3/21/21 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $46,720 – $59,859 annually

Job Description:

Performs professional duties in the monitoring, preparation and analysis of the annual budget for the Parks & Recreation Department, handles all financial related tasks; does related work as required.

Essential Tasks:

  • Assists in the preliminary and final compilation of the departmental operating budget and capital improvement budget for the department;
  • Assists in the preparation of supporting budget documentation, including revenue projections, statistical data and other financial information;
  • Analyzes current operating expenditures and revenue, and estimates future expenditures and revenue;
  • Monitors revenue and expenditure patterns and recommends financial corrective measures as required;
  • Assists department staff with financial and budgetary issues, laws and policies; as well as provides and verifies information for other departments;
  • Prepares informational materials on budget proposals;
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly budget reports;
  • Oversee the departments daily financial activities which include processing of purchase orders, requisitions, procurement card reconciliation, travel and all other financial activities;
  • Review and oversee contractual agreements and grant funding for the department;
  • Aids in the designing, implementation and monitoring of the performance/efficiency measurement system for the department;
  • Conducts research and related projects concerning budget issues;
  • Studies, devises and recommends revisions of systems and forms to promote efficiency and production;
  • Completes other duties as assigned;
  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, accounting, public administration or related field;
  • Some experience in administrative or financial operations.
  • Prior governmental budgeting experience preferred.
  • Must have some knowledge of the functions and operations of municipal organizations.
  • Must possess general knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance and budgeting.
  • Must have good knowledge of the state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation approval and administration.
  • Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates.
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, employees, the news media and the general public.
  • Must have the ability to apply policies and procedures as it relates to financial practices.
  • Must possess the ability to withstand pressure situations and willingness to work extra hours to meet budgetary deadlines.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Supplemental Information:

This job description may not be all-inclusive, as jobs evolve over time to meet the ever-changing needs of the City of High Point’s workforce. This job description is not intended to and does not create a contract or offer of employment to any individual. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.   However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the City of High Point. Candidates selected for employment must pass a background screening as well as a pre-employment physical to ensure medical clearance to perform the essential functions of the job prior to receiving a full offer of employment.

The City of High Point is an at-will employer and employees may be terminated or may terminate their employment at any time with or without reason for any reason not prohibited by law.

Performance & Strategy Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 3/31/21)

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Closing: 3/31/21 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $61,762 – $82,349 annually

Job Description:

 

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

Work Schedule: 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday; meetings outside of normal work hours on occasion

The Performance and Strategy Analyst will coordinate, develop, and implement the City’s organizational strategic and performance management initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the organization and departments through consulting, measurement development, data analysis, performance reporting, training, and coaching; facilitating cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems; and providing training to all levels of the organization in strategic planning, performance management, and innovative improvement. This role has high visibility to the departments, city management team, and City Council.

This position will perform professional-level data analysis and reporting for research projects focusing on process improvement and innovation initiatives. In coordination with the City’s Chief Data Officer and other team members, the position will produce reports and presentations, graphics, and develop open data and social media platforms; perform and coordinate related research studies; identify and apply data analysis methods to assist improve city operations; evaluate City processes and performance; and coordinate with team members, partners, and other internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Duties & Tasks:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the City’s performance management program.
  • Provide consultation and facilitation to departments on performance management and strategic initiatives methodology, plan development and implementation; ensure alignment of departmental plans to citywide goals and initiatives and coach departments.
  • Develop, collect, analyze, and report performance-related information and communicate results in clear and useful ways to various audiences.
  • Lead and manage strategic initiatives and performance improvement by developing initiatives, coordinating and conducting meetings; recruiting and training individuals with varying degrees of management responsibility; creating presentations and reports for all levels of the organization and the public.
  • Facilitates cross-functional teams tasked with solving problems, which span multiple departments or internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively across functions to create buy-in, foster inclusiveness, and develop effective partnerships.
  • Lead special projects requested by departments, city management, and city council and respond to information requests related to performance, strategy, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree with 4-6 years of experience in organizational strategic planning and performance management implementation and oversight.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Budget and Evaluation Officer
  • Certified Performance Management Professional

Parks Administrator, City of Sanford (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $63,138 – $78,000 annually

Essential Functions:

  • Directs regular and temporary staff in the operation and maintenance of City parks and facilities, and general grounds keeping activities including cleaning, removing trash, sweeping, raking, etc.; instructs work crew in safe work practices pertaining to use of tools and chemicals, exposure to human body fluids and hazardous materials.
  • Assists in long and short-range parks planning; works with contractors, architects, and other government officials in park design and plans for development of park facilities and natural and physical features; develops division operating and capital budgets; monitors expenditures; oversees the purchase of all division equipment and supplies; analyzes data and adjusts operational parameters to improve efficiency; prepares reports for supervisor; maintains records and files.
  • Inspects park and recreational facilities and equipment periodically to determine basic needs; prioritizes equipment, maintenance and building requests; collaborates with other division personnel to coordinate repairs to buildings, facilities, rest rooms, and equipment, as needed; ensures compliance with regulatory agency requirements.
  • Researches grant funding, prepares grant applications, administers grants; prepares bid specifications and proposals; negotiates with vendors and contractors; evaluates programming through review of participant evaluations and public comment; determines cost-effectiveness and profitability of programs; seeks community involvement through the recruitment of volunteers and sponsors.
  • Oversees the recruitment and selection of Parks Division personnel; recommends candidates for hire; assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels and evaluates staff performance; reviews time and attendance records; develops staff schedules; recommends transfers, promotions, suspensions, terminations, and demotions; develops policies and procedures.
  • Serves as liaison to city management, advisory board, Council, other departments, community/civic organizations, boards and commissions, committees, government agencies; provides direction to various committees and task forces; receives and responds to customer complaints.

Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques necessary for the efficient and effective administration and management of the Parks Division
  • Applicable Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations pertaining to the administration and management of the Parks Division, and in interpreting them, reading and interpreting various manuals
  • Preparing detailed, complex technical reports and related documents
  • Use of standard office equipment and related software
  • Thorough knowledge in the operation of equipment associated with the position, reading and interpreting diagrams, maps and policies and procedures
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms
  • Make mathematic computations, compute rates, ratios, and percentages
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, regulatory agency representatives, customers and the general public
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in parks and recreation management, sports administration, leisure services or related field and considerable experience in the area of parks and recreations maintenance or closely related fields such as landscaping, horticulture, or trades, including supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license upon hire. Must meet and maintain all certification, license and training requirements for position.

Supplemental Information:

For more information on the application process please go to the Employment Process.

Strategic Planning & Evaluation Manager, Mecklenburg County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled

Position Description:

Responsible for supporting the County’s Strategic Planning & Evaluation Director in developing, overseeing and executing enterprise strategic planning, execution of strategic plans, performance management and program/service evaluation processes.

Essential Functions:

  • Executes the county-wide strategic planning process for the corporate-level and department-level.
  • Develops program and service evaluation methodologies.
  • Supports funding recommendations based on the review of performance data and program/service evaluation findings.
  • Oversees research and statistical analysis studies.
  • Provides consultation and guidance to as well as responds to requests from the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager, Assistant County Managers, and department directors/senior leadership throughout the organization.
  • Trains and facilitates group discussions on strategic planning, performance management and program/service evaluation projects.
  • Clearly translates and executes instruction and direction for a team of enterprise management analysts.
  • Supervises a diverse, high performing team of enterprise management analysts in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to review, edit and evaluate team of enterprise management analysts work.
  • Directs, manages, develops and mentors staff in: tracking corporate and department performance; conducting statistical and trend analyses; benchmarking performance; analyzing results and synthesizing findings.
  • Conducts special projects to include, but not limited to, demographic and economic special projects, community and employee surveys, and other research studies as identified.
  • Makes policy recommendations for continuous improvement.
  • Must be able to multi-task and handle large complex projects concurrently.

Qualifications:

Experience: Must have 3 to 5 years of experience in strategic planning, performance management and/or program evaluation. Direct supervisory experience is desired. However, prior experience in managing staff, leading teams, or managing projects will be considered. Preferred experience leading in an office with enterprise-wide accountability.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Finance, or related field (such as: Public Policy, Organization & Management, Organizational Development, Psychology). Master’s Degree is preferred (with emphasis in research & evaluation)

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? No

Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Statistics and database management.
  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Governmental organizations, activities and change management concepts.
  • Expertise in area of assignment.
  • Technology used to visually display performance information.

Skill in:

  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Resolving issues timely.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Must have excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Attention to detail is a must.

Abilities:

  • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Building Partnerships – Identify opportunities and acting to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Information Monitoring – set up ongoing procedures to collect and review information needed to manage an organization or ongoing activities within it.
  • Communication – clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

Supplemental Information:

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

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

Strategic Planning & Evaluation Analyst, Mecklenburg County (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled

Position Description:

Responsible for performing organization-wide evaluations and analysis of County programs, services and operations.

  • Leading efforts to manage the annual Employee Climate Survey and Community Survey. Conducting analysis of the data and developing reports for the County leaders and the public
  • Assisting departments with the development of strategic business plans to include reviewing goals, objectives, strategies, actions and measures. Partnering with the budget analysts and departmental fiscal staff to assist with identifying costs to achieve the goals and objectives
  • Leading the annual performance review cycle that consists of conducting analysis of data and contextual information to help the County leaders understand what is occurring with regards to performance throughout the County. The individual may also assist with developing dashboards and ways to visualize the data and information out of the County’s Performance Management System
  • Conducting evaluations of various programs and services commonly known as program evaluations
  • Preparing and conducting presentations and reports for the County leaders
  • Assisting County leaders and others on research and innovation projects to help the organization remain forward-thinking in practice and service delivery
  • Working on other exciting and fun special projects as identified such as diversity management, community resource centers, health and human services integrated service delivery project, etc.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with assigned departments on budget development and strategic projects to include assisting in the establishment of goals and objectives
  • Participates in research and analysis projects to develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements
  • Researches best practices to develop recommendations for processes that increase productivity and help to reduce overall cost
  • Responds to requests from County or local municipality government
  • May also be responsible for managing projects aligned with the Corporate Scorecard goals (Strategic Planning & Evaluation)
  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct on-site observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports (Budget)
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices

Qualifications:

Experience/Education:  Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and two years of related professional experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and four years of related experience. A combination of relevant education and relevant experience will be accepted.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Business English, Spelling and Arithmetic
  • Overall function and responsibilities and services in assigned area
  • Project management and research principles and resources
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Budgetary principles

Skill in:

  • Performing statistical analysis
  • Conducting research

Abilities:

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

Supplemental Information:

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

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