Senior Budget & Management Analyst, Wake County (closes 10/30/20)

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Closing: 10/30/2020 7:00 PM Eastern
Hiring Range:  $68,180 – $95,450 annually

Job Description:

Budget and Management Services (BMS) is expanding our team with a Senior Budget and Management Analyst position within our office. The Senior Budget and Management Analyst will collaborate with Departments to develop, evaluate, and analyze County operating and capital budgets; lead and serve on county-wide special projects; and help effectively communicate information throughout the organization. The role will involve a high level of responsibility, expertise and leadership for organization-wide analyses and projects. Budget and Management Services seeks motivated and talented professionals to join our team. We’re looking for more than a number cruncher – we are seeking a team player who can collaborate with others to help build a $2.0 billion budget for our fast-growing County. A passion for public service is essential and an ability to excel with Excel is required, too.

Responsibilities of the Senior Budget and Management Analyst include:

  • Manages a portfolio of assignments consisting of a combination of operating departments, capital programs, special revenue, enterprise funds, and serving as a functional lead
  • Manages complex Department budgets with diverse and evolving funding streams, requiring complex financial modeling and performance evaluation and involving collaboration with elected or Board-appointed Department leadership
  • Completes assignments with critical outward-facing coordination, communication, and presentations with external agencies
  • Assists in the development of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets
  • Uses budget software to capture and evaluate requests
  • Manipulates data and develops a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP systems, as well as other systems
  • Evaluates funding and program requests, develops alternatives and recommends prioritized strategic options in collaboration with Department staff
  • Develops and performs County-wide revenue and expenditure projections
  • Monitors budgets throughout the fiscal year, working with County Departments, outside agencies, etc., to ensure funds are used in alignment with established goals, guidelines, and strategies
  • Reviews and executes budget adjustments, contract approvals, and position authorization actions in accordance with organizational policy
  • Provides management consulting and analysis to the County Manager’s Office and Departments
  • Assists Departments in achieving goals and objectives by providing programmatic counsel and analytical support
  • Serves on master planning, County-wide policy planning and RFP development committees, among others
  • Works with Budget team to draft Budget message, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications
  • Leads or provides staff support to investigate county-wide issues
  • Conducts special projects

About Our Team:

Wake County Budget and Management Services values leadership, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, accountability, and curiosity. Our team members are our most valuable asset, and we treat them as such with competitive salaries, leadership opportunities, and investment in professional development. Budget and Management Services has the responsibility of providing accurate, timely, and well-researched information and guidance to the Board of Commissioners and the County Manager resulting in the annual budget for all Wake County Government services. Also, staff advises departments of their financial condition and respond to budget, performance, policy, and program evaluation requests. Our team’s hard work and dedication paid off this past June, when the Wake County Board of Commissioners adopted a $2.0 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The budget not only addresses needs for the citizens of Wake County, it also supports the employees who work every day to make Wake County the home of the best cities to live, work, and play. If you want to be a part of a dynamic team to improve the lives of the 1 million plus people who call Wake County home, then this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

Qualifications:

The Basics (Required Education and Experience): Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Public Administration, or related field. Four years of experience in financial, budgeting, management or policy analysis. Equivalent education or experience is accepted.

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration
  • Two years of experience working as a Budget or Management Analyst in a centralized local, state or federal government budget or finance department or City or County Manager’s Office

How Will We Know You’re ‘The One’?

  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills: ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners; ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes
  • Customer Focus: ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders; ability to optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and County executive interests
  • Personal Accountability: ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated; ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others; ability to manage routine activities with little supervision
  • Project Management: ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline; ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results
  • Flexibility: agility in adapting to change; resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment; ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change; ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines
  • Problem Solving: ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively work to resolve the issues
  • Communication: ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences – from large groups to individuals – both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent; ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately; willingness to ask for assistance and clarification

Supplemental Information:

About This Position

Location: Justice Center RALEIGH, NC 27601 USA

Employment Type: Regular

Work Schedule: Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5:15pm

What Makes Wake Great

Home to the State Capital, Wake County is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation and the most populous county in the state, with more than 1.1 million residents. The County has received national and international rankings and accolades from publications such as Money, Fortune, and Time magazines as being one of the best places to live, work and play. The central location of the County allows for a short drive to the spectacular mountains or coast. Wake County Government is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners, who are elected at-large to serve two-year terms. Wake County Government has a general operating budget of $1.47 billion, employs approximately 4,200 employees, experiences minimal turnover, and is an award-winning leader in wellness and technology initiatives; such as offering employees and covered spouses free access to the Employee Health Center. Wake County Government offers a wide range of training and development opportunities, a stable career in public service with a balance of work and family life, flexible work schedules and a competitive salary and benefits package.

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education, and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In the event of an emergency, as determined by the County Manager or designee, participation in preparedness and response operations should be expected. Employee may be required to fill a temporary assignment in a role different from standard duties, work hours and/or work location in preparation for, during and after the emergency. Employee may also be required to participate in relevant exercises and regular preparedness training.