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

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

Job Description:

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or a related field and five years of professional experience in financial, budget, management, or policy analysis.  A master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or related field is desirable and may be substituted for experience.
OR
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Additional Information:

Knowledge of:

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

Skill In:

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

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