Salary: Salary$57,476.64 – $86,214.24 Annually
Closing: 4/21/2017 11:59 PM Pacific
Multnomah County’s Central Budget Office is seeking an experienced Budget Analyst Senior to join it’s team. In this role you will:
- Assist in the preparation of the County’s annual budget and support the Chair, Board of County Commissioners, and County leadership with their budgeting decisions.
- Assist with budget and financial systems trainings.
- Prepare or lead complex, countywide studies, and projects related to financial and operational issues and budget development.
- Analyze potential impacts from County policy and state legislative changes.
- Perform ad hoc budget and financial analyses and forecasts.
- Monitor budgeted expenditures and revenues versus actuals.
- Provide costing support for labor negotiations during collective bargaining.
- Provide data-driven, strategic advice regarding County finances and operations.
- Prepare reports, memos, graphics, and tables to communicate results of analyses.
- Present orally and in writing the results of complex financial analysis and recommendations to internal and external audiences.
- Maintain spreadsheets and assist with maintenance and support of County-wide budget and financial systems.
- Serve as a technical resource and management consultant to County departments.
- Assist in the development of communication strategies, process design and planning support.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Department of County Management leaders, Elected Officials, and other County Department Directors and leaders.
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with internal/external customers and stakeholders.
The Budget Office plans, coordinates, and prepares the annual County budget, financial forecasts and budget projections, ad hoc analyses for County decision-makers, cost control analyses, and monthly expenditure and revenue monitoring reports. Budget staff serve on countywide task forces related to budget, finance, and other fiscal matters; identify and resolve financial problems; and partner with County Labor Relations in collective bargaining research, analysis, and in preparing labor cost projections.
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, policy analysis, economics, statistics, business administration, public administration or related field.
- Four (4) years of progressively responsible budgeting, financial management, business or related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
- Master’s degree highly desirable.
- Expertise in ERP systems (SAP/Workday), spreadsheets (Excel), pivot tables, databases (SQL Server), and publishing and data visualization software.
- Advanced principles and practices of governmental finance, budgeting and auditing.
- Experience and training in the principles and techniques of budget and financial analysis with specialized knowledge and experience in government financial planning and operations, strategic planning, and/or policy analysis.
- Advanced principles and practices of governmental finance, budgeting and auditing. Interpreting and applying budget-related laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Principles of public policy and financial analysis, including the knowledge of legislative processes and law.
- Analyzing, organizing and interpreting data from various sources and drawing logical conclusions.
Screening and Evaluation
We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your background is relevant. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page.
The Application Packet:
- A short online application.
- A Resume – attach to the online application.
- A Cover Letter: Describing why you are interested in the position, what unique talent, skills and background makes you an ideal candidate for this position, and highlighting your experience.
The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:
- Initial review of minimum qualifications
- Cover Letter and Resume review
- Consideration of top candidates
- Background, reference, and education checks
Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference for this recruitment. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply. The recruiter as listed on the job announcement must receive all required documentation by the closing date of the recruitment.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.
Note: Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.
Type of Position: This salaried classified management position is not eligible overtime.
What We Can Offer You:
- Health insurance (medical, vision, Rx, and dental).
- Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting; we pick up the employee’s share of the retirement contribution (6% of subject wages).
- Generous paid leave and the ability to maintain a great work/life balance. Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
- Option to participate in deferred compensation, flexible spending accounts.
- Occasional telecommuting and flexible work schedules. Limited travel, primarily local.
- Access to a free bus pass for the Portland metropolitan area. Professional development opportunities.
- Wellness resources.
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Work Location: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR, 97214
Carey Burney, Recruiter Department of County Assets
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97214
Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.