Budget & Analysis Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Finance and Administrative Services Department
Location of position: 
Los Altos, CA
$116,448 – $145,428
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Job Description: 

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District – JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Budget & Analysis Manager

Pay Range: $116,448 – $145,428/month plus full benefits, including CalPERS Pension

Open Until January 19, 2018

Midpen’s Administrative Services has an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual looking to grow their career within the Financial Budget and Analysis field. The District is seeking a full-time Budget and Analysis Manager, who will serve in an at-will status. The primary responsibility of this position is to support the CFO in developing and implementing the appropriate budgeting processes and procedures; to ensure the timely and accurate preparation and presentation of the District’s annual Capital and Operating Budget; any required forecasts and/or budget adjustments; scheduled and ad-hoc monthly and quarterly reporting against such budgets. The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, and a collaborative self-starter with excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills.

About the Position: The Budget and Analysis Manager position provides a great foundation for a candidate looking to be a leader in the field of Accounting and Finance. The Budget and Analysis Manager assumes full management responsibilities for all Budget & Analysis Department programs, projects, services and activities; develops, directs and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the Budget & Analysis Department; establishes, within District policy, appropriate budget, service and staffing levels; and manages the development and administration of the department’s annual budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, consultants, equipment, materials and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements adjustments as necessary. For additional information about the position, see the Job Description page of the District website.

About the District: Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is comprised of over 63,000 acres of land and 26 open space preserves protected for public enjoyment. Headquartered in Los Altos, California, the District is divided into seven geographic wards, each containing approximately 100,000 constituents and represented by an elected Board member for a four-year term. Appointed by the Board of Directors, the General Manager oversees a staff of 175 FTEs as well as a FY 2017/18 budget of $61.4M. In 2014, with broad public support, the District secured $300 million dollars of bond capacity with the passing of Measure AA, which serves as a mandate for the District to continue to pursue our mission to “acquire and preserve” open space land and “protect and restore the natural environment” in the lush regional green-belt system near Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The District’s primary revenue source is a share of the annual total property tax collected within the District. Other revenue sources may include federal and state grants, interest and rental income, donations, land gifts, and bond and note issues. The overall financial health of the District is strong and stable, although adequate funding to allow a balanced approach to land acquisition, resource management, and public access is expected to become a challenge. To learn more about the District, visit our website, OpenSpace.org, and view our employee video “Working for Midpen” on the Jobs page. If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to contribute to the legacy of open space recreation, we invite you to apply for this position.

Work Environment: This position is part of Administrative Services at the District’s offices in Los Altos, California and will work in an office environment.

Education and Experience: An ideal candidate must have demonstrated expertise in Accounting or Finance with significant emphasis in dealing with a variety of stakeholders. The Budget and Analysis Manager is a leader who will work collaboratively to advance the planning, development and administration of relevant short and long term policies, procedures, and services in a variety of financial, administrative, coordinative, analytical, and liaison capacities, while promoting a culture that recognizes the unique role the District plays in opens space lands. Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university, ideally with a degree in Accounting or Finance, with a public administration focus; and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a Budgeting & Analysis or Financial Planning & Control, and at least three (3) years of supervisorial experience. A master’s degree and public sector experience are highly desirable.

Licenses & Certifications Required: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Benefits: The Open Space District provides an excellent benefits package including health, life & disability insurance as well as CalPERS pension. Please see the Benefits page of the District website for details.

How to Apply: Open Until January 19, 2018. The application window may close at any time after that date without additional notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Apply online via CalOpps.org. The following four application items are required in order to be considered for the position: (1) CalOpps Employment application (2) Cover Letter (3) Resume (4) Supplemental question responses. Cover Letter and Supplemental question responses are required Applications without a cover letter or question responses will not be considered Supplemental questions may be previewed at the beginning of the application; we recommend completing your responses on a separate saved document and pasting them in the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered for the position. Applicants with the most relevant experience and qualifications suitable for the position will be contacted for interviews.

Recruitment Timeline: We suggest planning your calendar accordingly, as these are the only interview dates: First Interview: Thursday, February 1, 2018; Final Interview/Written Exercise: Thursday, February 15, 2018; Estimated Start: mid-to-end of March 2018.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is an Equal Opportunity Employer Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Human Resources department. 08/2017 Put your passion for Open Space to work!