Budget Analyst Senior

Department/Agency of position: 
Multnomah County Budget Office
Location of position: 
Portland, OR
$72,390.95 - $108,585.56
Date Posted: 
Monday, June 17, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Job Description: 

Are you a curious, data driven analyst with a proven track record providing high-level budgetary, management and financial expertise in the preparation of a complex budget? Do you have strong technical and analytical skills; as well as, excellent customer service and relationship building skills? Are you excited by the idea of working in a public sector environment where you are encouraged and empowered to constantly improve processes?

If so, then your search may be over.

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.

Our Team: 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.

To Qualify 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.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, 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 (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 knowledge of legislative processes and law.
  • Analyzing, organizing and interpreting data from various sources and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Screening and Evaluation

The Application Packet:

  • A completed online application.
  • An uploaded resume covering relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
  • An uploaded 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.

Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.

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: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.

Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.

Reference checks

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, limited duration and on-call positions.

Type of Position: This salaried management position is not eligible for overtime.

Location: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214

Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm. There is some flexibility with the start and end times and a possibility of a 9/80 schedule.

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. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

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.

Recruiter: Lyndsey Posada Email: lyndsey.posada@multco.us Phone: +1 (503) 9887553×87553 Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

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.