Full Job Description
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate has experience with a proven track record of success that demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:
Knowledge of and experience with financial analysis in a water agency or public agency, including: developing rates and charges, developing and administering operational and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) budgets, cash management and cash flow analysis, financial reporting and modeling and performing complex and technical analyses on debt issuances and refinances.
Understands and applies Agency, County and other governmental rules and regulations affecting Agency financial systems functions.
Maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.
Uses resources to identify problems, solve them, act decisively, and shows good judgment in decision making.
Takes ownership of work done and results accomplished.
Adept at working with multiple software systems and proficient with MS Excel, 10-key and web-based resources.
Effectively presents and receives information and concepts, in both written and oral formats.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, or a field related to the work. (Additional professional or paraprofessional administrative services experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)
Equivalent to three years professional level experience in independently providing complex budgetary, financial analysis, or information systems services, including planning, organizing, and conducting high level administrative organizational or related studies. Utility financial management is desired.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License.
NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:
Finance policies, practices, and systems.
Practices and techniques of administrative and statistical analysis and reports preparation.
Principles of budgetary and financial management, report preparation, analysis, forecasting, and control.
Principles of public administration inducing general general knowledge of the water industry and utility rate making.
Budgetary, financial cost/expense monitoring, and cash analysis.
Financial modeling and forecasting techniques.
Methods and techniques of procurement and contract administration.
Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.
Principles of legislative analysis and interpretation.
Legal system, court system, and litigation system, including discovery, court hearings, settlement negotiations, and legal strategies.
Plan, design, and conduct operational, management and related studies and analyses, examine alternatives, and recommend solutions.
Research, compile and summarize varied information, evaluate alternatives, reach sound conclusion and recommend solutions.
Perform budgetary, financial cost/expense analyses.
Financially model and forecast budget, cash flow, and debt service scenarios.
Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondences, procedures, policies and other written materials.
Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
Exercise sound independent judgement within establish policies and guidelines.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations, technical written materials, and Agency policies and procedures.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
The examination will consist of the following steps:
A review of candidates' application to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
A review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.