The City of Oakland is seeking a highly skilled Principal Budget & Management Analyst to join our team!
Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in developing, monitoring, and administering the City of Oakland's $3.3 billion budget? The City of Oakland is currently recruiting to fill one (1) Principal Budget & Management Analyst vacancy within the Finance Department. The ideal candidate is a dedicated, analytical, and innovative individual.
Under direction in the Finance Department, the Principal Budget & Management Analyst plans, organizes and directs difficult, complex, detailed analytical work related to fiscal and budget functions; performs complex analysis of data regarding forecast modeling, statistical modeling and project development; supervises and trains assigned staff; and performs related duties as assigned.
Located between the San Francisco Bay and the California coastal mountains, and just north of Silicon Valley, Oakland is a thriving and vibrant community of 420,000 people with a lively urban-suburban mix that includes a dense downtown, a range of residential neighborhoods, a large stock of historic homes and buildings, two lakes and the Oakland waterfront. Oakland was recently featured in Forbes Magazine's 2016 list of "America's Fastest Growing Cities." The City of Oakland has a rich history and expanding local economy. It is also has one of the nation's most diverse cultures, including residents speaking nearly 125 different languages and dialects. Its moderate Bay Area climate, combined with a wide variety of arts, entertainment, recreational and educational amenities, make Oakland a thriving city that offers a great place to begin and grow your career. The City of Oakland is committed to the wellbeing of its employees and offers comprehensive health and wellness coverage and many other benefits - go to the Benefits tab for more information.
This is an at-will position, exempt from the provisions of the City of Oakland Civil Service Rules (per Charter Section 902).
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Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Lead the preparation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the City budget and five-year capital program to ensure the fiscally responsible allocation of City resources.
Prepare, review, and develop Budget Bureau reports to the City Council, including the Five-Year Forecast, Revenue and Expenditure Reports, Council requests for information, and changes to City financial policies.
Prepare confidential analysis in support of the City's negotiations of collective bargaining agreements; prepare confidential analysis related to sensitive legal issues and litigation; participate in developing labor negotiation strategies.
Prepare and analyze highly complex and sensitive budget requests, policy proposals, and financial reports, including reports regarding the City's long-term obligations, revenue forecasts, and expenditure trends.
Perform complex or sensitive labor negotiations costing and participate in developing labor negotiation strategies.
Contribute to the development of the City's cost allocation mechanisms to accurately distribute costs incurred by City departments that benefit other City departments; review, analyze, and provide recommendations on proposed budgets and requests for future funds; provide guidance and recommendations regarding daily budget transactions conducted by assigned departments.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with City officials, intergovernmental agencies, and departmental staff to ensure that budget services are responsive to their diverse needs.
Represent the City in public meetings; prepare presentations for meeting with citizen groups and the City Council; serve as City staff liaison to assigned Boards and Commissions; provide recommendations and prepare suggestions for improving education, understanding, and engagement of the public regarding the City Budget and financial operations.
Assist in the maintenance of data integrity in the City's budget system, financial system, and open data portal.
Direct day-to-day operations of assigned staff in the Budget Bureau; provide training, staff development, and support to all levels of budget analyst staff; provide additional review of and support to Analysts' work products regarding highly sensitive or complex daily budgetary control functions.
Act as Budget Administrator or Assistant Budget Administrator during periods of absence.
Research and remain apprised of best practices and innovations in governmental budgeting, financial transparency, and public finance.
Perform advanced use of software applications and the City's financial and budgetary systems to analyze and implement the City Budget, to develop the budget book and related reports and presentations, and to provide other analysis as needed.
Assign, review, train, and supervise staff.
Minimum Requirements for Application
The following qualifications are guidelines, as the appointing authority has broad discretion in filling positions in this classification.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration or related field. A Master's degree is highly desirable.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a government agency performing budgetary or financial management and analysis in support of the agency's fiscal operations, including performing computerized financial analysis, forecasting or budgeting in a fiscally complex organization. Must possess at least one (1) year of experience in a lead or supervisory role. Previous experience working with citizen organizations and elected officials is desirable.
License or Certificate / Other Requirements
An incumbent in this position is expected to operate automotive vehicles in the performance of assigned duties. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be an efficient method for traveling to required locations. An individual appointed to this position will be required to maintain a valid California Driver's License throughout the tenure of employment OR demonstrate the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
The principals and practices of financial and budgetary systems development and administration.
Statistical forecasting models including trend and sensitivity, economic and demographic analysis.
Principles of financial and trend analysis and municipal budgeting.
The application of statistical methods; quantitative analysis.
The organization and structure of local government entities.
English syntax, language mechanics, punctuation and spelling.
Computer applications for word processing, spreadsheet analysis, database management, graphics, and financial planning and management.
Principles and practices of management, supervision, and training.
Produce, analyze, and validate revenue forecasting models, including trend analysis, time series analysis, and sensitivity analysis.
Interpret local and state legislative policies and procedures, macroeconomic events, and legal actions.
Exercise sound judgment, perform independent analysis, and make recommendations on confidential or difficult administrative and fiscal issues, including during stressful and difficult situations,
Apply accounting, auditing, and finance principles and techniques to a wide variety of operating issues.
Analyze data and present ideas clearly and effectively in both written and oral formats.
Prepare cogent, logical analytical reports on financial matters and factors affecting fiscal conditions.
Supervise, train, and evaluate staff; provide leadership and motivate staff.
Communicate effectively and persuasively in both oral and written format; speak in large and small group settings.
Utilize software applications and financial and budgetary management systems to process, analyze, and present data.
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with city and government officials, business representatives, advocates, city employees and the general public.
All applications received will be forwarded to Finance Department for further consideration.
How to Apply
Submit an employment application prior to the closing time of the job announcement. Allow sufficient time to submit your application if you are a new user on the system. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. You may apply and view current openings by visiting our employment opportunities webpage at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm
If you do not have access to a computer, there are computer stations available at any City of Oakland Public Library. There are also work stations at the Human Resources Management Department, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Work stations are available during regular business hours (normally 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).
Our on-line application system is provided by NeoGov. If you have problems while applying online, please contact NeoGov's Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627 between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM Pacific Time Monday - Friday.
You may also call the City of Oakland Human Resources Management Department during regular business hours at (510) 238-3112 for information; however, we are unable to provide technical support for the online application system.
Applicants are required to submit criminal history information upon request after receiving a conditional offer of employment. If the requested information is not furnished in a timely manner, applicants will not qualify for further consideration.
The City of Oakland is an EEO/ADA Employer.