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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Finance
Job Title: Budget Analyst
Salary: $46710.56 Annually


Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.


Job Description:

Job Objectives:

Performs professional work in budget preparation, analysis, and administration. Coordinates countywide performance management activities and multi-year financial planning. Analyzes fiscal, managerial, technical, and work flow processes, as well as related functions.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Budget Development.

  • Advises and assists Divisions/Departments in budget request preparation.
  • Analyzes departmental budget proposals, including evaluation of stated personnel and equipment needs.
  • Reviews and analyzes decision package requests, revenue proposals, and alternative reduction proposals and provides recommendations.
  • Provides training for Divisions/Departments on budget preparation software and documents.
  • Analyzes issues and prepares issue papers on any requested topics during budget development.
  • Provides information to Budget Team members on budget related topics and requests.
  • Review and analyze prioritization tools for clarity and precise information.
  • Serves as liaison to information technology staff for budget systems and software (BPC/BIF/WEBI/Live Office).
  • Attends all meetings and hearings to provide information and subject matter expertise on issues pertaining to Divisions/Departments assigned to the analyst.
  • Communicates County Commission budget policy to Divisions/Departments.
  • Prepares County Manager and Board of County Commissioners hearing documents; Recommended Budget Book document; and Adopted Budget book documents for print.
  • Assists with preparation of the certified budget documents.
  • Assists with preparation of GFOA award documents.

Financial Forecasting.

  • Develops long-term financial forecast for the County and analyzes future needs of County Divisions/Departments and the citizens and analyzes the effects of state legislation on County finances.
  • Forecasts revenues based on major economic indicators, political trends, and historical patterns; forecasted expenditures based on staff requirements, the County’s long-term debt requirements, inflationary trends, and historical data.
  • Uses Environmental Scans to update financial forecast as appropriate.
  • Work with Divisions/Departments to identify any upcoming issues that might affect the forecast.
  • Makes quarterly updates to the financial forecast.
  • Reviews monthly and quarterly report for forecast accuracy.
  • Determines short-term and long-term impacts of budgetary decisions on the County’s financial position.

Assisting Divisions/Departments with budget management.

  • Assists Divisions/Departments with day-to-day management of yearly budgets.
  • Explains and interprets budget policy when necessary.
  • Conducts training sessions for departmental staff in the use of the financial system.
  • Instructs, trains, and mentors interns and other staff in budget practices and procedures and the automated financial system.
  • Processes work flow for budget adjustments for Divisions/Departments.
  • Reviews Legistar items for accuracy and clarity and analyzes financial considerations.
  • Reviews vacancy notices for financial considerations.
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports.
  • Analyzes operating practices and procedures, personnel requirements, technology plans, performance measures, and strategic plans for assigned departments and funds.
  • Evaluates impacts of unbudgeted expenditures.
  • Evaluates budget adjustment requests and quarterly allotment requests.
  • Analyses reclassification requests for budgetary impact and available budget authority.

 

Competencies:

Analytical Thinking:  Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipate unexpected results.  Manages issues by drawing on own experience and knowledge and calls on other resources as necessary.

Detail-Oriented:  Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.   Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures.  Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise.  Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions are completed.

Subject Matter Expertise:  The ability to apply the principles and practices of budget management to contribute to the success of the County.

Collaboration/Relationship Building:  Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries. Builds constructive working relationships with clients/customers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.

Dependability:  Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight.

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Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration or a related field.

Years of Experience: One year of experience in performing varied organizational and management evaluation activities.

 

Physical Requirements of Position:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently of constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

 

Equipment:

Standard office equipment including a personal computer, copier, and phones. Software used includes SAP, BPC, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel).

 

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location of work:  525 N Main

 

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20001889

Open Date: 1/20/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 3/15/2019 11:59:59 PM