Goverment Jobs
Published
December 3, 2019
Location
Eugene, Oregon
Category
Job Type

Description

General Statement of Duties

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The FIRST review of applications will take place:
Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm PST
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY
  • Are you a curious person who likes learning and working on new assignments in a fast-paced environment?
  • Are you able to dig into details and see the big picture at the same time?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of a highly respected, well-functioning team?
  • Do you like to explore the outer edges of Excel?

If these questions describe you, then you might be the right person for an exciting opportunity with the City of Eugene.

The Central Services Finance Division at the City of Eugene is recruiting for a Senior Financial Analyst. This position works as a team member in the Budget and Analysis section of the Finance Division. The Budget and Analysis Team operates in a collaborative work environment, to provide highly complex support and financial consulting services to the City Council, Executive Managers, Departments, and other staff.

The Senior Financial Analyst will perform a variety of analytical and technical tasks. The successful candidate will investigate and analyze complex operational problems, processes, and procedures; develop recommendations; report findings and conclusions; implement or coordinate implementation of policy and monitor results. They may perform treasury functions such as management of the City's investment portfolio (banking/investment experience not required); developing financial plans for major capital projects; and participating in other debt issuance and management activities. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate complex financial concepts to range of audiences both verbally and in written form.

Location: Eugene Downtown Library, 4th Floor, 100 W. 10th Avenue
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with occasional weekends and evening per business need.

MUST PASS A BACKGROUND CHECK

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Calling Eugene Home
Eugene is located at the southern end of the agriculturally rich Willamette Valley. From here, it is a short jaunt east to the Cascade Mountains, west to the stunning Pacific Ocean coastline, or north to Portland. We're a small city with unlimited things to do: Downtown Eugene is revitalizing; the Oregon Bach Festival and Eugene Symphony call the Hult Center for the Performing Arts home; you can float the Willamette River and hook a salmon after work in the shadow of downtown; a booming food and beverage economy, including topnotch local craft breweries and wineries in the surrounding countryside, is the foundation of a local restaurant scene; the University of Oregon brings arts, culture, and educational opportunities, as well as championship athletics (Go Ducks!); a nationally-recognized transit system helps you move around the city; and our Gold rating as a Walk- and Bicycle-Friendly Community ensures that safe travel options abound! Known as Track Town USA, the community annually plays host to numerous track and field events at historic Hayward Field, including the IAAF World Championships in 2021! The impact of track and field can be seen beyond the track, with abundant trails coursing through the south hills, along the Willamette River, and through hundreds of acres of city parks. To learn more about Eugene, visit Eugene Cascades and Coast.

The Organization
The City of Eugene has a Council-Manager form of government. In this form of government, the city council develops legislation and policies to direct the City. The city manager, hired by the city council, provides administrative direction to the organization, oversees City of Eugene personnel and operations, and carries out the city council's direction. The City of Eugene has over 1,500 employees and a $722 million total budget. The City of Eugene is a service-oriented and welcoming organization that provides services through six departments: Central Services, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Police, Public Works, Planning and Development, and Library, Recreation and Cultural Services. The State of the Cityvideo shows how the city is meeting new challenges, learning from one another, building connections, and celebrating our city.

As an organization we are focusing on six Core Competencies for employees:

  • Trust & confidence ? Making our intent and actions be transparent and honest while fostering healthy, inclusive relationships, actively listening and maintaining open communications, delivering on our promises, investing in other's success, and engaging each other and the community
  • Creative work environment ? Exploring meaningful new ideas and relationships to foster innovation and encourage collaboration and creativity. Challenging the standard method of doing business in a positive environment.
  • Now & later perspective ? Looking beyond day to day challenges to better anticipate the future and adjust to change.
  • Respectful & inclusive work environment ? Seeking out a wide range of voices and making each other feel respected and included.
  • Self-awareness & emotional intelligence ? Learning to recognize and understand our own emotions and the emotions of others and recognizing our individual strengths and weakness to raise self-awareness so we can perform better.
  • Wellbeing - We take care of ourselves and each other.
Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following

In addition to the full scope of duties of the ManagementAnalyst, Sr., duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Analyzing and developing complex background information and recommendations for decision makers on a variety of subjects including property tax, urban renewal and new revenue analysis issues;
  • Reviewing and conducting impact analysis related to a variety of legislative topics;
  • Participating on cross-functional teams representing central finance on an assortment of topics;
  • Providing financial analysis of operational impacts for a variety of initiatives or proposals;
  • Serving as an internal consultant on an assortment of financial challenges and questions;
  • Facilitating group meetings and negotiating effectively on behalf of the City;
  • Creating and reviewing multi-year financial projections for City funds and programs;
  • Leading investment activities and supporting daily banking functions;
  • Assisting with issuance and debt management activities;
  • Developing and maintaining tools for use by the public, staff and policy makers to increase accessibility to and understanding of the City's budget and Finance Division's work;
  • Leading the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process
  • Collaborating with the Budget and Analysis team and City departments to complete the annual budget process.

Qualifications

The Ideal Skill Set
The ideal candidate for this position will possess a number of qualities that will position them to effectively, efficiently, and creatively provide financial analysis and recommendations as support to many City of Eugene efforts and department initiatives. Some key characteristics that will ensure success in this role include:

Exceptional Technical and Analytical Skills
Using exceptional technical and analytical skills, the successful candidate for this role will provide complex financial analysis and recommendations to support the decisions of policy makers for multiple projects and initiatives. They will apply those skills to duties such as fund forecasting, legislative review, impact analysis and cost analysis. They will be well-organized, self-motivated and able to use their project management skills to successfully complete analysis assignments.

The successful candidate will cultivate a "now and later" perspective, where they act today in anticipation of tomorrow. This includes looking beyond day-to-day work to better anticipate the future and adjust to change. The candidate will understand how their work fits into the larger context of the organization and the opportunities that may arise from collaboration.

Strong Interpersonal Skills
The successful candidate for this role will work effectively and collaboratively with key stakeholders, including community members, Executive Managers, City Departments, and internal staff, to support and inform decision making processes and move key initiatives forward. They will be proactive, flexible, and efficient in their service delivery, and responsive to the needs of their customers.

The successful candidate will develop and cultivate a respectful and inclusive work environment, and take the time to appreciate, understand and learn from the diversity of their teammates, the organization, and the community.

The candidate will demonstrate self-awareness and emotional intelligence, be open and accepting of other people's perspectives and needs, give others the chance to shine, look at themselves honestly, and take responsibility for their actions.

Strong Presentation Skills
The candidate will develop detailed analysis and scenarios and communicate complex findings and conclusions effectively to a variety of audiences to support decision making processes. They will have the ability to distill complicated information into presentations that clearly portray potential impacts and outcomes.

Commitment to Excellence and Stewardship
The ideal candidate will be committed to the values of excellence in their work and responsible stewardship of the City's financial resources and to the transparency of financial data and processes. They will follow appropriate policies, procedures and accounting practices in their daily work to ensure financial stewardship.

Creativity, Flexibility and Ambiguity
The candidate will use creative problem solving and innovation to approach complex issues from a broad perspective and see a variety of options and scenarios that can be explored. They must be comfortable with remaining flexible while working within an established government framework. Assignments may be made with ambiguous instructions and a level of uncertainty of the desired or expected outcome.

MINIMUM QUALIFICAITONS

Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, planning, public policy, public administration, economics, or a related field. A master's degree in a related field is preferred.

Experience and Training
Five years of increasing responsibility in financial analysis, debt management, capital budgeting, or a related field, preferably in municipal government.

To view detailed information on the duties, knowledge, and abilities that may be expected for this position, please see the classification: ManagementAnalyst, Sr.

Supplemental Information

Retirement Program
Upon eligibility, the City will contribute an employee contribution of 6%, as well as the employer contribution, to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). In addition, the City will pay a 3% contribution to a deferred compensation program if the employee contributes at least 1%.

Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment.

DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY, GENERALLY, ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION (TESTING, INTERVIEWS) WILL BE CONTACTED.

Current information about the status of a job posting is available by going to www.eugene-or.gov/jobs and selecting "Job Posting Status."

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

If a job posting indicates this position is temporary (not limited duration) then the employee serves at will. Temporary employees do not receive benefits through the City of Eugene unless required by City, State or Federal code/statute.

Salary and Benefits
The normal starting salary is the first step shown on the posting. Other placement in the salary range may be considered depending on qualifications and experience. Periodic advancement through the salary range is dependent upon merit. The City provides a full range of benefits, including holidays, vacation, sick leave, retirement benefits, deferred compensation, physical examination, life insurance, and long-term disability. Health, dental, and vision benefits are available.

To view a summary of benefits and/or benefit premium rates click the respective link. Click here to view information about Total Worker Health.

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1.The supplemental questionnaire is scored and will be used to determine if you will proceed to the next phase of the selection process. Provide detailed answers to each question. Please do not reference your rsum, application, or other materials in your responses. *I understand and agree to the statements and directions.

  • Yes
  • No
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Please select the option below which best reflects your level of education in accounting, finance, business administration, planning, public policy, public administration, economics, or a related field:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Some College
  • No degree or college
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Please reflect the option below which best describes your level of increasing responsibility in financial analysis, debt management, capital budgeting, or a related field.

  • Less than one year
  • One to two years
  • Three to four years
  • Five or more years
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Describe why you are interested in joining the city of Eugene as a Senior Financial Analyst. Your response should highlight what makes you qualified for this job and describe any previous experience you have with senior-level financial analysis duties.

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    Describe the most challenging or complex financial analysis project that you have led. Indicate the employer for whom you worked on this project, what the purpose of the study or project was, who you reported your results to, your overall approach to your work on the project, and what you learned from working on the project.

      06
      In this position, you will likely receive assignments that require you to build an analysis approach from scratch, with no precedents to guide your work. What steps would you take to ensure that your analysis results are reasonable, and your recommendations are sound?

        * Required Question

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