|Parks Recreation and Open Space Special Project Analyst|
|Organization: City of Aurora, CO|
$43,075.55 - $71,075.47 Annually
ISSUE DATE: 06/20/13
FINAL FILING DATE: Continuous
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, performs a variety of analytical and administrative functions associated with financial planning and controls, division budget analysis, development, monitoring and control/systems for performance measurement, programmatic review, business planning, feasibility studies, policy analysis, strategic planning and organizational structure.
Provides assistance in writing technical documents, policies, and correspondence with customers, department staff, executive level staff, elected officials and community leaders. Represents the Division/Department to residents, community groups, leadership and elected officials speaking and presenting information regarding policy, community needs, strategic goals, stakeholder input, etc. Represents the Division/Department on various committees. Designs and conducts customer and other surveys, analyzes data, develops reports, presents findings and makes recommendations on findings. Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and implements various multiple complex projects or programs in support of service area objectives as well as other Division or Department priorities as needed.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates and prepares division data, reports and projects related to research and analysis of program and Division performance, participation and revenue trends, statistics (tracking and reporting usage including enrollments, attendance, use by zip code, etc.), along with audits and analysis as directed by Manager; coordinates, researches, analyzes, develops, and reviews recommendations for division budgeting (cost recovery, program profit/loss), operations, financial planning (business plans), organizational analysis, feasibility studies, policy formulation, and service delivery under management direction; identifies and recommends potential adjustments as necessary; works with division staff and the department budget coordinator and/or works independently to coordinate and facilitate the development of division budget information as needed; provides research information, resolution recommendations, and follow-up regarding control and audit issues; performs statistical analysis of divisional program and facility performance; and performs additional duties as assigned.
Develops and coordinates programs, formulates proposals and decisions, and facilitates meetings, working as part of the management team. Assists in prioritizing service needs and organizational objectives; coordinates planning efforts and documentation. Manages special projects including project conceptualization, development and analysis of strategies, directs and participates in task teams, cross-functional teams, or other groups formed to address issues, formulate ideas, or initiate planning efforts. May serve as press liaison; may prepare written statements, press releases on project asigned; and conducts interviews with members of the press. Prepares and delivers presentations to community groups, staff, City Council, city management, and others; responds to questions and requests.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in business administration, finance, statistics or related analytical field. Master's Degree preferred.
Experience: At least 3 years progressively responsible analytical/administrative experience in areas such as budget analysis and control, performance measurement, technical and analytical support of a management level position, productivity and process improvements, and/or financial analysis including complex spreadsheet and data base development. Municipal or county government experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of finance and budgeting; methods, techniques, and processes including internal systems of personnel, budgeting/accounting, data collection and statistical analysis; personal computers, and related word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and presentation software applications.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials; work with a government structure handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and fulfill goals and objectives; develop and implement complex data analyses, financial budget analyses; prepare and deliver presentations that summarize analyses; and able to work independently or in teams to complete assignments.
Skills: Strong interpersonal, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills; advanced skill in computer use including spreadsheet design, database management, word processing, power point & presentation, survey development and/or statistical software applications.
Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required: This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment. Colorado driver's license with good driving history required.
WORKING CONDITIONS Physical Demands: Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 10 pounds; occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing; vision for reading, interpreting reports, and preparation of data analysis; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees, and citizens.
Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment.
Equipment Used: Personal computer and standard office equipment.
Please mention you learned of this employment opportunity on the Careers In Government website.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
15151 E. Alameda Parkway,
Aurora, CO 80012-1555
|Parks Recreation and Open Space Special Project Analyst Supplemental Questionnaire
||Complete and thorough responses to the following questions are necessary in order to be considered for this vacancy and move to the next step in the recruitment process. Do you have at least 3 years progressively responsible analytical/administrative experience in areas such as budget analysis and control, performance measurement, technical and analytical support of a management level position, productivity and process improvements, and/or financial analysis including complex spreadsheet and data base development.
|| Yes No
||If you said yes to question one, please describe your experience.
||Please provide a specific work example of how you have handled a sensitive situation and what the outcome was.
||Describe a project/business solution intended to meet a community need that you developed and implemented. Discuss the complex data and/or financial budget analysis you utilized.
||Describe any past work experience you have had in parks, recreation and/or open space; and breifly, your personal involvement in parks, recreation and/or open space activities.
|* Required Question
Administration & Management|
Public Information & Intergovernmental Affairs
Parks and Recreation
Administrative Analysis & Research
15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Suite 3500|
Country: UNITED STATES
| Mid to Senior Level|
$43,075.55 to $71,075.47 Annually
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