Senior Debt Analyst

  • City of Sacramento, CA
  • Sacramento, California
  • Mar 19, 2024
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $99,119.78 - $130,053.73 Annually USD

Job Description


Application cut-off dates are weekly, every Monday

With supervisor approval, incumbents may be eligible for intermittent remote work; however, they must physically reside within the Sacramento region or have the ability to regularly report to a City of Sacramento physical worksite with little notice.

Under the direction of the City Treasurer, the Debt Management division is responsible for the issuance and management of multiple debt financings for the benefit of the City of Sacramento. The division collaborates with various internal and external parties to utilize the most cost-effective approach to meet the City’s financing needs. The division is also responsible for numerous post-issuance requirements related to the management of the City’s outstanding debt pursuant to federal and state requirements and bond covenants.


The ideal candidate in the Debt Management Division of the City Treasurer’s Office should have strong attention to detail and comprehensive knowledge of Office 365. The ideal candidate will have experience working with municipal finance, or special districts management; experience working on negotiated bond issuances and managing debt service; performing financial reconciliation and financial analysis. The ideal candidate should possess effective organizational and interpersonal skills including written and verbal communication skills. Under general supervision, the Senior Debt Analyst performs professional level work related to debt issuances and debt management.

The Senior Debt Analyst performs management of complex programs and projects, associated with debt-related responsibilities within the Debt Management Division of the Office of the Treasurer; collaborates with legal counsel, consultants, banks and underwriters on debt-related issues; and helps ensure City compliance with applicable, state and federal laws, ordinances, codes, and policies.


This advanced journey-level classification may be populated with multiple incumbents. An incumbent works with a moderate level of independent authority, supporting programs/functions that have a citywide financial impact. This classification is distinguished from the next lower classification of Debt Analyst by the degree of independence assigned to incumbents, and the possible assignment of supervisory responsibilities. Senior Debt Analyst is distinguished from the Treasury Manager in that the latter manages the debt management and financing program and may act in the absence of the City Treasurer.


Limited direction is provided higher-level management. An incumbent may provide lead direction and/or supervision of subordinate staff, but lack of such assignment is not critical to defining the class.


Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepares and manages all phases of debt financing including bond sizing, debt structuring, official statement preparation, development and review for legal compliance.
  • Performs strategic financial analysis to identify and recommend specific financing and risk management strategies; conducts market research to determine pricing.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance to high level managers on debt and capital financing issues; assists in the development of multi-series or multi-prong issuance of debt.
  • Performs a variety of tasks associated with the management of the City's debt portfolio including post-issuance and compliance.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of debt management policies, practices and procedures; attends meetings, conferences, and workshops; may participate on committees and task forces as required; may make presentations to various groups and individuals.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of modern public administration.
  • Principles and practices of municipal debt issuance and management.
  • Financing instruments, derivative products and credit enhancements.
  • Federal and state regulations related to municipal finance and bond issuance.
  • Principles and practices of financial analysis and record keeping, including computerized reporting; fundamental principles and methods of cash flow analysis and projection.
  • Current literature, laws, regulations, and developments, as well as various agencies that impact municipal Treasury activities.
  • Research methods and report writing techniques.
  • Bond issuance and management strategies in a government, municipal, or local agency.
  • Fundamental principles and techniques of project management.
Skill in:
  • Use of modern information technology instruments, including computers, software applications and peripherals, as they relate to areas of assignment.
Ability to:
  • Participate in bond-related activities within a public city treasury; meet critical deadlines and complete assignments and tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Read and understand laws and regulations impacting municipal finance activities, particularly those related to bond issuance and management.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public officials, public/private agencies, the general public, and others on a variety of issues.
  • Calculate present, future and discounted cash flows.
  • Prepare and present narrative, financial, and statistical reports, correspondence, and other documents.


Five years of professional and analytical, debt-related work preferably in a government, municipal, or local agency that included some responsibility for managing financial transactions and/or issuance of bonds.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.

A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for one year of the required experience.


Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis.


Should education be used to qualify for this position, then proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted with your application and will be required at the time of appointment . Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.

An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. Evaluation of education records will be due at time of appointment.


Driver License:
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment.

For positions where ability to drive is not an essential function, the employee must be able to arrange reliable and timely transportation whether through use of their private vehicle, use of government vehicle (when available) or through other private or public transportation for their attendance at essential off-site meetings, events, and trainings.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) - All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application for further consideration by the next posted cut -off date;
  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the duties area of the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on full-time experience (40 hours per week). Qualifying experience is calculated to the full-time equivalent (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
Position/job titles will not be considered in determining eligibility for meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Proof of education such as, but not limited to, university/college transcripts and degrees should be submitted online with your application. Proof of education will be required at time of appointment. 2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) - In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office as part of the application process ;
  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
  • Possession of the minimum qualifications is not necessarily a guarantee for further advancement in the selection process.
3. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail) - All applications received will be forwarded to the hiring department for review until the position is filled. The hiring department will select the most competitive applications for further consideration. Human Resources will only evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications, as stated on the job announcement, for applications selected by the hiring department.

4. Interview Process: Human Resources will forward applications to the hiring department. Those determined to be the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an interview process.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass Live Scan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

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Bilingual Pay
Did you know that the City offers bilingual pay? That's right, most labor agreements offer the option of providing employees with bilingual pay if the department deems it to be operationally necessary.

Pension Reform Act
The City of Sacramento is covered by the California Public Employees' Retirement System, and as such, must adhere to the California Public Employee's Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2013. Please note that the provisions within this act may affect or impact an applicant's eligibility and/or selection for open vacancies at the City of Sacramento.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Sacramento is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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