City of Maricopa, AZ Maricopa, Arizona, United States
Nov 09, 2020Full Time
General Summary The City of Maricopa is seeking an experienced Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Analyst to lead and serve as a key contact for the Department of Public Services CIP budget development process. Public Services is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the Capital Improvement Program as well as working with Park Maintenance, Fleet, Facility and Streets Maintenance operating budgets for the City of Maricopa. The CIP Budget Analyst will be responsible for a full range of capital budgeting and financing activities, including the development of project criteria, coordinating CIP project and funding plan development, and providing financial oversight to approved capital projects. This position will oversee Development Impact Fees (DIF) dispersment and tracking DIF projects. The right candidate is not afraid to wear many hats. This position is responsible for assisting the Director and Deputy Director of Public Services in the financial and administrative duties pertaining to CIP, Streets, Park, Fleet, Facility Maintenance and asset replacement planning. The Capital Improvement Program CIP Budget Analyst provides technical support involved in the financial planning, directing, organizing, leadership and administration of the Public Services Department, its initiatives, and mission. COME BUILD A CITY WITH US..... The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Essential Duties & Responsibilities The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Analyzes assigned Budget and CIP submissions, program workload estimates, and unit costs. Demonstrates the effects of alternative decision options by using financial modeling, studies and analysis. Prepares and analyzes tables of actual and projected expenditures and workload data. Reviews and interprets proposed policy changes for fiscal impact and legislative reports. Serves as lead in ad hoc working groups and as department representative. Mindful of the City's broader, long-term objectives. Provides expertise and counsel to customers (e.g., Division Managers, CIP Engineer, CIP Manager, Management Analyst, etc.). Interprets and incorporates Federal/State laws and regulations as well as organizational policies that impact programs/activities, local government responsibility, or the public. Makes recommendations accordingly. Makes recommendations for efficiencies, strengthening internal controls, process changes and policy and procedure amendments as necessary. Coordinates closely with personnel involved in CIP and Information Only projects, and the Operating Budget. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates budget and CIP submissions; gathers data; and confers with organization staff. Track Development Impact Fees (DIF) projects and expenditures while also securing projects that utilize these funds. Prepares tables, charts, and graphs. Completes assigned sections of the budget and CIP documents. Develops numerous displays, charts, and reports in response to requests for budget information from staff members of Public Services. Monitors expenses against approved budget allocations. Informs Director and management of current or projected significant variances. Performs many widely varying and functionally diverse assignments that require in-depth analysis and problem solving. Participates in coordinating plans, multi-year programs and objectives of the City with those of local government entities. Conducts or assists in a wide variety of financial studies. Communicates vision, mission and strategic priorities of the City when interacting with organizational stakeholders, including Directors, City Management, Council, and customers. Develops and delivers in-service training programs on budget and CIP submissions to assigned departments. Represents the Division in special projects and task forces both internal and external to the Department. Performs other related duties as required. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or any related field. Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in CIP Accounting, Management, Finance or any related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 8 years. Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Licenses or Certifications Possession of (or ability to obtain within one month of hire) an Arizona operator's driver license Preferred Qualifications A knowledge of Tyler MUNIS Certified Public Works Professional-Management (CPWP-M) Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Accounting Degree. Thorough knowledge of capital and project budgeting. Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to apply these attributes in implementing solutions. Thorough knowledge of the products within the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to use these and other computer software to expediently complete tasks and projects as well as to prepare concise and comprehensive/complex spreadsheets, reports or other documents for presentation both verbally and in writing. Principles of budget preparation and expenditure control. Principles and practices as applied to the field of operating and maintaining the city infrastructure. Technical, legal, and financial issues related to the conduct of municipal public works program. Strategic planning and environmental regulations for municipal utilities. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to: Ability to synthesize data based on broad understanding of organization impact and professional expertise. Ability to conduct pertinent research and perform thorough analysis for sound management decisions when preparing clear and comprehensive reports. Ability to establish effective working relationships and to work tactfully, courteously, and effectively with M-NCPPC personnel, County official s, and the general public. Assist with the preparation of departmental operating and capital improvement budgets and control budget expenditures. Review and interpret cost estimates. Prepare clear and concise written reports and develop appropriate recommendations. Effectively manage assigned areas of the departmental program. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work. Perform a variety of technical research and prepare reports of findings.