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Financial Analyst III

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 09/13/2019

The Revenue Division of the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services is excited to announce one Financial Analyst III opening.

This recruitment will remain open until 75 applications have been received or until the posted closing date, Friday, September 13, 2019, whichever comes first. Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process.

The Financial Analyst III is responsible for performing complex financial and management analysis related to the budget and operations of the Revenue Division and supervising the staff that administer the City Lien Docket which includes the assessment, financing, billing, collections and foreclosure activities of the City.

The position also oversees the accounting group that processes and reconciles the daily receipts of the division as well as the Central Accounts Receivable functions of the City. Key responsibilities include developing, reporting and monitoring the Division's operations budget and the budgets of various City funds managed by the Revenue Division.

As part of this role, the analyst leads and performs complex financial, budgetary, statistical and management analysis. The position assists the Division's management team in the development of sound, professional recommendations regarding budget issues and various business process improvements.

The Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services (BRFS) is overseen by the City's Chief Financial Officer and provides centralized financial services, revenue collection, business regulation, financial reporting and compliance to all City bureaus. BRFS is an organization of 170 employees with an annual operating budget of $77 million, and includes the seven divisions of Accounting, Debt Management, Grants Management, Procurement Services, Revenue, Risk, and Treasury. For more information regarding BRFS click here (

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
1.Thorough knowledge and experience applying the principles, practices, and methods of municipal budget development, public sector financial management, and financial and public policy analysis.
2.Ability and experience developing and managing an organization's budget, preparing revenue and expenditure analysis, and budget status and monitoring reports.
3.Ability and experience preparing reports, presentations and other communications on complex financial and management issues for a variety of audiences.
4.Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with managers and staff both within and outside of the organization.
5.Ability and experience developing and implementing business process improvements.


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in your resume and responses to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Recruitment Timeline: •Posting: 09/02/19 - 09/13/19
•Applications Reviewed: week of 09/16/19
•Eligible List: week of 09/23/19
•Selection Phase Begins: Tentatively the week of 10/07/19

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions: Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
•Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
•Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.
•If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Applications for this position will be accepted, online, until 75 completed applications have been received, but will close no later than 11:59 PM, on September 13, 2019, whichever comes first. Do not attach materials not requested. Applications received after the 75 application limit has been reached will not be included in this recruitment process. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Teresa Dahrens, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4516

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