Post Date: 08/06/2019
Close Date: 08/19/2019
This is a Limited Term position. Persons appointed to limited term positions will be designated as limited duration employees whose appointment shall not exceed two (2) years except for the extension of grants or funding from outside sources.
The City Budget Office manages the City's budgeting processes, monitors bureau budgets and performance data, and provides analytical support and recommendations to City Council. We are looking for a highly motivated, senior level Financial Analyst II who is eager to apply their skills to the technical and the policy aspects of municipal budgeting. Analysts are involved in all phases of the budget process, from the development of operating and capital budgets to the formulation of policy and program recommendations for the Mayor and Council. Financial Analysts are assigned a portfolio of bureaus and are responsible for providing the Mayor and Council with independent and objective analyses of significant City issues. Depending on the specific bureau assignments, analysts may need to become familiar with the formulation of rate models and the development of financing plans for capital projects.
City Budget Office analysts are expected to work closely with bureau staff to provide assistance in managing funds and making sound business and financial decisions. The work requires an understanding of budget and finance principles, methods, and techniques; objective policy analysis; and the ability to present fact-based recommendations to bureau management and elected officials. The work also requires an aptitude for operating with a variety of database and software systems. The Financial Analyst, under general supervision, is expected to carry out individual responsibilities with initiative and creativity while exercising professional judgment and strong communication skills.
About the City of Portland
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland is a city with a vibrant downtown, diverse neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Home to about 650,000 residents within 145 square miles, Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific Northwest's natural beauty. Portland is listed among the top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North America, and one of America's best walking towns. Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned Oregon Coast are all just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces within the metropolitan area including the largest urban wilderness in the U.S.: the 5,000-acre Forest Park located within the city limits. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 80° in summer and Portland receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland workforce is 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. For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here. 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.Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of budget development and management.
2.Ability and experience performing analyses of financial, budgetary, policy, operational, and organizational problems; evaluate alternatives; and reach sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations.
3.Ability and experience preparing clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other documents involving technical, budgetary, and financial data in a manner appropriate to the audience.
4.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Bureau/Office managers and staff, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.
5.Understanding of issues of racial and disability equity and the ability to assess potential equity impacts of policies or programs.
THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and cover letter, 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.
Job Posting: 8/5/19 to 8/19/19
Applications Reviewed: week of 8/19/19
Eligible List / Notices Generated: week of 8/26/19
1st Round of Interviews: 9/9/19
2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): 9/23/19
Job Offer/Start: October 2019
*Timeline is approximate and subject to change
Applicants must submit a professional résumé online and cover letter, 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 cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
•Your cover letter 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 résumé should support the details described in your cover letter.
•If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter, any transferable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.
Do not attach materials not requested.
All completed applications for this position must be submitted online no later than 11:59 pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
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. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.
John DiGrazia, Senior Recruiter
Bureau of Human Resources
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer