Portland Public Schools 501 North Dixon Street, Portland, OR, USA
Feb 21, 2020Full time
Under general direction, perform general-to-complex and sensitive analytical work related to preparing, reviewing, analyzing, evaluating and administering the District’s budget; evaluate fiscal impact of budget submittals and related issues on departmental budgets and Districtwide budget; track and monitor budget expenditures, ensuring that allocated funds have been spent appropriately; develop a variety of financial scenarios and models, exploring and advising on multiple funding sources and alternative funding options. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification. Analyze, examine and/or lead designated staff in the examination of budget and allocation requests on the full scope of routine-to-complex budget issues for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures, regulations, and policies; evaluate needs and priorities of assigned budgets to determine where funds may be reduced and where additional funds may need to be requested; examine alternatives available to continue funding programs, as appropriate. Compile statistical, fiscal, and program information for the formulation and administration of budgets and budgetary allocations; provide training, work direction and guidance to designated staff as assigned. Analyze resources, such as local bond, federal and state funds, review and develop financial forecasts and estimate future outcomes; develop and coordinates funding recommendations, justifications, alternatives for funding of agency programs and similar activities intended to meet current and evolving needs. Provide technical advice and assist District leadership in the preparation and monitoring of budgets, including the interpretation of budget policies; provide recommendations on budget and financial objectives. Prepare, assemble, and/or lead designated staff in the preparation and assembly of fiscal and statistical data, charts, graphs, and reports for use in budgetary and program evaluations and budget hearings. Conduct analytical studies and fiscal investigations of complex and sensitive financial or organizational issues; prepare written and oral reports with recommendations for action. Perform related duties as assigned. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Knowledge of: Principles, practices, tools and techniques of budget and financial analysis and project management Principles and practices of governmental accounting and research methods applicable to the budget process. Budgetary and fiscal systems software used in developing and monitoring District budgets. Principles, theories and practical application of public agency budgeting. District organization, operations, policies and objectives. Techniques and principles of high-quality customer service. Internal consulting concepts and practices. Current technologies, statistical, financial, budgeting, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software. Effective written and oral communication and presentation techniques. Current local, state and federal budget and finance issues related to governmental agencies and K–12 public education. Ability to: Oversee, prepare, analyze and monitor assigned budgets. Analyze budget data utilizing a variety of routine-to- complex processes. Prepare and interpret complex financial reports and statements. Comprehend assigned programs’ goals, objectives, and operations and relate these to budget and program analysis. Organize and present clear and concise reports of findings and recommendations related to assigned activities. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The Senior Budget Analyst requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics, Public Administration, or related field and five (5) years of experience monitoring, developing, analyzing and overseeing multiple departments, highly complex budgets in a full-service public agency or two (2) years of experience as a Budget Analyst with Portland Public Schools. Lead or supervisory experience, Budget and/or Financial Analyst certifications through GFOA, NASBO, AABPA, and experience working in a richly diverse school community and environment are preferred. A Master’s degree in one of the above-identified fields may substitute for two years of the required experience for the Senior Budget Analyst level. Any other combination of training and experience which demonstrates the applicant is likely to possess the required skills, knowledge and abilities may be considered. CLASSIFICATION AND SALARY : This position is classified as Senior Budget Analyst, Pay Grade 34, on the Non-Represented, Confidential, Professional and Management Employees salary schedule FLSA Exempt. Salary Range : $83,661 - $99,895 Location : BESC – 500 N. Dixon St, Portland, OR 97227 FTE: 1.0 (40 hours/week) Work Year: 260 Regular/Temporary : Regular HOW TO APPLY : Please visit our website at: http://www.pps.net/Page/2158 and select Job #20568 For more details, the complete Classification Specification can be viewed here: https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/56/Class%20Comp/Classification%20Specifications/CPM%20Specs /Finance/PPS%20Class%20Spec-Budget%20Analyst%20series.pdf CLOSING DATE: This job is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received. Portland Public Schools reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any point during the posting period. The District is focused on eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning. PPS is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all its educational and employment activities. The District prohibits discrimination based on race; national or ethnic origin; color; sex; religion; age; sexual orientation; gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; familial status; economic status or source of income; mental or physical disability or perceived disability or perceived disability; or military service. Portland Public Schools is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.