City of Chicago Hiring for SENIOR FISCAL POLICY ANALYST

posted May 3, 2013, 11:01 AM by Unknown user
SENIOR FISCAL POLICY ANALYST 

Job Number:

 242002
 

Description

 

JOB TITLE:  SR. FISCAL POLICY ANALYST

 

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

 

 

Department:  FINANCE

 

 

Number of Positions: 1

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Under the general supervision of the Comptroller's Office, performs various research and analytic functions to provide guidance and assistance on wide range of financial matters to the City's Financial leadership, and must be able to perform complex technical duties. 

  • Develops  simple to complex financial reports, forecasts, or models to project or determine past trends or future financial positions for use in all types of financial decision making (e.g., budget formulation, contract negotiations, development of  strategic plans, etc.)
  • Develops comprehensive reports to support the reports, forecasts or models using the City's current standard reporting tool (Business Objects)
  • Performs analyses of appropriate data to explain variances and/or trends relative to City revenue, expenditures, accounts receivable, etc.
  • Directs and leads a team in monitoring, analyzing, and reporting on various aspects of the city's financial condition
  • Assists in the review of consultant reports of private and public partnership projects and assists in conducting economic and financial analyses as needed
  • Reviews and understands municipal forecasting models and financial reports
  • Formulates, analyzes and evaluates new or changes to existing revenue strategies/initiatives
  • Participates in meetings with department managers and representatives from financial institutions and government agencies to discuss fiscal trends and projections relative to new or expanded financial initiatives
  • Prepares and provides presentations to various audiences, including City financial leadership and other professional staff

NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 

 

Location:  Department of Finance

 Address:  33 N. LaSalle St. - 6th Floor

    Hours:   8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday:

 

THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, or a directly related field, plus four years of fiscal policy analysis experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, provided that the minimum degree requirement is met.

 

Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

 

Education & Employment Verification- Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

 

NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma at time of processing.

 

NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  YOU MUST include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  IF YOU FAIL TO PROVIDE this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.   

 

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

This position requires an applicant to successfully complete an interview.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, based on the oral interview will be selected.

 

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

·         Supervisory experience related to the responsibilities of the job 

·         Proficiency using Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access

·         Experience in the development of financial policy options, designing and conducting, financial

           presentations, debt issuance, alternate financing methods, or municipal accounting and financing

·         Knowledge of the bond market, accounting and economic principles

·         Knowledge of municipal accounting, budgetary and grant administration policies and practices. 

 

VETERANS PREFERENCE NOTE:  The City of Chicago offers Veterans Preference to both current, active military personnel AND military personnel who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received an honorable or general discharge.  Eligible candidates must have at least six months of active duty documented.  In order to receive the veterans preference, candidates need to indicate whether or not they are a veteran by answering "yes" or "no" to the question on the online application that asks, "Are you currently serving on active duty for at least six months in the Armed Forces of the United States OR have you served in the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty for at least six months and received an honorable or general discharge?"  In addition, you must attach documentation to verify your military service.  For veterans, you must attach a copy of your DD214 to your online application which includes character of service status OR a letter from the United States Veterans Administration on official stationary stating dates of service and character of service.  For active military personnel, you must attach a letter from your Commanding Officer on official stationary verifying your active duty, length of service, and character of service in the Armed Forces of the United States AND a copy of your military ID to your online application.  Failure to answer the question and attach the required documentation will result in you not being considered for the Veterans Preference.

 

Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application.  Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applicants will be accepted.

 

Residency Requirement:   An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago.  Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.

 

If you are disabled and require a reasonable accommodation to file your application, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources at 312-744-4976, TTY: 312-744-5035.  You will be required to provide information regarding your request.

 

ALLREFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT.

 

The City of Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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