Office of Management and Budget Associat...
City of Mesa, AZ - Mesa, AZ

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STARTING SALARY: $49,088.00 Annually
SALARY RANGE: $49,088.00 - $66,081.60 Annually

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Associate I is part of a four-year management training program providing a career-development opportunity while allowing individuals to develop and strengthen professional skills. This program will provide municipal financial experience and valuable professional development. The OMB Associate I classification will be trained to perform progressively responsible work in the preparation and administration of the City’s annual operating budget, five-year Capital Improvement Budget, and multi-year revenue/expenditure projection. Training will also include exposure to strategic and operational planning and assisting with departmental process review.

This class will receive direction and assignments from the OMB Director or senior budget staff. Work will initially be performed under close supervision as training and development are being provided; however, as the employee’s competence increases, work will be performed more independently and reviewed upon completion. Progression from an OMB Associate I to an OMB Associate II can be accomplished through a non-competitive criteria-based promotional process. The incumbent must meet established work standards, demonstrate the level of competency necessary to independently perform assigned tasks, and meet the minimum qualifications of the OMB Associate II classification. This class is FLSA exempt-professional.

City of Mesa’s Management Associate Program

The City of Mesa’s Management Associate Program is for promising professionals that are interested in a career in Public Service. This is a permanent position that will provide a career-development opportunity in local government while allowing individuals to develop and strengthen professional skills. This program will provide municipal financial experience and valuable professional development.

The Management Associate Program is housed in the Office of Management and Budget. The successful candidate will gain experience in the following areas:

· Development and preparation of the City’s budget
· Financial and analytical analysis and reporting
· Process improvement and development, program analysis
· Report writing, research, and presentation
· Professional development and guidance from senior managers

The program spans four years and will result in placement within the organization upon successful completion. New participants begin as an OMB Associate I performing municipal research and analytical work on an entry-level professional basis involving the study of budget and administrative systems, policies, and practices. Incumbents serve as regular staff members and receive assignments and work direction from the OMB Director or senior budget staff members. Increased independence will be given as the incumbent develops in this role.

After the successful completion of their two years in OMB, participants will have the opportunity to promote to an OMB Associate II. Assignments will involve rotations to various departments throughout the City for the final two years of the program. This will enable the participant to apply his/her skills in operational situations. Assignments may be for specific project-oriented work or general in nature. The goal is to provide a rounded management experience through opportunities in multiple types of operations.

At the successful completion of the four-year program, the employee will be placed in a position within the City that best fits his/her newly acquired skills and the needs of the City.

Eligible candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Public Administration by June 6, 2013 and be available to begin employment with the City by June 17, 2013. Candidates are asked to submit a resume and letter outlining their interest in the program and how it fits with their career goals.

Qualifications & Requirements:

Minimum Qualification(s) Required. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration by June 6, 2013 and be available to begin employment by June 17, 2013.

Please attach a resume and letter to your on-line application outlining your interest in the program and how it fits with your career goals. This is required in order to be considered for the program.

Link to Job Description:

http://apps.mesaaz.gov/jobdescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs4658.pdf

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