The Financial Specialist in Water Resources serves as a resource in providing staff with research, technical assistance and analysis in support of the Division of Water Resources financial and reporting related to water operations and consumption.
Education and Experience
A Bachelors degree or equivalent years of education and experience in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration, or a related field and two years experience analyzing data, applying statistical methods and conducting extensive research. Two (2) years of relevant experience is equivalent to every one (1) year of education. Experience utilizing various software applications is required.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
A valid driver license with no major driving citations in the last 39 months may be required.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/section assignment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Office management procedures.
Computerized financial and information systems; databases
Ordinances, practices, procedures and terminology of governmental operations.
Operate a PC or terminal.
Communicate effectively with others orally and in writing.
Produce letters or reports.
Prepare and administer contracts.
Coordinate the completion of multiple assignments.
Prepare and present effective oral and written reports.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, City Officials and the general public.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
- Analyzes division accounts utilizing the City’s automated financial system; reviews and checks financial records to ensure conformance to standards. · Performs extensive research for projects; collects information and performs comprehensive analysis; prepares administrative, operational and statistical reports as needed. · Assists with the administration of the City’s Non-Residential Development Fee program; collects and reports program results and ensures compliance with City Code. · Assists with the preparation of: comprehensive and timely budget documents, cost estimates for budget recommendations, revenue and expenditures variance explanations and advises management and other administrative personnel on budget issues, policies and procedures. · Assists with contract preparation, maintenance, and administration relating to water operations and consumption; i.e., pipeline capacity agreements, water service agreements and development agreements. · Maintains the Standard Industrial Categories (SIC) and bill code databases which track water and sewer billing and consumption. Performs research and provides technical assistance utilizing the database. · Performs rate and utility analysis in support of financial planning objectives. · Performs other duties as assigned.
- Work is performed in a normal City office environment.
- Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer terminal, telephone, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.