City Budget Analyst I, II, III

City of Greeley, CO

The City of Greeley is accepting applications for a City Budget Analyst I / II / III. This position is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of current and long-range City-wide budget policies and procedures.
City Budget Analyst I
Salary Range: $51,900 - $67,500 annually
City Budget Analyst II
Salary Range: $72,900 - $102,100 annually
City Budget Analyst III
Salary Range: $80,200 - $112,300 annually
Experience, Knowledge, Skills:
Level I:
• 0-2 years' experience as a budget analyst.
• Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, public policy, or a related field gained through a 4-year accredited college/university.
• Ability to follow defined policies, principles, and departmental objectives, and work within established professional standards, available resources, and program objectives developed by Finance Department.
• Knowledge and experience in using data analysis, financial modeling, presentation development and data base software.
Level II:
• 2-4 years' experience as a budget analyst or equivalent experience.
• Level I qualifications.
• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. “Self-learner” able to ramp up quickly on City financial systems, procedures, and operations; able to identify and implement opportunities for improvement to existing processes and procedures.
• Strong communication skills: ability to summarize important financial information into clearly and succinctly; ability to communicate such information to both financial and non-financial audience.
Level III:
• 5 years' experience as a budget analyst or equivalent experience.
• Level I & II qualifications.
• Ability to develop, modify, and interpret long range financial models for utility rates, bond issuances, operational funding, and capital planning.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills.
All Levels:
• Experience with utilizing financial systems and data reporting tools.
• Experience providing budget support, oversight, and financial analysis.
• A creative approach to creating presentations.
• The ability to think strategically while paying attention to details.
• Motivated self-starter with a solution-oriented mindset.
• The ability to be innovative and process improvement focused.
• The ability to complete multiple tasks with varying deadlines while remaining organized.
• Experience in the public sector is helpful.
• Master's degree or related experience preferred.
Essential Functions:
• Support the planning and development of the City’s annual operating and capital budget.
• Assists the Budget Manager and Finance Director with the City budget process which includes preparing data/reports for budget kickoff; reviewing department budget submissions and working with departments to make changes and corrections; entering new cost requests as they are approved; preparing various fund budgets and publishing the Annual Budget document.
• Develop deep working knowledge and expertise on assigned City department(s) operations, serve as a resource to the Budget Manager and Finance Director on department operations and department budget request, and identify opportunities to increase efficiency and effectiveness of department operations and budget execution.
• Frequent communication and collaboration with City Department(s) to better manage financial aspects of operation and capital programs and projects, including review of project portfolios and implementation of budget and finance training.
• Create and implement policies and procedures to guarantee responsible and effective financial management of Department operations and City financial transactions.
• Perform one-time requests from Finance and other departments as needed; this includes assistance with navigating budget Software and financial software, managing user access to the database, questions and clarifications about the budget, and analytical assessments of City revenue or expenditure trends.
• Perform analysis and research relating to the development and review of the budget which may require examining causes of revenue trends, creating and uploading budget changes to the City’s financial systems, and other projects as they are assigned.
• Ability to understand and incorporate market research, analysis of department materials, economic forecasts, government reporting, and recommendations into current and long-range financial documents.
• Ability to incorporate Council Priorities, Imagine Greeley, and rankings into the Capital Improvement Plan and Long-Range Financial Plan of the City.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
• Frequent contact occurs with employees and the public, in person and on the telephone.
• Multiple tasks are performed simultaneously with frequent interruptions and an expected high level of accuracy in work.
• Work is performed with extended periods of time at a fixed station.
• Work is safe to having minimal hazards that are typically found in a general office environment where there is rarely little or no exposure to injury or accident.
• The employee frequently is required to sit and talk or hear customers.
• This position will be eligible for consideration under the City's teleworks policy.
• Communication skills enough to hear and convey information to/from the public via telephone and in person.
• Operate standard office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.
• Vision enough to interpret computer screens and documents to assist the public and complete work assignments; specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
• Manual dexterity enough to accurately input, retrieve and verify work assignments; employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
• Duties may occasionally light to moderate physical effort that includes stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling; frequent standing or walking; frequently lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds and occasionally lifting and/or moving up to 25 pounds; maintaining arms and hands in the same position for repetitive tasks and frequently working with light objects and light hand tools.
• Extensive work is performed on a computer with repetitive data entry and 10-key calculations; work is primarily performed at a desk.
EOE Statement: The City of Greeley provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
ADA Statement: We are committed to an inclusive and barrier-free search process. We provide accommodations for applicants requesting accommodation through the search process such as alternative formats of this posting. Individuals with disabilities in need of accommodations throughout the search process should contact the ADA Coordinator at: .
Conditions of Employment: Candidates must successfully complete all pre-employment screenings and employment eligibility verification. Pre-employment screenings include a drug test, a background and national sex offender search, a motor vehicle record search, and for some positions, a physical demands evaluation. For more information about City policies and practices during the recruitment process, including but not limited to EOE, Reasonable Accommodation, and pre-employment screenings, please visit our career page HERE.

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Please apply directly at the City of Greeley career site:

Job Details

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City of Greeley


1000 10Th St
Greeley, CO 80631-3808
United States

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