Capital Financial Analyst

Recruiter
Arlington County (Virginia) Government
Location
Arlington
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Oct 2019
Closes
28 Oct 2019
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Position Information

The Department of Management and Finance is seeking an experienced Staff Financial Analyst to function as a centrally located financial analyst. This position will assist in the development of a significant portion of the County's $3.4 billion, ten–year Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Additionally, this employee will be responsible for a full range of capital budgeting and financing activities, including the development of capital financing policies and project criteria; coordinating CIP project and funding plan development; and providing financial oversight to approved capital projects.

This employee will provide advice and assistance on complex financial matters to the County Manager, County Board members and Board–appointed advisory boards and commissions.

Specific duties include:
  • Leading negotiation and implementation of complex financing tools;
  • Leading or participating in regional, county–wide, or departmental task forces or special projects; and
  • Developing specialized financing plans for large capital projects.


Selection Criteria

Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Public/Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or a closely related field plus significant progressively responsible fiscal experience which has included complex project, economic or financial analysis; providing financial advice to top management; or funding and management of major capital projects.

Substitution: A Master's Degree in a related field may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following education/experience:
  • Master's degree in Public/Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics;
  • Reviewing complex capital project proposals and advising senior leadership at the federal, state or local level on these projects;
  • Formulation and execution of annual budgets, including long term program or capital plans;
  • Forecasting program and resource/revenue needs at the federal, state or local level for inclusion in budget deliberation and adoption; and/or
  • Using MS Office in the preparation of complex spreadsheets, presentations, reports or other documents.


Additional Information

Work Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

This position is part of a pay for performance salary system within the Department. Entry salary within the band is determined by experience and qualifications. With satisfactory performance, professional development and position growth, employees may advance within the band up to the maximum of the band.

NOTE: This position is listed as "open continuous." Interested applicants are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants referred on a continuous basis. Interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. If your application is received later in the recruitment process, it may not be reviewed or considered. The application process will close when the position has been filled or when a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give see resume as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full–Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full–time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered – a network open access plan, a point–of–service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non–smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre–tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre–tax (457b) or post–tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre–tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long–term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part–Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.

01

Please select your highest level of education:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field
  • Master's degree in a related field
  • None of the above


02

Please select if you have one or more of the following:
  • Reviewing complex capital project proposals and advising senior leadership at the Federal, state or local level on these projects;
  • Formulation and execution of annual budgets, including long term program or capital plans;
  • Forecasting program and resource/revenue needs at the Federal, state or local level for inclusion in budget deliberation and adoption;
  • Using MS Office in the preparation of complex spreadsheets, presentations, reports or other documents
  • None of the above


03

Please describe your experience with the items selected above:

Required Question

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