CEO Budget and Policy Analyst

Finance
Full-time
COUNTY OF VENTURA
Jessica.Ruiz@ventura.org
(805) 654-2419

                                                        CEO Budget and Policy Analyst
                                                       County of Ventura, California                 
                                  Salary: $94,360.24 - $150,952.39 Annually, plus benefits

 
Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."’
 
Under direction (Management Analyst II) or general direction (Program Management Analyst) of the County Chief Financial Officer, the CEO Budget and Policy Analyst monitors and evaluates compliance with Board of Supervisors adopted policies in one or more agency areas.

The Ideal Candidate
The CEO’s Office is seeking a poised, professional and seasoned Budget and Policy Analyst with strong customer service skills. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator to various audiences, including elected officials at all levels of government. The ideal candidate must have a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, work effectively in a team and fast-paced environment, show initiative and adapt well to change; is organized, and detail oriented.
 
The successful candidate will have the background, experience, and knowledge to demonstrate:
Strong verbal, written, analytical and communication skills;
Skill in public speaking, dynamic and engaging presentations;
Skill in political and business acumen necessary to manage resources and make appropriate recommendations and decisions;
Skill and leadership abilities in analyzing and addressing complex problems;
An advanced certificate or license such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is highly desirable;
Master's degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or other related field;
Experience working with policy makers and/or senior management;
Demonstrated skill in public budgeting, debt issuance, financing, governmental accounting, and financial management.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE
Management Analyst II:
Typical qualifying experience would be some financial, management, operational and/or analytical experience in public or private organizations that has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
 
The required knowledge, skills, and abilities also can be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a related field with one (1) to three (3) years of progressively responsible generalized or specialized management or analytical experience in a public or business setting.

Program Management Analyst:
Typical qualifying experience would be extensive experience in government programs and/or business administration and finance which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
 
The required knowledge, skills, and abilities also can be obtained by completion of a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a related field with five (5) or more years of financial management, budget development and analysis, and fiscal forecasting experience in a large organization.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Considerable knowledge (MAII) of Financial Management to thorough knowledge (PMA).
The ability to make effective public speaking presentations.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver license.
Excellent written communication skills must be demonstrated in the completion of the employment application and supplemental questionnaire.
 
To learn more about this exciting opportunity you may click on this online brochure: https://bit.ly/3kZvc03
To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, submit an on-line application and answers to the supplemental questions at www.ventura.org/jobs.
 
For further information about this recruitment and to apply online, visit our website at http://www.ventura.org/jobs.   For additional inquiries, contact Jessica Ruiz by e-mail at Jessica.Ruiz@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.

First Review of applications: Week of October 12, 2020.
FILING DEADLINE:  This recruitment accepts applications on a continuous basis until sufficient qualified resumes are received to meet business needs.  Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.   

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