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The City of Seattle Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) has an exciting opportunity for a Fiscal Policy Analyst within the Finance Division. The successful candidate will need to have or develop a thorough understanding of the City’s financial system, and the laws, policies, and procedures that govern City fiscal affairs. Overall, the successful candidate will be comfortable working with data; be a clear thinker and clear communicator; feel comfortable taking the ball and running even when the path forward is not clear; be capable of juggling multiple things at once; and be able to respond to a change in the portfolio of work as needs arise.
This position will be part of a small team of highly functioning, self-directed analyst who work on complicated financial, policy and operational initiatives. In addition, team members regularly interact with department leads and senior management staff including Mayor’s Office, City Budget Office (CBO), City Law Department, and City Council.
FAS is the backbone of the City of Seattle and a dynamic organization (Download PDF reader) comprised of sixteen divisions and 600+ employees that provides $200 million a year in services to the City through an exciting portfolio of lines of businesses. FAS is a collaborative workplace with collective accountability to promote equity, respect, civility, integrity, inclusiveness and fairness (Download PDF reader) for all employees.
This position will play an important role for the City focusing on two key areas: 1) forecasting and reporting out on City revenues as a member of the City’s economic and revenue forecasting team; and 2) compiling, monitoring, and reporting out regularly on City financial data to key decisionmakers including the Mayor and City Council. As part of the forecasting role, the position will be responsible for forecasting revenues which fluctuate with changes in economic conditions; producing and maintaining databases for data tracking and modeling; and developing and presenting regular forecasting reports. In addition, the position will also be responsible for leading a new body of work to compile, monitor and report out on broad City financial data to the City Council and to other diverse audiences.
(Combinations of education and/or training and/or experience that provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class will be considered.)
- Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Business, or other field involving extensive course work in economic or financial analysis.
- And two years of professional experience in research and analysis.
- Experience with basic statistical analysis and financial forecasting.
- Ability to identify data patterns.
- Demonstrate good verbal, written, and presentation skills.
- Ability to use spreadsheet and presentation software.
To be considered for this position:
Complete your NeoGov application and answer the supplemental questions.
Attach your resume which illustrates your related skills and abilities.
Attach a cover letter explaining your interest and clearly describe how you meet the qualifications of this position.
Failure to do so will result in your application not being considered.
Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including a potential background check.