Management Analyst, Senior

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 2/06/2024

City of Scottsdale

Management Analyst, Senior

SALARY: $74,630.40 - $108,513.60 Annually
LOCATION: Scottsdale, AZ
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Regular
JOB NUMBER: FY2324-00547
OPENING DATE: 02/06/2024
CLOSING DATE: 2/20/2024 11:59 PM Arizona


At Scottsdale Water, we pride ourselves on delivering superior quality water and service to the Scottsdale community. Our employees ensure a safe, sustainable drinking water system, operate an innovative water reclamation system and help Scottsdale Water consistently maintain its position as one of the nation’s most advanced and efficient water utilities.

We value our employees and challenge them to constantly improve how we do business. Our team is made up of professionals from all disciplines – engineering, finance, operations, laboratory science, chemistry, public relations, hydrology, customer service, electrical, maintenance and so much more.

Click here to be directed to the Scottsdale Water Careers webpage.

About the Position:
The Management Analyst, Senior position performs advanced professional level administrative duties for budgetary and financial activities as well as directing or participating in gathering information, making statistical analysis and studying and resolving special administrative problems in support of an assigned City department/division.  For certain departments/divisions, providing administration of the Capital Improvement Program, including the provision of project planning support as assigned.

Selection Process
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See Resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include: 
  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
To view the full job description, work environment and physical demands, click here.

The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.27% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental 457 Retirement Plans through Nationwide
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation
  • For a more detailed overview of the employee benefits, click here. 
The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.
Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.   

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited educational institution, and
  • Five years of senior level professional experience.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
Licensing, Certifications, and Other Requirements:
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment. 

Essential Functions 

  • Directs preparation of a departmental/divisional budget and five (5) year plan. Analyzes, reviews, evaluates, and edits budget information. Participates in short and long range planning. Analyzes, forecasts, and coordinates revenue projections with Financial Services staff.
  • Prepares monthly and annual financial, budget and statistical reports and five to ten year financial plans, including revenue forecasting and financial trend analysis. Monitors monthly revenue and expenditures and prepares monthly variance reports and explanations.
  • Provides special project support and technical services of a financial nature for the department/division and Citywide projects. Performs research studies, feasibility studies, needs assessments, cost/benefit analysis, and management studies.
  • Assists in developing, justifying, implementing, and monitoring operating and Capital Improvement Project (CIP) budget; reviews, monitors, and controls budget expenditures throughout the year to ensure funds are not overspent; develops budget plans for unplanned expenses; prepares monthly reports of the budget status for the Executive Director.
  • Performs extensive research for special projects; collects information on operational and administrative problems and performs comprehensive analysis; synthesizes information; prepares comprehensive administrative, operational and statistical reports or manuals for use by internal and/or external organizations. Writes a variety of correspondence and documents.
  • Analyzes department/division accounts utilizing the City's automated financial system. Reviews and checks financial records to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Reviews, researches, responds to, and resolves a variety of requests from citizens, other City staff, and the general public.
Special assignments for specific departments/divisions can include:
  • Provides professional services for the planning and development of departmental/divisional facilities within the City. Hires design professionals and oversees the public input process, permit process, planning and development of new departmental/divisional facilities.
  • Acts as liaison with other City departments/divisions representing the interests and goals of the department/division. Coordinates with staff and citizens to negotiate mutually supported solutions to capital project design issues. Manages the public approval process for new or remodeled facilities.
  • Provides strategic business advice to the upper level management.
  • Leads inter/intra departmental/divisional teams and task forces in support of the Executive Director and departmental/divisional goals and objectives.
  • Makes recommendations on policy issues.
  • Leads the preparation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the City’s development fee program. Monitors revenues and provides guidance in developing growth related Capital Improvement Project (CIP) budgets. Ability to interpret applicable Arizona Revised Statutes and City Code and Ordinances.  

Work Environment/Physical Demands 

  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machines requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change. 

Management Analyst, Senior Supplemental Questionnaire
Do you have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Public or Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited educational institution? NOTE: If you answered yes to this question, you must include this education in the "Education" section of your application.
Do you have a minimum of 5 years of senior level professional experience? NOTE: Experience referenced here must be shown in the "Work Experience" section of your application.
If you don't have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, do you have an equivalent combination of education and job related experience equivalent to 9 years? NOTE: Experience referenced here must be shown in the "Work Experience" section of your application.
Please indicate your level of experience with Microsoft Excel. NOTE: If you don't have this experience, write "None."
Please describe your experience with budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis. NOTE: Experience referenced here must be shown in the "Work Experience" section of your application. If you don't have this experience, write "None."
Please describe your experience and involvement in developing capital budgets. NOTE: Experience referenced here must be shown in the "Work Experience" section of your application. If you don't have this experience, write "None."
Please indicate how you learned about this job opportunity with the City of Scottsdale.

* Required Question

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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