Strategic Advisor 2
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
This position will work as part of the Budget Office team to develop the approximately $1.4 Billion annual operating and capital budget for the utility. The position serves as the primary lead/coordinator for the Operating and Maintenance (O&M) budget development, forecasting and reporting. The lead duties include the management of the Budget Change Requests (BCR) requests from their submittal to final Council approval in the adopted budget. This position coordinates the development of O&M technical changes, central cost changes, benefit updates and works directly with our City Budget Office (CBO) analyst on our budget submittal and coordinates all changes. This position is responsible for improvements to budget reporting outside the budget system and will work with the Business Intelligence (BI) team to make enhancements to dashboards and other Tableau reporting. This position will report to the Budget Manager.
Job Responsibilities - HERE IS MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:
•The position will be part of the Budget Office, which is responsible for the development and monitoring of the $1.4 Billion annual budget of Seattle City Light. The Budget Office manages the labor budgeting, O&M budgeting, and capital project planning and reporting for the Utility.
•This will be the lead position for O&M budget development and will coordinate the development of O&M technical changes, central cost changes, benefit updates and will work directly with our CBO analyst on our budget submittal and coordinates all changes.
•This position will develop and oversee communication around the O&M budget development and management process.
•Work with O&M and Capital project managers to understand, design, develop, build and maintain applications/reporting to fulfill business requirements.
•Coordinate budget system upgrades with our application consultants and internal resources, including business needs analysis and user testing.
•Perform complex analysis on large financial datasets and integrate the data from various sources into City Light budget systems and reports.
•Communicate effectively and build strong working relationships with internal customers on budget development and reporting.
In addition to the skills and experience mentioned below, a successful applicant will have experience that reflects a commitment to creating fair and equitable outcomes and has:
Education: Bachelor's degree in finance, information technology, public administration, project management, or business administration with extensive course work in finance or IT.
Experience: Five years professional experience in financial reporting/budgeting, database development, or financial analysis.
The full salary range for this position is $47.85 to $71.80 per hour.
Desired Qualifications - You will be successful if you have the following experience, skills, and abilities:
•Experience managing budget processes and financial systems at large organizations.
Hiring Approval Packet 2023
•Experience performing data analysis and reporting using various software including SQL, Tableau, and Oracle. Experience with enterprise-wide financial systems, budgeting systems and capital project scheduling systems.
•Demonstrated ability to analyze large data sets and use database tools to produce useful financial reporting for non-financial managers.
•Experience presenting budget and financial information to executive management.
• High judgement, strong analytical skills, and effective oral, and written communication skills.
• Strong program management, systems design knowledge and experience.
• Strong skills in collaborating within cross-functional teams, through effective and persuasive communication that builds trust and credibility with a wide range of employees.
Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Please submit the following with your online application:
• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the job announcement
• A current resume of your educational and professional work experience.
Incomplete applications may not be considered
Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Seattle City Light values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Seattle City Light encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process, including the completion of a background check. The background check will involve a criminal history check, which includes conviction and arrest records in compliance with the Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17 and the City of Seattle Personnel Rule 10.3. A driving history review may be conducted in compliance with SMC 4.79.020. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at: https://www.seattle.gov/human-resources/benefits/employees-and-covered-family-members/most-employees-plans .
Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: https://www.seattle.gov/city-light/about-us/careers .
The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources | seattle.gov
Closing Date/Time: 11/28/2023 4:00 PM Pacific