Food Policy & Programs, Budget & Systems Analyst
The Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) develops and implements citywide environmental policies and programs that propel our city toward a sustainable, equitable, and carbon neutral future.
The Fresh Bucks team works with dedicated local partners to reach historically underserved communities and help reduce racial and health disparities, increase access to healthy food, and improve community health. The team is offering a full-time opportunity to work as a Food Policy and Program Budget and Systems Analyst.
Your key priorities will include:
Tech Systems Management
- Planning, leading, and coordinating technically complex projects related to the intersection of financial operations, budget management, and program operations, including as related to IT projects that interface with the electronic benefits and enrollment systems.
- Applying a strategic lens and command of operational systems to develop recommendations for continuous system and process improvements focused on eliminating barriers to program use.
- Independently administering tech systems used for program enrollment, electronic benefits deployment, financial and KPI data tracking.
- Leading procurement and contract management for tech systems, serving as main liaison between tech system contractors and program staff and providing technical assistance to troubleshoot and address system issues.
Evaluation and Data Analysis
- Using an equity approach to lead Fresh Bucks program evaluation efforts aimed at assessing program impacts and refining approaches to advance policy impact.
- Applying evidence-based best practices for nutrition and food access programming to develop strategic recommendations for advancing the Fresh Bucks program and networking with evaluators both internal and external to the City to identify opportunities for collaborative learning.
- Developing and refining data dashboards used for data tracking and management and developing weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc data reports.
- Establishing and documenting quality assurance guidelines to support data integrity.
Budget Management and Reporting
- Using independent judgment and decision making in appropriately allocating revenues and costs and preparing financial models and forecasts, projections and recommendations.
- Providing technical consultation and assistance to management in preparing budgets, grants, proposals and contracts; and interpreting and applying budget and financial guidelines.
- Oversight of one staff member.
To be successful in this assignment, you are committed to:
- Working to improve the health of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities.
- Using your evaluation skills and frame and experience with budget/finance management to help shape impactful programs.
- Respectful and responsive interactions with internal and external customers and partners.
- Juggling multiple projects and pivoting quickly when priorities change.
You have the ability to:
- Build strong and trusting working relationships with internal and external partners.
- Listen and communicate helpfully and clearly with people who have varying levels of technical understanding.
- Use independent judgment and decision making in financial management.
- Utilize PeopleSoft, Access, and Excel skills.
- Become familiar with the City's new contracting system.
- Demonstrate attention to detail and a pro-active emphasis on accuracy and resolving issues.
You will be most successful if you havesignificant experience in strategic thinking, establishing and sustaining systems for program implementation and evaluation, and applying skills in fiscal and budget resource management to inform policies for equitable benefits distribution.
You have substantial skills with:
- Accounting policies, procedures, rules and practices.
- Conducting financial forecasting, budget management and tracking.
- Conducting complex, multi-layered data analytics and creating data visualizations.
- Working effectively with all levels throughout the organization and with diverse stakeholders and to build respectful and productive relationships.
- MS Excel, Access, Tableau (proficient).
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Using an equity frame to drive work.
- Commitment to following the race and social justice principles of the City of Seattle.
In addition to the qualities mentioned above, you will need to possess the below required qualifications (or a combination of education, training or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class):
- Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, finance, computer science or a related field
- Three years of experience in systems, operations, procedures, research or analysis
- Associate degree in business or public administration, finance, computer science or a related field
- Four years of experience in systems, operations, procedures, research or analysis
- Five years of experience in systems, operations, procedures, research or analysis
The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and provide equitable processes and services.
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 .
This full-time position is classified as a Management Systems Analyst, Senior and is benefits eligible.
The full salary range for this position is $ $47.57 - $55.44 per hour ($99,326.16 - $115,758.72 annually).
This position offers the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule. Employees will be expected to be in-office twice a week. Individual schedules will be based on agreement between the employee and their supervisor.
Who may apply: This position is open to all applicants that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle 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. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.
The first round of interviews for this position are tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 7, 2023 with the second round tentatively taking place on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday December 14, 2023.
To be considered for this position, you must submit your application, cover letter and resume at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle/ no later than 4:00pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The Office of Sustainability and Environment 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, medical condition, or pregnancy. The Office of Sustainability and Environment encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. If you have questions, please contact Tamara Carter at Tamara.Carter@seattle.gov
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: 11/14/2023 4:00 PM Pacific