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City of Wichita Falls / Website

Senior Budget Analyst

Posting Date 11/10/2019 Closing Date Tue, 12/31/2019

Salary

$50,876.80 - $77,459.20

Description/Education/Experience

The purpose of this position is to support all budgeting creation and monitoring activities. This is accomplished by creating and maintaining financial reports and reporting tools, reviewing and analyzing departmental budget requests, reviewing fee increases and developing revenue projections, and preparing components of the budget as assigned. Other duties include meeting with staff and conducting on-site visits to other departments, making recommendations for expenditures and revenue enhancement, and providing support for budget and finance system maintenance.

Work requires knowledge in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration/Management, Public Administration or related field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four years of college resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 3-5 years of experience is required. Certified Public Accountant Certificate (CPA) and/or Certified Professional Finance Officer (CPFO) desired. Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration/Management, or Public Administration may be substituted for experience.

Additional Information

Motto: “Blue Skies, Golden Opportunities”

The Community
Ideally situated in the northeast corner of the Panhandle/Plains area of scenic North Texas, Wichita Falls, Texas, covers 70.12 square miles and is the county seat of Wichita County. An economically progressive commerce hub, Wichita Falls offers its 104,710 residents an outstanding quality of life and world-class amenities in a charming, small-town atmosphere. The City has the advantage of being located within two hours of two major metropolitan areas, with populations exceeding one million—Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. Easily accessible freeways and highways, including I-44, U.S. Highways 82, 281, 277, 287, and Texas State Route 79, make for a straightforward commute to other Texas cities and surrounding states.

Wichita Falls officially became a city on September 27, 1872, when town lots were sold at what is now the corner of Seventh and Ohio Streets. The Fort Worth & Denver City Railway arrived in Wichita Falls in September of 1882, the same year it became the county seat. The City has a rich history as a center for oil manufacturing and agricultural production. Today, the City’s pro-business attitude continues to encourage entrepreneurship and sustainable long-term growth. Major area employers include Sheppard Air Force Base, North Texas State Hospital, United Regional Healthcare System, Wichita Falls ISD, Midwestern State University, Howmet Corporation, and Cryovac-Sealed Air Corporation.

The City currently has some major development projects underway. In 2016, the WFEDC accepted a gift of real property from the property owners of the former Stanley Tools Building to be improved and marketed for future economic development opportunities. The building, which consists of 175,000 square feet, has received over $2.8 million of improvements and is now ready for marketing to potential industrial customers. The City approved a $3 million economic development incentive to assist with a new super coater $55 million addition at Vitro Architectural Glass Plant that resulted in 50 new higher paying jobs. Vitro employs approximately 400 people and their annual expenditures in Wichita Falls are more than $36 million. Additionally, the City has been working with a nationally recognized hotel development firm to construct a 150-Room Full-Service Hotel and Conference Center on the grounds of the existing Multi-Purpose Events Center. This hotel will serve as a headquarters hotel for downtown conventions and other tourist activities and will complement the City’s existing convention and tourism business.

In addition to these projects, the City Council’s strategic plan includes the revitalization of the Central Business District. Several public/private partnerships are in process to continue expanding residential mixed use developments and other business opportunities in the downtown area. Another recent improvement project includes $17.3 million to improve several of the City’s streets and roadways. These funds were approved by the voters in an election held in May of 2018.

Wichita Falls offers abundant recreational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities. Recreation programs cover a wide range of activities including golf, tennis, softball, volleyball, kickball, flag football, disk golf, basketball, dance, fitness, special events, senior activities, and more. Local amenities like the Champions Course at Weeks Park 18-Hole Golf Course, River Bend Nature Center, Castaway Cove Waterpark, Lake Wichita, and Lake Arrowhead attract outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The Kemp Center for the Arts, Museum of North Texas History, Kell House Museum, Wichita Falls Railroad Museum, Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Museum, Wichita Theatre, and the Juanita Harvey Art Gallery at MSU provide cultural enrichment and education opportunities for the whole family. Popular annual events such as the Hotter-N-Hell Hundred bicycle ride, North Texas Ranch Roundup, St. Patrick's Day Festival, Red River Wine Festival, Cajun Festival, Oil Bowl, Art and Soul Festival, Freedom Festival, City Light Parade, and THOR 5-K run draw visitors from throughout the region. Hotter-N-Hell Hundred is one of the oldest and largest cycling events in the nation. Each year, over 12,000 riders from all over the globe come to Wichita Falls for four days of challenging and inspiring activities.

Wichita Falls students are served by the Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD). The district is composed of 29 campuses, including three high schools, three junior high schools, 16 elementary schools, four Head Start/early childhood campuses, and three alternative facilities, and has an enrollment of 14,000 students. The Wichita Falls Independent School District debuted the new $28 million Career Education Center (CEC) in 2017. The CEC is a 123,000 square foot facility that provides students the opportunities and advanced technology to learn career related skills, certifications, and earn college credit. The CEC offers 26 fields of focus for the 18/19 academic year. There are also several private schools in the area, including Wichita Christian School, Notre Dame Catholic School, and Christ Academy. For those seeking higher education, Midwestern State University provides quality educational opportunities for over 6,000 students, with 49 undergraduate programs and 27 graduate programs. MWSU has the distinction of being the only public liberal arts school in the state and offers an affordable and challenging learning environment that serves residents of Texas, other states, and many countries. Vernon College also has a campus in Wichita Falls, and additional opportunities are available in the DFW area.

Wichita Falls has a median income of $44,543 and an average home value of $102,700.

Governance and Organization
MISSION STATEMENT
Enhance our quality of life through responsive service delivery, sound financial management, and partnerships spanning the public, private, and business sectors.

VISION STATEMENT
Wichita Falls is a vibrant, growing, family-oriented community of unlimited opportunity and civic pride.

Wichita Falls operates under the council-manager form of government. The City Council is composed of seven members, including the Mayor, five district representatives, and one at-large representative. Members may serve three successive two-year terms in the same office, with a maximum of ten consecutive years in any combination of office. The City Council and staff are focused on ensuring sustainable growth and development policies, the improvement of municipal service levels, and sound fiscal policies.

The City Manager is appointed by the Mayor and City Council and functions as the chief executive officer of the City. In the chief executive capacity, the City Manager works with the Mayor and City Council, City department directors, and City staff to develop and implement policies guiding the City. Darron Leiker was appointed Wichita Falls City Manager in September
2005. He previously served as Interim City Manager and was also an Assistant City Manager in Wichita Falls for three years.

Two large-scale capital projects were recently completed in Wichita Falls. The City borrowed $33.8 million through the Texas Water Development Board's low-interest loan program to construct a permanent below ground pipeline from the River Road Wastewater Treatment Plant to convey up to 16 million gallons of treated effluent per day to Lake Arrowhead. This system was designed to eliminate the emergency pipeline project and went on-line in 2017.

In February 2016, the City awarded a contract to an energy services company as part of a performance contract to install Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). AMI Systems measure, collect and assist with analyzing water usage through two-way radio communication media on a pre-defined schedule. They are essentially smart water meters capable of producing digital output automatically and sending readings from the meter to a data collector/radio repeater on a fixed tower system and returning data to the utility billing office for billing and data analysis. They also provide customers with the ability to log into a customer portal to view their water usage on an hourly basis. The $16 million project was recently completed and is now fully operational.

The City has an FY2018 budget of $175 million and employs over 1,200 full-time equivalent employees. The City’s ad valorem tax rate is 0.70598 per $100 of valuation.

VALUES
The municipal employees and elected officials practice these values:

Excellence – We will provide an outstanding work product.
Integrity – We adhere to high moral principles and are mindful of the public’s trust in our work.
Accountability – We will accept responsibility for our actions and decisions.
Transparency – We will be visible, accessible, and open in our communication with the public.
Innovation – We will strive to improve service delivery by evaluating and introducing new methods, ideas, and programs.

How To Apply

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City of Grand Prairie / Website

Treasury and Debt Manager

Posting Date 02/07/2019 Closing Date

Salary

$82,961.00 - $125,271.00 Annually DOQ

Description/Education/Experience

The City of Grand Prairie is looking for an innovative and progressive leader with a cutting-edge knowledge and skill to manage the debt and treasury functions of the City.

This position is responsible for managing the city's investment portfolio, cash management functions and debt service program. Manages and analyzes cash forecasts and daily cash requirements. Analyzes and reports the city's debt structure and manages bond issuances. Oversight responsibility for daily cash, banking relations and administration of all special districts and corporations.

Essential Job Functions:

•In support of the City's AAA bond rating,this position manages, reports and assists with coordination of debt management activities, including bond sale sizing and structure, preparing offering documents, obtaining Attorney General's approval; preparing and filing annual Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosure reports, maintenance and reconciliation of all outstanding debt service issues, monitoring and verify all payments of debt service, paying agent fees, issuance closing costs; maintaining the city's debt service schedules and tables; and assist with any necessary renewals or changes to Financial Advisory, Arbitrage, SEC Disclosure and Bond Counsel agreements.

•Manages and supervises the investment of available city funds to optimize utilization and interest earnings potential and to ensure compliance with the Public Funds Investment Act and the city's investment policy and procedures, including diversity, liquidity, safety and yield. Oversees all maturities, purchases, coupons and other interest payments are correctly credited to the city's account and ledger. Monitors the changing economic indicators and market trends, collateral pledged to the city for appropriate deposit levels, and verifies the safekeeping accounts for accuracy. Monitors the cash flow forecast and daily cash requirement projections in order to maximize the proper use of idle funds.

•Supports annual budget process through the analysis and reporting of Property tax revenues.Coordinates ending audited financial data in preparation of the city's annual budget for fund balance analysis. Prepares budget recommendations for all city related debt services funds; prepares interest distribution to operating and capital funds from the pooled investments fund. Interacts frequently with various department heads including Budget, City Manager's Office and Public Works to develop the city's long-range financial forecast models, budget and capital improvement plan, and reply to various audit requests for compliance.

•Manages implementation of necessary renewals or changes to various contracts required to preserve city funds, i.e., depository bank, armored car and third-party safekeeping services. Develops, monitors and manages the banking relationship with the depository bank and other banking contracts.Serves as key liaison to all municipal bond parties, such as Financial Advisors, Bond Counsel, rating agencies, underwriters, and Disclosure Counsel.Serves as primary liaison to three Appraisal Districts as well as the Dallas County Tax Collector, and Delinquent Tax Collection Attorney for the reporting and collecting of property taxes.

•Supports the department goals through cooperation with accounting and operating functions.Supervises specific division personnel by assigning work duties; ensuring work is in compliance with city policies and state law and, performs delegated supervision on behalf of immediate supervisor and represents supervisor in his/her absence. Performs other duties as assigned.

•Performs oversight of special district administration for all TIRZ, PIDs, Sports Corporation and other special districts and reporting units.Communicates with City Council, Management and Boards and Commissions.Assists with reviews and prepares fiscal impacts related to proposed legislation and economic development programs.

•All other duties as assigned by a supervisor/manager within your department/division.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related field. Masters or advanced degree is preferred. Proven knowledge of GASB, MSRB, PFIA and other governing laws or standards. Five (5) years of progressive responsibility and professional experience in Finance, Accounting or a related field. Two (2) or more years of management experience preferred. Municipal Finance experience preferred.

Valid Texas Driver's License required.

CPA, CGFO or CPFO or similar certification preferred. Ability to attend and attain mandatory training for Public Funds Investment Act within 12 months of appointment and maintain continuing education hours as required.

Additional Information

To view the full recruitment brochure, please copy and paste this website in your browser: https://www.gptx.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=17022

How To Apply

If you meet the minimum requirements, apply online at www.gptx.org/jobs. Finalists will be subject to a comprehensive background check and other required employment screenings or tests. The position is open until filled; however, the first review is expected in early 2019 with additional applicant testing and/or interviews offered for finalists to narrow down the candidate of choice.