Capital Program Analyst

Location
Washington D.C
Posted
Sep 23, 2022
Closes
Oct 04, 2022
Ref
220692
Hours
Full Time
WMATA is an award-winning workplace with a balanced focus on safety, fiscal responsibility, employees, and sustainability.

If you are someone who focuses on high-quality performance, relishes in achieving meaningful and measurable outcomes towards success, and appreciates support and recognition. WMATA is the right place - we are ready to invest in you! We seek a customer-focused Capital Program Analyst to support the Strategy Planning and Program Management Department as part of the Office of Capital Financial Management (Capital Payment Review branch). You will work closely with the program/project managers and Accounting and Budgeting offices; perform qualitative payment verification and reconciliations of supporting documentation; may present periodically the Capital Payment Review process to stakeholders; Support the capital project cost certification process or other ad hoc tasks as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, public administration, business, management, or related discipline.
    • In lieu of a bachelor's degree a high school diploma or GED and four (4) years of experience in financial or program management, budgeting, cost estimating, scheduling, management reporting or public administration.

Experience
  • Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in financial or program management, budgeting, cost estimating, scheduling, and/or management reporting.

Certification/Licensure
  • None

Preferred
  • PeopleSoft Financials; Procore; Hyperion
  • Data visualization tools such as PowerBI and Cognos Analytics

Medical Group:
Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Summary/Duties:

The Capital Program Analyst supports the development and management of assigned capital programs or projects, including internal and cross-departmental projects. Provides support to managing the business project cycle and business cases, design, and project reviews, including the financial analysis and oversight of program deliverables, expenses, payment reviews, project compliance, and cost certifications.

Supports the development and management of workflows, innovative business intelligence tools, and processes to increase efficiencies, fiscal responsibility, and compliance. Assists management in accomplishing the goals of the Department of Strategic, Planning and Program Management (SPPM).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Depending on assigned programs/projects/budgets:
  • Works with management in the development and oversight/monitoring of capital or operations program/project status and departmental procurement, budgets and forecast responsibilities, contract commitments, labor allocations, obligations, and expenditures and provides various status reports to management. . Develops and manages project initiatives, financial models, and scenarios. May recommend funding levels for budgets.
  • Works closely with program/project managers, and other units within WMATA to support the criteria, standards, policies, and procedures of capital and operational projects and budgets as necessary and help ensure consistency and that WMATA complies with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) reporting requirements. Works within SPPM in ensuring alignment of standards and policies and procedures with those of WMATA and external stakeholder organizations.
  • Verifies and reconciles vendors' supporting documentation in a qualitative review of Partial Payment Authorization forms (PPA) and validates the capital invoice payment packages prior to sending to Accounts Payable for payment. Acts as liaison between Program/Project Management, vendor, Budget, and procurement to resolve issues with payment packages and ensure compliance with WMATA payment policy and procedures.
  • May present the Capital Payment Review process, the WMATA prompt payment policy, as well as budgetary, procedural, and software required to manage programs/projects and procurement to the program/project community and in Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) training or to help ensure understanding of the processes and FTA guidelines.

The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report

Closing

WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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