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Arlington, Virginia
$57,387.20 - $114,732.80 Annually
Sep 24, 2021
Oct 22, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
NOTE: This is a re-opening to expand the pool of qualified candidates. If you already applied for this position, there is no need to re-apply.

Arlington County's Department of Environmental Services (DES) is seeking a Management & Budget Specialist to perform a full range of budget and financial management activities and provide financial support for a section of the large and diverse transportation capital program which includes bus & Metro facilities, public infrastructure improvements for commuters, cyclists and pedestrians, and streetscapes.

The Specialist will work within DES to provide budgetary expertise to one of the largest and most diverse County departments in terms of its lines of business and expenditures. The department's operating General Fund budget is approximately $100 Million and the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for transportation projects totals more than $1.3 Billion over 10 years.

Specific duties include:

  • Assisting with budgeting, expenditure tracking and closeout for a portfolio of transportation projects;
  • Performing variance analysis of actual expenditure vs. projected to help improve the forecasting process;
  • Working collaboratively with project managers and teams in the central finance organization;
  • Submitting requests for reimbursement of grant funds expended to various funding agencies;
  • Maintaining complete grant files including documentation related to appropriations, agreements, reimbursement requests, grant amendments, etc.;
  • Ensuring the use of the various funds adheres to the requirements for each funding source;
  • Assisting with developing annual budget requests for the biennial Capital Improvement Plan;
  • Conducting ex-post analysis of completed transportation capital projects to understand differences between actual execution vs. forecasted and identify lessons learned to help inform future projects;
  • Ensuring accurate accounting for project expenditures and revenues, and preparing/entering journal entries and accruals as necessary; and
  • Entering purchase requisitions and processing invoices for payment.
The ideal candidate will:
  • Be a detail-oriented, innovative, and an analytical team player;
  • Possess the discipline and diligence to accurately track and provide detailed budget information;
  • Have the ability to prioritize, to problem solve and to collaborate with others;
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment;
  • Have the capacity to quickly learn new financial and project management systems; and
  • Have a passion for local government.

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Public Administration or a related field; and
  • Experience in the finance, planning and administration of publicly funded programs or related work.
Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with a Master's degree in a related field and experience/certification in one or more of the following:

  • Budget preparation, expenditure analysis, and accounting;
  • Grants management; and
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Special Requirements
A resume and a short cover letter detailing your interest and experience directly related to this job are required for this application. If you do not provide this information, you may not be considered for the opportunity.

A background check is required and may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure and credit check, which may require signing a release authorizing the County to obtain this information.

An assessment of MS Excel skills may be administered.