Saturday, April 13, 2013

Port Financial Analyst, City of Long Beach - Long Beach

Port Financial Analyst, City of Long Beach - Long Beach
PORT FINANCIAL ANALYST
Job Number: ND1AN-13
Salary Range - $2,625.76 - $4,272.96 Biweekly; $5,689.15 - $9,258.08 Monthly
FILING DEADLINE: 4:30 P.M. APRIL 19, 2013 AT CITY OF LONG BEACH CITY HALL, 333 WEST OCEAN BLVD., 7TH FLOOR OR BY MAIL TO THE CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT. APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:30 PM APRIL 19, 2013. POSTMARKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
DESCRIPTION: Assists in the completion of complex financial analyses and reports
 
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Under general supervision, assists Division management in the completion of complex financial analyses and reports and performs special studies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization analyzes financial and statistical results, including revenues, expenditures and cargo volumes, both for internal and external reporting, and drafts reports explaining the performance; working independently, conducts complex special studies, drafts reports and makes recommendations; drafts reports for the Board of Harbor Commissioners; modifies and develops financial computer models to facilitate management decision-making; develops performance measures and other benchmarks; prepares terminal capacity estimates and long term cargo forecasts to assist in rate of return analyses; prepares project-specific benefit-cost analyses involving the valuation of transportation cost savings and their impacts on cargo diversion; develops near-term cargo forecasts to help forecast port revenues, cash flows and capital expenditures; drafts and manages the release of Request for Proposals; develops and implements procedures for improving organizational effectiveness; may supervise subordinate personnel; performs other duties as required.
REQUIREMENTS TO FILE:
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related field and four or more years of professional experience in financial analysis (proof required)*.
A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for one year of the required experience (proof required)*.
Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of economic/financial analysis.
Ability to: effectively communicate both orally and in writing; independently research and analyze complex information and make recommendations; plan, organize, administer and coordinate research activities and evaluate results; including the preparation of reports; effectively operate personal computers and software applications such as Microsoft Office or other related software.
 
Experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the duties of the position may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
 
A valid motor vehicle operator’s license and a current DMV driving record must be submitted to the hiring department at time of selection interview.
 
*Required documents must be uploaded to the online application or included with a paper application at time of filing.
 
SELECTION PROCEDURE:
This examination will be conducted using the continuous, non-competitive procedure.  All applicants meeting the requirements will be placed on the eligible list, with those receiving Veteran’s credit first, and then in the order in which applications were filed.  Eligible lists will be established periodically.

 ND1AN-13

PORT FINANCIAL ANALYST Supplemental Questionnaire


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INSTRUCTIONS: The purpose of this supplemental application is to derive more specific information about your qualifications for this position. This form will serve as the basis for qualifying candidates for admittance into the next phase of the examination. Please print or type. Attach additional sheets if necessary. Required documents must be uploaded to the online application or included with a paper application at time of filing. Résumés will be accepted, but they may NOT be submitted in lieu of the required completed application packet. Do you understand the information stated in the "instructions" section above?
 
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II. REQUIREMENTS TO FILE: Select one of the following OPTIONS you in which you are applying:
 
Checkbox A four-year college degree AND four years of qualifying full-time paid work experience (proof required)*.
Checkbox Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance and three or more years of qualifying experience (proof required)*.
Checkbox A combination of education and qualifying experience totaling eight or more years (proof required)*.
Checkbox Eight or more years of qualifying experience.
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II. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: List employment where you have gained recent, full-time, paid, professional-level experience in financial analysis and research experience offering specific and substantial preparation for the position of Port Financial Analyst. Provide specific information on the type and level of financial analysis and research duties performed for each employer. Sufficient experience to qualify under. Requirements To File must be detailed (use additional sheets of paper if needed) Employer(s) Employer's Business Supervisor's Name and Title Dates Employed: Hours worked per week Your Job Title and Applicable Job Duties:
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The Port of Long Beach (Long Beach Harbor Department) employs over 400 people, had 345 million of revenue in 2011 and is budgeted to spend over $4 billion in capital expenditures over the next five years. Please describe how your current or past experience has prepared you for working in a Port environment as a financial analyst. What challenges do you think you may face in this transition?
 
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Please give three detailed examples of projects you participated in that involved financial analyses, statistical analyses, technical forecasting, project evaluation (e.g. benefit cost analysis), or any other significant analytical effort. For each, describe your role, and what computer software, if any, you used.
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Provide an example of a complex issue that you worked on. Please provide the specific steps you took to understand the issue, develop a plan to resolve it, and techniques used in presenting the recommendations.
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Describe your experience in using large databases to do your work.
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*I understand that proof of required documents must be submitted as attachments at the time of filing. I also understand that failure to submit all required documents at time of filing will result in the application being considered incomplete. Proofs for this position may include: college degree, college transcripts and/or DD-214 Member 4 Form.
 
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certify that the information provided is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification may cancel any terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
 
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