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NC - Principal Transportation Finance Analyst

  • 1.  NC - Principal Transportation Finance Analyst

    Posted 11-02-2020 02:03 PM

    Recruitment Range:  $80,000-$100,000
    Location: Raleigh, NC

    The North Carolina Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill the high-impact position of Principal Transportation Finance Analyst within our Demographic and Economic Analysis division.

    The primary purpose of the position is to aid OSBM in monitoring the finances of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The duties of this position include, but are not limited to: analyzing transportation policies and making recommendations to top level executives and elected officials, collaborating with NCDOT on transportation budget and spending plans, producing revenue forecasts, advising NCDOT on construction and operating cash flow projections, and developing analytical tools to monitor NCDOT's expenditures and revenues against projections.

    For the last 40 years, work at OSBM has been high-impact public service. As the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor, staff provide strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.

    In a typical fiscal year, the State will collect more than $24 billion in taxes from North Carolina citizens and businesses. Through the budget, OSBM ensures the best use of public resources. This mission uniquely positions OSBM as an organization that offers its staff the opportunity to develop professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders across all state agencies and universities.

    OSBM provides unique leadership and growth opportunities for motivated employees. Further, the Office invests in staff by providing business-solution application training and sponsoring the attendance of statewide and national knowledge-sharing and budget-related convenings. Lastly, telecommuting and flex-time opportunities enable OSBM staff to make a difference, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and the flexibility to enjoy North Carolina's high quality of life.

    Under the supervision of an Assistant State Budget Officer, the responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Produce in-depth budget analyses to help ensure expenditure projections are accurate, timely, and as transparent as possible.
    • Make policy recommendations and advise policy officials; serve as long-term budget planning resource for OSBM senior leadership.
    • Collaborate with NCDOT in developing annual budget and spend plans for the Governor's recommended budget and submission to the General Assembly.
    • Use statistical methods and software tools to development, execute, and continuously refine revenue models.
    • Produce 10-year revenue forecast for the Highway Fund and Highway Trust Fund.
    • Negotiate revenue consensus with NCDOT and the Fiscal Research Division of the General Assembly.
    • Assist NCDOT in producing project and operating cash flow projections.
    • Develop and maintain analytical tools to monitor NCDOT expenditures and revenues against projections.
    • Work collaboratively with various offices, in particular several groups within OSBM and within NCDOT, and the Governor's Office.
    • Ensure NCDOT's budget is executed in consistency with State Budget Act and other statutes governing NCDOT finances.
    • Present on NCDOT finances and other NCDOT related matters to the Governor, NCDOT senior management, other state agencies, and before various committees of the General Assembly. 
    • Other duties as assigned by OSBM Management.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
    To be successful in this role, candidates should possess the following:
    • Considerable knowledge of applied statistics and econometrics, economic and policy analysis.
    • Extensive analytical skills and strong negotiation skills.
    • Experience in using statistical software, preferably SAS, including ability to manage and analyze large data sets.
    • Familiarity with time series forecasting.
    • Knowledge of the operation of government, state budget procedures, and the legislative process.
    • Ability to develop, organize, and effectively communicate and present material of a complex nature in an understandable and information style.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to work under tight time frames.
    • Ability to exercise good judgement and discretion in applying and interpreting laws and budget policies and procedures.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of associates, legislators, other public officials, and the general public.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.

    Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and four (4) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, including one (1) year in advanced and responsible analysts or administrative capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    • A master's degree in economics, statistics, public policy, business administration, public administration, or related subject preferred. Work experience can be substituted for advanced academic training.
    • Familiarity or willingness to learn to use data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Visio), collaboration software (e.g., Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint), enterprise level Software (e.g., Cognos, SAP).

    1. A detailed cover letter that should address:
            a) all the applicant requirements listed above
            b) employment or educational experience relevant to the position
            c) reasons for interest in working at OSBM
    2. A current résumé (maximum length - 2 pages)
    3. If you have a master's degree and less than one year of applicable work experience, please list all internships you completed. For each internship, please identify if you received course credit or if the internship was required as part of a degree program.


    Interest candidates should apply via North Carolina's state government recruitment site, which contains more information about the recruitment process:
    Job Opportunities

    Anca Grozav
    Assistant State Budget Officer
    North Carolina Office of State Budget & Management
    Raleigh NC