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Public Works Finance Officer - City of Waco, TX (ID: 329852)

Title Public Works Finance Officer
Type Finance
Date Posted 2019-05-10
City / Organization City of Waco, TX
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CODE: 786-1

CLOSING: Open Until Filled

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Job Family: Professional / Technical

Hours: Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Occasional nights and weekends

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PRIMARY DUTY: Under general supervision, assists the Director of Public Works in planning and directing City of Waco Public Works Department financial operations and managing compliance to City and department policies and procedures; develops complex financial reports, analyses, budgets and rate proposals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist the Director with managing the Department’s financial operations and the timely and accurate analysis and reporting of financial and technical information.
  • Assist with organizing and managing financial activities and provides professional-level support in a variety of areas, including purchasing, receivables, payments, capital reporting, fiscal studies, rate proposals, City Council agenda items and a variety of general accounting functions.
  • Identifies and prepare grant opportunities and applications for alternative funds for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and programs of interest to the Department.
  • Prepares presentations to the Director and City Management on the status of annual and current budgets, CIP projects, and other financial analyses as directed.
  • Performs a variety of technical accounting functions; evaluates and analyzes financial issues and policies and recommends solutions; coordinates work with other City departments and public agencies.
  • Oversees financial operations; assures the quality of the financial activities, services and work products;
    develops work plans and assures required deadlines are met.
  • Using knowledge of City Finance policies and procedures, reviews and processes technical accounting documents, develops financial reports and forecasts, analyzes technical accounting information and develops recommendations and summary reports.
  • Prepares and presents budgets, financial forecasts and status reports; assures effective communication of financial issues.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Waco and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work- related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.



  • City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
  • Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards, recommended practices and policies, rules and regulatory reporting requirements.
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles governing Public Sector financial management.
  • State and federal statutes, rules and regulations governing public funds and debt management.
  • Record keeping and file maintenance principles and procedures.
  • General ledger reconciliation standards.
  • Business and personal computers, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications.

Skill in:

  • Working independently to perform a wide variety of accounting system management functions, using
    knowledge of City Finance Department policies and procedures.
  • Analyzing financial issues, evaluating alternatives and developing recommendations and strategies.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Meeting deadlines and strict time frames for processing technical documents and reports.
  • Maintaining interrelated financial and technical records and identifying and reconciling errors.
  • Understanding and applying City policies and procedures and applicable federal and state regulations.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration is required; AND five years’
experience in government accounting and budgeting; OR an equivalent combination of education and


  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license from Texas State Board of Public Accountancy is desirable;
    additional technical certifications and training may be required.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The physical activities of this position include:
    o Balancing - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on
    narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
    o Reaching - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    o Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from
    one work site to another.
    o Pushing - Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust
    forward, downward or outward.
    o Pulling - Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained
    o Lifting - Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from
    position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires
    substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
    o Finger Dexterity - Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than
    with the whole hand as in handling.
    o Grasping - Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
    o Feeling - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching
    with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
    o Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which
    they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or
    o Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
    Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations
    in sound.
    o Repetitive motion - Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
  • The physical requirements of this position:
    o Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force
    frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human
    body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
  • The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception and field vision:
    o The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and
    analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position:
    o Work is performed primarily in an office setting or well-lit, temperature-controlled working

This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills
required. City management has exclusive rights to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Employees will be required to follow any other job related instructions and to perform any other job related
duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an 'at-will'

The City of Waco is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from eligible and qualified persons regardless of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The City of Waco provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact the Human Resources Office at (254) 750-5740.

Job Post Expiration Date   December 31, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .