Indy Gov Consultant I in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Consultant I

Salary

$40,000.00 Annually

Location

City County Building, IN

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Office of Audit and Performance

Job Number

04363

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Position Summary

Position is responsible for assisting Senior Consultants in executing activities aimed at enhancing operations of other city-county agencies/departments, and assisting executive management in developing effective policies. Incumbents will be assigned complex projects, and are expected to independently perform projects; including: conducting and training individuals across the enterprise in process improvement methodologies to improve the customer experience, reduce waste, increase efficiencies, and to build a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Additionally, the position is responsible for executing various initiatives that contribute to enterprise accountability and transparency, such as performance reviews of entities across the city-county enterprise, as well as fraud, waste, and abuse investigations. Programs and activities are designed to serve all city-county entities and employees by strategically utilizing staff resources to add value to other city-county agencies/departments by advising executive management and contributing thought leadership to promote a culture of continuous learning and improvement, and by establishing best practices and outcomes in performance and quality management.

Position Responsibilities

Learn and apply advanced analytical skills to develop a strong understanding of city-county entities, business processes, functions, and systems, in order to develop recommendations that uncover the root cause of the finding, are feasible and in the interest of city-county government.

Assist Senior Consultants in using advanced data-driven methods to identify root causes, solve complex problems, determine root causes, and validate activities through the use of statistical software.

Work in collaboration with other city-county agencies/departments to analyze current performance levels, identify areas of opportunity, and methods of increasing efficiency.

Assist Senior Consultants in training city-county employees in recognized efficiency standards, adopting best practices, and conducting strategic planning events

Draft and present project status presentations for executive staff and department leadership.

Assist in facilitating, organizing, and planning enterprise-wide ceremonies, such as the Mayor's Performance Awards.

Analyzes financial records, processes, flow charts, hypothesis testing, budgetary data, and workload reports to investigate operations efficiency, internal controls, resource utilization, and organization structure.

Complete required Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Accounting; or a four (4) year degree in other disciplines such as, Computer Science or Industrial Management would be acceptable provided the candidate has completed twenty-one (21) hours of accounting courses. One (1) year of project management experience preferred. Project Management Professional or Six Sigma certification preferred. Must be willing and able to obtain professional certifications related to the job. Must have a valid Indiana Driver's License. Requires some degree of analytical and logical deduction. Requires effective verbal and writing skills. Advanced familiarity with computer-based accounting systems and business software such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. Expert ability to evaluate internal controls of an accounting system. Ability to research and comprehend federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Expert ability to understand city-county government, its structure and functions. Ability to understand city-county accounting and operating policies, practices, and procedures. Ability to maintain confidentiality of confidential data.

Independent Judgment

Actions are controlled through the application of established city-county policies and procedures, as well as federal, state, and local laws. Projects are heavily dependent on professional judgment and experience in making decisions and appraisals. Independent judgment is exercised in the selection of procedures, determining materiality of findings, and formulating conclusions derived from an analysis of department/agency activities. Work is reviewed at periodic phases during the engagement; however, seemingly minor errors have the potential to cause irreparable damage to the office's reputation. Ability to remain objective and demonstrate impeccable judgment is vital.