- All completed applications for this position must be submitted
online no later than 5:00 pm, on the closing date of the
recruitment. PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please follow
all submission instructions to ensure your application is complete.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of online applications,
therefore, it is important for online applications to be completed
fully. Late applications will not be accepted beyond the closing
time and date for any reason, including any technical issues, such
as system, browser, or computer failures, etc. *
The Port of Oakland is currently recruiting for the position of
Port Financial Analyst. The current vacancy is in the Utilities
Department within the Office of the Chief Operating Officer that
provides the expertise to manage the Port's utility distribution
system (electrical, gas, water, sewer and telephone). Under
direction, the Port Financial Analyst performs routine to
moderately complex analytical work related to preparing, reviewing,
and analyzing the Port's operating budget.
Examples of Duties
Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do
the examples cover all the duties which may be performed. Incumbent
may perform other related duties at the equivalent level.
- Prepares and develops instructions, report formats, and
automated support programs to assist Port departments with
preparing annual operating budgets.
- Monitors and analyzes variances between historical, proposed,
and approved budgets and actual and forecasted
- Prepares and analyzes five year cash flow projections and
recommends options to address shortfalls and surplus.
- Alerts supervisor of need to meet with management to secure
data, and meets with appropriate staff as need to secure data.
- Perform various studies as needed, which may involve analyses
of financial information, accounting records, statistics, and
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
This classification requires a combination of education and
experience reflecting possession of the required knowledge, skills,
and abilities. A typical combination would include a bachelor's
degree from an accredited college or university in finance,
accounting, business administration, or a related field including
course work in financial and budget analysis; AND two years of
increasingly responsible experience in the financial area, one of
which should have been in financial and budget analysis. An
equivalent combination of education and experience may be
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
To perform the typical tasks and duties of the position
successfully, the knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below
- Accounting principles and practices.
- Concepts, principles, and practices of financial planning and
- Organizational structures and financial systems of governmental
- Personnel administration cost items and their application to
- Develop microcomputer financial models.
- Communicate effectively with employees and subject matter
- Conduct general and detailed analyses pertaining to budget
variance, budget projections, and budget development.
- Write accurate and clear financial/budget reports.
- Handle multiple tasks simultaneously within prescribed time
- Exercise sound independent judgment within general policy
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the performance of duties and to work as a
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Stage I:Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation
(Pass/Fail) - The first stage in the selection process will consist
of an application and supplemental questionnaire review
(pass/fail). Applications submitted without a completed
supplemental questionnaire will be deemed incomplete and not given
further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not
guarantee advancement to the next stage of the selection process.
Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to
Stage II: Assessment Examination (Weighted 100%) - The second
stage of the selection process may consist of a combination of
job-related situational project exercises and an oral panel
interview designed to assess technical knowledge and any additional
other KSAs. Job-related situational project exercises may consist
of written exercises, performance exercises or other situational
exercises that would assess the KSAs. The Assessment Examination is
designed to test your overall aptitude for the position.
Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this
examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment
consideration. The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the
selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or
Immigration and Reform Control Act: In compliance with the
Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only
hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United
States. Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it
must match the name on the application.
Americans with Disabilities (ADA): In compliance with State and
Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified
individuals without regard to disability. The Port is committed to
making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in
the work environment. Individuals invited to advance in the
examination process will be provided the opportunity to request a
The Port of Oakland is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Must possess a valid California Class C driver license at the
time and for the duration of appointment.
The Port of Oakland requires each incumbent to successfully
complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background
check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History
Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior
to being considered for this position. This status must be
maintained for the duration of employment at the Port.