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Current career opportunities with LRAPA are listed on this page. Be notified when LRAPA announces a job posting by visiting our Email Updates webpage and signing up for notifications.

For questions or comments, please contact the Director of Finance and Administrative Services at 541-736-1056 ext. 209

Current Job Openings

 

Salary

$5,076 – $7,465 Monthly

$60,912 – $89,580 Annually

Opening Date

August 17, 2022

Closing Date

Continuous, with the first screening of applications on August 31, 2022

Location

Springfield, Oregon

Position

One full-time Financial/Grant Analyst

FLSA

Exempt

 

To apply

Application deadline: Continuous, with the first screening of applicants on August 31, 2022.

To apply, download an application by clicking “Download Application” in the toolbox at the top right corner of this page. Email your application, resume and cover letter to Julie Lindsey, LRAPA’s Director of Finance & Administrative Services at julielindsey@lrapa.org.

Position Summary

The Financial/Grant Analyst performs a variety of accounting, budgeting, and financial reporting, and analysis functions for multiple funds including the general fund, special revenue fund, and varying grant funds. Processes accounting transactions including payables, receivables, and journal entries. Reconciles and balances various grant accounts and performs other related functions as required. Performs financial analysis concerning financial forecasts, budget development, monthly, and annual variance analysis as well as financial reporting for grants. Researches and writes grant applications, manages grant activity, and maintains professional relationship with grant management company, vendors, and contractors. Under direction of the Finance Director, performs highly responsible and complex duties involved in the financial reporting, analyzing, and auditing of financial transactions.

Typical duties of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Assists Department Directors, grant and project managers, and other staff in planning, applying, budgeting, implementation, and compliance.
  • Examines accounting and reporting for all grants, grant contracts, and grant agreements.
  • Manage grant related payables, receivables, reporting, drawing down funds, journal entries, and general ledger balancing.
  • Tracking fixed assets and replacement related to grants, enterprise, and special revenue funds.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual independent and single audit process related to grants.
  • Provide documentation for grant audits (performance and financial).
  • Assist in compiling and preparing annual budget. Manage budget in the financial system.
  • Review budget to actual reports for grants and enterprise fund and make recommendations for corrections. Process necessary journal entries.
  • Analyzes information and options by developing spreadsheet reports, verifying information.
  • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining sound internal control procedures.
  • Protect Agency’s values by maintaining information confidentiality.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational/training opportunities.
  • Performs related duties as assigned to meet business needs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate will have skills to convey complex or technical information to internal and external stakeholders; computer skills including database management and Microsoft Office 365 including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; ability to interpret and apply laws, procedures, and regulations pertaining to governmental and grant accounting; excellent organizational and personal skills.

  • Knowledge of Oregon budget law and principles of governmental accounting and budgeting; public administration concepts and theories; research and statistical methods; statistical analysis and theory; program/project management methods; public relations, and report or grant writing techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills: strong written and oral communication skills are important to be able to explain grant compliance, financial data, and reporting.
  • Critical thinking skills: research and resolve complex problems.
  • Manage stressful situations including, frequent deadline pressures, prioritizing projects, and assisting internal and external customers.
  • Ability to implement lateral thinking, the ability to analyze scenarios, and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex rules, regulations, and technical manuals.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Equipment used: Personal computer, telephone, copy machine, fax machine, other general office equipment, and automobile.
  • Advanced ability to use the Internet, automated financial systems, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Minimum required qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, or related field.
  • Experience: Two years progressively responsible technical and financial experience in grants, grant writing, grant management, and grant accounting.
  • Experience: Two years progressively responsible technical accounting experience. preferably in government or non-profit environment.

Preferred experience

  • Education: Master’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, or related field.
  • Experience: Four years progressively responsible technical accounting experience in government or non-profit environment.
  • Experience: Four years progressively responsible technical and financial experience in grants, grant writing, grant management, and grant accounting in government or non-profit environment.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in the Agency’s offices, both located in Springfield, Oregon. May include travel to other agencies or grant sites, including but not limited to Eugene, Oakridge, Cottage Grove, and unincorporated areas of Lane County. Training opportunities may require travel within the state. Position requires deadline pressures due to reporting, financial analysis, general ledger reconciliations, project analysis, and contract reporting.

Physical:

  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time while viewing a computer monitor and operating a keyboard.
  • Other physical requirements include walking, bending, stooping, filing books on upper shelves, lifting heavy boxes and files up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Mental:

  • Ability to manage stressful situations when interacting with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Compensation

Placement within the range will be based upon the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.

  • Range: $5,076 – $7,465 Monthly
  • Comprehensive benefit package which includes:
    • Retirement plan administered by Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Employee pays 6% contribution.
    • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan).
    • 11 paid Holidays scheduled plus 1 floating Holiday during the year.
    • Personal Time Off (PTO) starting at 23 days/year, accrued per pay period.
    • Health insurance program (Medical, Dental, Vision). Employee pays a small portion for dependents.
    • Voluntary Flexible Spending Account.
    • Agency paid Long-term disability insurance program.
    • Agency paid life insurance policy

To apply

Application deadline: Continuous, with the first screening of applicants on August 31, 2022.

To apply, either download an application by clicking “Download Application” in the toolbox at the top right corner of this webpage. Email your application, resume and cover letter to Julie Lindsey, LRAPA’s Director of Finance & Administrative Services at julielindsey@lrapa.org.

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Find the current air quality, look up the closest monitor to you, and learn more about the Air Quality Index (AQI) on the Current Air Quality Page.

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LRAPA responds to complaints submitted during business hours. Complaints received outside business hours will be follow-up on during the next business day.

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Learn about the types of air pollution LRAPA monitors for, as well as the type of equipment used by the agency on the air monitoring webpage.

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Learn more about the air toxic pollutants of concern in Lane County by visiting the Pollutants and Toxics webpage.

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Check to see if there are any active burning curtailments in effect on the burning restrictions webpage.
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LRAPA issues daily green, yellow, and red burn advisories from October 1 through May 31, based on air quality conditions. These advisories permit, limit, or restrict the use of fireplaces and wood stoves.

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Learn more about the varying rules and check the status of the burning season on the outdoor burning webpage

 

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Learn more about prohibited materials from being burned in recreational fires, and LRAPA’s daily home wood heating advisory by visiting the recreational fires webpage.

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Check to see if your business needs a permit by following our 5-step guide on our Permitting Overview webpage.

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Learn more about Title V permits, their requirements, and connect to Title V permits in Lane County by visiting our Title V webpage.

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Learn more about reporting requirements and deadlines for each source category by visiting our Greenhouse Gases webpage.

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Find all forms offered by LRAPA by visiting our Forms & Resources webpage.

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Learn more about these public comment window and public meetings on our News, Notices & Public Calendar webpage.

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Find these reports and other informational resources on our Publications, Reports, and Fact Sheets webpage.

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Explore the many topics of information on our Community Center webpage.

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Learn more about LRAPA’s approved SEPs and potentially submit a project for review and possible approval on LRAPA’s Supplemental Environmental Projects webpage.

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Learn more about LRAPA’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures by visiting our Non-Discrimination Policy webpage.

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Learn more about prescribed burns in Lane County and the groups who conduct local burns on our Prescribed Burns webpage.

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Learn more about the common sources of indoor air pollution and the methods to protect air quality on our Indoor Air Quality webpage.

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Learn more about these committees, see meeting minutes, and upcoming agendas on our Public Oversight webpage.

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Learn more about LRAPA’s rules and read them on our Rules & Regulations webpage.
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Learn more about LRAPA’s records request policy and submit a request on our Records Request webpage.
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Learn more about current career opportunities with LRAPA by visiting LRAPA's Careers webpage.

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View current staff and their contact information by visiting our Staff Directory webpage.

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