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Project Budget Analyst

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Institution South Dakota State University
Working Title Project Budget Analyst
Posting Number NFE00089P
Department SDSU-Facilities & Services-Engineering
Physical Location of Position (City) Brookings
Posting Text

SDSU Facilities & Services Department is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Project Budget Analyst. Our department coordinates all projects, large and small, on campus and this position will be key working with the Project Managers, project staff, and on campus customers. In this role, the successful candidate will assist in ensuring the project stays within budget, has all regulatory paperwork completed, manages different project funding, and completes all project cost accounting.

This is a 12 month, full-time, benefit-eligible position. This position is supervised by the Facilities & Services Financial Analyst. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Works with Project Managers and Directors to ensure all work requests are completed and processed;
• Manages maintenance and repair dollars;
• Responsible for project close outs;
• Manages project cost accounting;
• Ensures department compliance with construction project regulations;
• Forecasting and trends analysis for Project Managers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Four-year college degree in Construction Management, Accounting, Business, Economics or related field by start date;
• At least 3 years of related experience;
• Knowledge of project or construction management, specifically accounting and budgeting within project/construction management;
• Strong MS Office skills, especially Excel and Access;
• Knowledge of accounting practices/principles and able to apply in a variety of settings including communicating information to Project Managers, Engineers and Directors;
• Familiarity working with a variety of funding sources;
• Familiarity with forecasting methods and data analysis;
• Ability to use critical thinking to create financial forecasts and make project budgeting recommendations;
• Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
• Strong interpersonal skills;
• Ability to work as a contributing team member.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• At least 5 years of related experience;
• Understanding of budgeting and regulatory requirements;
• Lean process improvement knowledge;
• Knowledge of University Banner;
• Familiarity with AssetWorks, specifically AiM Operations & Maintenance module.

The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

As of January 1, 2018, SDSU is a tobacco free environment.

Posting Date 01/18/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/15/2018
Advertised Salary Commensurate with qualifications.
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100%
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Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

South Dakota State University is the state’s largest, most comprehensive higher education institution. As South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university, SDSU had a fall 2016 enrollment of 12,613 students from all 50 states and 85 countries. Students choose from 73 majors, 36 specializations, 75 minors, 35 master’s degree programs, 15 Ph.D. programs and two professional doctorates. Approximately 55% of SDSU students are residents of South Dakota, 37% from other states, and 8% from other countries. There are ongoing efforts to bring a greater global perspective to the campus to increase diversity. The work of the university is carried out on a resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across the state.

From its roots as a land grant university established in Brookings, South Dakota in 1881, SDSU today is a vibrant, complex Carnegie Research University – High Intensity institution. It competes in Division I Athletics, is a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and participates in the Summit League for most other sports.

With exceptional alumni, community, and Foundation support for student scholarships as well as all aspects of campus life, SDSU is the center of life in Brookings, a friendly, economically-healthy community of nearly 23,657 residents on the Eastern border of the state. The city has an excellent K-12 educational system. During a campus visit, a tour of the education systems and visit with school administrators may be arranged. The city is also accessible to major medical facilities, has an active social and cultural environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within an easy commute. Sioux Falls, a city of approximately 170,000 persons, is 55 miles to the south. Brookings is also located about 200 miles west of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, a metropolitan area with major design and art centers such as International Market Square, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Walker Art Center, and Weisman Art Museum. To find out more about Brookings please visit LiveinBrookings.com.

Affirmative Action Statement

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

Diversity Statement

We are committed to diversity of community and ideas. We believe in a supportive, diverse, collaborative, and cohesive environment with a focus on access. We actively seek collaboration with individuals with differing perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

Contact Information

For questions on the position, contact Wendy Dailey at (605) 688-6617 or Wendy.dailey@sdstate.edu.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. Where did you hear about this position?
    • SDBOR Employment Site
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    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Newspaper
    • Black Doctoral Network
    • APLU
    • Linkedin
    • Other

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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