Senior Payroll Tax Analyst

$69,971 - $90,522 yearly
  • City of Eugene
  • 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR, USA
  • Feb 23, 2021
Full time Finance

Job Description

  • Does the idea of implementing new program appeal to you?
  • Would you look forward to meeting with community stakeholders, policy makers, the media and the public to explain a complicated new program?
  • Are you interested in working with a team that is high performing, collaborative, and well-respected? 

If these questions describe you, then you might be the right person for an exciting opportunity with the City of Eugene, Central Services Finance Division.

On June 10, 2019, the City Council passed a payroll tax ordinance to provide long-term funding for the Community Safety System. The Community Safety Payroll Tax is expected to generate $23.6 million annually to provide faster, more efficient safety responses, deter crime, connect people to services, engage and help at-risk youth, support more investigations and court services, and add jail beds to reduce capacity-based releases and hold those who commit crimes accountable.
 
The Finance Division is recruiting for a Senior Payroll Tax Analyst. This position works as a team member of Finance Division, operating in a collaborative work environment to provide highly complex program development and operations for the recently-enacted payroll tax. This position will be responsible for program development and ongoing management of the payroll tax. 

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position will possess certain qualities that will allow them to successfully implement the new payroll tax for the City of Eugene. Some key characteristics that will ensure success in this role include:
 
Tax Collection Program Development Skills
The successful candidate for this position will possess the skills necessary to implement the payroll tax administration program. They will be self-motivated to come up with an approach to administering all aspects of  the program, and the judgment to understand the potential impacts of options for various program elements.

Exceptional Analytical Skills
Using exceptional analytical skills, the successful candidate for this role will provide complex analysis and recommendations to support the decisions of policy makers. They will apply strong project management skills to develop the full tax administration program. The successful candidate will cultivate a "now and later" perspective, where they act today in anticipation of tomorrow. This includes looking beyond day-to-day work to better anticipate the future and adjust to change.

Creativity, Flexibility and Ambiguity
The candidate will use creative problem solving and innovation to approach complex issues from a broad perspective and see a variety of options and scenarios that can be explored. They must be comfortable with remaining flexible while working within an established government framework. Assignments may be made with ambiguous instructions and a level of uncertainty of the desired or expected outcome.

Solid Community Outreach Skills
The candidate will be integral part of the community outreach program to promote understanding of the new tax. They will have the ability to clearly explain, both orally and in writing, elements of the tax structure and filing processes to all stakeholders affected by the tax.

Commitment to Excellence and Stewardship
The ideal candidate will be committed to the values of excellence in their work and responsible stewardship of the City's financial resources and to the transparency of financial data and processes. The successful candidate will develop and cultivate trust and confidence within the team, organization and community.
 
Strong Interpersonal Skills
The successful candidate for this role will work effectively and collaboratively with key stakeholders, including City staff, taxpayers, vendors and others, to support and inform decision making processes. They will develop and cultivate a respectful and inclusive work environment, and take the time to appreciate, understand and learn from the diversity of their teammates, the organization, and the community.
 
The candidate will demonstrate self-awareness and emotional intelligence, be open and accepting of other people's perspectives and needs, give others the chance to shine, look at themselves honestly, and take responsibility for their actions.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED
The next review of applications will take place: 
Monday, March 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY.