CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
FISCAL ANALYST III
This is advanced level analytical work conducting feasibility studies and research into
long range, city-wide fiscal programs. Assignments are in areas of immediate import to City
financial administration. An employee in this class may supervise a small staff of lower level
fiscal and analytical personnel. The employee performs a consultative service used by the City's
chief financial administrator in taking action. Work is performed under the general direction
of an administrative superior.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Compiles information concerning financial planning of various aspects of city-wide
programs such as redevelopment, urban renewal, transit, highways, parking, taxation, debt
administration, metropolitan area problems, capital budgeting and programming and industrial
development; investigates financial implications of development programs including sources of
funds, programming, type of financing and future revenue possibilities; relates development
programs to annual and long term financing; analyzes information; determines information most
appropriate; presents reports and recommendations.
- Reviews capital programs as they relate to debt limitation statutes, ordinances, and
regulations; makes year-by-year analyses of anticipated revenues and expenditures; determines
financing methods that can be used within debt limitations; prepares recommendations and
programs for financing projects requiring court approval.
- Investigates financial status of quasi-governmental agencies associated with the City; acts
as consultant and advisor to such agencies on projects and finances, and fiscal feasibility of
programs; reviews, established, and installs accounting systems for such agencies; devises and
sets up accounting procedures based on the type of business conducted by the agency.
- Devises and participates in devising new governmental fiscal concepts, programs, and
projects; makes recommendations on applicability and feasibility as related to the overall City
fiscal policy and program.
- Acts as secretary to the Mayor's Committee for Federal and State Legislation; assembles
and prepares information for proposed legislation received from various sources; prepares
agendas of such proposals; attends committee meetings and meetings with liaison officials to
legislative bodies; corresponds with interested officials and individuals concerning proposed
- Reviews requests for fiscal and operational municipal legislation received from various
sources; advises requesting agency on current policy and possible problems relating to request;
assembles information and prepares agendas for such requests; attends meetings of legislative
and executive officials reviewing proposed legislation; coordinates with the Law Department in
the preparation of proposals in legal form.
- Prepares materials for speeches by officials relating to the City's fiscal programs.
- Makes analyses of financial responsibility of bidders for City contracts at the request of
the procurement agency.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
the principles and practices of municipal fiscal administration.
- the principles and practices of public administration with particular reference to
governmental finance, accounting and budgeting.
- the methods and techniques used in capital and operating budget formulation and
- research methods, techniques, and standard sources of information as they relate to
- the principles, practices, and techniques of accounting as they relate to the establishment
of accounting and financial control systems.
- the principles and practices of city and regional planning.
- analyze and comprehend complex problems relating to fiscal administration and long
range budgetary planning, and to devise new concepts, programs, and projects from such
- apply research methods and techniques to a variety of studies and problems.
- express ideas effectively in oral, written and graphic form.
- establish and maintain effective working relationships with legislative and executive
officials at the highest level in governmental jurisdictions.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement
represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject
applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based
on training and experience requirements as approved on 10/81.)
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable
by the Personnel Department.
- Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university.
- Six years of experience performing research in and analyzing long range fiscal plans and
programs or budgets, or in the preparation and analysis of the final financial statements which
reflect activity applicable to such plans and programs or budgets, two years of which have been
in the fiscal analysis of the policies and administration of a governmental jurisdiction, large
business enterprise, or research group, or in the supervision of an accounting staff engaged in
analyzing, recording, and reporting on all municipal accounting transactions.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: EP25
Class Established: 5/1958
Latest Spec. Revision: 2/1988
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