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Georgia Department of Community Affairs- Office of Mapping and Research

Listing Summary

Within the Department’s Office of Community Planning, Research, and Geoanalytics and under general supervision of the Manager of Mapping and Research, the candidate will work on a flexible, collaborative team to provide complex administrative duties and statistical, financial, or operational data analysis and reporting in support of the research team and to a wide variety of clients. S/he will assist with collecting, measuring, and analyzing data from various surveys to gain insights.  This includes analyzing the data for completeness, discrepancies, and trends.  S/he will assist with the administration of annual reporting requirements for local governments and authorities, including but not limited to the Report of Local Government Finance, Hotel-Motel Excise Tax Reporting, Local Government/Authority Debt Issuance, and Annual Authority Registration and Financial Reporting surveys.  Additionally, s/he should maintain a familiarity with legislative action and changes in statutory requirements for reporting requirements; and the ability to contribute to legislative fiscal notes, researching potential fiscal impact of pending legislation on local governments and local authorities.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft’s suite of office software
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel (power query and advanced formulas)
  • Knowledge of local government budgeting principles
  • Knowledge of database management concepts
  • Skill at reviewing current and incoming data for accuracy, usefulness, quality, and documentation
  • Skill in oral and written communication
  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to positively interact with internal and external partners
  • Attention to detail; excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative, and be a problem-solver
  • Ability to work well on interdisciplinary project teams requiring flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, government, finance, economics or related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience related to area of assignment. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.


Preferred Qualifications:

Strong preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the agency specific minimum qualifications possess at least one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in a directly related field – Master’s degree in Public Administration
  • A relevant professional certification; and/or
  • Two or more years of experience working within a government organization, regional commission, or consulting company serving these organizations in implementing the programs over which our office has oversight


  • Must have outstanding customer service skills including the ability to easily identify and understand business needs and articulate/develop solutions with customers
  • Working knowledge of local government structure in Georgia
  • Course work in accounting, finance, or budgeting (as it pertains to local governments)


Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide examples of previous work-product prior to the interview.

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