Would you like to build a career in state government financial planning, an industry that will offer you long-term career opportunities? Do you strive to serve others and make the place where you work and live a better place to be? Then consider working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Central Office, Financial Planning Division.
The Debt and Innovative Finance section is responsible for the issuance of new debt, the management of over $2 billion in outstanding indebtedness, and the administration of the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank. The section is seeking a highly-motivated self-starter with strong financial and communication skills to conduct advanced technical analyses and evaluation of transportation projects, feasibility studies, debt structures and public-private transportation proposals in order to formulate financial and legislative policies advanced by the Debt and Innovative Finance Manager, Director of Financial Planning, Chief Financial Officer, Transportation Commissioner, and Secretary of Transportation. The position will also assist in the planning, structuring, sale, closing and subsequent administration of bond issuance.
VDOT employees serve the citizens of the Commonwealth and travelling public daily through our mission to plan, deliver, operate and maintain a transportation system that is safe, moves people and goods, enhances the economy, and improves quality of life. VDOT is the third largest state maintained highway system in the country, maintaining over 58,000 miles of roads, bridges, and tunnels, and employing over 7700 people through a diverse workforce. Our culture includes teamwork, transparency, nimble learning, creativity and collaboration that values differences.
In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDOT offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre-tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax-deferred retirement savings including employer matching.
We are a “Virginia Values Veterans” (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application.
We have Shared Values and a Code of Ethics. Your success in our organization depends upon modelling these values, therefore visit http://www.virginiadot.org/about/missionandvalues.asp to review them and, if in agreement, we welcome you to apply.
Knowledge of practices in public finance, state, federal and local financial planning and budgeting processes. Knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards, public administration and regulatory compliance. Knowledge of debt financing analyses, including debt service amortization, bond sizing, refunding, cash flow and revenue matching analyses. Ability to comprehend complex financial and legal documentation and provide clear, concise written communication. Ability to use sound techniques and financial policies in order to assist management in accessing the appropriate use of the Commonwealth’s resources. Ability to analyze and interpret technical and financial data. Ability towork with confidential material. Ability to generate financial, technical and administrative reports or documents to include financial analyses and comparison, revenue forecasts, income statements and pro forma cash flow projections. Ability to evaluate a variety of financial operations functions or statewide specialized programs. Skill in the use of computers and software applications to include MS Office and financial programs. Ability to communicate clearly with senior management including the executive branch of the state government.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) or Virginia Government Finance Officer’s Association (VGFO) Certificate. Masters Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Accounting or related field preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for degree.