PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Education, this class is accountable for the programs and operations of the financial planning, fiscal control and analysis, accounting, internal operational services, grant processing and analysis, and school facilities.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner of Education or other administrative official of higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Administers staff and operations of financial planning, fiscal control and analysis, accounting, internal operational services, grant processing and analysis, and school facilities; develops, implements and evaluates financial related policies, goals and objectives; designs and develops financial related programs and activities; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; determines appropriate staffing levels and directs management and coordination of staff; designs and implements performance review standards for bureau staff; prepares agency budget; maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of bureau who might impact on policy or program activities; directs financial planning, control and analysis, budget preparation and performance monitoring; prepares appropriate financial reports and provides financial advice to management and State Board of Education to aid in meeting objectives; directs the grant processing and quality control review processes to ensure eligible educational agencies receive their proper share of state and federal grants in aid for education; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge in financial planning, control and analysis, budgetary preparation/control and accounting procedures; knowledge of grant programs relevant to educational funding; considerable interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to analyze and evaluate complex financial data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of fiscal/administrative functions (e.g. accounting, accounting examining, budget management, grants administration, personnel, payroll, purchasing).
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Three (3) years of the General Experience must have been in a large scale finance or administrative program in a managerial capacity.
1. Managerial capacity is defined as full time managerial responsibility for major programs. Position will have supervisory responsibilities but the emphasis should be management activities: planning, organizing, directing, and controlling resources of a major subdivision of an agency or organization.
2. For State employees management experience will be interpreted at or above the level of Fiscal Administrative Manager 2 or Principal Budget Specialist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in Public Administration, Finance, or Business may be substituted for one additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Department of Education Chief Financial Officer in Salary Group MP 75 approved effective May 14, 2004. (Revised to modify General and Special Experience)