Department of Administrative Services

Fiscal/Administrative Assistant (1317AR)

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$28.63-$36.43 Hourly / $2,290.13-$2,914.04 BiWeekly /
$59,772.13-$76,056.18 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, facility, or institution this class is accountable for performing a combination of basic paraprofessional work, and highly complex clerical work in fiscal and administrative functions.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This is a paraprofessional level class and can be distinguished from clerical classes by the complexity of the fiscal/administrative work, the degree of accountability for such work, the independence with which the work is done, and the degree of judgement required in applying knowledge of fiscal/administrative policies, procedures, statutes, and regulations.

This class is used in one of the following ways:

1. In a combination of paraprofessional level activities in two or more business services areas (e.g., accounting, auditing, budget preparation and/or control, payroll, purchasing, grant administration, contract administration)

2. Specializing in a specific paraprofessional level business services activity for which no other class (e.g., Assistant Accountant, Purchasing Assistant, Payroll Officer 1) is appropriate.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Initially works under the close supervision of a fiscal or fiscal/administrative employee of higher grade; works more independently with acquired experience.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead clerical staff and other lower level employees as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs paraprofessional level work in fiscal and administrative activities; independently performs bookkeeping and basic accounting activities such as maintaining, balancing, and reconciling an interrelated group of accounts; independently accountable for an accounts receivable or accounts payable process including varied and complex procedures and activities; prepares simple financial statements and assists in preparation of complex financial statements; calculates rates involving complex arithmetical formulas; gathers and consolidates payroll and expenditure data for budget preparation; ensures that expenditures plus encumbrances are within appropriation limits; reviews routine expenditures for compliance with itemized budgets; utilizes EDP systems for financial records and reports; independently performs purchasing functions including preparing and processing purchase orders and requisitions, authorizing routine purchase orders, and preparing requests for proposals; independently prepares renewal or new contracts based on awards; ensures that routine payments are in compliance with contract provisions; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of bookkeeping, financial record keeping and basic governmental accounting principles and practices; knowledge of basic procedures of budget preparation and control; some knowledge of payroll procedures, purchasing procedures and contract preparation; basic interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in arithmetic computations; ability to audit financial documents; ability to understand and apply statutes and regulations; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Four (4) years of experience in complex clerical work in one or more fiscal/administrative functions such as accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grant administration, payroll, or purchasing.

Note: Complex clerical work is defined as generally routine fiscal/ administrative work, such as financial record keeping or examining, bookkeeping, requisitioning or payroll preparation at or above the level of Financial Clerk. Descriptions of these fiscal/administrative functions are attached

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of two (2) years.

2. One (1) year as a Pre-Professional Trainee in fiscal/administrative work may be substituted for the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Persons having responsibility for supervising or observing the behavior of inmates or custodialĀ individuals will be required to possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D.) certification by the time of permanent appointment.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(04)-Business Management

BARGAINING UNIT

(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)

EEO

(5)-Para-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

AR 19

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Fiscal/Administrative Assistant in Salary Group AR 19 approved effective April 25, 2008. (Revised to Modify Content) Action No. 21-055

EFFECTIVE DATE

09/20/2021

ADDENDUM

ADDENDUM TO FISCAL/ADMINISTRATIVE SERIES
FISCAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

Distinction will be made between accountability for and participation in these functions. Fiscal/administrative supervisors, managers and chiefs must be accountable for (or supervise) the function if it is to be considered under the Guidelines for Class Use. The descriptions of each functional heading are not meant to be all inclusive. Their purpose is to provide a sampling of tasks in each functional area.

Those areas with an asterisk [*] must consume a significant amount of professional staff hours to be considered additional functions under the Guidelines. As a rule of thumb a significant amount of time will be considered a minimum of ten percent of total professional staff time or supervision of one full time professional position, whichever is smaller.

1. BUDGETING

Accountability for budget preparation and management for agency or facility; at higher levels includes participation in planning and policy decisions.

2. GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTING

Supervision of the agency's or facility's general fund accounting; includes maintenance of accounts (EDP or manual); Comptroller reconciliations; internal reconciliations; subsidiary accounts; payment lists; financial statements and reports; petty cash.

3. GRANT ADMINISTRATION (a&b ARE SEPARATE FUNCTIONS)

a. GRANT ACCOUNTING*

Supervision of the maintenance of accounting records, reconciliations, financial statements for grant funds, etc.

b. GRANT MONITORING* (non-programmatic)

Accountable for monitoring (or supervising monitoring) of grantees to ensure that funds are accounted for and expended properly. This can include pre- or post-audit of payments, review and analysis of budgets and financial statements, review of accounting procedures. It may include field work such as assistance with setting up financial records and may include (or consist mainly of) auditing grantees.

4. OTHER ACCOUNTING FUNCTIONS*

Accountability for or supervision of any additional professional accounting or accounts examining work which may be unique to an agency.

5. PURCHASING

Accountability for or supervision of the purchasing of supplies, equipment and contractual services including preparation and revision of specifications, selecting sources of supply, obtaining and evaluating formal written bids, issuing purchase orders, anlyzing price trends.

6. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Accountability for or supervision of contract preparation and monitoring including preparation of requests for proposals to obtain consulting or contractual services, determination of evaluation criteria, evaluation of proposals, preparation and monitoring of personal services agreements, point of service contracts and memoranda of understanding.

7. PAYROLL

Supervision of the payroll function.

8. SUPPORT SERVICES

Each additional support service supervised (e.g., stores, inventory/asset management, facilities/equipment security, facilities/equipment maintenance, mailroom, food service, phone system coordination) having a minimum of three (3) full-time positions or part-time equivalent) or taking a minimum of 10% of total fiscal/administrative staff time can be considered one (1) additional function.

9. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY*

Supervision of an information technology operation including professional information technology staff (i.e., Information Technology Analyst 1 or above).


CLASS: 1317AR; EST: 4/29/1983; REV: 9/22/2021;