In the Office of Early Childhood this class is accountable for directing a variety of complex fiscal and administrative functions with a major emphasis on fiscal administration.
Receives administrative direction from the Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs all staff.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of fiscal services including budget preparation and management function, accounting and financial reporting and analysis;
Coordinates, plans and manages activities;
Formulates program goals and objectives;
Develops or assists in development of related policy;
Reviews fiscal and administrative operations for effectiveness and compliance with statutory requirements and agency policies and procedures;
Maintains contacts with and acts as liaison to individuals within the state and external to unit who might impact on program activities;
Advises agency head regarding fiscal and administrative matters;
Assists EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems;
Utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analyses;
Prepares programmatic fiscal and administrative analysis and impact statements on proposed regulations and legislation;
Leads the recruitment and hiring of staff, including outreach, interview and selection;
May direct a program of internal and/or external audit;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
and ability to apply management principles and practices;
and ability to interpret and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
principles and practices of public administration with special reference to governmental budget management and governmental accounting;
principles and procedures of payroll, purchasing, grant administration and contract administration;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability in preparation and analysis of financial and statistical reports;
Ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years of experience in a combination of fiscal and administrative functions (e.g. accounting, accounts examining, budget management, grants administration, payroll, purchasing) at least one (1) of which must be an accounting function.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been supervising professional level staff.
NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of a Budget Specialist or Fiscal/Administrative Supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
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 four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials and Administrators
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Fiscal/Administrative Manager 2 (Confidential) in Salary Group MP 69 approved effective October 11, 2019. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final 22-007