PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Social Services this class is accountable for directing the audit and quality control functions of all public and medical assistance, prevention and fraud abuse and overpayment recovery programs.
Receives executive direction from the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs the staff of the division.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs the staff and operations of the Quality Control, Audits and Client Fraud/Resources programs; formulates program goals and objectives; designs and develops division programs and activities; implements new procedures and procedural revisions; determines appropriate staffing levels and directs staff management and coordination; designs and implements performance review standards for division staff; prepares division budget; maintains contacts with individuals within and outside of division who might impact on program activities; prepares audit plans for 169 town audits, department operational audits, departmental grant audits, outside vendor audits, quality control reviews for AFDC, Medicaid and Food Stamp programs and audits of medical providers paid under Title XIX Medicaid Program; plans, develops and evaluates client fraud detection and prevention programs; plans, develops and monitors programs for identifying and collecting overpayments made to recipients; monitors audit reports and disallowances; recommends sanctions against governmental jurisdictions or individual practitioners or institutions when appropriate; hears initial appeals and defends disallowances recommended by audit staff; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of generally accepted auditing and accounting principles, methods and procedures; considerable knowledge of government auditing and quality control principles and procedures within social services; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Ten (10) years' experience in accounting or auditing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a managerial capacity at the level of Accounting Manager.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in accounting or a closely related field 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.
2. A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Applicants must have successfully completed a qualifying written examination for certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(1)-Officials And Administrators
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group MP 71 approved effective September 26, 1996. (Revised to modify Organizational Level)