Support Services Administrator

Recruitment #021621-MAHZ06-350900

Introduction

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Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.

We offer numerous career opportunities and are dedicated to attracting and retaining highly talented individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community today. DHSS is a great place to kick-start your profession.

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Summary Statement

The incumbent reports to a superior and supervises a variety of administrative support functions for the Division’s fiscal department. Duties include fiscal planning, evaluation and analysis of programs/projects that have a direct impact on the mission/goals of the Division/Department or on the operational activities of programs, along with the administration of contracts and grants.  Will be required to train/supervise several Accountants.  Other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Provides fiscal planning, evaluation and analysis of programs and projects to superiors and others regarding the effective use of funds, acquisition of funds, effects on implementation of new or modified programs and projects, ensuring compliance with applicable rules, regulations, standards and guidelines and the goals and objectives of the Department/Division.
     
  • Reviews operating and capital budget requests and make recommendations for modification for conformance with budget policy, economy of operation and needs of the organizational unit; explains needs, and justification of budget requests before fiscal management and planning agencies; provides information to superior at budget hearings.
     
  • Monitors all budgetary accounts and records and reviews reports and financial statements to determine the financial status of the organizational unit and to assure that funds are properly spent.
     
  • Provides grant administration which includes preparing grant requests or advising program/project administrators or managers on the preparation of grant requests and reviewing and making recommended changes to requests prior to submission, monitoring expenditures and completing/distributing of required financial reports/statements.
     
  • Reviews and approves purchase orders prepared by operating personnel, ascertains that funds are available and recommends approval or disapproval of major cost items to superior; initiates requests for purchase of major services and materials.
     
  • Provides contract administration which includes preparing specifications and requests for bids, meeting with vendors/contractors, evaluating and recommending awarding of contracts, monitoring expenditures and recommending/implementing modifications to original contracts to ensure compliance with contract terms.
     
  • Prepares financial reports for superiors and other program staff, other state agencies, the federal government, and other funding agencies.
     
  • Initiates and may participate in analysis and planning studies of operations, reviews recommendations for resolution of problems and arranges for implementation of solutions.
     
  • May supervise personnel services such as preparing/processing documents and records maintenance. Advises agency managers on personnel rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
     
  • May supervise support services which include fleet management, facilities management, equipment maintenance/repair, inventory and grounds maintenance.
     
  • May supervise support services which include the effective operation of a laundry, mailroom and commissary.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Support Services Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Three years experience in compiling, analyzing and interpreting financial data to ensure effective and efficient accounting of funds or to make projections for financial planning.
  2. Three years experience in accounting using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  3. Three years experience in interpreting and analyzing financial reports.
  4. Six months experience in budget development which includes analyzing financial data and making long and short range plans and projections.
  5. Three years experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  6. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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