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Chief Financial Officer

ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM MANAGER IV

Recruitment #24-005475-0002

Introduction

This is a managerial position responsible for administration of the finance programs of the Interagency Commission on School Construction (IAC), including the supervision of staff and responsibility for management of capital budgets and required reporting.

GRADE

22

LOCATION OF POSITION

Interagency Commission on School Construction
351 W. Camden Street, Suite 701
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to act as the agency’s Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all financial aspects of not only the agency’s operational budget, but also the agency’s many capital allocations and expenditures, which can reach or exceed $1 billion annually. The position administers the agency’s financial functions including but not limited to operational and capital budgets, fiscal controls, accounting transactions/reports, Financial Management Information System (FMIS) access, procurement, internal/external audits, processing surplus school property transactions, protecting State investment in school buildings/assets, and training/supervising staff. This position relates to the mission of the agency in that it serves to support the programs which provide equitable safe, healthy, and educationally supportive environments to all Maryland public school students, teachers and support staff in which to work and/or learn.

POSITION DUTIES

· Oversees all financial operations of the IAC, including development and administration of the IAC’s operational budget and its many capital programs, which total nearly $1 billion annually.

· Develops a fiscally sufficient budget for required staffing and other administrative resources to successfully support the programmatic functions of the agency.

· Prepares to Department of Budget and Management the annual agency operating budget using the Budget Analysis and Reporting System (BARS);

· Provides critical information annually and as needed to the Capital Debt Affordability Committee.

· Prepares written testimony on operational budget issues and participates in testimony presentations to legislative bodies.

· Inspects, analyzes, and develops fiscal regulations, policies, and procedures governing capital projects incorporating changes in law and/or programs which impact fiscal policy/procedures on an as-needed basis.

· Creates operational and capital financial reporting mechanisms and analyzes the data in a timely manner to insure accurate and timely postings of all financial transactions.

· Protects State investment in surplus school properties; administrates property transfer agreements.

· Incumbent is responsible for maintaining an effective system of internal control in operational, administrative, accounting, and financial management.

· Develops tools and controls to ensure effective and efficient operations, the reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

· Supports agency audits conducted by the Maryland Office of Legislative Audits.

· Functions as the liaison between the agency and the Office of Personnel Services & Benefits. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelors in Accounting, Business Management, Public Administration 

Experience: 4 years experience in accounting, finance, and/or auditing 

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at a rate of 30 semester credit hours in the required fields on a year for year basis for up to 2 years of the required experience

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

1 year experience preparing and monitoring operating budgets

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

3 years experience preparing and monitoring operating budgets

1 year of experience in a capital accounting system

1 year of supervisory experience 

Possess a CPA license

Experience with capital budget 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.




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