Chief Financial Officer

Recruitment #211020-UNCD-221


The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is committed to providing quality health services to Oklahoma citizens. The mission of the Department of Health is to promote, protect and improve the health of all Oklahomans through strategies that focus on preventing disease and injuries.

OSDH is seeking a full time Chief Financial Officer. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City, OK. OSDH offers a comprehensive Benefits Packet, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents.  For more information about the benefit allowance [click here].The annual salary for this position is based on education and experience.

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Commissioner of Health, this position is responsible for overseeing the financial activities and procurement needs of the Oklahoma State Department of Health –OSDH.

Position Responsibilities /Essential Functions
*Manage the budgeting system and development of the annual operating and capital budgets, including ongoing tracking and reporting
*Set and manage financial control and assurance activities
*Oversee the preparation of reports regarding the financial status of the OSDH
*Oversee accounting activity including cash flow management, accounts receivable / payable, and payroll
*Oversee procurement activity including setting standards on process, managing purchasing in alignment with State policies, and driving vendor compliance
*Other duties as assigned

Valued Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
*Practiced leader and manager with a proven record of delivering high quality outcomes in a fast-paced and complex environment.
*Highly organized and process-oriented.
*Deep understanding of procurement processes.
*Ability to develop an Enterprise Risk Management approach to manage internal and external risks.
*Strong understanding of relevant regulations and laws pertaining to finance department a plus.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  The employee is required to use hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The tasks and duties associated with this position are normally performed in a variety of office and professional settings including, offices, boardrooms, meeting rooms, conference facilities and other standard work environments. Some travel by both public and private conveyance is required.


A bachelor’s degree in a field substantially related to the finance, including but not limited to Law, Public Health, Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Computer Science AND Nine (9) years of relevant administrative and/or management experience.
Preferred experience will be in the area of management and administration related to the oversight of a large, complex financial system.

Preference will be given for individual applicants who possess an advanced degree, and/or are currently professionally licensed or certified in a field of professional endeavor relevant to financial administration, including but not limited to: Public Health, Health Care Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, Finance, Economics, or Computer Science.


If education, certification or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation at the time of interview.

All applicants are subject to a background check and must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran's Preference Points Apply only for initial appointment in the Classified Service.