Director of Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority

Recruitment #220519-NALC-08


Director of Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority (OCIA)

Starting Monthly Salary Range:  $6,416.66 – $6,833.33
Starting Annual Salary Range:  $77,000.00 - $82,000.00

* A cover letter and resume MUST accompany application.
* A copy of transcripts and certifications MUST be submitted with application.

About The Job:
The Office of State Treasurer (OST) is an agency of Oklahoma state government created in the state constitution and headed by an elected State Treasurer. OST provides banking, investment, debt issuance, and unclaimed property services for state government with a staff of approximately 46 full time equivalent employees.

The Director of the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is a position within the Office of the State Treasurer that reports to the Deputy Treasurer of Debt Management and works closely with members of the Council of Bond Oversight. The Council of Bond Oversight is responsible for consideration of the immediate and long‐term fiscal impact of an obligation, the proposed method of sale, the structure of the issue and the public purpose to be served.
State employees enjoy a comprehensive Benefit Package with a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependents, retirement savings plan, 11 paid holidays, and longevity payments. Employees are provided a benefit allowance to spend towards their benefits. Employees earn 15 days of vacation and 15 days of sick leave in the first year of employment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is typically performed in an office setting with a climate-controlled settings and exposure to moderate noise level. While performing the duties of the job, employee is required to communicate, move about inside the office, make 10-key entries, and utilize a keyboard.  This position requires long periods of remaining in a stationary position and daily use of a computer and phone.

Essential Functions:
• The functions within this job will vary, but may include the following:
• Reports to the Deputy Treasurer of Debt Management.
• Oversees the OCIA’s $1.4 billion debt portfolio and related construction funds.
• Directs and guides the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority (OCIA).
• Responsible for the day‐to‐day operations of the OCIA.
• Responsible for maintaining effective relationships with state officials, legislators and staff,
  financial advisors, bond rating agencies, and other financial service providers.
• Provides advice and assistance on matters relating to OCIA planning, debt issuance and debt
• Prepare and schedule annual audit with outside firms and coordinates trainings with accounting
  staff for any audit needs.
• Coordinate agencies with new finance team to draft proper financing documents and terms fitting
  their specific project, obtain OCIA and COBO approval.
• Responsible for weekly OCIA staff meetings.
• Provides updates and maintenance of OCIA operation manuals.
• Reviewing and commenting on requests for proposal (RFP’s) for professional services.
• Providing advice to issuers on structuring and marketing of proposed obligations.
• Maintains records of the State’s outstanding obligations to OCIA.
• Assists with staff support for the Long‐Range Capitol Planning Commission.
• Updates all AG, ABS, and 5-year contracts with Audit and Arbitrage consultants.
• Prepares 418 – Admin budget as well as debt service and construction budgets by bond fund (4XX). 
  Debt service amounts are derived by the admin funds and credit calculations done annually each

Complexity Of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of

• State government and the legislative process including experience working with elected
• Technical and analytical knowledge of municipal debt.
• Tax codes and rules, disclosure, and other regulatory requirements.
• Financial markets, financial technology, municipal credit issues, and banking services.
• Coordinating with finance teams and proofing documents related to bond closing.
• College Debt Confirmations annually from July-October.
• Securing completion forms as projects have finished the construction phase or when funds have no
  remaining cash available.

Skills in
• Expressing ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrating strong leadership, executive management, interpersonal skills, vision, and the
  initiative necessary to carry out duties and responsibilities.
• Maintain a professional demeanor in all situations.
• Successfully managing a wide array of complex projects.
• Researching statutes, similar issuances, previous policy and procedures for continuity and

Ability to
• Use good judgment, be detail oriented, and demonstrate critical thinking.
• Set up and maintain bill tracking on all OCIA/Bond related legislation.
• Ability to lead and direct the day‐to‐day operations, and administration including assignment
  staff responsibilities.
• Read, interpret, and apply various rules and regulations.
• Create and maintain strong interpersonal relationships among diverse stakeholders.
• Be highly proficient with PC office software, and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Demonstrate strong analytical, interpersonal, problem solving, and time management abilities.

Additional Requirements:
Education, certification, or licensure is required to meet qualifications, applicants must provide documentation with application.

All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship and are subject to a background check. All applicants will be subject to an authorized credit review as well as BOTH a state & federal background check.

This job description is not designed to cover nor contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Duties are based upon agency and state needs.
The Office of the State Treasurer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Education and Experience Requirements: 
• Requirements at this level consist of completion of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or a closely related field AND substantial experience.
• Advanced degrees are preferred.
• Demonstrated direct experience with debt issuance and capitol improvement projects.

Special Requirements:
• Core working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some periodic work-related
  travel and after-hours work may be required.
• All new hire employees are subject to a minimum 6-month trial period up to 1 year.
• FLSA Exempt.


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