Placer Employment Opportunities

Administrative & Fiscal Officer - II

Recruitment #2022-14703-01

Introduction

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Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.

This recruitment is open until filled. In order to be considered during the next round of interviews, please submit your application by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27th

POSITION INFORMATION

There is currently one full-time vacancy for Administrative & Fiscal Officer II within the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. This position is located at the Auburn Justice Center in North Auburn. This position will support the Administrative Services Division and is responsible for participating in the planning, preparation, and monitoring of the Sheriff’s Office budget. The ideal candidate will have a strong budget/fiscal background, governmental accounting experience, and will excel in both attention to detail and communication skills. This position requires background investigation clearance prior to working with the Sheriff’s Office.

The eligible list established as a result of this recruitment will also be used to fill future countywide vacancies as they arise.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

DEFINITION

To direct, coordinate, and participate in the planning, preparation, and monitoring of the budget for assigned department/division; to plan, organize, supervise, review, and participate in the work of staff performing professional, technical, and administrative support for administrative services operations, programs, and activities, including areas such as accounting/fiscal operations, contract administration, grants management, procurement, information technology, legislative and regulatory compliance, and office management; to formulate and implement administrative policies and procedures; and to be a positive and productive member of the management team.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the full journey level class within the Administrative & Fiscal Officer series.  This class is distinguished from the entry level of Administrative & Fiscal Officer I by the assignment of the full range of duties.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.  Work assignments are typically given as broad, conceptual ideas and directives and incumbents are accountable for overall results and responsible for developing guidelines, action plans, and methods to produce deliverables on time and within budget.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.          

This classification is distinguished from the Administrative and Fiscal Operations Manager by the size of the department to which assigned, size and complexity of the budget, and scope of responsibility, recognizing that the latter has overall management responsibility for budgetary, fiscal, and other administrative services operations of a large, multi-divisional department or Countywide service and manages assigned areas of responsibility through lower-levels of professional, supervisory, and/or mid-management positions.  

Classes in the Administrative and Fiscal Operations series are distinguished from the Staff Services Analyst series in that the latter has no budget responsibility and is more focused on other administrative services/programs/functions for the assigned department, such as purchasing, day to day personnel functions, legislative and regulatory compliance, or special projects.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direction from a department head or his/her designee.  

Exercises direct supervision over professional, technical, and/or clerical support staff either directly or through lower-levels of subordinate supervisory staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain department-wide budgetary and administrative services operation business standards, processes, policies, procedures, and performance measurements; direct and participate in the development and maintenance of operating procedures/manuals.  
  • Direct, coordinate, and/or participate in the  planning, preparation, tracking, and monitoring of department budget, including analyzing and estimating expenditures, analyzing and projecting revenues, recommending allocation of funds and personnel, developing alternative budget scenarios, and reviewing and consulting with other management staff; prepare final budget presentation with justifications.  
  • Coordinate and participate in the ongoing budget monitoring process by researching, evaluating, and making recommendations on requests for changes in position allocations, funding appropriations, and program functions; notifying management of budgetary compliance issues, making necessary adjustments; and maintaining budgetary and fiscal controls.  
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of assigned professional, clerical, and technical staff; may supervise assigned staff through lower-level supervisors; provide and/or coordinate staff training; provide proactive and informational performance feedback to employees on an ongoing basis; conduct performance evaluations in a timely and effective manner; provide recommendations on hiring, demotion, and employee discipline.  
  • Develop, establish, and implement departmental goals, objectives, and priorities related to assigned area(s) of responsibility; lead and actively participate in departmental short- and long-range planning related to assigned areas of responsibility.  
  • Provide consultation to meet departmental needs including recommending, designing, and coordinating changes to both business practices and specific technology solutions related to administrative services operations, programs, and projects.  
  • Direct the coordination of fiscal activities with the appropriate state and federal agencies/funding sources, the State Controller’s Office, the County Executive Office, and other County departments/divisions as necessary and as appropriate.  
  • Administer and monitor contracts; participate in negotiating contracts with outside vendors, consultants, or funding sources; verify and approve payments; monitor fiscal and legal liabilities of assigned contracts. 
  • Represent assigned department/division on personnel matters such as staffing, recruitment, selection, classification, and/or employee relations; act as department/division liaison with the Human Resources Department; advise assigned department/division on personnel related matters.     
  • Direct the maintenance of data, records, and documentation on manual and electronic information systems.  
  • Conduct a variety of organizational and operational studies.  
  • Direct the preparation of correspondence, reports, studies, and other documentation as necessary and upon request.  
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary.  
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and managers, and the community utilizing accepted principles of effective customer service.  
  • Maintain awareness of and participation in external professional environment and resources to ensure the highest level of professional standards are applied to service delivery within the assigned department.  
  • Represent assigned department to the public as well as other County employees and managers in a positive and productive manner.   
  • Serve as a positive and effective team member.   
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible administrative work experience in budgeting, accounting, finance, public administration, or a related field, including two years in a supervisory capacity.

Training: Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public or business administration, government, accounting or a related field.

Required License or Certificate: May need to possess a valid driver's license as required by the position. Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of budget planning, preparation, and implementation including financial forecasting and analysis.
• Generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting standards, and other pertinent governmental accounting and reporting procedures.
• Principles and practices of public and business administration with emphasis in human resources, contract administration, grants management, purchasing, facility and fleet management, personnel services support, information technology, legislative and regulatory compliance, and office management.
• Principles and accepted methods of public and business administration with special reference to organization, accounting/fiscal, contract, and budget administration.
• Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation, discipline, and the training of staff in work procedures.
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures related to assigned area(s) of responsibility.
• Practices of researching issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective reports.
• Modern office practices, methods, computer equipment, and applications related to the work.
• English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.
• Techniques for effectively representing the County in contacts with governmental agencies, community groups, and various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively interacting with the public, vendors, contractors, and County staff.
• Administrative principles and practices including goal setting and short- and long-term planning related to areas of responsibility.
• Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis, evaluation, development, and implementation of administrative programs and operational needs of assigned department.
• Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.
• Basic principles and practices of County-wide operations and County administration and organization.
• Principles and practices of local government, including county administration, organization, programs, and functions.

Ability to:
• Plan, prepare, implement, and monitor a department/division budget.
• Administer and participate in department/division accounting and fiscal support operations.
• Organize and coordinate assigned administrative services programs within a County department/division.
• Analyze, interpret, summarize, and present financial, statistical, and technical information and data in an effective manner.
• Analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and interpret policy.
• Research, analyze, and make recommendations on administrative services, budget, and accounting/fiscal operations policies, guidelines, and procedures specific to assigned department/division.
• Perform moderately complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately.
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
• Train, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of professional, technical and clerical staff.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of performing assigned duties.
• On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time. Intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and communicate through written means.
• Develop, recommend, and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient services; develop and implement department/division-wide guidelines, policies, and procedures. • Train, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of professional, supervisory, technical, and clerical staff. • Direct and participate in advanced administrative, fiscal, and operational activities for assigned department. • Plan, prepare, manage, implement, and monitor complex department budget(s). • Plan, organize, and supervise department accounting and fiscal support operations and assigned administrative services programs.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over),  marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.

Conclusion

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Thalia Torres, Administrative Technician, at ttorres@placer.ca.gov or (530) 886-4664.



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