CLASSIFICATION: ADMINISTRATOR OF ECONOMIC STIMULUS FUNDS
Class Code: 0078-34 Date Established: 06-09-09
Occupational Code: 7-2-6 Date of Last Revision:
BASIC PURPOSE: To administer statewide objectives and manage the overall financial and administrative functions of a national economic stimulus program.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Authorizes the development of major programs and systems and administers program activities to ensure compliance with the state and federal objectives and requirements of the stimulus program.
· Develops and implements technical, financial, and administrative procedures and provides training and guidance to state agencies, sub-recipients, and the general public to ensure that funds are properly distributed, utilized, and reported.
· Develops and controls statewide program budgets and reporting systems, and creates specialized financial reports and analyses as required by Governor and Council, legislative committees, administrators, and other parties.
· Analyzes financial reports submitted by agencies and sub-recipients and recommends corrective action plans to improve accountability, transparency, and compliance with program requirements.
· Manages and supervises program financial and administrative staff in developing and implementing statewide procedures, to include hiring, terminations, promotions, discipline, performance evaluations, and organizational planning.
· Recommends appropriate legislation necessary to accomplish the mission of the program and appears before legislative committees to present testimony.
· Continuously reviews accounting and program requirements for federal reporting and develops and adjusts accounting and reporting systems accordingly.
Skill: Requires skill in evaluating, planning, or integrating analysis of data to formulate current and long-range solutions, strategies, or policies of a specialized or technical nature.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific expertise to resolve problems of a specialized or professional nature in a wide range of applications.
Impact: Requires overall administrative responsibility for achieving agency objectives by directing all aspects of operations management. Errors at this level result in disruption of systemwide programs and services as well as long-term adverse impact on agency image and the future success of organizational operations.
Supervision: Requires delegating supervisory or program responsibilities to subordinate managers, with overall accountability for hiring employees or approving program policies. The supervisor in this position assumes responsibility for an organizational unit, including developing long-range plans, analyzing staffing requirements, and formulating systemwide policies and procedures.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires acting as the official representative of the agency, including explaining and defending current and long-range goals or objectives which directly affect public policy decisions regarding major state programs and services.
Complexity: Requires formulating the combination of overall job functions in order to address highly diverse or novel situations requiring new concepts and imaginative approaches to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
Independent Action: Requires administrative decision-making in authorizing and monitoring the implementation of major departmental policies and procedures.
Education: Master’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in accounting, business administration, public administration or a field relevant to program area in which position is assigned.
Experience: Eight years’ experience in public administration, business administration, finance, accounting, business management, or a related field, five years of which must have been in a management level position involving administrative or supervisory duties concerned with program administration, program planning and evaluation, business management or related management experience.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with major study in accounting, business administration, public administration or a field relevant to program area in which position is assigned.
Experience: Nine years’ experience in public administration, business administration, finance, accounting, business management, or a related field, five years of which must have been in a management level position involving administrative or supervisory duties concerned with program administration, program planning and evaluation, business management or related management experience.
License/Certification: Must possess a valid driver’s license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of program administration and evaluation. Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to the applicable program area. Knowledge of accounting principles and practices relative to fund accounting. Knowledge of the principles of public fiscal administration including budgeting and reporting. Knowledge of the principles of supervision, administration, systems management and community organization as applicable to specialized program area. Working knowledge of spreadsheets and of the capabilities of electronic and automated data processing technology. Ability to evaluate, develop, and institute new accounting practices relative to federal program requirements. Ability to plan, assign, review, and supervise the work of a staff of professional and technical employees. Ability to prepare budgets. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to evaluate and analyze program effectiveness and resource utilization. Ability to speak before public groups and legislative committees. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with federal, state and other public officials. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.