STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR, DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Class Code: 1266-35 Date Established: 07-01-85
Occupational Code: 7-2-6 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To direct and coordinate agency business and accounting activities throughout state government and to serve as team leader in the development and analysis of the state budget.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Assists the Assistant Commissioner in coordinating department-wide programs, including policy setting and the review and analysis of reorganizations within the Department of Administrative Services.
· Serves as a team leader in the state-wide review and analysis of the Integrated Financial System, Personnel and Payroll System on an ongoing basis, with the responsibility for the resolution of problems arising at the agency level.
· Provides analysis and recommendations regarding departmental policy setting and the interpretation of the laws governing departmental business activities.
· Provides general administrative supervision over business management and budget staff with the responsibility for evaluating work performance as necessary.
· Appears before legislative committees to testify on legislation and presents written documentation as required.
· Reviews procedures followed by all state agencies when submitting budget requests to the Governor, and makes recommendations to the Assistant Commissioner in regard to changes necessary in the production of tentative budgets.
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 expertise in a highly specialized, technical or professional discipline to manage or create policy at a system wide administrative level.
Impact: Requires overall administrative responsibility for achieving agency objectives by directing all aspects of operations management. Errors at this level result in disruption of system wide programs or services as well as long-term adverse impact on agency image and the future success of organizational operations.
Supervision: Requires agency-wide administrative supervision, including the responsibility for developing and evaluating internal personnel policies. This level also involves the administrative management of a program which affects more than one agency, including overseeing the interaction of agency employees or policies to accomplish organizational objectives or goals.
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 a major study in business administration, public administration, or accounting. Additional years of formal education may not be substituted for the work experience required by this class specification.
Experience: Ten years' experience in a business management field such as accounting or business administration, five years of which must have been in a high level management position involving supervisory and executive experience concerned with program administration, program planning and evaluation. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education at the graduate level only.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver's license.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Extensive knowledge of the modern principles and methods of fiscal and administrative management. Extensive knowledge of office management and the principles of accounting, including the application of these principles. Knowledge of data processing as it relates to fiscal activities. Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the business practices of agencies, departments and institutions. Ability to conduct studies, analyze information, and make recommendations on matters of policy. Ability to interpret and apply fiscal policies and rules. Ability to present fiscal matters to legislative committees. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and with representatives from other federal and state departments. Ability to meet with legislators to explain complex rules and policies. Ability to meet with employees and the general public in order to explain the business management procedures used to arrive at fiscal and budgetary decisions. 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.
Last Updated 05/10/02