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AGRICULTURE CHIEF FISCAL OFFICER

The Agriculture Chief Fiscal Officer is responsible for overseeing the operations of all fiscal division programs by developing and establishing work priorities and standards

Class Code:

A010N

Job Grade:

GS13

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of professional and administrative support staff through lower level managers including interviewing applicants, approving hire recommendations, and evaluating and reviewing work performance of subordinates. Develops and reviews fiscal operating policies and procedures, reviews and evaluates programs and services with departmental leaders, and makes recommended changes as necessary. Plans and directs divisional activities by establishing goals, objectives, and short and long-range plans to ensure consistency with overall agency mission. Monitors agency and divisional budgets, reviews and approves expenditures, advises management of potential budget issues, and makes recommendations. Gathers data and researches technical information for monthly reports and studies for each division and presents to appropriate authorities. Assists director and division directors in presenting budget request before a variety of legislative committees concerning financial and budgetary operations. Coordinates and directs preparation of agency annual operations plan and biennium budget by receiving and reviewing budget requests for each division, compiling divisional requests into agency budget, making changes as needed, and submitting budget for approval. Provides technical assistance, guidance, and information concerning financial operations to subordinate divisional financial officers, legislators, vendors, and other customers by researching and interpreting federal and state laws and agency policies and procedures. Conducts and attends meetings, conferences, and/or workshops to disseminate technical and fiscal information. Coordinates activities with other state and federal personnel, responds to requests for information from executive and legislative officials, and serves on committees or task forces to express ideas and needs or provide recommendations or solutions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resources. Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal management, including budget development, purchasing, and asset management. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, and agency program policies and budgetary laws and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to establish, prioritize, formulate, and statistically support budgetary requests and requirements. Ability to plan and assess the financial impact of programs and services and devise modifications as necessary. Ability to prepare budgets, monitors expenditures, and take corrective action when necessary. Ability to conduct research and prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies, and procedures. Ability to investigate complaints, identify problems, and design corrective measures. Ability to plan and direct division activities through supervision of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in finance, business administration, general business, or related field; plus five years of experience in financial management, budgeting, fiscal operations, accounting or a related field, including three years in a professional managerial capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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