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DFA STATEWIDE PROGRAM MANAGER

The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Statewide Program Manager is responsible for planning and directing one or more work unit programs and staff

Class Code:

R040C

Job Grade:

GS13

Special Job Requirements:

May require occasional in-state and out-of-state travel.

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a medium to large-sized professional, technical, and administrative support staff through lower level supervisors or lead staff, including interviewing, hiring, terminating, assigning and reviewing work, reviewing performance evaluations of subordinates, evaluating the performance of subordinates, and reviewing and approving/disapproving leave requests. Plans the regular business processes for the unit(s) and oversees the recommendations of subordinates related to policy, procedure, action, and guidance in the area of expertise, including accounting, budgeting, and human resource management. Coordinates routine and non-routine process requests and actions with other DFA offices and sections. Reviews, develops, and recommends legislation, policies, and procedures for statewide implementation, interprets and disseminates legislation, policies and procedures, and ensures state agencies’ and institutions’ compliance through review of organizational structures or activities. Coordinates or conducts special projects, as directed by the Office Administrator, Chief Fiscal Officer, Governor’s Office, or legislative committees by assigning work activities, monitoring progress, preparing status reports, or making presentations as required. Responds to executive and legislative information requests and represents office at meetings as required or requested. Coordinates written and electronic communication items with state agencies and institutions of higher education. Represents office at meetings inside department and externally. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to area of expertise. Knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of public administration and program development. Knowledge of accounting and financial management, budget management, and/or human resource management. Knowledge of state accounting, budgetary, human resource, and payroll policies and procedures. Knowledge of information technology systems. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, executive orders, policies and procedures. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of systems, programs, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Ability to plan, coordinate, and evaluate the operations and activities of multiple work units engaged in a broad range of functions. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to prepare proposed legislation, policies, and procedures for the implementation and administration of area of expertise. Ability to interpret, analyze, and resolve highly complex administrative, financial, and human resource problems and issues. Ability to plan work unit objectives and operational activities and direct the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

Office of Accounting – The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in accounting; plus five years of progressively more responsible experience in preparation of comprehensive annual financial reports for a large, complex entity or fiscal management, including two years in a supervisory or managerial capacity. Must be a Certified Public Accountant. Office of Budget The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration, or a related area; plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience in budget administration, fiscal analysis, or a related area, including three years in a supervisory or managerial capacity. Office of Personnel Management The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in personnel management, public administration, business administration, or a related area; plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience in personnel/human resource management or a related area, including three years in a supervisory or 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:

Must possess a valid Arkansas drivers license.

Exempt:

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