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The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Division of Services for the Blind (DBS) Assistant Director of Finance is responsible for overseeing all financial

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Directs the activities of an administrative staff through subordinate supervisory personnel, including interviewing applicants, developing recommendations, establishing personnel assignments, resolving complex problems, and evaluating employee performance. Directs the operational activities for the retirement system by establishing goals and objectives; and developing long-term plans for consistency. Directs the preparation of documents, including retirement system financial statements, comprehensive annual financial reports, financial position forecasts, biennial and annual budgets, as well as additional reports required by regulatory agencies. Creates methods for the development and distribution of intradepartmental policies effecting all new and revised retirement system fiscal and operational functions. Evaluates the effectiveness of fiscal operations to ensure that all departmental expenditure funding is properly allocated, all managerial personnel are provided with accurate information to base any arising decisions, and that departmental policies remain in full compliance with existing regulatory standards. Provides direct technical assistance to interdivisional and interdepartmental personnel by interpreting, and developing explanations for all federal and state financial standards. Coordinates activities with additional federal and state governmental personnel, and to information requests from executive and legislative officials. Serves on committees to communicate needs and provide recommendations. Coordinates numerous types of audits and takes necessary action for compliance assurance. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of general principles of fiscal management. Knowledge of specific auditing and accounting requirements. Knowledge of actuarial and investment principles and practices. Knowledge of administration procedures for the public pension fund. Knowledge of general techniques for management and supervision. Ability to monitor for the full compliance of all financial operations. Ability to analyze information and recommend appropriate action. Ability to interpret laws and apply them to specific departmental situations. Ability to clearly communicate information and ideas orally and through documentation. Ability to supervise subordinate administrative personnel engaged in financial operations. Ability to establish and maintain both positive communication and effective working relationships with numerous types of personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in business administration or finance; plus four years of experience in business or financial, including three years in a supervisory role. 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.

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