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The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) State Personnel Administrator is responsible for administering the state’s personnel policies and procedures to ensure system uniformity

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Typical Functions:

Develops, recommends, and implements personnel policies and procedures ensuring compliance with federal and state legislation. Evaluates reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed. Administers state wide pay plan. Oversees training and development programs designed to improve job performance and productivity of state employees, the development and implementation of internal training plans and policies; and the state’s Uniform Grievance Procedure. Provides research and technical services to state agencies and institutions. Oversees payroll processing activities for state employees. Reviews current legislation affecting personnel issues and makes recommendations for new legislation and/or changes to existing legislation, interacting as necessary with appropriate legislators to effect change. Participates on legislative and other committees. Supervises subordinates including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating performance, and terminating personnel. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel administration. Knowledge of sound techniques in all aspects of personnel management. Knowledge of the organizations and operations of administrative programs. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional and administrative support staff. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other management staff, employees, legislators and the general public. Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business, human resources management, public administration or a related field; plus nine years of progressively more responsible experience in human resources management, including five years in a managerial capacity.

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