FINANCIAL SERVICES SPECIALIST I (#0213)

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($31.33 to $38.04)
$2,506.40-$3,043.20 Biweekly/
$5,430.53-$6,593.60 Monthly / $65,166.40-$79,123.20 Yearly

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Overview: Under direction, to provide professional-level financial services in areas of budget development and processing, contract negotiation and administration, financial planning and monitoring, financial accounting and reporting, and grants management to County departments and agencies; to conduct a variety of studies and inquiries and perform financial analytic and administrative work; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Although the work is diverse, all positions are typically characterized by all of the following elements:

1. Independent decision-making.

2. Capacity to present clear oral and written reports to senior managers.

3. Knowledge of governmental financial processes and systems.

4. Ability to conduct financial analysis and formulate financial recommendations; and

5. Limited availability or nature of supervision.

Skills & Abilities:

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of governmental budget development and administration.
• Principles and practices of contract and grant administration.
• Financial record-keeping and auditing practices.
• Practices and techniques of administrative analysis and report preparation.
• Applicable federal, state and local policies and regulations.
• Computer applications related to the work, such as word processing, data bases and spreadsheets. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Outlook.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Ability to:

• Develop and administer multiple budgets.
• Monitor fiscal transactions and audit fiscal records and documentation.
• Plan and conduct administrative and operational studies.
• Interpret, explain and apply financial regulations, policies and procedures.
• Direct the work of others on a project or day-to-day basis.
• Prepare clear and accurate reports, correspondence, procedures and other written materials.
• Represent the department and the County in meetings with others.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Maintain accurate financial records and audit data.
• Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Clearly and effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing; write contract documents, electronic mail, and Board letters to the Board of Supervisors at a professional skill level.
• Communicate fluently using the English language to present and request information to/from internal and external customers effectively by phone or in person.

Requirements

    • Experience:
    • Equivalent to three years of full-time experience at a level of or higher than the class of Accounting Specialist I in the Alameda County classified service.

    Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy “Management & Supervision Certificate Program” may substitute for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience.

    • Education:
    • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with major coursework in business or public administration, accounting, economics, financial planning or a field related to the work. (Additional paraprofessional financial planning and support equivalent to the County’s classification of Accounting Specialist I may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)
    • Experience:
    • Financial record keeping or technical support work in a fiscal or accounting area is desirable.

    Licenses: Specified positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license.

    NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

    To apply:

Submit completed job application to Human Resource Department: dajobs@acgov.org

Feel free to attach your resume and cover letter as well.

Please submit job application, resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday, March 13, 2020.

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