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Financial Services Officer

Company: Alameda County
Location: San Leandro
Posted on: September 17, 2023

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    • Employee Referral Incentive Program Financial Services OfficerRecruitment # 23-0217-01 Date Opened 8/17/2023 12:00:00 AM Filing Deadline 9/11/2023 5:00:00 PM Salary $46.49 - $62.19/hour; $96,699.20 - $129,355.20/year Employment Type Permanent Full-Time Employment
      HR Analyst Ione Bell Department County Wide Recruitment Work Location San Leandro
      Go Back Apply Introduction THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION . The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year but can be extended. - Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. - Supplemental Questionnaire : A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line. DESCRIPTION THE POSITION Under administrative direction, the Financial Services Officer manages and oversees various financial service staff and functions at an agency or departmental level; serves in a consultative role to management in addressing and resolving financial, revenue, contract, grant and related administrative, programmatic and policy matters; facilitates the implementation of a wide variety of programs and projects; and to do related work as required.
      IDEAL CANDIDATE In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications stated below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a track record of success in the following areas:
      • Demonstrated considerable technical and professional astuteness and financial and programmatic expertise in the public sector, as it relates to budget, finance, contracts and grant administration.
      • Applied strong supervisory skills and a demonstrated ability to train, coach, counsel and manage subordinate staff in order to optimize individual performance.
      • Collaborated and built consensus with exceptional organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to plan and organize work for self and others in order to ensure that the work was completed efficiently and in a timely manner.
      • Worked with a wide variety of stakeholders to identify opportunities and built strategic relationships between one's area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
      • Used strong business acumen to understand and improve business results; use one's understanding of major business functions, industry trends, and own organization's position to contribute to effective business strategies and tactics pertaining to social services.
      • Effectively met customer needs and applied a customer centered approach; built productive internal and external customer relationships and took responsibility for customer satisfaction.
      • Acted strategically and creatively in forecasting the financial needs of programmatic areas by identifying & understanding complex problems, exercising good judgment in making effective decisions, and formulating and articulating action plans proactively and collaboratively.
      • Effectively communicated and clearly conveyed information and ideas; and interacted well with others by relating to people from varied backgrounds and in different situations; and who exemplifies understanding, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness.
      • Took personal satisfaction and pride contributing as a valued organizational leader with direct responsibilities for the finances of the organization.
      • Made a positive impact on others by exuding an air of confidence, creating good first impressions by professionally commanding attention, and earning the professional trust and respect of others. For more detailed information about the job classification, visit: - Financial Services Officer THE VACANCY This is a countywide recruitment, and the current vacancy is in the Healthcare Services Agency. There are also vacancies in the General Services Agency, District Attorney's Office, the Probation Department, the Information Technology Department, and the Social Services Agency. T he eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill these current vacancies and any that arise county-wide. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EITHER

        The equivalent to three years of full-time experience at the level of or higher than the class of Financial Services Specialist II or Administrative Specialist II in the Alameda County classified service.

        Completion of the Alameda County Management Academy "Management & Supervision Certificate Program" may be substituted for six (6) months of the required qualifying experience for the internal patterns.


        The equivalent to graduation from a four-year accredited college or university (180 quarter units or 120 semester units) with major coursework in business or public administration, economics, financial management or a field related to the work.

        (Additional professional-level financial planning and support experience may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)


        The equivalent of three years of full-time professional-level experience in independently performing complex financial planning or analysis, budget development and processing, contract negotiation and administration and/or grant management at a level equivalent to or higher than the Alameda County classified service class of Financial Services Specialist II, preferably in a public agency setting. This experience must have included at least one year of supervising the work of others.

        License: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

        NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.
        KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS The most suitablyqualified candidates will possess the following competencies: Knowledge of:

        --- Management principles and practices, including work plan -ning, employee supervision and business management.
        --- Financial planning, rate setting and revenue enhancement principles and strategies.
        --- 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.
        --- Computer applications related to the work.
        --- General administrative principles, including personnel, purchasing and business management.
        --- Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

        Ability to:

        --- Serve effectively as a member of a departmental management team.
        --- Manage a variety of financial functions, including budgeting and contracts and grants administration.
        --- Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others, either directly or through subordinate supervision.
        --- Plan and conduct complex financial, revenue and strategic planning analyses.
        --- Provide sound technical advice on financial matters to departmental management.
        --- Conduct and coordinate financial audits.
        --- Monitor legislative and regulation changes and recommend operational and procedural changes as required.
        --- Interpret, explain and apply complex policies, regulations and procedures.
        --- 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.
        --- Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines.
        --- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work. EXAMINATION COMPONENTS THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS: 1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.2) A review of candidates' Supplemental Questionnaires to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. Those candidates considered the best qualified will move on to the final step in the examination process.3) An oral interview/exam which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview/exam may contain situational exercises. CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION. We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components. -Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the "What You Need to Know" section of our website, . Selection Plan Applicants will be informed via e-mail with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are - tentative -and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency: TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN: Deadlinefor Filing (LDF): Monday, September 11, 5:00 p.m. Review of Minimum Qualifications: September 21, 2023 Review of Supplemental Questionnaire for Best Qualified: October 17, 2023 Virtual Civil Service Pre-Recorded Oral Interviews: Week of November 27, 2023 Notification of Results: Week of December 11, 2023 CSC Promulgation of Eligible List: January 10, 2023 - * WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CH ANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN* Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County's Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement - before the last date of filing. -Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes. For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website at:" BENEFITS Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being. These benefits include but are not limited to*:For your Health & Well-Being
        • Medical - HMO & PPO Plans
        • Dental - HMO & PPO Plans
        • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
        • Share the Savings
        • Basic Life Insurance -
        • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
        • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance -
        • County Allowance Credit
        • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
        • Short-Term Disability Insurance
        • Long-Term Disability Insurance
        • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
        • Employee Assistance ProgramFor your Financial Future
          • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
          • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)For your Work/Life Balance
            • 12 paid holidays
            • Floating Holidays
            • Vacation and sick leave accrual
            • Vacation purchase program
            • Management Paid Leave**
            • Catastrophic Sick Leave
            • Group Auto/Home Insurance
            • Pet Insurance
            • Commuter Benefits Program
            • Guaranteed Ride Home
            • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
            • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
            • Child Care Resources
            • 1 st United Services Credit Union -*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement. This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave. Conclusion All notices related to Countyrecruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email.Please add,, - -and - -as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spamfiltering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking orspam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding yourapplication for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly loginto your County of Alameda online application account to check for noticesthat may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you willalso be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able toview all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the"My applications" button on the Current Job Openings page. Please take the stepsrecommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment forwhich you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for noticesthat are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a Countyrecruitment. NOTE: All notices are generatedthrough an automated email notification system. Replies to the emailboxes - and - -are routed to unmonitored mailboxes. If you have questions,please go to our website at - . You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on thejob announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied. Ione Bell, Human Resources Analyst Human Resource Services, Countyof Alameda (510) -272-6456 oremail - DISASTER SERVICE WORKER All Alameda County employeesare designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law.Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to thiseffect. Employees are required to report to work as ordered in the eventof an emergency. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Alameda County has a diverseworkforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud tobe an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment are based onmerit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does notdiscriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex(including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, politicalaffiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information,age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status,military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state andlocal law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating aninclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.
              Click on a link below to apply for this position: Fill out theSupplemental Questionnaire andApplication NOW using the Internet. View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnairehere . E-mail - Phone: (510) 272-6471 - 8am - 5pm M-F - Powered by
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