Under the direction of the Education Fiscal Services Administrator of the Categorical Allocations and Management Assistance Unit in the School Fiscal Services Division, this position is responsible for addressing a variety of the more sensitive and complex fiscal issues and must provide expert assistance to local educational agency (LEA) governing board members and administrators on such issues as they relate to K-12 education, school finance, LEA audits, K-12 categorical apportionments, and school district fiscal oversight. The incumbent must keep apprised of current legislation, law, and practices, including auditing methodologies that impact LEAs. The incumbent must be able to work independently, as well as with a team of consultants and keep the Administrator informed of emerging issues and stay apprised of current state and federal legislative proposals, laws, regulations and practices related to categorical programs, fiscal oversight, and audit related issues.
Engage in high-level policy review and consultation as follows: Review and analyze legislation, Governmental Accounting Standards Board statements, and other policy proposals that may impact auditing procedures. Review A-133 (federal) and annual audit reports from school districts, county offices of education (COE), charter schools, and joint power agencies. Determine adequacy of LEA responses to audit findings and recommendations and determine whether further action is required.
Provide consultant responsibility over federal and state categorical programs to ensure correct calculations of entitlements. Possess a thorough understanding of the contents and provisions of the annual state budget act and related legislation as they relate to funding and programs in education, and of the budget and legislative enactment processes.
Work with high-level school district and the COE administrators to ensure that school districts meet their financial obligations and are complying with the requirements of AB 1200 and AB 2756. Analyze the fiscal and management condition of school districts at risk of not maintaining solvency.
Prepare legislation, legislative bill analysis, regulations and miscellaneous departmental correspondence relating to audit resolution; school finance and fiscal oversight; state budget issues, and to federal and state categorical programs and policies.
Knowledge of school administration practices; school district business and financial management practices; principles, practices, and trends in public education; current practices and procedures for preparation of school budgets, accounts, records, and various financial documents; public school law and finance; statewide financial assistance programs for school districts; Federal and State education laws; state legislative processes; organization, functions, rules, and regulations of the Department; audit practices and methodologies as applied to educational settings; and
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with local, state, and federal officials and agencies; relate to school boards, chief business officials, and superintendents; provide leadership and direction for a program of the Department; work effectively with top administrative personnel in the Department and other agencies.
WHO MAY APPLY
Individuals who have eligibility for appointment to the above class (e.g., transfer, list, reinstatement). All applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in the “Explanations” section on the Standard Application Form (Std 678). Employment provisions as outlined by the California Department of Human Resources’ State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) policy will prevail. In addition, current or future executive orders relative to filling vacant positions may also affect this process. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be interviewed. An individual who possesses a Master's Degree or equivalent in Public or Business Administration or related field, or possesses a valid license authorizing service as a Certified Public Accountant in California must attach a copy of that document to their application.
Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the applicant will be removed from the eligibility list.
HOW TO APPLY
Submit a State Application (Form 678) to:
Arlene Matsuura, Administrator
Categorical Allocations, Management Assistance and Audit Resolution Office
1430 N Street, Suite 3800
Sacramento, CA 95814
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY: November 27, 2013
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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