Financial Services Manager II – Human Services Agency (Open and Promotional)

County of San Mateo, CA
November 8, 2019
Redwood City, California
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The Human Services Agency is seeking an experienced individual for the position of Financial Services Manager II. This position will provide management, financial guidance, administration and leadership across a diversity of programs within the Human Services Agency. In addition, the Financial Services Manager II will provide highly responsive and complex fiscal support to senior level management and oversee all of the day-to-day trust accounting, claiming of $150 million and overpayment collections.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be proficient in government and/or public budgeting.
  • Have advanced technical accounting skills.
  • Have experience with social servicesfunding streams for California counties as well as federal block grants.
  • Understand the relationship of financial operations to organizational goals and operations and have experience connecting fiscal and programmatic oversight.
  • Be a clear communicator both written and verbal.
  • Possess great attention to detail.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver.
  • Ability to integrate awareness of compliance requirements into daily operations and oversight processes.
  • Prepare complex and detailed written reports, procedures and contracts.
  • Experience supervising, training and evaluating assigned personnel.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with a variety of public and private organizations and personnel.

Examples Of Duties
Primary duties for the Financial Services Manager II position include:

  • Direct complex financial, administrative and operational activities including accounting, budget and contract development and monitoring, and other financial and administrative support functions including supervision of accounting and fiscal support staff.
  • Analyze, interpret and make recommendations to senior management regarding various financial reports, data, and proposals.
  • Develop, implement and interpret fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Analyze and make recommendations regarding the maximization of revenues and minimization of financial losses to support the delivery of services to clients of Human Services Agency.
  • Maintain budgetary and fiscal controls, perform cost-benefit analysis, and provide forecasts of revenues and expenditures.
  • Monitor current and proposed federal, state and local legislation to assess its fiscal impact and be able to explain such impact to program staff and others as necessary.
  • Conduct or participate in negotiating contracts with outside vendors, consultants or organizations; monitor and evaluate fiscal and legal liability of contracts and agreements.
  • Direct and advise staff in the planning, budgeting and recording needed data to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of assigned program responsibilities.
  • Respond to requests from the Human Services Agency's Central Finance team or County Manager's Office in coordination with other Financial Services Managers.
  • Represent Human Services Agency's financial decision making.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of increasingly responsible experience performing a wide variety of administrative, financial, managerial or automation duties in a large, complex public agency.

Knowledge of:

  • Federal, State and local laws and regulations applicable to assigned area of responsibility, such as public liability and/or accounting laws.
  • Advanced principles and practices of fiscal resource planning.
  • Advanced principles of financial administration, including public budgeting and reporting.
  • Advanced principles of financial and actuarial forecasting and financial analysis.
  • Basic principles and practices of County-wide operations and its administration and organization.
  • Principles of personnel training, supervision and evaluation.
  • Computer systems and applications as used within the County such as IFAS (Integrated Fund Accounting System) and BRASS (Budgeting Reporting and Analysis Support System).
  • Advanced principles and practices of organizational and systems analysis, research methods and human resource planning.
  • Basic principles and practices of the assigned County department operations and its administration and organization.

Skill/Ability to:

  • Plan, organize, supervise, coordinate, direct, organize and participate in a wide variety of advanced administrative and operational activities related to the assigned work section, program area specialty or department.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments, programs and/or outside agencies.
  • Direct and participate in the analysis of a wide variety of highly complex administrative and operational problems and make effective operational and/or procedural recommendations.
  • Develop, administer and interpret policies, guidelines and procedures related to the assigned program area.
  • Plan, schedule and manage large scale projects.
  • Negotiate agreement between differing individuals and groups of individuals.
  • Monitor current and proposed Federal, State and local legislation which impact on assigned area of responsibility.
  • Utilize appropriate interpersonal style and methods of communication to gain acceptance, cooperation, or agreement of a plan, activity, and/or program idea.
  • Work cooperatively with other County departments and public and private organizations.
  • Supervise, evaluate and train assigned personnel.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately.
  • Prepare complex and detailed written reports, procedures, grant applications and contracts.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Anyone may apply. County of San Mateo and County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a current regular, probationary, or extra-help classified position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition toour regular employment application form .

The examination will consist of an interview (weight: 100%), which may include the evaluation of a brief written and/or performance exercise given immediately preceding the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position based solely on the information provided in the application documents. Because of this screening process, all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the next phase of the examination process. All interviews will take place in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

~Tentative Recruitment Schedule~
Final Filing Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Screening: Friday, November 22, 2019
Combined Panel Interviews: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The County of San Mateo is a diverse, inclusive workplace, where employees are valued and respected for their different perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, and contributions.
We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Arlene Cahill (110619) (Financial Services Manager II-D151)

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