Financial Specialist Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Jan 08, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position is part of the Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office (NVRPO), which is part of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, and represents regional efforts and projects as determined by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) and the Regional Management Board/Group (RMG) through direct oversight of Financial and Procurement Management. Community Service Boards (CSBs) are the local behavioral health agencies that serve as the point of entry into publicly funded safety-net services for behavioral health, developmental disability, and substance abuse disorders. Statewide, DBHDS has established a regional management approach for coordinated services for high cost and lower incident services. The CSBs in the Northern Virginia region have been designated by DBHDS as DBHDS Region 2 and include the CSBs in the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, and the Fairfax-Falls Church CSB that serves Fairfax County. DBHDS Region 2 programs are managed by the Northern Virginia Regional Projects Office (NVRPO) under the oversight of the RMG and with the assistance of the Fairfax-Falls Church CSB and Fairfax County as the lead fiscal agent for the region.

Provides comprehensive budget and financial management support; conducts trend analysis and financial forecasts; develops funding and budget strategies and recommendations; researches and analyzes the fiscal impact of policy and/or program changes; and presents findings to the RMG, DBHDS, and other key stakeholders as requested by the NVRPO director. Supervises professional and para-professional staff. Financial management duties include accounts receivable, account payable, inter-county and inter-jurisdictional fund transfers, monitoring, reconciliation, and reporting. Procurement duties include contract management, review, monitoring, in support of best practices, and exceptional service delivery. Budget management duties as they relate to the submission of formal budget reviews in accordance with county and DBHDS budgetary review schedules include reconciliation, historical trend analysis, forecasting of revenue and expenditures, coordinate with key stakeholders to develop funding strategies consistent with state requirements and to ensure services maximization.

As part of the NVRPO leadership team, this position has major reporting requirements to include presentations to legal and governing boards, state authorities and executive leadership and participates in strategic planning and problem resolution efforts as well as motivates, trains and engages NVRPO associates in best practices to meet the needs and requests of the RMG and DBHDS.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Participates in the formulation and documentation of agency fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Oversees the maintenance of numerous fund/subfund accounts;
  • Reviews long range revenue and expenditures estimates to ensure availability of funds;
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of large agency budget;
  • Researches budget, finance and procurement requirements, analyzes impact on current
  • operations and recommends means of implementation.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an-all inclusive list.)

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and fiscal management and the ability to apply them to complex governmental systems;
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county policies, procedures, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records;
  • Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of staff;
  • Ability to develop and implement fiscal policies and procedures.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
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Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting; or a bachelor's degree in business administration or related field that has been supplemented by at least six credit hours of basic accounting principles and concepts; plus four years of professional-level finance or business administration experience. A master's degree in a related field or CPA may substitute for one year of experience.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire. Additional Work Schedule Requirements: Occasional overtime for seasonal deliverables.

Certain positions with financial responsibility within this class may be subject to criminal background checks and/or credit checks as a condition of employment and periodically thereafter, as determined by the department head. An applicant or an employee may be required to submit a request for a criminal history record check and/or credit check to the appropriate agency; Applicants and employees within these positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in implementing principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and financial management and the applying them to complex governmental system.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in implementing federal, state and county policies, procedures, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in a financial leadership position with a focus on strategic planning and problem resolution efforts as well as staff development and supervision.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and implementing fiscal policies and procedures in a complex governmental system.
  • Experience conducting clear and precise presentations to legal and governing boards, state authorities and executive leadership.

Job is generally sedentary in nature. Ability to use a personal computer, keyboard, and mouse and to read a computer monitor. Must also be able to communicate both orally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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