Note: This is a re-announcement to better reflect changes in the department hiring needs. If you have already applied for this position under former announcement numbers 4107-19A-DHS-DC or 4107-19B-DHS-DC, you will need to re-apply to be considered for this vacancy.
The Department of Human Services' (DHS) is hiring a Financial Operations Supervisor for its Finance & Information Division. DHS provides services for older adults and persons with disabilities, child and family services, physical and behavioral healthcare programs as well as employment, housing and public assistance. The population served is an ethnically and culturally diverse community. This individual manages the full range of DHS financial operations to include cash handling, bank account management, grants reporting and audit coordination functions.
Reporting to the Bureau Chief, the Financial Operations Supervisor manages, coaches, and mentors a team of five professional staff within the Financial Management Bureau. This first line supervisor collaborates with information technology staff and plays a significant role in documenting requirements, designing, testing and implementing financial software solutions that support multiple human services programs.
Specific duties include:
Drafting, implementing and updating financial operating policies and procedures;
Developing charts of accounts and general ledger structures;
Preparing financial reports and reconciling to software solutions;
Coordinating departmental audits and fiscal year-end processes;
Overseeing accounts receivable and payable;
Interpreting local, state and federal financial regulations;
Providing guidance and training to program managers and staff regarding eligible services for federal and state reimbursement;
Establishing standards and guidelines of performance for section employees, assigning work, evaluating and managing job performance; and
Serving as liaison to federal, state and local grant making agencies.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.
The ideal candidate demonstrates significant supervisory experience, and has an aptitude for comprehending and applying complex federal, state and local regulations related to public funding sources, financial management and grant reporting functions. This individual works well independently and in a team environment, has excellent oral and written communication skills and collaborates effectively with internal and external clients, staff, program managers and senior leaders.
MINIMUM: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of Accounting courses plus significant professional level financial management experience.
DESIRABLE: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas:
Supervising and coordinating the work of others;
Performing financial management for a diverse and complex human service agency of similar size;
Managing grant reporting;
Documenting requirements, and designing, testing and implementing financial software solutions;
Coordinating financial and programmatic audits; and/or
Designing and conducting training for professional staff.
Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.
Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
A background check and State of Virginia Child Welfare and Neglect Central Registry may be conducted on all candidates who are finalists for the position. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit check and may require signing a release authorizing the County to obtain this information.
Work Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with some flexibility and teleworking opportunities.
Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of January 18, 2019. Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Qualified applicants in this first group will be referred to the hiring manager and interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. Applications received after January 18, 2019 may be considered if a hire in not made from applicants received by the preferred filing date. The application process will close when the position has been filed or when enough qualified applications have been received.
To submit your application, please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/arlington/jobs/2308296/financial-operations-supervisor?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.
Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.
Permanent, Full-Time Appointments All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:
Paid Leave: Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.
Health and Dental Insurance: Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.
Life Insurance: A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.
Retirement: The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.
For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.
Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.
Permanent, Part-Time Appointments: Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.
Limited Term Appointments: Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.
Temporary Regular Appointments: Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.
Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments: Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.
Internal Number: 4107-19C-DHS-DC
About Arlington County Government
Arlington County local government is organized into departments that report to the County Manager, who is appointed by the County Board. See a list of all Arlington County Government offices: http://departments.arlingtonva.us Arlington Va., is a world-class residential, business and tourist location that was originally part of the “10 miles square” parcel of land surveyed in 1791 to be the Nation's Capital. Slightly smaller than 26 square miles, it is the geographically smallest self-governing county in the United States, and one of only a handful with the prized Aaa/AAA/AAA bond rating. Arlington maintains a rich variety of stable neighborhoods and quality schools, and has received numerous awards for Smart Growth and transit-oriented development. Home to some of the most influential organizations in the world — including the Pentagon — Arlington stands out as one of America's preeminent places to live, visit and do business.
The County also operates the Arlington Convention and Visitors Service (http://www.stayarlington.com/), as part of Arlington Economic Development (http://www.arlingtonvirginiausa.com/).
Arlington's Vision: "Arlington will be a diverse and inclusiv...e world-class urban community with secure, attractive residential and commercial neighborhoods where people unite to form a caring, learning, participating, sustainable community in which each person is important." — Arlington County Board