Management Analyst II - School and Finance Operation

Augusta, Maine, United States | Analytics & Data | Full-time

Apply by: July 14, 2020
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Department of Education

Management Analyst II

School and Finance Operation

School Finance

 

CLASS CODE: 0393                                                      PAY RANGE: 24

SALARY:  $42,681.60 - $57,844.80/annually

 

OPEN:  June 29, 2020

CLOSES:  July 14, 2020

             

JOB DESCRIPTION

This is a professional position, providing advice and consultation to Department Leadership for Essential Programs & Services school funding. The position oversees the program for the National Board of Professional Teachers Salary Supplement. This position will assist in the annual calculation of state subsidy for education. This position: (1)  is responsible for multiple state reports on expenditures and revenues that are either statutorily required or part of the department’s federal reporting; (2) provides technical assistance to school personnel, legislature, and the general public regarding school finance matters within the statutory authority of the Department; (3) oversees the coordination of financial data collection and dissemination; (4) manages the National Board of Professional Teacher salary supplement & scholarship program; and (5) assists in legislatively and department directed research.  Responsibilities include overseeing the analysis of information gathered from local school units in order that recommendations concerning all aspects of school funding may be made to the Commissioner, the State Board of Education and the Legislature. Work is performed under administrative direction.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS

 

  • Compiles and analyzes information relating to school finance transactions through ongoing financial database maintenance and effort in order to have timely information readily available. Analyzes the information gathered from local school systems in order to develop recommendations concerning all aspects of school finance that may be made to the Commissioner, the State Board of Education and the Legislature.
  • Provides technical assistance to local officials (superintendents, business officers, other administrators, accountants and office personnel) for administration of Accounting systems and procedures and Fiscal responsibilities related to statutory uses of State & Federal funds.
  • Assists in special projects on assignment of the Director of School Finance & Operations in the areas of school finance and business management. Examples of projects may be on site, in depth fiscal monitoring of a school unit to satisfy statutory requirements or constituent concerns; providing finance and management consultant services to quasi state entities under the DOE governance structure in areas of finance and management; and  assisting in a special review of a local school unit.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to the Essential Programs & Services Finance Act.
  • Knowledge of fiscal policy positions and education finance initiatives of the Department, and of State Leadership and Federal Leadership.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of the Federal accounting handbook and State accounting handbook/chart of accounts for local school systems.
  • Knowledge of school finance statutes, rules and regulations, and the ability to interpret these to local school authorities, Department personnel and the general public.
  • Knowledge of school business management and school finance management.
  • Ability to use technology-based programs for the development of school funding programs
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to secure the cooperation of others across agencies and Department teams and with school administrative unit leadership.
  • Ability to identify and analyze issues, reach logical conclusions and make sound decisions and recommendations for action.
  • Ability to facilitate group dynamics and use exemplary interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and implement policies to enhance Department operations and services surrounding school finance and school business management.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Eight (8) years of education, training, and/or experience analyzing, evaluating, and/or developing improvements to organizational and/or managerial systems, programs, and practices.  Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Maine school finance statutes and strong, demonstrated skills in Microsoft Excel and in research methods.

BENEFITS

                               

The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  14.11% of salary for BU positions.

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.60 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

 

Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $470.99 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $447.44 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $423.89 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $400.34 biweekly

 

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

 

Please submit a resume’ and cover letter.

 

For more information, contact:

Mindy Frappier

Melinda.Frappier@maine.gov

 

The State of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.