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FINANCIAL SPECIALIST III

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DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Exam Number: b0749A
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Filing Start Date: 08/02/2018
This examination will remain open until the need of the Department is met and is subject to close without prior notice.
DEFINITION:
Analyzes and makes recommendations for the solution of complex departmental accounting, budgetary, and other financial problems including problems of accounting systems design and implementation.
CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class work under the technical and administrative supervision of a departmental accounting, fiscal, or budget officer. Incumbents independently conduct studies and recommend solutions for a wide range of complex problems encountered in the operation of in-house computerized or manual accounting, budgetary and fiscal systems. Incumbents must exercise a sound knowledge of the framework of the County's financial structure and the principles of finance applicable to departmental operations and transactions. Incumbents must also exercise a knowledge of pertinent statutory and regulatory provisions and related economics, budgetary, and accounting principles and practices.
Essential Job Functions
Conducts studies of complex departmental accounting and budgetary operations, fiscal controls and accounting standards in both computerized and manual systems.
Assembles and verifies financial data, schedules and statistical summaries and compiles them into clear and concise written reports of study findings.
Analyzes and evaluates study findings to identify those aspects of the financial system operations which are functioning effectively and those which need to be changed or replaced.
Determines specific measures necessary to correct identified deficiencies in current departmental financial systems and designs control mechanisms to be incorporated into revised systems.
Prepares detailed policy and procedures manuals and designs forms relative to the establishment and implementation of new or revised departmental financial systems.
Orients and trains department personnel before and during conversion to new or modified accounting, budgetary, or other financial systems.
Adapts manual accounting, budgetary, and other record keeping functions to computerized processing and establishes preventive, detective, and corrective internal controls.
Participates with departmental data processing personnel or outside consultants in the technical design, development, testing and modification, and installation of computerized financial systems, as required.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
Two years' experience performing financial systems analysis in a governmental agency, one year of which must have been *at the level of Financial Specialist II.
PHYSICAL CLASS II - Light:
Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*At the level of aFinancial Specialist II is defined as analyzes and makes recommendations for the solution of departmental accounting, budgetary, and other financial problems including problems of accounting systems design and implementation.
Additional Information
SPECIAL INFORMATION
Past and present mental health clients and their family members who meet the selection requirements are encouraged to apply.
AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation ofexperience based on application informationand supplemental questionnaire weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligibleregister.
VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligibleregister for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Mental Health.
ELIGIBILITYINFORMATION
Applications will be processed on an as needed
basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly,
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligibleregister in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
No person may compete for this examination more than once in a twelve (12) month period.
APPLICATION AND FILINGINFORMATION
Applicants are required to complete and submitan online Los Angeles County Employment ApplicationAND Supplemental Questionnairein order tobe considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes,orany unsoliciteddocuments will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application and Supplemental Questionnaire.
Applicants must submit their applications by5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Apply online by clicking on the greenApply button at the top rightof this posting.
Clear and legible copies of the required documents (e.g. Diploma, Official Transcripts, License) must be
uploaded as attachments during application submission --or --by email to **** within 15 calendar days from date of application submission.Indicate the Exam Title on the subject line when sending required documents by email.
The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet theSelection Requirements.Your online application must show complete license, education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications. Licenseinformation section must show title of license, license number, original date of issue, and expiration date. Education information section must include name and address of school attended,complete dates attended,name of course/s taken,number of units earned, and degree/s earned. Work experience sectionmust include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payrolltitle held and not the working and/or functional titles, from/to dates of employment including month, day and year, total number of months, total number of hours worked per week- not a range of hours(full or part-time), and complete and detailed description of related job duties. If range of hours is provided, experience will be prorated based on the lowest number of hours worked per week.LIST separatelyeach job experience to be evaluated.
All information is subject to verification. Applicants may berejected at any stageof the selection process.
IMPORTANT NOTES:
All information is subject to verification. Applications may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
Utilizing VERBIAGE
fromclass specificationsand Selection Requirementserving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that youmeet requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
andyou may be DISQUALIFIED
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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About Los Angeles County
With a population of over ten million people, the County of Los Angeles has more residents than any county in the nation, and within its boundaries are 88 cities. It is rich in cultural diversity and home to world renowned museums, theaters, the nation’s motion picture industry, major universities, and numerous five-star restaurants. The mountains, deserts, and the beautiful Pacific Ocean, along with some of the world’s finest urban recreational attractions, are freeway close.
The County is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors (Board) who are elected on a non-partisan basis and serve four-year staggered terms. As the governing body, the Board serves as both the executive and legislative authority of the largest and most complex county government in the United States. There are 34 appointed department heads that report to the Board.  There are also three elected officials (Assessor, District Attorney, and Sheriff) for a total of 37 major administrative units or departments that currently serve the needs of the County’s residents.
Selected by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers of 2016, the County’s annual budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 is $29 billion, with funding for approximately 108,000 positions to serve its diverse population.
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