The Montana Department of Labor & Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities.
We offer a great work environment and exceptional benefits, all while living and working in beautiful Helena, Montana.
The successful candidate will provide support to other HR team members in several HR functional areas including recruitment administration, coordination of department wide training, new employee onboarding processes, leave management, and others. This position makes recommendations and assists with implementation of work processes in order to improve efficiency and services to our customers.
DLI CORE VALUES: :
- Customer Focus
- Individual Responsibility
- Individual Growth
- Ethics in the Workplace
- Continuous Improvement
Learn more about DLI HERE.
Are you looking for a position where you get to work with a great group of professionals who love what they do and are dedicated to public service? Are you looking for a work environment that places high value on customer focus, individual responsibility, continuous improvement and professional growth? If so, then you may be interested in the Financial Manager position with the Governor's Office of Community Service (OCS), a State Service Commission. Although attached to DLI, OCS has unique functions.
This position manages funding, budgeting, and accounting operations the Office of Community Service and ensures financial operations comply with the office's mission to encourage others to engage in national service and enhance community volunteer opportunities for all Montana’s citizens.
As the Financial Manager, the essential functions include:
- Office Financial Management –oversees budget and accounting systems for the office, including monitoring claims, payment, payroll and other office financial activities to ensure accuracy, timeliness, and compliance. Develops, implements, and monitors the office budget, including preparing budget projections and recommending funding allocations for programs. Identifies and resolves accounting system errors and issues, including reconciling accounts and managing adjustments and corrections in SABHRS and internal accounting systems. Assists office management with fiscal notes during the legislative session.
- Grant Fiscal Administration –manages federal, state, private, and in-kind grant funds and resources, including developing, implementing, and monitoring grant accounting and financial systems. Develops grant fiscal operating plans to ensure grant program quality, compliance and cost-effectiveness. Helps coordinate the annual grant review process, including the recommendation of sub-grantees. Monitors financial activities of grant programs and sub-grantees, including determining penalties, repayments, reimbursement amounts, and cost categories. Coordinates grant closeouts, including reconciling long-term expenditures and ensuring all reporting requirements are fulfilled. Identifies, recommends, and implements new funding opportunities. Assists in completing subrecipient contracts for department legal review.
- Compliance and Performance Monitoring –monitors grant performance to ensure grants are administered in compliance with federal, state, and program requirements and objectives, including identifying compliance issues and recommending and implementing corrective action. Makes periodic on-site visits to all grant projects to observe service delivery and identify compliance and performance problems and successes. Conducts financial audits of federally funded programs and serves as point of contact for state, legislative, and federal auditors. Performs annual risk assessments to identify programs requiring extensive monitoring and additional training. Collects and maintains grant performance indicators for in-house planning, external information requests, and federal reporting requirements. Prepares numerous reports, including annual federal performance reports, budget amendment reports, and grant summaries.
If you are the right person for this opportunity, you will have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:
- Program and grant administration and governmental accounting and budgeting practices.
- Auditing, public relations, technical writing, and grant reporting.
- Legislative and administrative rule processes.
- State and Federal government operations and funding mechanisms strongly preferrerred.
- Relevant bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Accounting, Economics, or Finance.
- inistration, Accounting, Economics, or Finance.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.
*This position may be covered by a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA)
HOW TO APPLY:
You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter and resume at the time of application. Tip: When attaching your resume and cover letter, you must mark the attachments as “relevant.”
In your cover letter, please answer the following question:
- Please explain “what sparks your interest in service?”
In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties, dates of employment (month & year - start & end) and hours per week. Starting pay is based on relevant education and experience. Pay is set based on what you submit at time of application.
A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete and will not be considered further.
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process.
All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.
Applicant Pool Statement: If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
Training Assignment: This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Salary: $46,550.00 - 57,024.00 Yearly
Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings: 1
Employee Status: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10% of the Time
Primary Location: Helena
Agency: Department of Labor & Industry
Union: 000 - None
Bargaining Unit: 000 - None
Posting Date: Jan 6, 2021, 11:11:49 AM
Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone): Jan 27, 2021, 11:59:00 PM
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume
Contact Name: Office of Human Resources | Contact Email: email@example.com | Contact Phone:(406) 444-3710 The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources system and each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection process. An employee or applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process should contact the state agency human resources staff identified on the job listing as soon as possible or use the relay service by dialing 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer support services including assisting applicants with submitting online applications. Montana State Government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.