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9 May 2022

Full-Time Director of Finance and Administration

State of Vermont – Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation – Posted by Agnes Barsalow Montpelier, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Do you want an opportunity to work among a dedicated group of colleagues and partners committed to protecting Vermont’s forests, promoting outdoor recreation, and operating Vermont’s state parks? If so, then come work with us. The Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation is seeking a Director of Finance and Administration to lead the Department’s business office team, manage accounting duties, oversee the financial health of the organization, and provide administrative support for Department staff. The ideal candidate brings the financial experience to successfully manage diverse activity across multiple funds programs and projects; a service-oriented approach; and the skills to supervise and lead others with positivity and compassion. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute your skills and play an integral role in supporting FPR’s mission.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Budget development and monitoring a $30M annual base budget, an annual capital budget, and one-time funds.
  • Oversight of grant and contract administration.
  • Management and monitoring of revenue generated at Vermont’s State Parks.
  • Accounting duties including the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, internal controls, and audit response.
  • Supporting the business office team delivering high-quality financial and administrative service.

Who May Apply

This position, Director of Finance & Administration (Job Requisition #33381), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or public administration, office administration or a related field AND three (3) years or more of professional-level experience performing and supervising (directly or indirectly) administrative functions for a moderate sized office, department or agency.

OR

Bachelor’s degree AND five (5) years or more of professional-level experience performing and supervising (directly or indirectly) administrative functions for a moderate sized office, department or agency.

OR

Master’s degree in accounting, business or public administration, office administration or a related field AND one (1) year or more of professional-level experience performing and supervising (directly or indirectly) administrative functions for a moderate sized office, department or agency.

OR

Two years of full-time college coursework or associate’s degree AND seven (7) years or more of professional-level experience performing and supervising (directly or indirectly) administrative functions for a moderate sized office, department or agency.

OR

High School diploma or equivalent AND nine (9) years or more of professional-level experience performing and supervising (directly or indirectly) administrative functions for a moderate sized office, department or agency.

OR

One (1) year or more of experience as an Administrative Services Director I with the State of Vermont.

NOTE: Only administrative work experience is qualifying. Administrative support includes those functions which keep the organization running or provide the resources for others to provide the programmatic work (e.g., accounting, budget management, grant administration, finance, human resources, payroll, purchasing, or space management).

Special Requirements

For some positions experience working with the VISION system (VISION is the State of Vermont PeopleSoft financial management system) may be required.

Total Compensation: $1,396

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

 

How to Apply

https://careers.vermont.gov https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-Director-of-Finance-&-Administration-VT-05601/881938600/ If you would like more information about this position, please contact Caroline Zeilenga at Caroline.Zeilenga@vermont.gov. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: forestry, outside, Parks, and vermont. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

Job expires in 25 days.

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