Full Job Description
This vacancy is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, La.
This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months. Job appointments may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
DCFS is an "Equal Opportunity Employer" and Louisiana is a "State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities"
For further information about this vacancy contact Tammy Starnes via:
A baccalaureate degree plus three years of professional level experience in accounting; budgeting; contracts; economics; engineering; finance; financial auditing; grants; human resources; information technology; management analysis; operational auditing; policy planning; procurement; social services; statistical analysis; tax collections; or tax enforcement.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field will substitute for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree will substitute for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
A master's degree in accounting, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, industrial/organizational psychology, human resources, political science, public administration, social work, statistics, computer science, management information systems (MIS), quantitative business analysis-computer science, information systems and decision sciences, or computer information systems will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in accounting, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, industrial/organizational psychology, human resources, political science, public administration, social work, statistics, computer science, management information systems (MIS), quantitative business analysis-computer science, information systems and decision sciences, or computer information systems will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Advanced degrees will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
An advanced degree in social work must be from a school accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, 1701 Duke Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To lead the initiative to improve efficiency and effectiveness of key processes within the organization and across organizational divisions and operating groups, via a process analysis and improvement driven approach. To determine the effectiveness of programs and develop recommendations to improve or resolve substantive problems that affect agency services.
LEVEL OF WORK:
General from higher-level administrator.
Functional and/or direct, as required by specific assignments, over any agency employee.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Obtains, reviews, and analyzes data concerning programs or operations; scope and goals; and the policies, practices, methods, and procedures used to implement and maintain programs.
Directs or conducts management studies of organizations, duty assignments of employees, administrative control systems, and impact of programs.
Obtains and evaluates data obtained on personnel, equipment and material, and space utilization.
Conducts work simplification measurements and related studies to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the agency and programs under study.
Implements new management procedures on program improvements.
Reviews or prepares reports on studies conducted and recommends appropriate corrective action.
Presents findings and recommendations on issues to top management.
Conducts periodic and comprehensive evaluations of ongoing functions to ensure the organization meets its stated goals.
Prepares short and long range planning guidance in accordance with broad program policies and objectives.
Monitors contracts for adherence to deliverables. Monitors service providers for compliance with federal/state guidelines and financial solvency.
Writes, negotiates and processes programmatic and budgetary contracts; initiates and negotiates contracts for new client agencies.
Assists with writing and managing grant funds.
Plans and coordinates the monitoring and reporting process for statewide program(s).
Makes recommendations as necessary to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of agency programs, which may include the addition or reorganization of staff and functions. Works with agency executives to implement necessary changes.