Under direction of the Deputy Commissioner for Financial Services, with great latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, the Associate Commissioner is responsible for the administration, management and oversight of agency budget, claiming and revenue strategy functions to support social service programs administered by the Administration for Children’s Services. These programs include, but are not limited to, five major Federal Human Services grants that support the delivery of Child Welfare and Early Care and Education programming for families and children in New York City. These programs include the following Federal program grants: Foster Care Title IV-E (CDFA 93.658); Adoption Assistance Title IV-E (CFDA 93.659); Child Care and Development Block Grant (CFDA 93.575); Head Start (CFDA 93.600); and the Social Services Block Grant (CFDA 93.667). Agency expense budget for FY2015 is $2.9 billion; agency head count over 6500; Financial Services headcount 353.
Responsibilities of the Associate Commissioner will include, but not be limited to:
- Under administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner, is responsible for the direction and coordination of three major departments of the ACS Financial Services Division that provide financial management (Budget, Claiming, and Revenue Maximization) for all Child Welfare and Early Child Care Education programs and grants;
- Design, administer and coordinate comprehensive administrative and financial policies, procedures and regulations for uniformity of interpretation and practice for ACS staff and external contracted providers;
- Management of all post-award activities to ensure agency compliance with Federal, State and City guidelines including fiscal appropriateness of services provided, and compliance with programmatic and financial funder guidelines;
- Collaborate with ACS Child Welfare and Early Care and Education program leadership and with contracted external service providers to ensure compliance with Federal, State and private regulations governing ACS programs including identifying and resolving complex compliance related risks and issues and ensure that delivery of program services are supported with appropriate, standardized financial protocols and operating procedures which meet all oversight guidelines;
- Maintain relationships with funders and stay abreast of all agency notices and updates as well as upcoming changes in regulatory rules in connection with all post-award matters and ensure that ACS program areas and service providers are informed and responding to required updates and changes required meeting grant standards.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A master's degree from an accredited college in economics, finance, accounting, business or public administration, human resources management, management science, operations research, organizational behavior, industrial psychology, statistics, personnel administration, labor relations, psychology, sociology, human resources development, political science, urban studies or a closely related field, and two years of satisfactory full-time professional experience in one or a combination of the following: working with the budget of a large public or private concern in budget administration, accounting, economic or financial administration, or fiscal or economic research; in management or methods analysis, operations research, organizational research or program evaluation; in personnel or public administration, recruitment, position classification, personnel relations, employee benefits, staff development, employment program planning/administration, labor market research, economic planning, social services program planning/evaluation, or fiscal management; or in a related area. 18 months of this experience must have been in an executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory capacity. Supervision must have included supervising staff performing professional work in the areas described above; or
2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of professional experience in the areas described in "1" above, including the 18 months of executive, managerial, administrative or supervisory experience, as described in "1" above.
** THIS POSITION IS OPEN ONLY TO PERMANENT CANDIDATES CURRENTLY SERVING IN THE CIVIL SERVICE TITLE OF ADMINSTRATIVE STAFF ANALYST**
Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.
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New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.