Business and Operations Manager

Pay GradeL

DESCRIPTION:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, performs complex duties in the areas of budget, finance, operations research, program management, policy development, project management, or consultation for the commission. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Serving as a financial expert for the commission, including the analysis and maintenance of the commission’s budgeting and expenditure controls;
  • Working with the Financial Accountability Manager to review monthly budget reports;
  • Updating Executive Director on budget and expenses on a quarterly basis;
  • Developing procedural and policy guidelines to improve office operations;
  • Providing support and management for all administrative functions in unit/office;
  • Verifying transactions to comply with policies and procedures;
  • Coordinating logistical arrangements for internal and external meetings, seminars, and conferences for all programs including ensuring facility contract execution and completion and assistance with agenda development and supplies procurement;
  • Completing additional administrative tasks.
  • Recruiting and managing interns and intern job assignments;
  • Acting as a legislative liaison during session;
  • Coordinating SCSC Accounting, Procurement, Purchasing, Travel, HR, and other administrative practices with those of DOE and SAO by proficiently navigating PeopleSoft/Team Works.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have strong interpersonal communication skills, problem solving/decision making skills, and skill in using standard computer software applications.
Candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, finance, political science, or a related field with experience in state government.
Must be self-directed and self-motivated with a strong work ethic. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, have experience in the following:

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft/Team Works asset management module,
  • Experience working within an organization focused on academic achievement;
  • Experience with public policy development;
  • Experience working with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

Please submit a resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter explaining your interest, contact information for three professional references, and two writing samples (that combined do not exceed 10 pages) to Sarah Beck at sarah.beck@scsc.georgia.gov. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.