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Director of Federal and State Monitoring (Director #925)
Federal & State Monitoring
$84,691 - $116,450
$84,691 - $148,209
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 16, 2021
Open Until Filled

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Reporting to the Executive Director, is responsible for the management and direction of the overall functions and programs of the department. Directs, monitors and evaluates the activities of the department staff and contractors (as applicable) to ensure the proper application of and adherence to agency policies, state and federal guidelines and fiscal accountability. Responsible for the supervision of the daily operation of the functions and programs of the department, including developing individual staff goals, ensuring timelines for the completion of work by department staff are established and met. Provides leadership in cross- functional department work and promotes collaboration with other departments as needed. Responsible for ensuring proper use of time by department staff. This includes timely approval of budgets, payroll transactions and timesheets.

  • ​​​Directs and supervises the activities of the department staff, including providing unit goals, technical assistance to staff, resource management, scheduling and monitoring work assignments, evaluating staff and ensuring that the work is equitably distributed among staff.
  • ​​​Directs the Chicago Public Schools Audit/Monitoring Plan.
  • ​​​Develops criteria for site selection and for the development of parameters of a risk-based audited plan.
  • ​​​Coordinates and shares issues identified during the external reviews of sub-recipients with organizational review (Internal Audits) and other agency programs.
  • ​​​Prepares the department's annual budget and ensures that work is aligned with the Business Plan and Budget.
  • ​​​Identifies performance measures and baseline data and incorporates such information in business plans and communicates performance.
  • ​​​Serves as project manager on project teams as assigned.
  • ​​​Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Accounting, Business, Public Administration or related field, or, a Bachelor's Degree in one of the listed fields plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Two years of professional experience (in addition to education requirements) in accounting, auditing, information technology auditing, or compliance monitoring.
  • Previous management/supervisory experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing and financial management practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of resource allocation.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems and apply problem solving techniques to complex issues.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills. ​​
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).​​​
  • Experience with project coordination.​​​
  • Knowledge of school business financial practices and procedures.​​​