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Elementary and Secondary Education is Hiring a Chief Operations Officer

Position: Chief Operations Officer

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Department: Elementary and Secondary Education Classification: 12 Month, Full-time, Professional        
Division: Financial and Administrative Services  
Location: Jefferson Building, Jefferson City                
Section: Accounting and Procurement

Pay Range: Set Salary

The incumbent must have the ability to perform the essential functions below either with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Create and recommend Accounting, Grant, and Procurement policies and procedures to Department management.
  2. Oversee daily operations of Accounting, Federal Grants, and Procurement sections.
  3. Global knowledge of the SAM II system.
  4. Make presentations to Department management and to general staff.
  5. Implement state and federal statutes and regulations within the department.
  6. Review contracts for compliance with state, federal, and department statutes and regulations.
  7. Coordinate the overall payroll funding strategy.
  8. Review and balance payroll bi-monthly.
  9. Oversee the implementation of the indirect cost plan.
  10. Create the Cash Management Investment Act (CMIA) report.
  11. Direct and create various financial reports for management.
  12. Evaluate financial status of various funds monthly.
  13. Oversee Department’s submission for the statewide Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
  14. Department liaison for audits.
  15. Signatory for all Department contracts greater than $10,000.
  16. Attend budget hearings.
  17. Serve as Department point of contact on all federal grants systems.
  18. Make recommendations to management concerning Accounting, Grants Management, and Procurement issues.
  19. Serve as a member of the Department’s Executive Leadership Team.


  1. Assume other duties as assigned by the Deputy Commissioner.
  2. Serve on statewide committees regarding financial issues.


  1. Eight to ten years of experience in financial management with increasing responsibilities for multi-faceted direction and planning.


  1. Master's degree in business administration, accounting, or finance from an accredited college or university preferred.
  1. CPA designation preferred.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to lift 25 pounds.

COMPUTER SKILLS: Proficient in SAM II financial system, Microsoft Office products including: Microsoft Outlook, and Excel.  Knowledge of database and accounting computer application systems to supply the most accurate financial information.

REQUIRED TRAVEL: This position is required to travel occasionally in-state or out-of-state.

(Other qualifications and experience which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)