UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

FINANCIAL SPECIALIST 2 (100%)
RIVER FALLS (AREA 47)
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT CODE:  13-02255
 

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.  UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.  More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu.  

Location:  This position is located in Student Life at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  

Salary:  Starting salary is $15.106 per hour, plus excellent benefits.  A six-month probationary period is required. The pay schedule/range is 02-11, and the position is not represented by a bargaining unit.    

Job Duties:  Position provides administrative and financial management support to the Office of Student Life, Allocable Fee Appropriation Board, and Student Association Student Senate.  This position is responsible for the daily activity associated with segregated fee and agency account expenses from 150 recognized student organizations, the Student Association Student Senate, and the Office of Student Life.  This position coordinates the contract processing for performance contracts issued by the department in addition to all student organization based contracts.   Some evening and weekend availability is required.   

Special Notice: For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see http://www.uwrf.edu/Police/CampusRecordsCrimes.cfm or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy.  A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.    

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Must be able to effectively interpret, apply, teach, train and communicate appropriate processes regarding allocation, purchasing and other expenditure processing.  Understanding of the accounting process and ability to work in an integrated automated financial system is required.  Candidates will have excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication, organizational, analytical, problem solving and resolution skills, and attention to detail.  Must have knowledge of the Windows environment such as Microsoft Word and Excel.   

How to Apply:  To apply for this position, you will be required to complete an exam.  Applying is a six-step process.  Step 1:  Log on to http://wisc.jobslink.  Create an account or enable your existing account if you have applied for State jobs in the past. Note:  If you receive a security prompt when logging in, please click "yes."  Step 2:  Search for the job announcement by clicking "Job Search" and "More Search Options."  Enter 1302255 as "Keyword" and click "Search."  Click on the blue job announcement title.  Step 3:  Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of the screen.  Review the information in the "My Job Application" making any necessary updates and click on "Submit Personal Information."  Step 4:  Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen.  This must be completed to apply for this recruitment.  Once completed, click the "Update Employment Preferences."  Step 5:  At the "Application Detail" screen, click on the "View Exam Option" button, and the "Take Exam" button on the next screen.  Step 6:  When you are finished with the exam, click the 'Save and Finalize' button, and at the exam summary window, click the 'Finalize' button.  If you return later to update your exam, you must 'Finalize' again or your exam may not be considered."   

The deadline to apply on-line is Monday, June 24, 2013.  If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Deb Schwab at (715) 425-3221, e-mail debra.schwab@uwrf.edumail.  Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.   

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.