Title:  Financial Administrator III - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  01/02/2024
Req ID:  48501
Department:  Public Safety

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.95


Are you passionate about serving Vermonters and Vermont? The Department of Public Safety is seeking individuals who are self-motivated and detail-oriented to fill two limited service Financial Administrator III positions in our Grants Management Unit. The July 2023 flooding greatly increased the unit's workload, and these positions will be responsible for the financial management of this funding. This may include activities such as preparing grant applications, federal draws, program financials, execution of subgrant agreements, and processing subrecipient reimbursement requests. 


Ideal candidates will possess strong computer and Excel skills, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work well with our subgrantees and Federal Agency partners. Knowledge of the State's Peoplesoft VISION financial system is preferred, but not required.


This position is limited service with current funding available through at least summer of 2027. This position is eligible for telework.

Who May Apply

This position, Financial Administrator III (#48501), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Melissa Austin at melissa.austin@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition

Professional level accounting work in the maintenance, review and reconciliation of financial records to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles and standards. Serves as an expert in a specific fiscal program, or performs highly specialized fiscal analysis or auditing. May supervise other professional and technical accounting personnel and perform professional work in the maintenance of accounting and financial records, or perform functional supervision over multiple complex accounting functions. Analyzes financial reports, programs, costs, payments and/or accounting processes. May have independent responsibility for specific complex fiscal functions (such as: budget development, sub-recipient and internal audits, federal program fiscal administration). Duties are performed under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor or department head.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting AND one (1) year of accounting experience maintaining, reviewing, analyzing and accounting or financial data and records to ensure compliance with accepted accounting practices and standards

Associate's degree in accounting, business administration, office administration or a related field AND four (4) years of professional experience in accounting, maintaining, reviewing, analyzing and accounting or financial data and records to ensure compliance with accepted accounting practices and standards


High School diploma or equivalent AND five (5) years or more of professional experience in accounting involving maintaining, reviewing, and analyzing accounting or financial data and records to ensure compliance with accepted accounting practices and standards.

Two (2) year as a Financial Administrator II with the State of Vermont.

NOTE: CPA certificate is considered qualifying.

Preferred Qualifications

For some positions preference may be given to applicants with supervisory experience.

Special Requirements

For some positions experience working with the VISION system (VISION is the State of Vermont PeopleSoft financial management system)may be required.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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