Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ, USA
Arizona State University
Search for the Director of the School of Life Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University seeks an innovative and strategic leader and scholar to serve as its next Director of the School of Life Sciences.
The School of Life Sciences (SoLS) is among the university's largest and most distinguished units and is a leader in innovative research and educational initiatives in bioinformatics, biology, biomedicine, ecology, evolutionary physiology, genomics, and molecular biology, as well as interdisciplinary social-ecological, bio-economic, and bioethical research. SoLS inspires and transforms life science students by providing an innovative learning experience that prepares them to thrive in a dynamic and demanding world. It aims to improve life by stimulating scientific discovery and solving critical problems at the intersection of the life sciences and society, and aspires to become a global leader in life science education and discovery.
A vibrant community of scholars, teachers, and professionals, SoLS is home to 113 tenure-track and non-tenure eligible faculty members that serve more than 3,300 undergraduate majors and 360 PhD and MS students in 15 graduate programs on campus. SoLS plays a critical role in ASU's educational mission, exposing students to disciplinary breadth and depth across the life sciences and offering interdisciplinary opportunities with social, biomedical, and physical sciences. The School has evolved over the years in response to the needs of students, pioneering new degrees and online programs, and engaging in cross-cutting, change-making research activities. Research expenditures in SoLS in fiscal year 2018 topped $20 million.
Arizona State University is a leading public university ranked #1 Most Innovative School by U.S. News and World Report four years in a row and is leading a bold reinvention of higher education as the New American University. One of the largest universities in the United States, enrolling over 112,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Fall 2018, ASU has strong and simultaneous commitments to educational access, community embeddedness, cutting-edge research, and teaching excellence. The university's charter reads: ASU is a comprehensive public research university, measured not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.
ASU has developed numerous new programs and units – including the School of Life Sciences, the Biodesign Institute, and the Global Institute of Sustainability – that bridge and transcend disciplinary boundaries to enable the exploration and discovery of new knowledge while developing solutions to the most challenging issues of our time. The School of Life Sciences has the unique position within the university of contributing in a fundamental way to the mission of both major institutes.
The incoming Director of SoLS will have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on this core unit of the university and will lead faculty and students in the development of inventive curricula, pioneering research, and globally renowned programs. In particular, the Director will be expected to provide strategic leadership and craft a unifying vision for the School; attend to the undergraduate and graduate educational and research missions; develop and enhance university collaborations; enable and cultivate world-class research; creatively leverage and manage resources to fuel the School's aspirations; and recruit, retain, and support excellent faculty.
Candidates should have a PhD in biology or a closely related field; a distinguished scholarly record commensurate with the rank of tenured professor; relevant and progressive administrative experience in a complex academic environment that has moved an organization forward; appreciation for a breadth of research areas within biology and interdisciplinary science, including a demonstrated commitment to working across disciplines, academic units, divisions, and schools; outstanding skills in consensus building; experience serving a diverse student and/or faculty community; and a deep commitment to supporting strong academic programs necessary for student success.
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. For best consideration, please apply by January 1, 2019. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/6487 . Electronic submission of materials is required.
Cati Mitchell-Crossley and Alanya Green
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Apply Here: http://www.imsearch.com/6487
San Diego Association of Governments - SANDAG
San Diego, CA, USA
Overview of the Accounting Division
SANDAG has great pride in being a fiscally responsible public agency and has implemented rigorous accounting processes and financial reporting procedures to monitor expenses, encumbrances, grant funds, and project budgets and accurately document various types of financial transactions. SANDAG has been awarded the Government Finance Officers Association’s (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
The Accounting Division has a role in supporting all agency programs through functions such as accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and cash receipts through to cash flow analysis, debt management, and financial reporting. The Payroll team plays an important role in supporting employees by ensuring accuracy of wage and salary information, deductions, benefits, and garnishments. The team is highly regarded for their ability to maintain an exceptional level of accuracy and for providing outstanding customer service.
Payroll Specialist Role
The Payroll Specialist will perform accounting and administrative duties including preparing and processing bi-weekly payroll, auditing payroll reports, processing tax forms, performing data entry, preparing account reconciliations, setting up voluntary deductions, and resolving payroll issues.
This position is ideal for an experienced payroll professional with a strong interest in furthering their expertise in the accounting and finance field. We anticipate career development will occur while working on the types of duties and responsibilities described below and through mentoring and close collaboration with senior staff. Examples of primary responsibilities include:
Process a variety of payroll documents in an automated payroll system; process time and attendance of employees, overtime, paid time off, and leaves of absence; record entries to the payroll system; calculate accruals and verify totals; prepare manual, supplemental, and payout checks as needed.
Calculate and process special payroll transactions such as retroactive pay adjustments, garnishments, voluntary deductions, retirement deductions, income tax withholding requirements, and payroll-related invoices.
Prepare and process online deferred compensation, retirement, and flexible spending account reports; prepare and process management reports, spreadsheets, and summaries on a regular basis including salary history and labor distribution reports using automated accounting software or Excel.
Reconcile payroll account balances such as payroll clearing, deferred compensation, and other payroll related general ledger accounts; prepare payroll-related journal entries; ensure proper documentation for all withholdings and deductions; process payments.
Review personnel/payroll records to verify names, rates of pay, addresses, tax information, deductions, benefit information, and occupations of newly hired employees.
Research payroll inquiries from employees; respond to inquiries regarding payroll processes; provide guidance and training for new employees entering time and attendance into an automated payroll system.
Process work in a manner that results in a complete and evident audit trail; assist in preparing comprehensive and accurate documentation of transactions and adjustments; maintain complete files and records and ensure that all documentation is filed appropriately.
Assist with maintaining accurate payroll data by reviewing payroll records and timecards, performing appropriate adjustments, and balancing and reconciling transactions in accordance with standard practices.
Provide support to the Senior Accountant in completing payroll operations for ensuring timely and accurate bi-weekly payroll generation.
Assist in the preparation of agency records for annual financial and compliance audits and for audits conducted by various governmental agencies.
Assist in ongoing maintenance of automated accounting systems; participate in the development and implementation of new procedures related to payroll systems/operations.
Perform a variety of general administrative support work; establish and maintain payroll files; assist with special projects and tasks as assigned.
Experience and Qualifications
Numerous factors contribute to an individual’s ability to be successful in any given role. For this position, we are searching for a candidate who is detail-oriented, organized, and committed to providing professional and prompt service. Excellent communication and customer service skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to use sound judgment and confidentiality when working with employees are essential to this position.
The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent and one to five years of recent experience providing support for accounting and payroll functions, preferably with a government-related organization. A designation as a Certified Payroll Professional (CPP), and/or specialized training or college level course work in accounting, business, finance, or a related field is desirable.
The following information describes the specific types of career experiences that are most relevant to this position.
Demonstrated experience performing payroll duties for a mid-sized organization including processing payroll, auditing payroll reports, processing tax forms, and setting up voluntary deductions; experience using accounting software to process payroll including data entry, analysis, and report generation.
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and techniques involved in payroll administration and payroll related accounting practices; awareness of state and federal laws related to payroll practices, record keeping, retirement funds, and garnishments.
Ability to prepare clear, concise, and accurate payroll statements, reports, and written materials; ability to analyze data and draw logical conclusions.
Ability to accurately research, reconcile, and compile payroll information; ability to produce meaningful summary reports and spreadsheets from compiled data.
Proficiency with file and record management to include hard copy and electronic file records maintenance; ability to keep accurate payroll records with complete, auditable, files and records.
Demonstrated data-entry experience using automated financial accounting software applications; ability to type at a speed necessary for successful job performance.
Excellent customer service skills, including strong communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish, maintain, and foster cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Effective time management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in order to ensure timely processing; ability to exercise good judgment, confidentiality, and work independently.
Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and with frequent interruptions from telephone calls and employees.
Knowledge of audit principles and practices; experience supporting payroll audits.
Ability to perform accurate mathematical computations; reconcile differences; ability to review payroll data for accuracy.
Demonstrated computer software proficiency using the Microsoft Office Suite, conducting research on the Internet, and other PC-based applications; experience using payroll software such as Ceridian is preferred.
The selected candidate can anticipate a driving record check upon hire, and approximately annually thereafter. The results of the check may determine whether the selected candidate will be permitted to drive for SANDAG business.
Salary and Benefits
SANDAG rewards the efforts of its employees with a comprehensive compensation package. Competitive salaries are supplemented with a flexible offering of health, financial security, and time-off benefits to meet the work and life needs of employees and their families.
This Payroll Specialist position will be filled at the I, II, or III level depending on qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. Positions at the Specialist I and II level are considered entry-level with job duties primarily related to learning and supporting payroll activities. At the III level, employees are expected to independently coordinate more complex payroll functions.
The annual salary ranges are: Specialist I - $35,235 to $54,614 per year; Specialist II - $37,380 to $57,940 per year; Specialist III - $41,212 to $63,878 per year.
Our benefits include traditional health, dental, and vision insurance as well as employee assistance, wellness, and work/life balance programs. Retirement and financial security benefits are provided through a pension plan and deferred compensation program. To support the need to rest and rejuvenate, SANDAG offers flexible work schedules and employees are provided with a bank of paid time off in addition to paid holidays.
How to Apply
We encourage all interested candidates to apply for this position by completing a SANDAG Employment Application form. Resumes, cover letters, and work samples may be submitted in addition to the Employment Application but are not a substitute for this document.
The Employment Application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website. Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing email@example.com. Completed applications and related materials can be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, courier, or delivered by hand. See our Careers / How to Apply webpage for additional information.
This position is Open until Filled. The first review of applications will begin on Friday, August 16, 2019.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SANDAG will accommodate persons who require assistance in order to apply for a position at SANDAG. Applicants requiring an accommodation due to a disability during any stage of the recruitment and selection process, including requesting this document and related application materials in an alternative format, should make their needs known by contacting Human Resources at (619) 699-1900, (619) 699-1904 (TTY), fax (619) 699-6905, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help us further evaluate the skills and experience of individuals interested in this position, applicants are asked to respond to the Supplemental Questions below. The information can be up to 200 words per question and should be submitted with the Employment Application. This is considered a required component of the application; applications received without a response will be screened out of the selection process.
The following is a hypothetical situation. It is pay day and you have discovered an employee has been short paid by two hours on their bi-weekly pay check due to an error in the timecard. Describe the steps you would take to remedy the situation.
Provide an example of when you had to help an upset employee or customer while communicating payroll related information. What steps did you take to help resolve the situation?
Candidate Selection and Notification
Following the first review date for applications, all candidates will receive written confirmation that their application was received. The hiring manager will begin reviewing and evaluating applications within a few days of the close date. The best qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process. All candidates will receive written notification as to the final outcome of their application.
The SANDAG website contains a wealth of information about our various project and program areas. The Careers section of the site lists all of our current Job Openings as well as information on how to apply for positions and Frequently Asked Questions about our recruitment process.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, applicants hired by SANDAG must show acceptable proof of identity and evidence of authorization to work in the United States.
SANDAG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Sparrow Health Systems
Lansing, MI, USA
General Purpose of the Job:
Supports the functions of the Medical Staff Services Department through thorough, accurate and timely administrative oversight and management of the Medical Staff peer review process, support of the Centralized Quality and Peer Review Committee (CPRQC), implementation of the Medical Staff medical records delinquency notification procedure, and provides general administrative/clerical support to the Medical Director, Physician Performance, as well as the Chiefs of Staff.
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of this position.
Provide administrative and clerical support for Medical Staff meetings, including but not limited to the Centralized Peer Reviw and Quality Committee (CPRQC), and the associated workgroup, Centralized Peer Review Triage (CPR Triage), including preparation and dissemination of meeting agendas, supporting materials and facilitation of associated follow-up
Perform accurate and timely data entry, management and follow up of Medical Staff peer review cases, within established protocol, into the peer review database/software and with associated physicians/Caregivers
Produce periodic peer review trending reports and other periodic peer review reports for CPRQC and MSEC
Function as a liaison with the Medical Staff, physician leaders and various internal Caregivers to communicate medical staff matters confidentially and facilitate resolution to identified concerns with the applicable parties
Assist in the coordination, facilitation and administrative/clerical support of the Physician Communications Program
Provider general administrative/clerical support to the Medical Director, Physician Performance and Medical Staff Services Department, including but not limited to answering phones, preparing meeting agendas, reports and presentations, ordering supplies, etc.
Obtain and continuously apply working knowledge of Medical Staff peer review functions and legal protections, as well as accreditation standards and associated regulatory requirements to support peer review functions
Successfully manage multiple time sensitive tasks with varying time lines and deadlines to achieve exceptional administrative results
As necessary, assist with management/oversight of the Medical Staff call schedule or associated call schedule tasks
Delinquent Medical Record oversight and OP Note Compliance
Other duties as assigned
See education subsection below
Associate's degree in health, law or business-related field, & two years medical staff services/credentialing or health care related administrative support OR high school diploma & four years medical staff services/credentialing or health care-related administrative/executive support experience
Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Skills & Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent internal and external customer services skills with Caregivers, physicians, office managers and executives
Excellent organizational and follow up/tracking skills; ability to apply critical thinking skills to processes and tasks
Ability to work independently, as well as under general supervision
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft office applications, specifically Excel, Word and Power Point
Proficiency with credentialing/privileging and other similar database/software programs
Knowledge, Skills & Experience Preferred
Experience in Medical Staff Services functions in a hospital environment
Experience with continuous management/oversight of Medical Staff peer review functions
Experience with credentialing/privileging software such as ECHO or CACTUS
Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Degree Type / Education Level: Associate
Facility: Sparrow Hospital
Experience Level: Under 4 Years
Monterey County Sheriff's Department
1414 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA, USA
Under direction of the Sheriff’s Captain, the Corrections Ombudsperson is responsible for providing services in the Monterey County Jail including the development, data collection, analysis and reporting as required for all inmate grievances and other issues within the county jail that have to do with the care and custody of inmates. The primary responsibility will be overseeing the inmate grievance tracking and response system, answering requests from inmates, attorneys and families, coordinating responses to inmate, family, community or attorney complaints and coordinating the responses to claims and lawsuits when requested.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of being accountable, demonstrate excellent communication and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have the ability to develop and maintain close working relationships; possess strong oral and written communication skills; have good judgement, and deal tactfully with individuals.
THE SUCCESS FULL CANDIDATE
Will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of management; Principles of mathematical and statistical analysis, preparation and presentation; Research techniques; Principles and practices of public and/or business administration; Report writing; Internal and external operations, functions and resources related to the assignment.
Skill and Ability to: Manage analytical and administrative support services; Analyze and interpret a wide variety of complex data and information; Conduct comprehensive and in-depth research; Identify issues, options and projected outcomes and make recommendations; Prepare and present written and oral reports; Interpret and apply codes, regulations, laws policies, procedures and guidelines; Coordinate a wide variety of activities; Work independently and in a timely fashion; Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Maintain cooperative relationships with co-workers, members of the public and others contacted through the course of work; respond in a positive manner to supervision and direction; and attend and perform duties on a regular, reliable and consistent basis.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Analyzes, researches, gathers and interprets information on evidence based practices, inmate grievances and requests, legislation, and inmate programs.
Evaluates and drafts recommendations regarding policies, procedures, organization, operations, and programs.
Conducts confidential interviews with inmates, attorneys, staff and the public in response to allegations made regarding inmate care and services at the jail.
Conditions of employment include, but are not limited to:
Required Conditions of Employment: Successfully pass a thorough background/suitability process, which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis; Work effectively and remain calm and organized while performing duties in a noisy, enclosed jail environment that requires interacting with potentially hostile and sarcastic individuals, exposure to health risks and smells associated with a jail environment, as well as exposure to anti-social inmate behavior; Walk to and from workstations, breakroom and restroom using walkways in sections of the Corrections Operations Bureau also used by escorted and unescorted inmates.
Visit the Monterey County website to view the complete job description: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/departments-a-h/human-resources/human-resources/class-specifications
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the “X“ Unit Benefit Summary please visit our website. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevail over this listing.
Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-3744.
Application and Selection Procedures:
Apply On-Line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/montereycounty
Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: Human Resources
1414 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: (831) 755-3744 or (831) 755-3702 Fax: (831) 755-3828
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application packet will include:
A completed County of Monterey employment application
Response to the supplemental questions
Applications received after December 30, 2018 or fail to provide all required materials will not be considered. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants’ possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.
Monterey County is a drug free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled. If candidates require special arrangements to participate in the selection process, they should state their needs in writing when submitting the application package. LA-11/30/18
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE AND QUESTIONS:
The required application materials include responses to the supplemental questions. Applicants who fail to provide all required materials by the given deadline will not be considered. Supplemental questions responses must be numbered and each question must be addressed separately. Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials. Failure to respond or provide a complete response to the supplemental questions will eliminate you from further consideration.
________ I have read and understand the supplemental questions instructions.
___ Yes ___ No Are you willing to work in a Corrections Facility that requires interacting with potentially hostile and sarcastic individuals, exposing you to health risks and smells associated with a jail environment, as well as exposure to anti-social inmate behavior?
___ Yes ___ No Are you willing to complete a thorough background investigation, which includes a polygraph examination or voice stress analysis?
Please describe, in a detailed written narrative, your training and/or experience that demonstrates your ability to develop, expand and/or implement programs or services. In your response, please include how you identified the need(s), the individuals or groups involved, and how the expanded or additional services provided were communicated.
Describe how you would conduct an analysis of an existing program and develop a recommendation for future program needs. In your response, please include how you identified the need(s), and how you would evaluate the effectiveness of the program.