Manager of Special Projects (temporary/hourly)

Richland County School District One-1
Columbia, SC, US

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Classification Title: Manager of Special Projects - ESSER II Funds
Status: Non-Exempt/Temporary
Salary Range: Hourly based on Grade 120 ($25.41-$35.58)

General Statement of Job

Under limited supervision, plans and organizes the management of ESSER II Funds. Plans, installs and maintains the fund accounting system for recording and reporting financial operation. Verifies funding and provides timely and informative financial reports, statements and appropriate interpretative analyses.
Minimum Education and Training

Requires an Associate's degree in accounting, business or financial management supplemented by four years of experience in public finance administration, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Experience: Experience with school finance in South Carolina. Knowledge of and experience with MUNIS software system

Essential Functions:
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Oversees submission of application and budget to South Carolina Department of Education for ESSER II funds.

Ensures accounting principles and practices are accurately applied and funds are expended in accordance with federal, state, Board or other source guidelines.
Processes ESSER II budgets; reviews and verifies expenditure charges to various budgets; and analyzes budget expenditures.
Responds to inquiries regarding the reporting of fiscal activity of ESSER II funds. Works closely with department heads to ensure all financial data is accurate.
Assists with budget estimates and confers with department heads in the preparation of the budget.
Submits quarterly reports for ESSER II funds.
Meets regularly with all departments involved in use of funds
Assists with requisitions and proper documentation for purchase of goods and services as needed.
Supervises and participates in the assembly of financial data for preparation of requests and supporting information for use by District administration.
Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports, including budget documents, financial statements, bank statements, ledgers, invoices, accounts payable reports, policies and procedures, memos, correspondence, etc.
Operates a variety of equipment, such as a computer, printer, calculator, audio-visual equipment, fax machine, copier, telephone, etc.
Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, Superintendent, other administrators, co-workers, other district personnel, and professional peers,.
Keeps abreast of changes to the use of ESSER II funds coming from state or federal agencies.
Represents the district at meetings as necessary.
Performs various general administrative tasks as required, including but not limited to, entering data on the computer, preparing reports and correspondence, copying documents, filing, etc.
Monitors compliance and budget amendments as needed.
Additional Duties:
Performs related duties as required and assigned.
Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment, including a computer, calculator, telephone, etc. Must be able to exert up to five pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for periods of time. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of five to ten pounds.

Data Conception:
Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communications:
Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes receiving assignments and/or direction from supervisor.
Language Ability:

Requires the ability to read a variety of policy and procedures manuals, laws, statutes, legal updates, professional journals, correspondence, etc. Requires the ability to prepare complex reports, correspondence, spreadsheets, etc., with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech. Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.


Requires the ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.
Verbal Aptitude:

Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow verbal and written instructions, and to counsel employees. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational backgrounds and in a variety of technical and/or professional languages, including personnel, counseling, legal, etc.

Numerical Aptitude:

Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to utilize mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals, and to determine time. Must be able to use practical applications of statistics.

Form/Spatial Aptitude:

Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination:

Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery.

Manual Dexterity:

Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:
Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament:

Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations, confrontations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.
Physical Communications:

Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).
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