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Public Instruction, Department of

Financial Specialist 3 - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 14-03364

Rock, Walworth
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Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting pay is $16.668 per hour, plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule 02, range 12. A six month probationary period is required.
Laura Tetting, Human Resources Specialist-Sr., 608-266-2189,
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The previous publication date was 7/25/14. The previous deadline date was 8/1/14.
Exam Information:
99905 -  730  Financial Specialist 3 - WCBVI/WSD 
Preview Exam  

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to

The Department of Public Instruction is currently seeking applicants to fill a full-time, year-round Financial Specialist 3 position for the 
Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  (WESPDHH) including the WI School for the Deaf (WSD) in Delavan and the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) including the WI School for the Visually Handicapped (WSVH) in Janesville. This position is located at 1700 W. State Street, Janesville.

Job Duties:   

Under the general supervision of the School Business Director for the residential schools, Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (WCBVI) and the Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD), this position performs a wide range of business office duties. These duties include the pre-audit and processing of a wide range of complex fiscal documents using independent judgment. This position requires analysis and application of pertinent statutes, WI administrative codes, DOA rules and regulations, DPI policies, and the principals and practices of school and government accounting.

Special Notes:   

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

Knowledge of modern accounting and auditing theory and practice; generally accepted auditing standards and accounting principles (GAAS and GAAP) for governmental programs, activities, and functions; state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to government appropriations and budget principles; computer accounting systems such as Peachtree; current software applications including, but not limited to, the Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, and Access), and Internet Explorer; methods used with vendors or customers in negotiating problem resolution; and financial rules and regulations related to federal grants, state appropriations (GPR, PR, SEG), private or foundation grants, and gifts or donations. Strong analytical skills and ability to identify and implement solutions. Attention to detail with high organization skills. Skill in utilizing spreadsheets and data bases. Ability to prepare clear and concise oral and written reports.; maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and customers; work with diverse populations; work independently and make decisions; and prioritize assignments to meet deadlines.

How To Apply:   

Apply Online!

If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information, and attach a resume.  In additional to this information, you will be required to complete the online exam. Your response to the exam questions will be used to determine your eligibility for this position. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT be considered.

After you have finalized your exam, you will be sent an e-mail by the system confirming that your exam has been completed.


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