Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
September 15, 2023
Albany, NY
Job Type


Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a bachelor's degree and nine years of relevant experience. Four years of the experience must have been at a managerial level.

Higher-level academic degrees may be substituted for experience:

o Master's Degree and eight years of experience
o PhD and seven years of experience
o The four years of management experience is required
regardless of degree.

Duties Description

Under the direction of the Executive Deputy Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration is responsible for overseeing and advancing agencywide administrative operations and initiatives, and other duties as assigned by the Commissioner and Executive Deputy. In addition, the Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration:

Advises the Commissioner and Executive staff on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of agency policies, programs, procedures, and priorities affecting agency Budget, Finance, Contracts, Grants, Information Technology, Human Resources, Internal Controls/Risk Management, as well as the delivery of services to the public; and implements same.

Directs, channels, and coordinates the function and focus of the regional managers and regional business officers to ensure that regional and agencywide administrative functions, priorities and activities are integrated and conform with the agency's mission, goals and objectives.

Serves as liaison between the regional offices and Albany Office staff on all matters related to the agency's Finance, Budget, Human Resources, and other administrative programs to ensure the completion of priority projects and the appropriate allocation of resources in support of agency and regional operations.

Provides on-site review and inspection of regional financial and business operations to evaluate the effectiveness of budgeting, staffing, purchasing and other administrative functions and to identify actual or potential problem areas and unanticipated needs.

Facilitates internal and external communication and resolves numerous problems, complaints and controversies affecting agency administrative operations.

Maintains close liaison and interacts with the Governor's Office, Division of the Budget, Comptroller's Office, Commissioner and other Executive staff, legislature, federal, state, and local officials, as well as corporate, not-for-profit, and professional organizations.

Additional Comments

About the Position and the Agency

The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is looking for an innovative, dynamic executive to lead the agency through an unprecedented period of growth and transformation. 2022 was a banner year for visitation to our 215 parks and historic sites with more than 79 million visitors (a record to date). We have benefited by historic capital investment over the past several years which has revitalized our parks and historic sites, and has allowed us to develop and open new parks. We have also seen a significant commitment to staffing our parks and historic sites. Our staffing levels are higher than ever in acknowledgement of the need to maintain our parks and to provide our visitors with a great experience.

You may have heard; Parks is turning 100 years old in 2024! The Deputy Commissioner for Finance and Administration will play a vital role in ensuring that our next 100 years starts off with a bang.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Closing Date/Time: 10/06/23

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