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School Administration Consultant - School Finance

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 who are willing to talk openly and commit to helping us increase our diversity of our organization. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities. For more information about DPI, please go to
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DPI is a great place to work! We offer amazing benefits, such as excellent health insurance, ample vacation time, a casual office atmosphere, flexible work schedules, and an exceptional employee assistance program that offers programs and tools to help promote wellness. Our building has an on-site exercise facility for employee use. We are also conveniently located close to a wide variety of bus routes and bike paths, the Capitol, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment in beautiful downtown Madison.
This position has the exciting responsibility of administering school aid formulas that allocate almost $5 billion in school aid to 421 Wisconsin school districts and monitoring school district compliance related to $5 billion in property taxes. The incumbent will also work with teammates to develop and update school district data reporting and analysis tools. If you want to be part of an agency that is dedicated to ensuring every child graduates college and career ready, then please apply for our School Administration Consultant position on the School Financial Services Team in the Division for Finance and Management. This position is located at 125 South Webster Street in Madison, WI.
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Position Summary:   
Under the general supervisor of the Assistant Director of the School Financial Services Team, the School Administration Consultant provides financial consultation to school district administrators, business officials, accountants and bookkeepers to assist in the fiscal management of their agencies, including budgeting, accounting, and reporting. This position is also involved in the process of calculating and verifying state general school aids and revenue limit calculations.
Special Notes:   
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of hire.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., without DPI sponsorship). The Department of Public Instruction does not sponsor visas, either at time of hire or at any later time.
Please address the following in your resume and/or cover letter.
A minimally qualified applicant must have experience:
• Developing or presenting training materials in-person or online;
• Providing consultation on state or federal laws/rules/requirements to government officials, school staff, or the public;
• Analyzing/interpreting data using Excel, Google Sheets, or similar office productivity software; and
• Reviewing the quality of data compiled/submitted/calculated by others.
Well-qualified applicants will also have experience analyzing/interpreting state or federal laws/rules/requirements pertaining to school finance (e.g., state aids, revenue limits, school district budget processes, etc.); and/or, providing consultation on public school finance laws, budgeting, accounting, enrollment reporting, or public school aid programs; and/or, analyzing/interpreting data using a statistical software package (e.g., R, SAS, Stata, SPSS, etc.).
How To Apply:   
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To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process.  Applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT be considered. Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Candidates who are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process where vacancies exist.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer or voluntary demotion or former permanent classified employees should complete the online application process to apply. If you are registered as a veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability through the State of Wisconsin non-competitive job announcementplease submit your resume to the HR Specialist listed above.