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Business Operations Specialist

Business Operations Specialist

Business Operations Specialist

Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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The Schools of Public Affairs and Criminology and Criminal Justice are seeking a full-time Business Operations Specialist. Under the direct supervision of the Business Operations Manager this position will assist with preparing, organizing and coordinating the business operation functions in accordance with established goals, priorities, time limitation, funding limitation or other specifications. These functions include basic budgeting, accounting, payroll and other functions designated by the Business Operations Manager. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, have a high attention to detail, possess exceptional organization and customer service skills, while maintaining an effective working relationship with faculty and staff.

Job Family

Business Operations

Department Name

School of Criminology & Crim J



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$48,240- $55,000 per year; DOE

Close Date




Essential Duties

  • Prepares budget proposals and recommendations and establishes budget control system for controlling expenditures; controls expenditures in accordance with budget allocations; recommends equipment and resources for function/program.
  • Monitors a variety of account expenditures, maintains and reconciles detailed budgets for various accounts, advises and/or determines which expenditures are within the budget guidelines and informs management of irregularities and proceeds with corrective action.
  • Processes travel reimbursements.
  • Purchases supplies, services, and equipment with use of P Card and other purchasing documents in accordance with established procurement and financial policies.
  • Assists with coordination and processing of personnel searches and hiring, faculty promotion and tenure processes within the department, and maintains personnel files consistent with University policies and practices.
  • Organizes and/or prepares departmental administrative and financial reports; analyzes, summarizes and interprets information; recommends action to be taken.
  • Responds to audit requests and gathers documentation for payroll, Pcards, and financial records.
  • Performs payroll and Pcard reconciliations.
  • Develops and facilitates events, workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications; development of brochures or other unique projects.
  • Performs all activities associated with Department Time Administrator to ensure accurate and timely recording of exception and positive time for human resource staff members.
  • Assists with coordination and development of course schedule, text book ordering, and classroom scheduling.
  • Prioritizes and arranges meetings, conferences and appointments for unit administrator; makes necessary travel reservations and itineraries; determines and prepares background materials needed.
  • Represents the college/department and serves on various department and university committees.
  • Interacts and maintains liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three (3) years of related experience; OR, Seven (7) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic principles, practices and methods of accounting, budgeting, and inventory management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic project management.
  • Experience in performing detailed and complex numerical computations and reports, including analysis and evaluation of budgets, planning and other management information systems.
  • Experience in designing presentation materials.
  • Experience in coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Evidence of effective effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Frequently required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Communicate to perform essential functions

Department Statement

The Watts College of Public Service embraces students and faculty dedicated to rigorous education and research in the service of social and economic change. Areas of expertise include: improving the quality of life for individuals and families from all backgrounds; innovative approaches to public management; and nonprofit leadership and organizational effectiveness. We partner with those intent on addressing critical social issues and are confident that Phoenix and the State of Arizona can be exemplars for the future.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

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