Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: B8021 / Chf Budgt & Facil Officer/HSC
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 18
HR Review/Approval:COMP

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Directs, coordinates, and integrates the overall budgeting, facilities planning, and management processes of the UNM Health Sciences Center and its various components. As a member of the HSC's financial leadership team, participates in long-range fiscal planning and goal setting, and in the design and establishment of strategic financial services for the institution. Reports directly the Senior Executive Officer for Finance & Administration HSC.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Directs, oversees, and integrates the budgeting function across the Health Sciences Center and its various components, ensuring that the institution's budget outcomes are consistent with and directly support overall strategic planning.
  2. Serves as a member of the HSC and University's budgeting and facilities leadership team, participating in strategic planning and goal setting for the institution and in the design and establishment of strategic budgeting and facilities services.
  3. Participates in the planning and development of the HSC's budget and financial reporting policies, processes, and systems.
  4. Reviews current HSC budgeting systems, processes and procedures to ensure compliance with audit requirements and applicable statutes, rules, and regulations; recommends and ensures implementation of corrective action, policy improvements, and/or procedural changes, as appropriate.
  5. Provides operational direction and oversight to the principal financial officers of the various HSC components, including the School of Medicine, Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy, Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center, and HSC Physical Plant operations.
  6. Provides leadership, oversight, and support to all HSC units with regard to implementation of new budgeting practices and efficient control and utilization of financial resources.
  7. Oversees the management of all HSC Budget Office and Facilities personnel, to include work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance, makes recommendations for personnel actions, and motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  8. Designs or participates in the design and establishment of organizational structures and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives.
  9. Plans, develops, and implements strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the organizational units reporting to the position.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; at least 10 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Certification/Licensure: Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • In-depth knowledge of financial planning, general accounting, and budget management principles and practices relative to government, educational, and/or health care institutions.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Integrated knowledge of academic, administrative, and clinical budgeting policies, systems, regulations, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of legislative budget process.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully direct, coordinate, and strategically integrate multiple developmental, enhancement, and/or modification projects at an institutional level.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Integrated knowledge and understanding of public sector budget and financial reporting processes and procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to compile, analyze, interpret, and present complex annual financial reports, statements, and/or projections.
  • Excellent communication and professional leadership skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to design and implement integrated financial control systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of institutional and audit requirements for the provision of financial information.
  • Demonstrated organizational and management skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Federal and State financial laws, regulations, and operating guidelines as they pertain to public institutions of higher education.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in financial technologies and analytical tools, and issues related to finances of health sciences centers.
  • Skill in the use of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments; evaluating performance; and mentoring and coaching employees to achieve maximum productivity.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 09/23/2020