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Employment

The Division of Credit Unions does not have any staffing needs at this time. The below listing provides descriptions of positions within the agency.

This position will serves as legislative liaison and legal advisor to the Superintendent and Division of Credit
Unions. This position also involves financial management, serving as budget manager for the Division.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze legal issues and draft legal correspondence issued by the Superintendent;
  • Draft rules and legislative language and advise the Superintendent on proposed legislation;
  • Coordinate legislative program for the Division, prepare lobbying reports and lobbyist declarations;
  • Monitor and research areas of compliance as it relates to state and federal law;
  • Represent the Division in meetings and correspond directly with legislators, the Governor’s office the Administrative Rules Committee, the National Credit Union Association, and stakeholders;
  • Serve as budget manager, monitoring cash flow and developing the annual budget;
  • Oversee annual report, spending plan, affirmative action report, financial and accounting reports in consultation with the Superintendent;
  • Serve in a back-up capacity in administrative duties, reporting, technology and other obligations when necessary.

Qualified Applicant:

  • Graduation from an accredited four year college or university;
  • Graduation from an accredited school of law preferred;
  • Exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written.

Competitive salary and exceptional benefits offered. The State of Iowa is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Class Code: 00120 90120

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST 3

DEFINITION

In a training capacity, learns systems programming, database management or to develop/deliver information management courses; at the experienced level, performs multiple business applications programming, system design/problem solving focusing on personal computer and LAN networks, coordinates system/network operations on multiple shifts, or leads two or more employees in the operation of a help desk; performs related work as required.

WORK EXAMPLES

Coordinates the availability/allocation of resources for a major component of an information system; evaluates the impact of workload on resource availability and prepares written/oral instructions; creates/maintains backup of critical information and develops procedures for distribution of system output; coordinates required system outages with customers and provides management/users with reports concerning resource usage.

Handles customer complaints and resolves customer service level problems.

Installs, upgrades, tests and documents information system components (e.g., workstations, terminals, peripheral devices, user applications, utility programs and other software).

Determines the symptoms/causes of process problems involved in information processing systems and resolves using appropriate tools.

Participates in the procurement process for information systems; evaluates automation alternatives, provides hardware/software product samples, prepares detailed product specifications and evaluates vendor proposals.

Interprets program specifications; develops/modifies Warnier diagrams, flow charts, or pseudo code; utilizes CASE tools, to depict the logical flow of programs.

Develops code-using languages/tools outlined in program specifications.

Tests programs and reviews results of test data; create labels, lists, and files in various media types, or to execute and test programs.

Develops test databases and files to be used in a testing environment; tests/processes sample data.

Learns/performs limited systems management duties in availability management, capacity planning, system performance, change management, charge back, configuration management, information services disaster recovery, problem management, project management, network management, information systems security, storage management and skills planning.

Develops, under the guidance of a higher level information technology professional, application systems and applies business process analysis; prepares program specifications, data flow diagrams and designs documents, forms, record layouts, etc.

Learns how to develop and administer information management training courses.

Assists a supervisor by performing such duties as instructing employees about tasks, answering questions, distributing and balancing the workload and checking work; may make occasional suggestions on appointments, promotions, and reassignments.

Attends information technology classes and reviews technical literature/vendor product descriptions.
The Work Examples and Competencies listed are for illustrative purposes only and not intended to be the primary basis for position classification decisions.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

Knowledge of information processing and business concepts and principles.

Knowledge of a broad range of information technology including: software, operating systems, telecommunications, and hardware available to be applied to agency needs.

Knowledge of basic system management processes/systems, as required in designated positions. Knowledge of basic system security methods and techniques.

Knowledge of at least one programming language, operating system, or utility program used by the employing agency, as required by the position.

Knowledge of basic methods/tools used to troubleshoot information processing system problems.

Knowledge of information management, file structures and data representation.

Knowledge of the methods and techniques of systems analysis, design and development.

Knowledge of computer programming methods, techniques, and tools for application development on multiple platforms.

Knowledge of programming languages used by the employing agency. Knowledge of software as required in designed positions.

Ability to operate current information systems and peripheral equipment necessary to perform current work functions.

Ability to effectively plan, organize, monitor and coordinate teams carrying out defined activities.

Ability to integrate input from a broad range of sources to apply it to agency information processing systems.

Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and publications.

Ability to apply methods/tools to solve first level information system problems.

Ability to logically analyze systems and/or programming problems and develop satisfactory solutions.

Ability to perform multiple assignments concurrently.

Ability to develop and conduct adult training in information management in a learning capacity.

Displays high standards of ethical conduct. Refrains from dishonest behavior.

Works and communicates with all clients and customers providing quality professional service.

Displays a high level of initiative, effort, attention to detail and commitment by completing assignments efficiently with minimal supervision.

Follows policy, cooperates with supervisors and aligns behavior with the goals of the organization. Fosters and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, group identity and team spirit throughout the organization. Exchanges information with individuals or groups effectively by listening and responding appropriately.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree and one year of full-time experience operating a multi-job computer; installing, operating and coordinating computer based networks; installing/maintaining database management systems; developing business application processes; developing/operating system programs; installing/maintaining personal computers, Local Area Networks and/or servers; managing operating systems; developing/delivering information management training; providing Information Technology (IT) customer service; or designing/administering Internet sites;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting the completion of an approved curriculum/specialized training program developed and implemented by or in cooperation with State  Government; or eighteen semester hours of accredited college or university course work in one of the specialty areas listed above; or certification by an authorized educational institution/major computer or software producer in an area directly related to one of the specialty areas listed above, for the required education;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of the required full-time experience for each year (30 semester hours) of the required education;

OR

employees with current continuous experience in the State Executive Branch that includes six months of full-time work as an Information Technology Specialist 2.

Examiners conduct and direct the examinations of state-chartered credit unions.  When not in charge of the examination, credit union examiners are assigned the responsibility of reviewing a segment of the exam.  Fifty percent overnight travel within Iowa is required as work is completed on-site at credit union offices.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, conduct, and complete periodic examinations of credit union operations;
  • Evaluate the soundness of credit union policies, procedures, and practices;
  • Analyze credit union financials and operating trends;
  • Learn the laws and regulations of the industry and ensure credit union compliance;
  • Assess the degree of risk present from current operating practices;
  • Identify weaknesses and discuss corrective action with management;
  • Meet with Board of Directors and credit union personnel to discuss areas reviewed; and
  • Complete technically correct written reports of operations to be provided to credit unions.

Qualified Applicant:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or another business related field; and
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.

Competitive salary and exceptional benefits offered.  The State of Iowa is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Definition

Acts as examiner-in-charge by overseeing other examiners and participating in the examinations of large, complex, or problem state-chartered credit unions for compliance with state laws and regulations, financial condition, and management soundness; provides consultation to examiners in specialty area; performs related work as required.

Work Examples

  • Assists supervisor by performing such duties as instructing employees, answering questions, distributing and balancing workload, and checking work; may make suggestions on selection, promotions, performance, and reassignments.
  • Leads or conducts independent examinations including large, complex, or problem credit unions by applying auditing and accounting principles and techniques to examine loans; evaluate investments; reconcile general ledger accounts, analyze earnings, expenses, dividends, and reserves; and verify outstanding member accounts.
  • Acts as specialist in areas including capital markets, special actions, lending, or compliance; develops procedures; oversees and assists other examiners in specialty area; researches information; develops and updates examination tools.
  • Examines credit union reports by reviewing records maintained by the secretary, various committees, and credit union staff to determine compliance with code and credit union bylaws.
  • Tracks and analyzes financial and operational trends; prepares quarterly trend reports. Reviews and updates examination tools including audit guides.
  • Examines credit union financial reports and reviews individual accounts to determine compliance with proper bookkeeping procedures and determine financial solvency of credit unions.
  • Assembles and prepares examination reports by compiling and reviewing data and developing conclusions and recommendations on credit union solvency and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Discusses examination findings with management and boards of directors to suggest operational improvements and corrective measures.

Competencies Required

Knowledge:

  • Economics and Accounting – Economic and accounting principles and practices, financial markets, banking, and analyzing and reporting financial data.
  • Accounting and Auditing – Professional accounting and auditing theory, methods, standards, and procedures.
  • Law and Government – Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
  • English Language – Structure and content of the English language, including meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Abilities:

  • Written Comprehension – Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Near Vision – See details at close range (within a few feet of observer).
  • Oral Expression – Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity – Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving problems, only recognizing problems.

Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning – Understanding implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.
  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to
  • make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field with at least 12 semester hours course work in accounting, business administration, finance, or economics and experience equal to three years of full-time work examining credit union records and financial statements for compliance with applicable credit union laws and regulations, two of which must have included journey-level work with a responsibility for assigning and reviewing audit work of entry-level examiners.

All of the following (a and b):

Three years of full-time work experience examining credit union records and financial statements for compliance with applicable credit union laws and regulations, two of which must have included journey-level work with a responsibility for assigning and reviewing audit work of entry-level examiners; and
A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience, where one year of full- time experience preparing and maintaining or auditing financial and business records or as a loan officer for a bank, trust company, loan institution, credit union, governmental regulatory agency, or accounting firm equals thirty semester hours of education.

Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Credit Union Examiner.

Notes

  • Travel, including overnight travel, may be required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.
  • Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise. Apply directly to the Iowa Division of Credit Unions.

    Effective date: 10/17 SA

Definition

Performs advanced technical analysis of credit union examination reports and supervises district examination staff; performs related work as required.

Work Examples

  • Supervises and evaluates the work of subordinates; recommends personnel actions related to selection, disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves, grievances, work schedules, and assignments; administers personnel policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and provides written analyses of reports prepared by subordinate examiners.
  • Leads or conducts independent examinations including large, complex, or problem credit unions by applying auditing and accounting principles and techniques to examine loans; evaluate investments; reconcile general ledger accounts, analyze earnings, expenses, dividends, and reserves; and verifies outstanding member accounts.
  • Discusses examination findings with management and boards of directors to suggest operational improvements and corrective measures.
  • Assembles and prepares examination reports by compiling and reviewing data and developing conclusions and recommendations on credit union solvency and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Competencies Required

Knowledge:

  • Administration and Management – Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordinating people and resources.
  • Economics and Accounting – Economic and accounting principles and practices, financial markets, banking, and analyzing and reporting financial data.
  • Accounting and Auditing – Professional accounting and auditing theory, methods, standards, and procedures.
  • Law and Government – Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
  • English Language – Structure and content of the English language, including meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Abilities:

  • Written Comprehension – Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning – Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Near Vision – See details at close range (within a few feet of observer).
  • Oral Expression – Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity – Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving problems, only recognizing problems.

Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning – Understanding implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Coordination – Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness – Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  1. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field with at least 12 semester hours coursework in accounting, business administration, finance, or economics and experience equal to six years of full-time work examining credit union records and financial statements for compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  2. All of the following (a and b):
  • Six years of full-time work experience in the examination of credit union records and financial statements for compliance with applicable credit union laws and regulations;

and

  • A total of four years of education and/or full-time experience, where one year of full-time experience preparing and maintaining or auditing financial and business records or as a loan officer for a bank, trust company, loan institution, credit union, governmental regulatory agency, or accounting firm equals thirty semester hours of education.
  1. Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes two years of full-time work as a Credit Union Examiner Senior.

Notes
Travel, including overnight travel, may be required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.

Positions in this class are exempt from the screening and referral requirements of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services – Human Resources Enterprise. Apply directly to the Iowa Division of Credit Unions.

Effective date: 10/17 SA