Head Start Fiscal Liaison

Los Angeles County Office of Education - Head Start Division - Santa Fe Springs, CA


Head Start Fiscal Liaison

$7707 to $9547 Monthly

Department: Ed Services
Job Number: 19-6963

Closing: 04/10/2019 5:00 PM Pacific

Salary: $92,484.00 - $114,564.00 Annually

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA


LACOE is seeking a motivated and dynamic individual to join the fiscal team in the Head Start and Early Learning division.  The fiscal liaison is a key position that supports LACOE delegate agencies that carry out birth-to-five preschool programs in high-need areas within Los Angeles County. The ideal candidate will provide oversight and technical assistance to ensure that federal and state grant funds are properly administered to carry out effective early learning programs. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also possess expertise in financial management, accounting standards, and an understanding of state and federal regulations as it pertains to grant management. Excellent written and verbal communication skills will be put to great use in this position, as this position will be interacting with fiscal staff and senior leadership both within and outside of LACOE.

The Well Qualified Candidate Will Possess the Following


  • Principles and practices of financial management including internal controls, accounting, and auditing, and related regulatory standards articulated by the Office of Head Start, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), AICPA, California Department of Education (CDE), OMB, and GASB
  • Methods of financial and managerial analysis
  • Business operations and administrative practices, including principles and practices of human resources management, process and project management, procurement, and contract administration
  • Organizational design, assessment, and development
  • Principles of instructional design
  • Applicable laws, codes, and regulations, including federal and state program regulations and policies that apply to the management and administration of categorical and discretionary programs, including Head Start/Early Head Start and State Preschool programs


  • Analyzing & Interpreting Data – Drawing meaning and conclusions from quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Critical Thinking – Analytically and logically evaluating information, propositions, and claims
  • Decision Making – Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation – Understanding, interpreting, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
  • Professional & Technical Expertise – Applying technical subject matter to the job
  • Action & Results Focus – Initiating tasks and focusing on accomplishment
  • Attention to Detail – Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Self-Management – Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing
  • Handling Conflict – Managing interpersonally strained situations
  • Oral Communication – Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Presentation Skill – Formally delivering information to groups
  • Involving Others – Engaging others for input, contribution, and shared responsibility for outcomes
  • Teamwork – Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Project Management – Planning and tracking projects to ensure they are on-time, on-budget, and achieve their objectives
  • Cultural Proficiency – Modeling communications and interactions that respect and include all individuals and their languages, abilities, religions, and cultures

Required Education and Experience

Education: A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or other field closely related to the job requirements of this classification, from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation. Foreign degrees and credit units require translation and equivalency established by an agency recognized by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Experience: Four years of experience in analyzing, compiling, and reporting accounting data, conducting audits, or financial management, including one year of experience in a state or federally funded program.

Equivalency Provision: Graduate coursework in the field of accounting, finance, public administration or business administration from an institution of higher learning recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, may substitute for required experience on a year-to-year basis for up to two years, excluding the one year of required experience in a state or federally funded program.

Additional Requirements: A valid California driver's license, proof of insurance, and the availability of private transportation or the ability to obtain transportation between job sites is required. Experience in a Head Start or nonprofit agency is desired.

Selection Process

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements above, will be invited to participate in an examination that may consist of a performance exam (i.e., job simulation test) and a structured interview. 

How to Apply


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Contact Info

(562) 803-8360

Job Details

Category: Program Support

Type: FT

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: March 19th, 2019

Agency Details

Website: https://www.lacoe.edu

Minimum qualifications must be met by the close of filing date. For additional information on our selection procedures, please visit Exam Preparation on our website. Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are ranked according to overall exam score and placed on an eligibility (hiring) list. Vacant positions are filled from the top three ranks. Eligibility lasts for 12 months; however, additional recruitment may occur under a separate bulletin with additional candidates being merged onto the eligibility list. Some positions that involve public contact may require bilingual proficiency for which selective certification may apply (Education Code 45277.5). In addition, the eligibility list resulting from this examination may be used to fill vacancies in related job classifications for which no eligibility list exists (Education Code 45272). Veterans' Credit may be awarded for entry jobs.

Reasonable accommodations in completing an application and testing are available to individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request an accommodation, please call 562.803.8360 as early as possible.

This examination is authorized as Open to the Public.

Recruitment ID: 19-6963

This announcement does not constitute an implied contract. Any part of this announcement is subject to change.