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Administrative Operations Professional II

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Business and Financial Services

Posting Number: req17290

Department: Animal&Biomedical Sciences-Res

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of the combined Business Office serving the School of Animal & Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS). The Business Manager develops and establishes procedures for the daily financial operations of the Business Office according to policies and procedures established by the University and the Division of Agriculture, Life, and Veterinary Sciences & Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE). The Business Manager controls and manages proper accounting of Departmental and Center operational budgets, advises faculty and staff on financial matters, and serves as the main backup support to the HR Generalist II. This position reports to the Manager, Finance and Administration but will have areas of financial responsibility where independent decision making and judgment will be required to manage business center operations.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision
insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid
vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for
the employee and qualified family members; state and optional
retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and controls ACBS' expenditures
    in accordance with budgets; approve request for supplies and services or
    other purchases; prepare operational and special budgets for the
    department and faculty; coordinate preparation of Departmental and
    Center financial reports; analyze and interpret financial data to
    forecast departmental resource needs.
  • Assist with Quarterly all funds
    reports, Axiom annual all funds planning reports, manages Federal NIFA
    funds, subawards, rate studies, etc.
  • Coordinates and participates in
    internal and external audits; analyzes and plans for the needs of the
    business office, capital equipment and improvements, supplies and
    services, and takes appropriate action within budget limitations;
    represents ACBS at meetings and conferences at all levels of the University
    organization; supervises, trains, and ensures professional development
    of staff.
  • Works closely with Manager,
    Finance and Administration on departmental planning; provides input and
    ideas to further future departmental growth.
  • Develops relationships with
    other Units and Central offices and communicates when problems arise in
    all areas.
  • Establish efficient business
    practices and keep up to date with policies, regulations, and
  • Work with Business offices at
    ALVSCE Experiment Station and County offices to ensure support for ACBS
    faculty/staff stationed at these locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to communicate
    effectively with different groups/individuals.
  • Ability to handle confidential
    and sensitive information.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
    advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience is

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience leading a small team and coaching members to success through skill development, performance goals, and corrective coaching as required.
  • Experience with UA Systems/Applications.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $59,404 - $74,254 (DOE)

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Administrative Operations

Job Function

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Leah Chavez

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

References will be required later in the recruitment process.

This position may have a hybrid work schedule.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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