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Financial Specialist-Operational (DOT/D5 #20270)

By May 4, 2023

New Mexico Department of Transportation

$16.48 – $25.54 Hourly

$34,275 – $53,126 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 50

Posting Details

Why does the job exist?
The position involves processing and tracking financial documents such as purchase requisitions, vouchers, invoices, contracts and price agreements with established department rules and procurement laws. This position may assist in other administrative functions as required.

How does it get done?
Incumbent is responsible for entering data from vendor invoices into the SHARE system, processing per diem reimbursement requests, generating reports from SHARE, and tracking vendor payments in Excel.  This position is also responsible for conducting pre-audit of purchase vouchers prior to submitting to Financial Control, completing fixed asset certifications, auditing invoices for contractual services after approval and entering the payment in SHARE, maintaining files of financial transactions on federally funded projects and other administrative functions as required.

Who are the customers?
Internal Department of Transportation employees and New Mexico Department of Transportation vendors.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate should have experience with:

-Data entry into SHARE Financial;
-Creating and maintaining Excel spreadsheets
-Complying with Federal and State requirements;
-Quality checking financial payments for completeness, consistency, and accuracy.

Minimum Qualification
High School diploma or Equivalency and one (1) year experience in bookkeeping, accounting and/or finance. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:



High School Diploma or Equivalent
# of months or years of experience specified in the minimum qualification

Associate’s Degree
Zero years of experience
• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements
Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License.

Working Conditions
State of New Mexico employees may be impacted by the Public Health Order dated December 19, 2022, which requires facilities licensed or certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), including all hospital types, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice facilities and rehabilitation facilities, as well as assisted living facilities and adult day care settings, to adhere to all COVID-related requirements prescribed by CMS, including, but not limited to masking and staff vaccination.

Work is performed primarily in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer to include working with computers, faxes, copiers and printers, and phone usage with extended periods of sitting, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, reaching, kneeling and crawling. Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. Some travel may be required.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Denise Lucero, (505) 690-5537

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position
This position is not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

To apply for this job email your details to denise.lucero@dot.nm.gov

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