Banking Director
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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This position is designated Exempt Policy Making and is exempt from various provisions of the State Personnel Act.**

As the ‘State Banker’, this position will support the efforts of the Department of State Treasurer and the Financial Operations Division in promoting a financially sound and prosperous North Carolina. The Banking Director will be responsible for the Banking Division and oversee both the Banking Operations Unit and the Bank Reconciliation Unit, with direct reports of the Managers of each unit and approximately 15 indirect reports. The Banking Director will focus on expanding the Department’s external presence with depository institutions, the Commissioner of Banks and the NC Banking Commission (for which the Treasurer serves as Chair), and the North Carolina Banker’s Association. This position will be involved with legislative issues and identifying the impact of the legislative changes relating to banking at the agency, State and federal levels. The Banking Director will also partner with banks and internal resources to continue the Department’s efforts to help North Carolina families increase their understanding of finances and ability to grow personal wealth.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Knowledge-Professional: Full knowledge of professional banking theory, techniques, practices and procedures. Knowledge of finance service operations and banking regulations. Knowledge and ability to perform analysis on monthly reports to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, contractual agreements and Securities Lending. Ability to maintain relationships with financial institution services.

Planning and Organizing Work: Ability to define intermediate performance objectives and make temporary or short term changes to the organizational structure to meet short and long range goals. Ability to Recommend changes to work flow and/or structure based upon changes to industry standards, federal and state regulations, or compliance issues.

Program Management: Ability to stay abreast of industry developments, including updates to regulations, general statutes, and cash management issues. Ability to keep management informed on new products and rules.

Strategic Planning:
Ability to manage areas under supervision to achieve strategic goals and objectives as established in mission and vision statements. Ability to use appropriate financial and other metrics to make decisions and measure outcomes. Ability to promote change by communicating to and involving others. Ability to eliminate ineffective processes that are outdated. Ability to participate actively in review and revision of mission and vision statements.

Human Resources Management: Ability to demonstrate understanding of underlying personnel and agencies policies and apply them consistently. Considerable knowledge of supervisory practices and skill in supervising others, including communication skills, how to delegate and assign work, how to deal effectively with difficult employees, how to evaluate performance and may assist or conduct investigations and participate in disciplinary actions.

Career and/or Talent Development: Ability to design and implement training and career development programs to sustain current competencies.

Business Administration: Ability to evaluate budget needs and submit priorities based on program objectives and costs. Ability to justify needs to higher officials.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in banking, finance, business administration, or a related discipline and five years of management experience in banking, credit union, or financial services; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Management Preferences:
· Master’s degree in banking, finance, business administration, or a related discipline.
· Ten years overall professional work experience.
· Strategic thinking and forward looking.
· Knowledge of governmental banking reporting and statutory requirements.
· Ability to analyze and evaluate complex banking, financial and operational transactions and performance data.
· Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills and high ethical standards.