Administrative Services Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Paso Robles Administrative Services Department
Location of position: 
Paso Robles, CA
$129,732 - $164,861 Annually
Date Posted: 
Friday, March 17, 2017
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 10, 2017
Job Description: 

The City of Paso Robles invites your interest in the position of Administrative Services Director:

Application Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:00PM

This is an exciting time for the City Organization. To find out more about this outstanding opportunity, download the recruitment brochure: [PDF]

The Department: The Administrative Services Department employs 10 full-time employees responsible for all municipal finance duties, including general accounting, utility billing, auditing, cash management, debt management, long-term capital and financial planning, and payroll processing. Additionally, the Department coordinates and produces the City’s annual budget and prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

The Position: The Administrative Services Director is a key member of the City’s executive leadership team and reports directly to the City Manager. The Director has lead responsibility for the following functions: City controller; financial strategy and implementation; risk management; utility billing, and investments and treasury (working collaboratively with the elected Treasurer). The new Director will provide highly responsible and complex administrative direction and support to senior management and City Council, in addition to fostering cooperative working relationships with outside regulatory and governmental agencies. Superior communication skills combined with a high level of financial expertise are essential for success in the position to address departmental and organizational challenges and opportunities.

This vital position will analyze the City’s revenue streams, manage major financial transactions and City assets, and monitor the appropriate expenditure of funds. The Director will collaboratively oversee the City’s risk management strategies, payroll and compensation, investment portfolios, and securing bonds and other finances as appropriate.

Other key responsibilities include monitoring City processes and procedures to prevent and identify fraud or theft of public assets, overseeing the City’s financial management software, updating ordinances and resolutions, costing labor proposals and options, and developing financial policies and procedures for the Department and City organization to ensure consistency, improve efficiency, and maintain compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, fiscal procedures, and other appropriate standards.


Online application is available at

Please submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and employment application by Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:00PM. This is a confidential recruitment and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process. Candidates should be aware that references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (805) 227-7234, or by email at

Benefits: The City of Paso Robles is offering competitive compensation and an ample benefit package, including CalPERS Retirement; medical, dental, vision, and additional life insurance; deferred compensation options, education reimbursement, as well as a generous amount of paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. The City also participates in Social Security.