THE COMMUNITY The City of Avalon is located on the easterly portion of Catalina Island, 22 miles south/southwest of the Los Angeles Harbor breakwater. Avalon is a little over 2 2/3 square miles in size. The island itself is 76 square miles in area, 85% of which is in a conservancy area to be maintained in its natural state in perpetuity. The picturesque and leisurely seaport village of Avalon has a permanent population of around 3,500, with an annual visitor count of close to one million. Catalina Island is part of Los Angeles County; Avalon Schools however, are a part of the Long Beach Unified School District. The Island’s primary industry is tourism.
DEFINITION: The City of Avalon is recruiting for an experienced and innovative finance professional to serve as the City of Avalon’s next Finance Director. Under administrative direction the Finance Director plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Finance Department, including finance, treasury, accounting, purchasing, business licenses, and transient occupancy tax collection; directs and administers the fiscal operations and activities of the City, which include budgeting, investments, financial transaction processing, record-keeping and reporting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and business licensing; coordinates assigned activities with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the City Manager in areas of expertise; and performs related work as required.