DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Department/Agency of position: 
Stanislaus Council of Governments
Location of position: 
Modesto, CA
Wage/Salary: 
$95,790-$131,840
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Closing Date: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Job Description: 

On Behalf of the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) Regional Government Services (RGS) Invites Applications for the Position of

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Annual Salary Range: $95,790-$131,840 Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled

THE POSITION Under executive direction, this position plans, directs and has overall responsibility for the integrity of all StanCOG financial transactions and the effectiveness of the human resources, office operations and administrative support functions; provides professional staff support and consultation to the Executive Director and Policy Board; serves as member of the executive management team participating in the development of operating policies and long and short-term planning activities; performs a variety of complex financial analyses to support StanCOG operations and programs; administers funding, manages investment and debt financing activities, purchasing and contract management functions; oversees, through subordinate managers, the staff, financial record keeping and reporting, budget development and administration and grant funds administration activities of the Financial Services section and the human resources, office operation and administrative support activities of the Administrative Services section of the Financial and Administrative Services division. The ideal candidate shall have excellent financial management and communication skills; experience with administering a sales tax measure is a plus.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate has at least seven (7) years of experience in public finance, including at least three (3) years experience at a policy determination level; is skilled at building and supervising motivated and productive teams; has excellent communications and interpersonal skills; is motivated by the great professional growth and satisfaction that comes from working in an environment ripe with challenge and possibility. A Master's degree in finance, accounting, public or business administration or designation as a Certified Public Account (CPA) is highly desirable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include, but are not limited to the following: • Provides professional staff support and expert consultation to the Executive Director and Policy Board. • Assumes full management responsibility for all StanCOG financial functions and activities including budget development, internal controls, capital financing, financial record keeping and reporting, financial systems design, implementation and control, investment management, purchasing, contract management, and inventory control. • Assumes full management responsibility for all StanCOG human resources programs and activities; office operations and administrative support activities. • Develops, directs and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Financial and Administrative Services division; establishes appropriate service and staffing levels; and allocates resources accordingly. • Selects, assigns, supervises, guides, motivates and evaluates the performance of subordinate managers; provides or coordinates provision of employee training for division staff; works with subordinates to correct deficiencies and implements or recommends corrective action. • Contributes to the overall quality of the division’s service by developing, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and StanCOG needs; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures on an ongoing basis; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems and internal reporting relationships to identify opportunities for improvement and directs the implementation of change requirements. • Plans, directs and coordinates development and administration of the annual operating budget; forecasts additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; and directs the preparation of and implements budgetary adjustments as necessary. Minimum Qualifications: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, public or business administration, or a closely related field; with a • A minimum of seven (7) years of responsible experience managing a large and highly complex finance program within a public agency that includes at least three years’ experience at a policy determination level; and • Master's degree in finance, accounting, public or business administration or designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is highly desirable.

APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCEDURE To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through CalOpps.org. Candidates can access the application at https://www.calopps.org/regional-government-services/job-18898862 OR go to the Member Agencies tab, select Regional Government Services, then Director of Financial and Administrative Services for Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG). Complete the online application and submit a cover letter and resume. All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate. The most qualified applicants will be invited to an interview based on the application materials submitted. Applicants must clearly demonstrate through the application materials that they meet the qualifications listed above. For additional information please visit http://www.stancog.org or call (209) 525-4600. StanCOG provides a generous benefits packet. For more detailed information, please visit their website at http://www.stancog.org/employment/.

ABOUT THE AGENCY The Stanislaus Council of Governments is an association of city and county governments created to address regional transportation issues. It is a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), a state designated Regional Transportation Planning Agency (RTPA), and the Local Transportation Authority (LTA) for the Stanislaus region.