Deputy Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Long Beach
Location of position: 
Long Beach, CA
$160,000 - $190,000, DOQ
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Closing Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Job Description: 

Ideally located on the Pacific coast just south of Los Angeles and adjacent to Orange County, the City of Long Beach, California (population 485,000) is at once a Southern California seaside resort, an urban metropolis with a diverse economy, and a tapestry of small neighborhoods whose international cultures are woven into a tightly knit yet heterogeneous community. The City is seeking a Deputy Finance Director with the proven ability to lead, solve problems, and deal tactfully and effectively with employees, public officials, and the public. He or she should be intelligent, have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, as well as a high level of political insight and sensitivity, and be able enhance employee morale. He or she should be skilled in analysis and structuring budget presentations, both for technical purposes and for impact in the Long Beach political environment. The ideal candidate will have a positive, “can do” approach, and a commitment to a high quality and accurate work product. At a minimum, candidates should have at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, at least three (3) years of which are in a substantive supervisory or management level position that relates to the duties of this position. Relevant government financial experience is essential. Relevant government experience includes work as an assistant finance director or as a finance director for a smaller government agency. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in finance, business, public administration, business administration or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in one of these fields is highly desirable as is knowledge of accounting principles and practices. The salary for this position is open, DOQ. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. Contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions. Filing Deadline: November 5, 2018

The City of Long Beach is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer.