Director of Financial Services

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Las Cruces
Location of position: 
Las Cruces, NM
market competitive depending on qualifications and experience
Date Posted: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Job Description: 


The City Manager is seeking a progressive, innovative professional to be the Director of Financial Services to lead the Financial Department as it grows and develops for the future. See brochure at

The successful candidate should meet the following criteria:

• Possess a Bachelor’s degree in public/business administration, accounting, finance or related field. See Position Description for additional details.

• Have seven years of responsible experience in financial management and review, accounting or budget, including work in a governmental setting. Four years must be in an administrative role supervising staff. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Experience with a border community would be helpful.

The Director is the Chief Officer of the Las Cruces Department of Finance and is appointed by the City Manager. He/she shall be responsible to the Assistant City Manager/CAO for the administration of all City Finance Department affairs as set out in the City Ordinance.

The Mission of the City of Las Cruces is to provide customer-focused municipal services to residents and guests so they can experience a “quality of place” to live, work and play.

The City of Las Cruces operates under a Council/Manager form of government. Current overall budget is $301,916,081.

Starting salary market competitive DOE/Q. Benefit plan provided. Reasonable relocation expenses negotiated.

Position open until filled. First review of candidates on January 8, 2019.

Confidential resumes by COB January 7, 2019, to James Mercer, President/CEO; The Mercer Group, Inc.; 1000 Cordova Place, #726; Santa Fe, NM 87505. VOICE: 505-466-9500; FAX: 505-466-1274. E-Mail:; Website: EOE.