Finance Director

Finance Director
Jefferson County
 Madras, Oregon
Job Description

Nestled in the heart of River Canyon Country in central Oregon, Jefferson County's exceptional climate enables residents and visitors to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities year round. Jefferson County, (pop. 24,889), is located in a high desert climate east of Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year. The county’s largest city is Madras, (pop. 7,717), which is the county seat and is the gateway to central Oregon’s vast selection of outdoor recreational opportunities. Madras is just 30 miles from Redmond, which has a regional airport that offers daily flights to Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle.

Jefferson County is governed by three part-time County Commissioners who appoint a County Administrative Officer who coordinates the day-to-day activities of the organization. The County has an elected Assessor, Clerk, District Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Other nonelected major departments include Public Health, Buildings & Grounds, Community Development, Finance/Tax, Public Works, Juvenile Justice, and Adult Probation. Other appointed officials include the County Administrative Officer and County Counsel. The County operates with 130 FTEs on a 2022 adopted budget of $77.5 million.

Under the supervision of the Board of County Commissioners and County Administrative Officer, the Finance Director will exercise a high degree of initiative, independence, professional expertise, and supervisory skills in the management, administration, and supervision of the county's accounting system, budget preparation, property/liability insurance coverage, workers compensation insurance, strategic financial planning, investments, property tax collections, maintaining capital asset records, grant administration, treasury duties, and payroll. The Finance & Tax Department currently has 3 FTEs. The County’s intent is for the new Finance Director to transition into a Finance Director/County Treasurer role. The Finance Director will be encouraged to seek election or accept appointment and maintain the office of County Treasurer. Due to the timing of the election, candidate filing period, and current Finance Director’s resignation, this may not occur until the completion of the 2022 election cycle.

A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Finance or Business Administration or a closely related field and with five years of experience managing fiscal, auditing, purchasing, risk management and accounting or similar management functions in a governmental department is required; or a satisfactory combination of education and experience, as determined by the hiring authority, that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Jefferson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: January 23, 2022 (open until filled).

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