Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
City of Oxnard
 Oxnard, California
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer
AGENCY: City of Oxnard
FILING DEADLINE: March 31, 2023
SALARY RANGE: $185,000 – $236,900 Annually


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is the key financial strategist for the City and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. The City is looking for an individual committed to continuing to nurture a culture of integrity and professionalism, stability and credibility in the Finance Department by following sound financial policies and procedures, implementing best practices and internal controls, and providing clear, concise, and readily understood financial reports and projections. The key focus areas for this position over the coming years are:

  • Provide effective leadership and strong management.
  • Work collaboratively on forecasting and providing solutions to ensure a solid fiscal structure.
  • Support the Public Works department in developing and implementing the 5-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
  • Continue to close out the City’s remaining audit findings and put internal controls/best practices into place to ensure strong financial standing.
  • Further improve the City’s bond rating.
  • Provide mentorship and staff development opportunities to prepare the next generation of leaders.


The ideal candidate will be an inspiring leader, who is a proactive problem solver with the desire and confidence to work with City leadership in a highly visible role to carry out the mission, vision, and needs of the City. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be critical to build trust and confidence with the City Council, staff, and residents, so an individual who values open dialogue, and is willing to build consensus is a must.


Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the most populous city in the County of Ventura with over 210,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of agriculture, commercial and manufacturing development, tourism, and the U.S. Navy.

Residents of Oxnard enjoy a high quality of life enhanced by the clean air and mild climate of this coastal community, the charm and solitude of the nearby Los Padres National Forest, and the cultural and educational amenities of a vibrant urban setting. Local assets include two thriving military bases, a full-service deep water port, master planned industrial parks, prime commercial and retail sites, a regional medical center and hospital and a growing community college. In addition, there are golf courses and marinas.

The population has grown significantly in the last fifty years, providing both challenges and opportunities to local government and residents. Additionally, the City offers many opportunities for its enterprising and forward-thinking business community, including expanding housing for its residents.

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:

To be considered, please electronically submit your resume, cover letter and a list of five professional references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.

For additional information, please contact:
Frank Rojas
Phone (510) 495-0448

The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, or sexual orientation.