CEO, Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services
Ventura CountyVentura ,CA
Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
What We OfferEducation Incentive - Possible eligibility for an educational incentive of 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5%, based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree.Executive Annual Leave - 248 hours earned per year, increasing to 288 hours after 5 years of service, to 328 hours after 10 years of service, and to 368 hours after 15 years of service. *Credit for prior public service may be considered (Sec. 616A).Annual Leave Redemption - The ability to "cash in" or redeem up to 100 hours of Annual Leave per year after using 80 hours of annual leave.Deferred Compensation - Eligible to participate in the County's 401(k) Shared Savings Plan and/or the Section 457 Plan. This position is eligible for up to a 3% match on your 401(k) contributions.Health Plans - Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans for you and your dependents. You are afforded a flexible credit allowance of up to $11,622 annually.Flexible Spending Accounts - Employees may also participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts which increase their spending power by reimbursing them with pre-tax dollars for IRS approved dependent care and health care expenses.Pension Plan - Both the County and you contribute to the County's Retirement Plan and to Social Security. If you are eligible, you may establish reciprocity with other public retirement systems such as PERS.Holidays - 11 paid days per year which includes a scheduled floating holiday. Our County and CommunityVentura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."Ventura County is a "general law" county, governed by a five-member, elected–by-district Board of Supervisors. The Supervisors appoint a County Executive Officer (CEO) to oversee the County budget, day-to-day operations, and to advise, assist and act as an agent for the Board of Supervisors in all matters under the Board's jurisdiction.The County Executive OfficeIs a critical component of the County organization. The Office is responsible for the recommendation and/or implementation of Board Policies, the preparation and administration of the County budget, the recruitment and retention of a high-caliber workforce and the negotiation and administration of contracts with a number of Labor Organizations.The Office also has extensive interactions with local cities and other public jurisdictions within the County, representatives of the state and federal governments, as well as community-based organizations. In conducting business, the Office strives to provide high quality services in a fiscally prudent manner, while consistently fostering a culture of collaboration among agencies to better integrate and coordinate services, and actively promoting diversity and inclusion to reflect and engage the community.The PositionUnder the direction of the Assistant County Executive Officer (Chief of Staff), leads, manages, and supervises the Fiscal and Administrative Unit of the County Executive Office, represents the agency in budgetary, fiscal, personnel, and administrative responsibilities, performs staff assistance to the director, and performs related work as required. The incumbent will be required to be actively involved in the same type of work and activities they lead. They will exhibit a “hands- on” approach and spend time interacting directly with their employees and working on similar tasks.The ideal candidate will have exemplary leadership skills required to develop, coach, empower, motivate, and manage staff, exceptional written and verbal communication skills, be a seasoned budget and management professional, and have experience supervising and leading staff engaged in a broad scope of fiscal, personnel, administrative and budget program functions. Excellent customer service and the ability to work with tact and diplomacy, with a diverse group of employees that includes members of the Board of Supervisors, support staff, and special committees is an essential part of the position. The ability to anticipate problems and develop proactive solutions, provide positive leadership through staff development, foster teamwork, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and collaboration among staff and County departments is vital.The CEO, Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services (Deputy Executive Officer) is an at-will position which is exempt from the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance. The positions are eligible for Management Benefits at the MB2 level. Examples Of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Fiscal and Administrative Division of the CEO's Office, including managing and overseeing daily CEO-Fiscal operations, Technical and Accounting functions; performs general administrative assistance to the Chief of Staff and CEO, and coordinates activities with other divisions, departments, public entities and agencies in order to ensure that administrative and fiscal objectives are achieved.Directs the division's accounting, centralized cost accounting, fiscal and budgetary matters, and produces various statistical and financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, manages program rate development process, including but not limited to contract rates and fees for General Fund and Non-General Fund programs such as workers' compensation, general liability and insurance, hazardous materials, medical rates, Unemployment Insurance Benefit rates, Wage Supplement Plan rates, deferred compensation program rates, Employee Health Services rates and training rates.Serves as liaison to the County’s Auditor-Controller, state and federal agencies, and other agencies in all fiscal, personnel, payroll, CEO-Information Technology services and administrative matters; manages financial status reports; budget development process; A-87 Cost Allocation Plan, contract rates & fees, facilitates Program and Grant Accounting, and departmental, program and grant Audits.Reviews and analyzes accounting records and fiscal activities to ensure accuracy and compliance with accounting/program/legal requirements, and to identify issues, trends, and patterns;Develops and implements financial strategies for resolving fiscal problems; and provides direction, support, and advice to executive staff, management and others regarding fiscal problems;Supervises, evaluates and trains division staff;Personally performs the most complex and sensitive staff assignments in the work unit;Interprets and applies policies, rules, and procedures, analyzes legislation and regulations;Coordinates, directs, and conducts department special projects, studies, surveys and analysis; andPerforms other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications These are entrance requirements and as such do not guarantee continuance in the process.EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE:Qualifications can be obtained by completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field AND five (5) years of professional accounting, auditing, or financial management experience including supervisory/management responsibilities over unit/division operations.DESIRED:• A Master's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field; OR• A California Certified Public Accountant license.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver license.Job Competencies:Take independent actions and appropriate, calculated risks.Make sound and accurate decisions under pressure.Persuasively communicate your findings and recommendations to a variety of audiences.Successfully prioritize conflicting timelines ensuring that each project receives appropriate time and consideration.Meet obligations and commitments.Communicate clearly and concisely in both written and verbal forms.Effectively supervise team members including accurately assessing staffing levels, training needs, utilizing the strengths of each and taking appropriate corrective disciplinary action as necessary.Demonstrate leadership and integrity even when challenged with highly stressful or crisis situations.Skillfully gain and maintain credibility with superiors, co-workers, public and managers. Recruitment Process To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit a resume and a cover letter that illustrates examples of your experience with all of the following:Your experience preparing, analyzing and managing budgets, including the size and complexity of the budgets;Your experience analyzing and interpreting legislation and regulations as well as determination of impact on a specific jurisdiction;Your experience managing and training staff, including the titles, sizes, and functions of staff you have supervised; andYour experience with making presentations to upper management, executives and board members. If interested, submit an online application at www.ventura.org/jobs and attach your current resume and cover letter.RESUME EVALUATION This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. First review will start on August 17, 2020. The recruitment will remain open until filled. All resumes will be reviewed to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met. All relevant work experience, training and education need to be included in order to determine eligibility.INTERVIEW PROCESS Following a structured evaluation of the resumes, the most qualified candidates will be invited to be interviewed. The top candidates will then be invited to a second inter
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