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Chief Financial Officer / Assistant City Manager

Open Until Filled (First Review April 1, 2018)
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Full Time
The City of Medford has an exciting opportunity with an excellent benefits package for a Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Manager position.

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Under the general administrative direction of the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer/Assistant City Manager oversees citywide fiscal responsibilities, directs the control of City finances and the City Treasury, and administers and reviews fiscal, organizational, management, and procedural operations of the various City departments and divisions. The CFO/ACM provides support to the City Manager, and acts as the City Manager or Deputy City Manager in his/her absence. 

Typical Job Duties
Assists in the preparation and presentation of the City budget and serves as custodian of the City Treasury.
  • Reviews audited financial reports and develop multi-year financial plans in order to forecast revenues and expenditures.
  • Initiates, coordinates, and supervises financing for all City project funds, bonds, and loans.
  • Develops funding plans and recommendations to address Council goals.
  • Works with the City Manager in the financial oversight of cost centers related to Technology Services, and Human Resources/Risk Management.
  • Manages and reports to City Council and the City Manager on the Cityís investment portfolio.
  • Serves as liaison for designated committees and as the fiscal officer for Medford Urban Renewal Agency.
  • Provides reports and documentation to/for City departments, City officials, and executive staff.
  • Prepares/reviews City budget, performs budget analysis, and provides revenue and expense projections.
  • Assists departments with future financial projects and conducts cost planning and analysis.
  • Serves on a variety of boards, commissions and committees, and attends meetings.
  • Directs, supervises and evaluates the work performance of assigned staff, including selection, training, disciplinary action, etc.
  • Maintains communication with City officials, department heads and outside agencies.
  • Scope of assigned area will depend on departmental and/or citywide operational structures and is at the discretion of the City Manager.
  • Upholds the values of the organization and has strong customer service orientation.
Education and Experience
A bachelorís degree in business administration, public administration, or a closely related field, along with current technical and professional knowledge of complex principles, methods, standards, and techniques associated with the above scope of work is required. A masterís degree and CPA, or related certification is preferred. Candidates must have a valid Oregon State driverís license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire.

Opportunities & Challenges

Maintaining Service Delivery
The city will be growing in population and service delivery over the next decade. The CFO/ACM will need to work with city leadership and departments to find solutions to maintain service delivery and funding for a number of capital projects.

PERS Deficit
There is an expected deficit in the Public Employees Retirement System. the CFO/ACM will need to work with city leadership for ways to fund these liabilities with limited impacts on service delivery.

Financial Forecasting
The City is in need of an individual that can provide guidance on long-range forecasting and assist with revenue development in order to meet future needs for both staffing growth and facility development.

Vision and Leadership
The CFO/ACM will be vital in assisting the city leadership team in helping to develop and implement vision for the organization and the community. There is an opportunity to provide new and innovative leadership to the Finance Department as well as the organization. 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including the ability to be a mentor/coach to all staff within the finance department.
  • Experience with long-term financial planning as well as demonstrated success in finding creative financial mechanisms to successfully accomplish fund plans and goals of the city council and community.
  • Experience reviewing specific cost centers to determine if the city is getting its value for the investment being made.
  • Ability to manage a variety of funds for the agency, including general funds, capital and enterprise funds.
  • Knowledge of partnering with a third party to manage the investment portfolio of the city.
  • Demonstrated experience with agency debt, financing and refinancing, including working with consultants and body council.
  • Prior experience with managing a new financial software conversion.
  • Experience working within a unionized labor environment, and ability to provide financial information relating to the Cityís seven Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Ability to make clear assessments of requests of the finance department and prioritize work requests that accomplish the goals of the City Council and City Manager.
  • The ideal candidate is an out of the box thinker who can assist the city and departments to find ways to successfully finance projects outside of traditional methods.
  • Candidates must be transparent in their communication and be able to demonstrate a culture of creativity.
  • The ideal candidate is a solution driven, collaborative team player who is ethical and has experience developing trust with city councils, city leadership, staff and the community.
  • The successful candidate will have a track record of listening and taking the time to understand issues completely before acting.
  • Knowledge in assessing a department and organization, and making changes that benefit the operation of the department and city. 

Compensation & Benefits
  • $110,246 - $148,832 DOQ
  • $111,848 - $150,995 salary effective July 1, 2018
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • 9 paid holidays
  • HRA-VEBA and FSA
  • Voluntary Aflac and LegalShield
  • Wellness program
  • Oregon PERS retirement
  • Deferred compensation

The City of Medford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by April 1, 2018 (first review, open until filled). Applications, supplemental questions, resumes and cover letters will only be accepted electronically. To apply online, click on this link www.prothman.com and follow the directions provided. Resumes, cover letters and supplemental questions can be uploaded once you have logged in. If you are a veteran and wish to request veterans' preference credit, please indicate that in your cover letter, and complete and submit the veterans' preference form posted on the website as instructed on the form.

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