City of Moorpark

City of Moorpark logoThe City of Moorpark is a unique blend of natural, historical, and contemporary living and has been consistently named one of the safest cities in the nation. Local residents are proud that Moorpark is a family-oriented community with 19 City parks, abundant open space, hiking and equestrian trails, a golf course, and incredible sunset views. Moorpark is the perfect blend of country and city living. Additionally, the City of Moorpark strives to attract, retain, and support local businesses, and has been named as among the most tax friendly cities to start a business by the Kosmont-Rose Institute Cost of Doing Business Survey. The City of Moorpark’s population is approximately 36,326 and the City continues to grow with more than 2,000 new housing units approved for development.

The City of Moorpark was incorporated in 1983 as a general law city and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The Mayor, who is separately elected, serves a two-year term, and the four City Council members are elected by district and serve staggered four-year terms. Beginning with the 2020 election, Councilmembers will be elected in a district-based election system to serve staggered four-year terms. Moorpark has been rated the 3rd Safest City in California for two years in a row by Safewise.com.

Under direction of the City Manager, the Finance Director will assume full responsibility for managing all activities and services of the Finance Department. This includes directing personnel and resources; developing, administering, and evaluating projects and procedures to meet organizational needs and ensure smooth and efficient activities; directing the preparation and administration of the City’s Annual Budget; directing and approving various personnel actions, including selection, promotion, performance evaluations and disciplinary actions; and perform other related duties as assigned. 

The Finance Department is comprised of 4 divisions: Finance, Purchasing, Emergency Management/Contract Risk Management, Solid Waste, and Information Systems. Including the Director of Finance, the department has 10 employees.

The ideal candidate for the Finance Director position is a professional with the highest level of integrity, outstanding judgment, leadership, and accountability skills. The Finance Director will be collaborative, inclusive, tech savvy, committed to exceptional customer service, and able to motivate and maximize the skills of staff. The ideal candidate will also need to be energetic, self-confident, and have an open, approachable management style. 

The candidate will possess strength of character and depth of knowledge to inspire and lead the Finance Department’s talented, dedicated staff. The candidate will be a key member of the Executive Management Team, provide financial advice to the City Manager and City Council, maintain fiscal stability, administer the payroll, and safeguard the assets of the City. The City of Moorpark has tremendous stability throughout the organization. Troy Brown is the City’s second ever City Manager and not only leads the organization but is the ICMA President. 

The City is looking for someone with a wealth of experience in accounting and running City investment portfolios, who has the willingness to bring a hands-on approach to the department. Experience working in dissolution of redevelopment agency, landscape maintenance funding, and comprehensive fee studies is highly desired. Experience working with EnerGov financial system also a plus.

The salary range for the position is $135,636.80 – $182,395.20 annually, depending on qualifications and offers a generous benefits package. Please follow this link to see the Director of Finance/City Treasurer Brochure. Apply for this exciting career opportunity by February 18, 2022 by sending a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to bob@bobhallandassociates.com. Please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.