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City of Oakland | City Administrator

City of Murrieta | Financial Analyst

City of Indian Wells |  Community Development Director

City of Oakley | Senior Accountant

City of Stockton | City Manager

City of Weed | City Manager

Siskiyou County | County Administrator

City of Shafter | City Manager

City of Port Hueneme | City Manager

City of La Palma | City Manager

City of La Mesa | City Manager

Sacramento County | Director of Operations 

Town of Paradise | Director of Public Works

Town of Paradise | Procurement Officer


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City of Oakland | City Administrator

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The City of Oakland is conducting a national search effort for a talented and energetic local government professional to serve as the City of Oakland’s new City Administrator. This career opportunity will focus on leading a large, complex, and dynamic organization with all the excitement and diversity that the Bay Area and region has to offer. A “Strong-Mayor” form of government governs the City of Oakland and the Mayor, Libby Schaaf, took office in January 2015 and was recently re-elected. The City Administrator, working closely with the Mayor, will have the unique opportunity to lead the City as it focuses on its exciting future. The City Administrator has direct administrative oversight of a full-service municipal organization with a staff of approximately 4,000 and a budget of $1.6 Billion. The City Administrator hires and directly supervises all operating agency and department heads (the Mayor directly hires and fires the Chief of Police in partnership with the Citizens Police Commission) and is the official responsible for implementing the Mayor and City Council’s policy direction. The City Administrator is the chief management and fiscal advisor, responsible for identifying challenges and opportunities in the delivery of municipal services and providing trusted advice on all aspects of the organization structure, operating efficiencies, fiscal health, and well-being of the City. 

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a complex urban setting. A Master’s degree or other advanced degree is strongly desired. The Salary range for this position is $286,187 to $357,733 DOQ including CalPERS retirement and an excellent executive level benefits package.

Apply prior to Monday, February 17, 2020 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and 6 professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com. For confidential inquiries contact P. Lamont Ewell, Heather Renschler, or Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com. See here for the full ad brochure.

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City of Murrieta | Financial Analyst

SALARY: $5,735.58 – $6,971.63 Monthly

THE POSITION

The City of Murrieta is accepting applications for the position of Financial Analyst to fill a vacancy in the Finance Division within the Administrative Services Department. The ideal candidate will have prior municipal government experience conducting complex and varied financial analysis, including developing a multiyear budget with meaningful cost and revenue projections serving as the platform for long-term financial strategic planning.

DEFINITION

Under direction, performs professional tasks in support of the City’s financial management operations; prepares a diverse range of financial reports; reviews and evaluates departmental budget development and administration requests to ensure compliance with City budgetary policies, procedures, and established guidelines; reconciles complex financial transactions; and performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, or a related field and three (3) years of responsible experience in governmental accounting, finance or a related field.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

A City application form and resume must be submitted online. Applicants can apply online at www.MurrietaCA.gov. This position is open until the needs of the City have been met. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

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City of Indian Wells | Community Development Director

The City of Indian Wells Offers an Excellent Career Opportunity: Community Development Director
Are you ready to advance your career with a dynamic team?
COMMUNITY:
The City of Indian Wells, with just over 5,100 full-time residents, is a premier resort destination located in the heart of the Coachella Valley. The community features top tier retail options, restaurants and services more common to highly urban areas. Yet, the Valley offers a cost of living far lower than other areas in California. The result – a great opportunity to enjoy a high quality of life at a more affordable price. The school districts are recognized under the State’s Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program, California Distinguished Schools Program, and as one of “America’s Healthiest Schools.” Indian Wells is within a 20-minute drive of Palm Springs International Airport, and two hours to Los Angeles and San Diego.
CITY GOVERNMENT:
The City organization operates under a contract model with 28 full-time employees who manage contracts for many of the high-quality services provided to residents. The City is a Council/Manager City with five Council Members elected at large. This model provides fiscal stability and enables the City to respond quickly to change. An operating budget of approximately $40 million annually is backed by $65 million in reserves, allowing Indian Wells to implement exciting projects and events. The employee culture of Indian Wells is focused on developing employee excellence to match the demands of a community with high expectations. Staff follows a city-wide team dynamic and shares ideas to develop solutions to special projects. Significant resources are available to support employee training, and participation in professional association is encouraged to both enhance employee capability and ensure identification of best practices to be implemented in the City. The City is committed to information technology and leverages software to create efficiency and provide a high level of customer service.
POSITION:
Community Development Director: Under the direction of the City Manager, the Community Development Director plans, organizes, manages and provides administrative direction and oversight for all activities of the Planning and Building Department, housing authority, and code enforcement. As a member of the Executive Management Team, the Community Development Director supervises six (6) full-time employees and collaborates with team members to achieve the City’s long-term goals. Responsibilities include participation in advanced level land use including analyzing and reviewing development proposals; negotiates and manages project consultant contracts as well as development agreements.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in City planning or regional planning, public administration, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a field noted is highly desirable. For a full job description, visit http://cityofindianwells.org/cityhall/depts/personnel/default.asp

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City of Oakley | Senior Accountant

Annual Salary: $98,184 – $137,868

Advancement to the “Finance Manager” title may be considered at a future date, based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the full range of assigned duties, possession of required certifications, and is at the discretion of the City Manager.

To learn more information about the position or apply for the position, click on the following link:    Senior Accountant – City of Oakley 

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direction of the Finance Director, leads, oversees, and participates in more complex and difficult professional level accounting duties including preparing, maintaining, analyzing, verifying, and reconciling complex financial transactions, statements, records, and reports; assisting in the preparation of City budget, supporting the annual audit, leading the year-end closing; and providing highly responsible assistance to operating departments.

Typical Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to perform successfully the assigned duties.
 
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
 
Education/Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, finance, or related field; and
 
Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible professional accounting experience that includes experience in a public agency.

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City of Weed | City Manager

City of Weed, California, Population 3,000

Salary Range $120,132-$144,144 DOQ, plus excellent benefits 

Nestled at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, along the 500-mile Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway, is the historic City of Weed. Named after founder Abner Weed, is a dynamic community transitioning from its lumber town legacy toward a vibrant tourism and transportation-based economy.  Affordable, livable, diverse community, excellent schools, Siskiyou Community College, medical facilities, year round seasonal outdoor recreation Politically stable, last two City Managers retired after 12 and 9 years of service.  Seeking long-term mutual commitment with next City Manager, continuing track of organizational improvement and community progress

Desired Education, Experience, Skills:  Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field (MPA desirable), five years progressive municipal government management experience, including budget and finance, economic development, human resources, grantsmanship, employee negotiations.  Highly desirable attributes –collaborative teambuilding management style, a facilitator and leader within both City organization and community, stellar social and public relations, excellent oral, written, and computer communication skills, high ethical integrity.

By 5:00 P.M. December 16, 2019 , cover letter, detailed professional resume and five professional references to City of Weed, Attn: Jeff Butzlaff, P.O. Box 470, Weed, CA 96094, or to CityofWeedCA@gmail.com or ljbutzlaff@yahoo.com.   Phone inquiries to Mr. Butzlaff at (530) 859-1783.  Position Brochure available mid-Oct., and on website at www.ci.weed.ca.us.

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Siskiyou County | County Administrator

County Administrator – County of Siskiyou
County Seat:  Yreka
Salary:  $181,000 or negotiable
Deadline:  December 1, 2019

Siskiyou County is an agricultural community rich in natural resources as well as an easily accessible vacation land dominated by majestic Mt Shasta.  It is the fifth largest county in area with a population of 48,000.

Siskiyou County is seeking an experienced County Administrator/Local Government Executive to provide leadership and guidance to the Board of Supervisors and Department Heads of Siskiyou County.  The mission of the County Administrator is to guide the organization in implementing a balanced budget, improving the quality and efficiency of public services and operations. The County Administrator is responsible for:  Budget, Purchasing, Capital Projects, Personnel/Risk Management.  The County’s budget is approximately $130 million and has approximately 600 FTEs.  

The ideal candidate will possess a BS/BA Degree in public/or business administration or related field from an accredited college or university; 7 years of increasingly responsible management experience in a public administration position, with at least 3 years of which must be in a high-level administrative or executive capacity, preferably within the State of California.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application, resume and cover letter to:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/siskiyouca/ 

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City of Shafter | City Manager

Annual salary range: $180,538 to $219,285 DOQ
The city provides attractive benefit package.
Application deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019.

Shafter is a city at the southern tip of California’s San Joaquin Valley in Kern County. With a population of 20,886, Shafter is the fastest growing city in Kern County and one of the fastest in the State with a population increase of 19.61% over the past five years. Shafter has a significant geographical footprint including roughly 38.82 square miles of incorporated area. Incorporated in 1938, much of Shafter’s economy has been based on agriculture and ag-related industry.

The City of Shafter is a charter city and operates according to the charter approved by the voters on June 6, 1995 and is a City Council-City Manager form of government. Elected to four-year terms, the City Council serves as the legislative and policy making body of the City of Shafter, formulating city policy, approving new programs and services, appropriates funds, and generally supervises the operations of city government. As elected representatives of the citizens, the City Council is responsible to all the people, and as such, devotes its energies to making decisions which are in the best interest of the public welfare.

The City Manager is the Chief Executive Officer of the City, responsible for planning, directing, and managing all activities and operations of the City departments; fosters working relationships with City staff, civic groups, government agencies and the public; and enforces and administers City laws and ordinances, and ensures that all public services are delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

The ideal candidate will be an honest and collaborative leader with high integrity, possessing excellent administrative, managerial, communication and interpersonal skills; with a focus on effective customer service, community, and smart growth who can naturally create positive working relationships with community leaders and business partners, City employees, and City Council. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong technical and business acumen; understanding the need to provide efficient public service by being a role model, while developing a supportive and responsive City staff, and embracing the opportunities and challenges of diverse and involved community. The ideal candidate will have a solid track record leading and successfully managing municipal service initiatives in areas of urban planning, financial and fiscal management, community development, agency administration, and staff development. A bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration or related field AND eight years of senior-level management experience, in a public service setting with experience working with council or governing bodies is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for the above requirements. Demonstrated leadership success in a public sector environment is expected. A master’s degree (MA/MS) is highly desirable.

To be considered, please submit your cover letter, resume, and a list of six professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Resume should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as the size of staff you have managed. Apply online: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=568

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit: executivesearch.cpshr.us
The City of Shafter website: www.shafter.com

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City of Port Hueneme | City Manager

The City of Port Hueneme (pronounced “Wy-nee’mee”) is a charming, friendly and relaxed seaside community in Ventura County, California.  Visitors quickly find that the quality of life in Port Hueneme is one-of-a-kind. Those who live or work here benefit from the City’s small town atmosphere, affordable housing, temperate climate, clean air, low crime, quality education and recreation. Residents consistently cite the high quality of life offered due to planned development, excellent public facilities and responsive city services as being primary reasons for choosing to live in the City.

The next City Manager will take charge at a very exciting time for the City and the community as a whole. An engaging and dynamic leader will be expected to take charge and help raise the community’s profile and expand on the good work that has already been done to help the City emerge from the recession. An ability to help complete key projects, continue staff development, raise the City’s profile and ensure financial stability will be core to the success of this role. The new City Manager will be expected to help raise the profile of the community as an attraction for both visitors and businesses alike. The City is already enjoying the boom of the cannabis industry, but looks forward to seeing the community develop into a dynamic destination. The City will also need a strong project manager to help ensure key projects are completed on time and on budget, specifically in the area of water. Internally, there is a strong team established and the desire for further staff development and retention efforts to be expanded and pushed forward to ensure service delivery and customer service. Lastly, while the City is very strong financially, the goal is to ensure that this strength is built upon and secured for the long-term future. 

The successful candidate will be an effective and seasoned public sector manager and administrator who creates and maintains an environment of mutual respect and transparency with an ability to develop consensus and credibility though strong relationships. A strong background in budget, finance and administration is essential in this role. Experience as a City Manager, Assistant or Deputy City Manager or as an Executive Director or department head of a complex public sector organization is required.  A BS/BA in a related field is essential and an MS/MA/MPA/MBA is ideal. The salary for this position is open and negotiable, dependent on qualifications. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by December 2, 2019 .

Bill Avery or Bill Lopez
Avery Associates
3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A
Los Gatos, CA 95030
E-mail: jobs@averyassoc.net

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City of La Palma | City Manager

The City of La Palma is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic professional to serve this financially healthy and well-managed organization as City Manager. With a staff of 53 FTEs and a combined budget of $28.6 million ($12.9 million in General Fund operating expenses with an approximate $5.2 million Capital Improvement Program), the City of La Palma is a well-balanced full-service City and prides itself on having a responsive municipal government to match its strong sense of community. The ideal candidate will possess the technical strengths in the areas of planning and community development. A well-rounded candidate would also bring other skills including knowledge of finance, revenue generation, customer service, and intergovernmental relations. The top candidate will be an outgoing leader with a hands-on management style and ability to articulate a vision and foster creativity. Requires a Bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree is preferred. Experience working with an engaged elected body is strongly desired.

The salary for the position is negotiable. The retiring City Manager’s salary is $178,231 with a scheduled 3% increase effective July 1, 2020, to $183,578. Salary is supplemented by a benefits package including CalPERS retirement. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and 5 professional references to apply@ralphandersen.com no later than Monday, December 23, 2019 . Confidential inquiries welcomed to Mr. Fred Wilson, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com/jobs/city-manager-la-palma-ca/.

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City of La Mesa | City Manager

Salary: Dependent on candidate’s qualifications Excellent Management Benefits Package 

La Mesa is centrally located in the rolling hills of eastern San Diego County with tree-lined streets, walkable neighborhoods, easy access to retail and commercial areas, and a quaint downtown village. It is home to approximately 60,000 residents and spans nine square miles. This full-service city is over 100 years old, and is home to several historical landmarks. 

The La Mesa City Council is searching for a dynamic collaborative leader with demonstrated public service skills. The ideal candidate will possess excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to understand and anticipate the ramifications of decision making in a small town environment. The candidate should be an enthusiastic individual skilled at implementing policy direction from the City Council. The candidate should also be an effective communicator and experienced negotiator. 

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, planning, or a field related to the operations of a municipal government department. A Master’s degree in public administration or a related field is highly desirable. 

Experience: Experience as a City Manager, Assistant City Manager or department head is preferred, however a proven leader with relevant other experience will be considered. California experience is preferred, but not required. Ten (10) years of increasingly responsible administrative or management experience in local government or equivalent that includes five (5) years of executive level management experience required. Experience working with elected officials is preferred. 

APPLY IMMEDIATELY: This recruitment closes at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 13, 2019 . Electronic submittals are preferred and should be emailed to Human Resources/Risk Manager Rida Freeman at rfreeman@cityoflamesa.us. Application packets should include a cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references. Applicants with the most relevant qualifications will be invited to a panel screening interview on Thursday, January 16, 2020. A select number of candidates will then be invited for an on-site interview with the Mayor and City Council on Friday, January 17, 2020, with selection interviews for the finalists conducted by the Mayor and City Council on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Rida Freeman at 619-667-1179. A detailed brochure can be found on the city website at www.cityoflamesa.us.

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Sacramento County | Director of Operations

Sacramento County is currently accepting resumes for the new Director of Operations for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District.

Please click on the below link to view the full recruitment brochure:

Director of Operations Recruitment Brochure

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply!

To apply for the Director of Operations position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references via email to Candice Mabra, Principal Human Resources Analyst, at MabraC@SacCounty.net.

The first filing deadline is JANUARY 3, 2020, at 5PM. Following the first filing deadline, submittals will be screened in relation to the criteria detailed within the recruitment brochure. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant background will be invited to interview. Listed below is the planned timeline for the Director of Operations recruitment:

  • Interviews – Beginning the week of February 3, 2020
  • Appointment by Board – End of February 2020

To learn more about the County of Sacramento and the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, please click on the below links to visit the agency website:

Additionally, click on the below link to watch the County’s Explore Careers with Purpose video: Sacramento County – Explore Careers with Purpose

Please contact Candice Mabra directly with any questions regarding the Director of Operations position and recruitment at MabraC@SacCounty.net.

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DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS/TOWN ENGINEER

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

Under administrative direction from the Town Manager, the Director of Public Works/Town Engineer plans, organizes, manages, and provides direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Public Works Department.  This role will foster cooperative working relationships among Town departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies, and various public and private groups. The position provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to the Town Manager in the areas of infrastructure, traffic Engineering, ongoing public works maintenance, and corresponding directly relevant functions, by providing direct supervision over the Department of seven staff. 

ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Assumes full management responsibility for all Public Works Department programs, projects, and services, including design, engineering, and construction programs; maintenance of drainage, streets, vehicles, parks, and facilities; and development and implementation of the Town’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
  • Manages the development and administration of the CIP and department budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs and implements budgetary adjustments as necessary.
  • Continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures;
  • Monitors legal, regulatory, technology, and societal changes and court decisions that may affect the work of the department; determines equipment acquisition, training programs, and procedural changes to ensure retention of qualified staff and the provision of services to the community in an effective, efficient, and economical manner.  
  • Evaluates proposals and recommends project award; coordinates with legal counsel to determine Town needs and requirements for contractual services; negotiates contracts and agreements and administers same after award.
  • Evaluates the need for and develops, plans, and schedules for preventative and long-term maintenance programs; oversees the development of master plans; organizes available resources for the maintenance, improvement, and repair of Town facilities, infrastructure, and equipment.
  • Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects as assigned by the Town Manager.
  • Responds to public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations.

The Ideal Candidate will possess: 

  • Principles and practices of leadership; 
  • The presence to be an external voice for the Town with a media spotlight;
  • The ability to act swiftly and make balanced decisions in a fast-paced and charged environment;
  • A hands-on management style that thrives working in a lean environment;
  • A mentality that is flexible, adaptable, responsive to feedback, and able to function effectively in a transparent public-sector environment;
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of public works and engineering in a municipal setting;
  • Technical, legal, financial, and public relations knowledge associated with the management of public works and engineering programs;
  • The ability to navigate applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, ordinances, and organizational policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility to pick up grants and available monies;
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Town staff.

Ability to:

  • Effectively represent the department and the Town in meetings with governmental agencies; community groups; various business, professional, and regulatory organizations; and in meetings with individuals.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, practices, policies, procedures, and work standards.  
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost-effective manner.
  • Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of management, supervisory, professional, and technical personnel; delegate authority and responsibility. 
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • Conduct complex research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical staff reports.
  • Direct the establishment of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.

 

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering, business or public administration, or a closely related field and five (5) years progressively responsible management and/or administrative experience in public works, engineering, or a related field. 

 

Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.

Possession and maintenance of a Registered Professional Civil Engineer license in the State of California.

The salary for this position will be $115,689.60 to $147,659.20 annually, depending on qualifications. 

 

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply for this opportunity, please visit Koff & Associates; website at www.koffassociates.com/jobs and submit a cover letter and resume.  As an alternative, you can mail the cover letter and resume to this address:

Koff & Associates, 2835 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 13th

The Town of Paradise is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.

 

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PROCUREMENT OFFICER

 

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This role performs and manages the centralized procurement functions for the Town of Paradise. Responsibilities include performing diverse, specialized, and complex work involving significant accountability and decision-making. The incumbent will play an important role in Paradise’s fast-paced rebuilding effort, by leading procurement efforts for specific projects and is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Administrative Services Director in a variety of areas.  

 

ABOUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Manages, directs, organizes, and participates in all activities related to the City’s purchasing function, including the purchasing of materials, equipment, and services and fixed assets; manages the disposal of surplus, salvage, and/or obsolete items.
  • Procures supplies, materials, services, and equipment for the operation of the City, ensuring that all procurement policies, applicable purchasing practices and standards, and bid processes are met.
  • Makes recommendations for modifications in procurement policies and ordinances as appropriate.
  • Reviews, examines, and processes requisitions, purchase orders, and other related documents, including contracts and bid recaps, to ensure compliance with established purchasing procedures, and to confirm funding availability.
  • Processes claims with vendors for damaged materials; monitors invoices for accuracy; obtains credits and refunds where appropriate.
  • Supervises and participates in the development of bid specifications and requests for proposals; solicits and analyzes bids; completes bid distribution and opening.
  • Provides staff assistance to the Administrative Services Director; develops and reviews staff reports, and other necessary correspondence related to assigned activities and services; and may present reports to Town Council.
  • Reviews retention releases and escrow agreements for contractor payments.

 

The Ideal Candidate Will:

  • Understand principles and practices of contract administration for public agencies including contract development, preparation, negotiation, and administration, and formalized competitive vendor selection processes for the procurement of materials.
  • Utilize methods and techniques of materials management, inventory control, quality assurance, and warranty control programs.
  • Have customer/client focus and establish and foster relationships with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Take initiative, reason logically, and be creative in developing and introducing new ideas.
  • Define problem areas and evaluate, recommend, and implement alternative solutions to complex issues and problems.
  • Have experience affecting organizational change. 
  • Possess strong leadership skills.
  • Effectively communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing; demonstrate emotional intelligence to work effectively with others.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public agency finance, including central purchasing, inventory, and central store functions.
  • Principles and practices of public agency budget development and administration and sound financial management policies and procedures.
  • Modern principles, practices, and methods of public and governmental purchasing and procurement programs and processes and their application to municipal operations.
  • General principles and practices of data processing and its applicability to purchasing and municipal operations.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to municipal purchasing operations.
  • Practices and techniques of automated and manual financial document processing and record-keeping.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Town staff.
  • The structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination.
  • Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software packages) to conduct, compile, and/or generate documentation.

The salary for this position is $55,161.60 to $70,408.00 annually, depending on experience. 

 

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a related field and three (3) years of increasingly responsible purchasing, inventory control, administrative and/or analytical experience.

 

Licenses and Certifications:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Certified Purchasing Manager certificate from the National Association of Purchasing Managers is desirable.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and a satisfactory driving record.

 

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply for this opportunity, please visit Koff & Associates; website at https://koffassociates.applytojob.com/apply/9OE2QnIcAs/Procurement-Officer?source=Public+CEO

and submit a cover letter and resume.  As an alternative, you can mail the cover letter and resume to this address:

Koff & Associates

2835 Seventh Street

Berkeley, CA 94710

 

The deadline to apply is Monday, January 13th

The Town of Paradise is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.

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