The Regional Park and Open-Space District is seeking a Deputy Director of Finance (Bureau Chief - Parks) to oversee the Finance Division of the District. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the District's $23 million budget, performing financial forecasting, and evaluating the effectiveness of financial accounting and information systems within the District. Additionally, he/she will assess land procurement and leases, grant requirements, and ensure compliance with local, State, and Federal laws. Competitive candidates will have experience developing, implementing, and evaluating control systems, policies and procedures, as well as preparing reports to inform the decisions of other executive staff.
This class has been designated At-Will by the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with the provisions provided under Article 6, Section 601E (8) of the County Management Resolution and serves at the pleasure of the Assistant Parks Director - Parks (Assistant Park General Manager).
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Prepare the District's budget, including establishing fiscal priorities;
Direct the purchasing, contracting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll functions for the District;
Participate in the development and implementation of operating and administrative policies, potential new programs, long and short-term strategies, and financial plan objectives, including major financial plans such, as capital expenditures;
Manage the evaluation and application for grants and track those grants if/when received;
Review and evaluate the effectiveness of financial, accounting, customer service delivery, and information systems for the District;
Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, rules and regulations, and compliance with grant timelines and performance requirements;
Assist with the evaluation of land/property to determine procurement, lease, and operational options;
Prepare/supervise the preparation of a variety of complex fiscal, operational, and management reports and correspondence;
Conduct studies/assessments of existing and proposed services, and make recommendations for fiscal sustainability;
Represent the District through engagement with other County Departments, on committees and through involvement with associations;
Evaluate the performance of subordinate staff through review of work, records and reports, and make recommendations for hiring, promoting, disciplining and terminating personnel.
Serve as the financial advisor to the Parks Director/General Manager, and Assistant Parks Director.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, planning, public or business administration, park management, environmental studies, natural sciences, forestry or a closely related field. A Master's Degree in Recreation, Public or Business Administration is preferred.
Experience: Four years of administrative management experience which must have included management of personnel and high-level independent action and decision skills.
Required: Experience managing budgets.
Highly Desired: Experience working in a Special District and identifying/tracking new revenue sources, including grants. Possession of a professional accounting/budgeting certificate, and experience utilizing OASIS and/or SHERPA software.
Desired: Experience in financial analysis (ex: evaluating risks, forecasting, etc.) and preparing reports to present findings/recommendations to executive management.
Knowledge of: Principles of personnel administration, supervision, and employee development; principles of budget preparation and fiscal management; principles of management; public services program planning and service delivery techniques; program planning and evaluation techniques; revenue sources and requirements; equipment, materials, and methods used in facilities operations and maintenance.
Ability to: Plan, coordinate, and supervise the work of others; analyze administrative, fiscal and personnel problems, evaluate alternatives and devise workable solutions; identify and resolve operational and administrative problems; coordinate the utilization of personnel, equipment and other resources within organization; interpret and apply federal, state and county laws, regulations and policies to operations and administration; prepare budget requests, costs and materials estimates; develop and prepare concise and logical oral and written reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Possession of a valid California Driver's License Class C (or higher). The Bureau Chief will attend meetings and visit project and park sites throughout Riverside County
Internal Number: 21335
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The county is working to diversify beyond the housing industry that has driven the region's economy for years. Transportation corridors – highways, airports and rail lines – support Southern California's shipping connection to Asia, a vital link for California and the rest of the nation.
California's fourth largest county by population is expanding its economy, working to make Riverside County as business-friendly as possible and using health and recreations strategies to make the county a healthier place for residents. Each year, millions visit the county to take advantage of the glorious desert winter, attend the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival, the Balloon and Wine Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Coachella and Stagecoach mega-concerts, the Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Center and th...e Humana Challenge, the golf tournament formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic. All those, combined with a rich cultural heritage and frontier history, make Riverside County a great place live, work or visit.
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