The Riverside County 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).
The award-winning Regional Park and Open-Space District is a nationally accredited agency who strives to be the regional leader in improving lives through people, parks, places, and programs. Their mission is to acquire, protect, develop, manage, and interpret for the inspiration, use, and enjoyment of all people, a well-balanced system of areas of outstanding scenic, recreational, and historic importance. The District values accomplishments, connecting, teamwork, innovation, outstanding service, networking, and good stewardship. More information about the department, including current and past budgets, is available here.
For specific questions regarding this position, contact Brandon Lee at 951-955-9093 or BLee@rivco.org
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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