Administrative Services Director

City of Paso Robles

The City of Paso Robles invites your interest in the position of Administrative Services Director:


Application Deadline: Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:00PM

Tentative Interview Date: Friday, April 21, 2017


The Department

The Administrative Services Department employs 10 full-time employees responsible for all municipal finance duties, including general accounting, utility billing, auditing, cash management, debt management, long-term capital and financial planning, and payroll processing. Additionally, the Department coordinates and produces the City’s annual budget and prepares the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

The Position

The Administrative Services Director is a key member of the City’s executive leadership team and reports directly to the City Manager. The Director has lead responsibility for the following functions: City controller; financial strategy and implementation; risk management; utility billing, and investments and treasury (working collaboratively with the elected Treasurer). The new Director will provide highly responsible and complex administrative direction and support to senior management and City Council, in addition to fostering cooperative working relationships with outside regulatory and governmental agencies. Superior communication skills combined with a high level of financial expertise are essential for success in the position to address departmental and organizational challenges and opportunities.

This vital position will analyze the City’s revenue streams, manage major financial transactions and City assets, and monitor the appropriate expenditure of funds. The Director will collaboratively oversee the City’s risk management strategies, payroll and compensation, investment portfolios, and securing bonds and other finances as appropriate. Other key responsibilities include monitoring City processes and procedures to prevent and identify fraud or theft of public assets, overseeing the City’s financial management software, updating ordinances and resolutions, costing labor proposals and options, and developing financial policies and procedures for the Department and City organization to ensure consistency, improve efficiency, and maintain compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, fiscal procedures, and other appropriate standards.

This is an exciting time for the City Organization. To find out more about this outstanding opportunity, download the recruitment brochure:

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate for the position will be an experienced leader who has a proven track record with financial strategy and implementation. The position requires experience in auditing, leading multi-year financial planning processes, and presenting financial reports to management and policy-level boards. Experience in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors all qualify.

Other characteristics of the ideal candidate include:

--A demonstrated record of effective fiscal management & budgetary planning.  

--Knowledge of current trends and best practices to enhance local government services.

--The ability to work successfully, and build trust and credibility, with a wide range of people: elected officials, City staff, and members of the community.  

--A highly articulate oral communicative style and the ability to clearly explain complex issues to a wide variety of constituents, along with excellent writing and listening skills.

--Organizational and technical skills necessary to convey financial information to users in a timely and transparent way.

--Foster an environment to ensure superior customer experiences, a high degree of responsiveness, and innovative problem solving.

--The leadership skills necessary to facilitate change and inspire teamwork.

--Unquestionable integrity and a strong work ethic.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A BS/BA degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field, and five years of managerial or administrative experience is required. A CPA and/or MPA/MA degree, and experience in either a public agency setting or working with public agencies, is desirable.

Compensation & Benefits The City of Paso Robles offers an attractive compensation and benefits package: Salary Range: $129,732-$164,861 and please visit our website for additional benefits information.

The Recruitment Process

Online application is available at

Please submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and employment application by Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:00PM. This is a confidential recruitment and will be handled accordingly throughout the various stages of the process. Candidates should be aware that references will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (805) 227-7234, or by email at

All persons employed by the City of Paso Robles are designated as "disaster service workers" as defined in the California Government Code section 3100 and 3101. The City of Paso Robles is an equal opportunity employer.


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