Administrative Services Director

City of Sonora
Until Filled
(209) 588-8946

In the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills, in the heart of California’s Gold Country lies Sonora, the “Queen of the Southern Mines”.  The City of Sonora is recruiting for Administrative Services Director.


Under the direction of the City Administrator, plans, organizes and directs the activities of the Administrative Services Department; is responsible for the following functions: accounting, treasury, purchasing, business license program, payroll, audits, information technology and human resource functions. Primary responsibilities include developing and implementing efficient and effective financial policies; planning and reporting systems that help the operating departments achieve their objectives and assure the City's long-term fiscal health; effectively using the City's information technology resources to improve customer service and productivity; and providing quality services to all of the department's customers--both internal and external to the organization.


$75088 ~ $91291 Annual Salary

< Educational Incentives provide additional 2.5% each for AA, BA/BS, Masters/CPA and Doctorate (10%


< CalPERS 2.7%@55 (Classic) or 2.0%@62 (New)

< Medical, Dental, Vision, Life plus LTD insurances (with premiums paid by City)

< Credit Unions and Deferred Compensation plans

< Down Payment Assistance Program and Computer Purchase Plan

< Vacation, Sick Leave, Administrative Leave accruals

< Pro-Rated Retirement Medical, Dental and Vision

< Annual physical exam reimbursement up to $250

< Automatic Longevity pay and Holiday accrual


< Governmental accounting and generally accepted accounting principles and practices used by local and

    state government.

< Auditing principles and practices.

< Research methods and techniques.

< GASB accounting practices.

< Community and Assessment District finances.

< Community Development Block Grant/Municipal Grant finances.

< Computer operations and finance reporting software.

< Administration of public personnel and risk management operations.


< Prepare Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports.

< Plan, direct and supervise the financial and personnel activities of the City.

< Develop, collate and analyze information and data and make administrative or policy recommendations


< Work closely and cooperatively with the City Administrator and other department heads and employees.

< Have strong organizational and analytical skills.

< Operate computer (prepare finance related graphs & charts), 10 key and other office related equipment.


< Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, public or

    business administration, economics, personnel administration or related field. Ten years of fulltime/

    benefitted experience in an administrative/supervisory finance related classification can be substituted

    for the degree.

< Five years of increasingly responsible municipal administrative experience, providing a knowledge of

    finance and budget preparation and personnel administration, including three years of administrative/

    supervisory responsibility.

< Possession of a valid Class C Driver's License.


Recruitment Flyer, Application, Job Description and Supplemental Questionnaire can be obtained from our website:

To be considered for this outstanding job opportunity:

1. All applicants must complete a standard City of Sonora "Application for Employment" form and a

    Supplemental Questionnaire.

2. Complete an Oral Interview: Weighted one hundred percent (100%).

3. Successful completion of a thorough background and a physical examination (including a drug screen).

Completed and signed applications must be submitted to:

            City of Sonora Administration/HR

            94 N. Washington Street

            Sonora, CA 95370

Faxed or E-Mailed Completed Applications Will Not Be Accepted


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