Marin County

Chief of Sheriff’s Fiscal Services

Marin County Sheriff’s Office

Marin County, San Rafael, CA

$8,412 - $10,221 / Month


The Marin County Human Resources Department and the Marin County Sheriff’s Office are announcing a recruitment for the position of Chief of Sheriff’s Fiscal Services.


Under administrative direction from the Sheriff’s executive management team, the Chief of Sheriff’s Fiscal Services manages the planning, administration, review and evaluation of activities related to the budgetary, accounting, fiscal reporting, administrative support and related functions of a large and complex office. The incumbent will supervise a team of accounting personnel, direct and participate in the development of the department’s budget, and act as the department’s budgetary and fiscal liaison with County staff and outside agencies. There is currently one (1) full-time vacancy in the Sheriff’s Office. The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and all future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active. This list will remain active for a minimum of six (6) months.


The ideal candidate will have strong supervisory skills and be able to effectively direct, lead and manage a support staff of accounting personnel. This candidate will also have knowledge of accounting principles and how they are associated with the public agency.


The ideal candidate will also exhibit the following qualities:


Personal & professional integrity

An orientation towards systems thinking

Ability to communicate and collaborate within the organization and with external stakeholders and partners (e.g. Courts, Board of Supervisors, other departments, community members)

Complex organizational skills, including ability to manage major budgetary developments

Understanding of concepts and experiences surrounding performance management and implementation of proven practices

Excellent oral, writing and listening skills

Attention to detail and accuracy

Understanding of budget management and funding mechanisms

Ability to analyze systems & processes

Basic understanding of information technology

Motivational skills

Ability to establish, communicate and monitor goals and objectives with technical support staff


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed in the class specification. Typically, equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, accounting, economics or a field related to the work and four years of experience in a managerial, administrative or staff capacity providing budgetary and/or fiscal operations support and analyses. One year of such experience must have included the supervision of staff. Additional experience as outlined above may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must successfully pass a background investigation and additional examinations, which may include but are not limited to, polygraph exams and pre-employment controlled substance use standards conducted by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. Incumbent may be required to attend meetings after regular business hours.


TENTATIVE EXAM SCHEDULE: Depending on the number of qualified candidates, the testing process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, skills testing, online assessment, written or oral examination or any combination to determine which candidate’s names will be placed on the eligible list.


Filing Deadline: This recruitment will close on Thursday, March 9 at 4:00pm. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of County application and supplemental application form. Apply online at: or contact Marin County HR Dept, Rm 415, 3501 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903 or call (415) 473-6104.  EEO/TTY


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