The City of Biggs is located in the fertile farmlands of the Sacramento Valley about an hour north of Sacramento. Known as the “heart of rice country,” Biggs lies approximately 25 miles south of the City of Chico and 25 miles north of Yuba City. The city is situated approximately four miles north of the City of Gridley and 13 miles west of the City of Oroville and is one of five incorporated cities or towns within Butte County. Biggs is a primarily residential community that has maintained a small-town charm and character. Biggs is a friendly community, where inexpensive housing, one of the lowest property tax rates in the state, a low crime rate, mild winters and warm summers, and neighbors that care about each other make this an excellent location to raise a family.
The new City Administrator/Finance Director (CA) will serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the City of Biggs. While reporting to the City Council, the CA will also have day-to-day operational responsibilities in the areas of city administration, finance & budget, human resources & risk management, and as utilities director. Directly reporting to the CA are the Public Works Superintendent, City Clerk/AP/Payroll Administrator, Utility Billings/AR Administrator and Code Enforcement/Planning/Administrative Technician. The CA also oversees and manages the contracted personnel supporting the city, except for the City Attorney who reports directly to the City Council. The key operational priorities associated with this role involve a heavy focus on city infrastructure. Streets and roads require significant attention and additional funding will be essential to address those concerns.
The successful candidate must have expertise with finance, budgets, administration, and staff management. A background including at least three years of increasingly responsible professional experience in local government, preferably as an executive or department head in city/county administration, or in a senior management staff position in the areas of finance, public works, utilities, community development, or general administration is expected. A Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Public Administration, Accounting, or a closely related field is required. A Master’s degree in the same fields of study is desirable. The salary range for this position is open and negotiable DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by September 16, 2022.