Director of Administrative Services

City of Cotati, California
(916) 784-9080

The City of Cotati, CA (approximate population 7,500) is seeking a confident leader and a skilled administrator to serve as the Director of Administrative Services. Surrounded by beautiful vistas of hills, vineyards, majestic oaks, and redwoods, Cotati offers all the benefits of living in a small city, with the cultural advantages of being located near major urban centers and a highly acclaimed state university. Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the Director of Administrative Services serves as the City Treasurer and plans, manages, oversees, and directs the operations and services of the Administrative Services Department, including treasury, general accounting, auditing, cash management, purchasing, payroll processing, utility billing, financial forecasting, information systems administration, and business licenses. It is expected that candidates will possess knowledge of: modern principles, practices, and techniques of finance and information system administration, organization, and operation; GAAS and GAAP; principles and practices of general, fund, cost, and government accounting; principles and practices of auditing and financial control; applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including those related to investments, purchasing, and utility billing; principles and practices of budget administration; and methods and techniques for record keeping and report preparation and writing. Candidates must possess five (5) years of broad and extensive experience in financial management, including at least two (2) years in a management or supervisory capacity. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, business Administration, Finance, or similar is required; a Master’s degree or CPA as well as prior experience in municipal finance is highly desired. The annual salary range for the Director of Administrative Services is competitive and open to negotiation, DOQ. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply online at Should you have any questions, please contact Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080. Filing deadline: November 25, 2018.


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