Director Of Financial Services
Posted on Aug 14, 2019 by City of Bremerton
Salary: $126,689.04 - $154,358.40 Annually Open Until Filled
Department: Financial Services
FLSA: Exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.
BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurance, Retirement, and Paid Holidays Group Insurance - Effective the first of the month following the date of hire, regular employees are eligible for the City's medical and dental insurance plans. Currently, the City pays the premium for your choice of one of two health insurance plans, Kaiser Permanente or Regence HealthFirst 250 Plan. To cover dependents employees pay 20% of the dependent premium. Dependents may be added when hired, within 30 days of birth or adoption, during the annual open enrollment, or if you have a qualifying event (e.g. marriage, divorce, spouse loss of job or medical coverage). Detailed coverage and rate information is available from Human Resources. STIPEND IN LIEU OF MEDICAL COVERAGE - An employee who waives the right to obtain medical insurance coverage through the City and who provides proof of credible coverage through his/her spouse or other source shall be entitled to receive a stipend of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per month, payable in the amount of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) per pay period. Employees shall be required to notify Human Resources, in writing, during open enrollment, of their desire to waive medical coverage, or at anytime during the year if a qualifying event occurs which would change their status. Dental Plan - The City provides a dental plan through Washington Dental Service for both you and your dependents at no cost to you. Dependents must be added when you are hired, within 30 days of birth or adoption, or during the annual open enrollment. VSP Vision Plan - The City provides vision coverage for both employee and dependents at no cost to the employee. Dependents must be added when you are hired, within 30 days of birth or adoption, or during the annual open enrollment. Life Insurance - Life Insurance is available at the employee's expense in amounts from $10,000 to $500,000. You may enroll when hired or at annual open enrollment. Voluntary Long-Term Disability (LTD) - LTD coverage is available at the employee's expense. LTD will pay you up to 60% of your salary if you become disabled for more than 90 days due to the same or a related sickness or injury, which must be accumulated within a 180 day period. Voluntary Short Term Disability (STD) - STD coverage is available at the employee's expense. Monthly benefit amounts from $400 - $5,000 (offered in increments of $100). Maximum income replacement is 66 2/3% of income. Benefit periods are 3 months; 6 months; 12 months; or 24 months. Retirement - The City provides a comprehensive retirement program through the Public Employment Retirement System (PERS). If you have an account established in PERS prior to October 1, 1977, Plan 1 would apply or after October 1, 1977, Plan 2 or 3 would apply. If you have not already made a plan choice, you have the option of Plan 2 or Plan 3. You have 90 days from your employment date to choose between Plan 2 and Plan 3. If you have not decided within 90 days of employment, you will automatically be enrolled in Plan 3, Option A, at 5%.
The PERS plans 1 and 2 are defined benefit plans to be taken when you qualify for retirement. Service credit and average final compensation with a minimum of 5 years service for vesting determine the amount of the benefit. Plan 3 is a combination of defined benefit plan and a defined contribution plan. See your plan booklets for further information. Deferred Compensation - You may choose between three different plans. The City will contribute 4% of your gross monthly wages. If you wish, you may also contribute with a minimum of $30 per month and a maximum annual combined contribution (employer and employee) of $18,500. You have 30 days to return your plan choice to Human Resources. If a deferred comp plan choice form has not been received from you within 30 days of employment, you will be enrolled in the State plan at 100% in the Savings Pool. Holidays - The City observes the following holidays plus one (1) floating holiday: New Year's Day
Martin Luther King's Birthday
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Holidays that fall on Saturday are observed the preceding Friday. Holidays that fall on Sunday are observed on Monday. You must take your floating holiday by 12/31 or it will be forfeited. Vacation Leave - Management and professional staff will be granted vacation days at the first of each year based on years of employment:
Through 2 full years 15 days
Through 5 full years 20 days
After 5 full years 25 days Sick Leave - Sick leave is accrued at the rate of 12 full days per year and is credited to your sick leave balance each pay period. The maximum accrual is 125 days. If you use 2 or less sick days in a calendar year, an incentive of 1 vacation day will be added to your vacation balance at the beginning of the following year. Bereavement Leave - Upon the death of a member of the employees immediate family, three days of bereavement leave are allowed for attending funerals in the State of Washington and five days for attending out of State funerals.
General Functions: This position directs, plans, organizes, evaluates and supervises the City's administrative and financial support functions of the following four divisions: Financial Services; Contract Management; Information Technology; and Bremerton Kitsap Access Television (BKAT). The position has oversight of the following major service contracts: Kitsap Conference Center; Animal control services; and parking enforcement. Serves as a member of the City's Leadership Team reporting directly to the Mayor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Note - This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.) Ensures effective management and financial integrity of the City's programs, activities and resources by providing guidance, developing, implementing and monitoring policies and systems in the areas of budget, financial administration, treasury, accounting, purchasing, internal controls, information technology, and contract management. Assume full management responsibility for the Financial Services Divisions including complex budgeting, purchasing, accounting, financial, information technology, contract management and the City Public Access Television station.
Lead and mentor staff in achieving programs and objectives, and monitor outcomes. Provide advice and information to other departments, Mayor and City Council in support of the Department of Financial Service requirements and City goals and objectives. Develop new systems and procedures to improve efficiency. Develop and ensure accountability for completion of departmental goals, objectives and work functions.
Review and prepare proposed legislation, testify before legislative committees and meet with legislators. Coordinate internally with Mayor, City Council and staff and externally with other governments, local Chamber of Commerce, business, Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and City consultants.
Participate in a variety of special projects as directed by the Mayor such as economic development strategies, new facilities, and purchase and sale of land.
Compile and coordinate research for surveys and prepare reports. Develop and implement policies, procedures, ordinances and resolutions. Review and sign off on agenda items for City Council. Seek funding opportunities through grants and legislation. Respond to inquiries and complaints from officials, staff, outside agencies and the public.
Design, negotiate and administer contracts, franchises and agreements.
Participate on statutory committees and with other civic, community and professional
Organizations. Represent the City at public functions and meetings, and maintain awareness of changes and opportunities for local government through professional organizations.
Provide financial operations, planning and consulting services to the Mayor, City Council and City departments on specific municipal finance issues, budget preparation, and consequences of fiscal alternatives and options.
Prepare City-wide written finance-related policies and procedures (sometimes through ordinances and resolutions) that help safeguard the City's assets and ensure compliance with State regulations.
Assist the Mayor in overseeing and coordinating the City's cyclical financial planning functions, including its annual and multiple-year budget and City-wide capital improvement program (CIP), and coordinate the production of related official City publications.
Monitor financial trends and budgeted revenues and expenditures of the City to ensure that fiscal responsibility and control is maintained and to assure the fiscal well-being of the City.
Plan, coordinate and manage the City's interim and long-term debt finance issues in accordance with the City's debt management policies, including retention of qualified bond counsel and underwriter(s).
Report the results of City financial operations to both City management and the City Council through monthly and quarterly reporting. Provide financial analyses, reports and information to the Mayor, City departments and City Council to optimize effective and responsible decision-making.
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