• 501 Poli Street, Ventura, California
  • Aug 07, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management
  • Salary: $125,169.41 - $167,727.87 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Ventura is hiring! We have an immediate vacancy in a key position within the organization. Come join our team as we align our workforce to better serve our community together - they're counting on us.

We are accepting applications for the position of Assistant Finance Director/Treasurer. The Assistant Finance Director/Treasurer is a vital position within the City's Finance and Technology Department. The position is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and supervising the City's Accounting, Treasury, and Financial Planning & Analysis Divisions within the Department. The Assistant Finance Director/Treasurer provides professional and technical assistance to the Finance & Technology Director and serves as a division manager on the Finance & Technology Department management team. This position may act as the Finance & Technology Director in that position's absence.

This position is designated as "at will," serving at the pleasure of the appointing authority, and subject to discharge without cause and right of appeal.

The ideal candidate for this position will 1) have extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of local government financial administration, including purchasing and generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments, 2) demonstrate leadership success in a comparable financial organization, 3) have a deep understanding of financial challenges and opportunities, 4) be an experienced financial subject matter expert with a commitment to public service, and 5) provide staff leadership and perpetuate a helpful and supportive culture, while also working within governmental accounting practices.

The City offers a total compensation package that includes both a generous salary and other benefits! Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for more information.

This is a continuous recruitment with a first review date of August 28, 2020. To be considered for this career opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire. For initial consideration, please submit your application and supplemental questionnaire by the first review date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

For additional information on the duties and responsibilities of the position, refer to the job descriptions located on the City's Career Page at or by selecting here Assistant Finance Director /Treasurer .

If you have questions about the recruitment process please contact Bill Friedel, Principal HR Analyst at .

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, accounting, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and five years of increasingly responsible experience in financial management, cash, investment, debt or revenue management, accounting or auditing, including two years of experience in the direct supervision of professional finance staff is required.

Experience in a local California government agency is preferred. Possession of a master's degree in public or business administration and/or certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is highly desirable.


License:Possession of a valid California Class C driver's license isrequired.

Certificate: Must obtain a California Municipal Treasurer certification within two years of appointment to the position.

Selection Process

Submit a City application and supplemental questions by the filing deadline. The preferred method to submit your application is on-line at . If you are unable to submit an online application, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours or emailing Paper applications and answers to the supplemental questionnaire can be Faxed to (805) 648-4467 or mailed to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; Ventura, CA 93001. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents via mail.

It is important that your City job application show all the relevant education, training and experience you possess. Resumes and cover letters may be attached to your application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application and supplemental questionnaire. Submitting an incomplete application, may disqualify you from further consideration in the recruitment process.

Application Filing Deadline :

This position is open until filled. Applications and supplemental questionnaires will be accepted on a continuous basis. The first review of applications will take place on Friday, August 28, 2020. For initial consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before this date. Please note, the recruitment may close without notice at any time after the first review date.

Department Selection Interview:

A select number of candidates will be invited to a panel interview process that will be scheduled once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received for this position. Selected candidates will be notified of specifics at any time after the first review date. Please note, given the current COVID-19 situation, initial panel interviews may be conducted via video teleconference. Selected applicants will be notified of specifics at the appropriate time.

The department selection interviews will be scheduled promptly after the panel interview process is completed.

The Eligibility List established for this classification may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you need an accommodation in a selection process, please notify the Human Resources Department in writing by the final filing date of the position you are interested in. The Human Resources address is: 501 Poli Street, Room 210, Ventura, CA 93001, (805) 654-7853, e-mail:

Diversity and Inclusion

The City of Ventura values human rights, goodwill, respect, inclusivity, equality, and recognizes that the City derives its strength from a rich diversity of thoughts, ideas, and contributions. As leaders in public service, we aspire to be an employer of choice by promoting an organizational culture that reflects these core values. We seek to attract, develop, and retain a talented and dedicated workforce where people of diverse races, genders, religions, cultures, political affiliations and lifestyles thrive. Our goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers our employees to provide the highest level of service to our community of residents and businesses; they're counting on us.

The City is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants from all walks of life without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law. We aim to create an environment that celebrates and embraces the diversity of our workforce. We welcome you to join our team!

Job Address

501 Poli Street, Ventura, California United States View Map