Director of Administrative Services
This role would be heavily involved providing input to County long term planning efforts, annual financial planning and programming and recommend appropriate courses of action. This position reports to the County Administrator, has significant interface with the Board of Commissioners, the County’s Budget Committee, and plays a significant role on the County’s management team.
This role will plan, direct and supervise all activities of the Finance and Information Technology departments, including payroll, accounts payables, tax collection, and directs the collection, disbursement, and investment of all County funds, including collection and distribution of tax monies. The Administrative Services director interfaces with the County’s auditor (external) to review the County’s finances for accurate reporting and compliance with generally acceptable accounting principles.
The position provides overall direction to departments in budget preparation, and maintains and develops accounting, budget, and reporting systems, including internal fiscal controls, in compliance with professional standards.
In conjunction with the County Administrator, the director prepares and administers the County budget in accordance with Oregon municipal finance laws. Also, the position manages the County’s insurance portfolio, and coordinates claims review, and risk assessments.
Ideal Candidate: Hood River County is looking for a candidate eager to help move the County forward using their financial and leadership skills. At a base level, the ideal candidate must have the technical skills necessary to ensure the County’s finances are managed in accordance with applicable laws and accounting requirements. Beyond technical skill, the County is looking for a person who will apply their technical acumen managing the County’s finances and have the ability to effectively communicate the County’s financial position to the public. You will need to use your financial acumen planning for the future, helping ensure the County is successful each consecutive year and beyond. The ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with multiple stakeholders within the organization and the community will be important. The ability to manage staff to ensure success of the Department and the organization should be demonstrated by past experience in dealing with a staff team.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major work in finance, accounting or business administration.
- A masters in public administration or business administration is desirable.
- Progressively responsible experience in finance, budgeting or accounting in a public or non-profit setting is required as is a desire to see prior supervisory experience.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered by the hiring authority.
Salary Range: $112,000 to $137,500 annually with a generous employee benefit package, paid time off, sick leave and full payment of entire PERS retirement contribution.
Applications: Applicants must complete a Hood River County application. Job packets may be accessed on by clicking the APPLY NOW button.
Position is open until filled – all applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.
Hood River County
Hood River County is a scenic wonderland of natural beauty just 60 miles from Portland. Residents and visitors are drawn to the year-round outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, excellent school system, historic landmarks, fantastic food, wine and beer. Hood River County is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful counties in Oregon, boasting an exceptional quality of life.
Hood River County is an equal opportunity employer.