THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR
HHSA CHIEF FISCAL OFFICER
THE CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE
ADMINISTRATION BRANCH OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 2024
SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS
SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING
POSSESSION OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE
RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED
FINAL FILING DATE: FEBRUARY 22, 2024 AT 8:00 AM
$8,122.00 – $10,366.00 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $46.86 – $59.80 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit https://www.shastacounty.gov/personnel/page/labor-agreements-mous.
ABOUT SHASTA COUNTY
Shasta County offers all the amenities of the big city while retaining a comfortable small-town atmosphere. With its natural beauty, affordable housing, excellent educational system, abundance of recreational opportunities, and excellent quality of life, Shasta County is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) partners with communities to protect and improve the health and well-being of Shasta County residents. Established in 2006, the HHSA is organized into four branches: Behavioral Health & Social Services, Public Health, Economic Mobility, and Administration Services. The HHSA promotes optimal health for all. The frail, the abused, the mentally ill and those without resources look to the HHSA for services and resources to meet their basic needs, and to protect their health and safety.
Administration Services includes Contracts, Asset Management, Fiscal, Financial Audits and Control, Medical Billing, HHSA Planning, and Community Relations and Education. Each of these groups support the branches to help them achieve their goals.
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under general direction, plans, organizes, directs and performs highly complex and technical auditing, accounting, financial, administrative, budgetary, claiming, business management, and fiscal management functions of the Health and Human Services Agency; assists in policy and procedure development and implementation; manages and oversees all fiscal and accounting services; ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations; maintains budget, fiscal control, accounting, audit, and related administrative and reporting systems for the Health and Human Services Agency; may supervise, manage, and train staff; and performs related work as required.
This position reports organizationally to the Department Head or designee and is housed within the Administrative Branch of the Health and Human Services Agency with responsibility for the day-to-day administration of the financial and auditing services of all Agency branches.
HHSA Chief Fiscal Officer serves as the fiscal administrator for the Health and Human Services Agency and is responsible for all aspects of departmental accountability as well as oversight of the development of required budget reports, financial plans, statistical reports, and corrective action plans based upon audits and other reviews of Agency operations. This position has significant responsibility for fiscal/budget matters, departmental financial auditing, and other assigned administrative functions. Administrative responsibilities performed and overseen include areas such as contracts, grant preparation and monitoring, analysis and development of fiscal and budgetary policies and procedures, and other general management support to the department. The HHSA Chief Fiscal Officer may be responsible to supervise, manage, and train other staff. Duties are performed with a high level of professionalism, independence, and initiative. This position is an unclassified, at will position.
The ideal candidate for the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Chief Financial Officer will be an experienced fiscal manager with experience conducting governmental audits, specifically in state and local governments, as well as conducting fiscal analysis of complex and diverse financial management programs. They will have significant experience in governmental accounting, including monitoring complex budgets with multiple funding streams. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and other governmental accounting standards and practices, as well as budgetary principles and procedures of public jurisdictions, departments, and agencies. They will have experience conducting internal audits and developing processes for internal controls.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to analyze and review budgets, including revenues and expenditures, conduct program analysis and analysis of associated expenditures, and provide recommendations for fiscal process improvement. They will have the ability to analyze complex administrative problems, evaluate alternative solutions and adopt effective courses of action, and prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Provides oversight and supervision for the administrative, operational, auditing, and fiscal activities of the Health and Human Services Agency, including contractual and general business activities; performs highly technical and complex accounting and auditing work; reviews effects of division expenditures on overall department; identifies potential problems and recommends solutions as appropriate; conducts financial audits; maintains current knowledge of industry standards for public finance administration, cost and fiscal control accounting, financial reporting, and financial forecasting and analysis; prepares multi-year budget models and budget assumptions, forecasts, estimates, and narrative justifications; ensures compliance with County procedures, governmental accounting standards, and Federal, State and County fiscal regulations and mandates; monitors, tracks, and oversees grant funding; coordinates departmental fiscal operations with the Auditor-Controller’s Office; prepares or oversees the preparation of departmental budget submissions, and other budgetary and reporting information required by State and/or Federal agencies; develops, administers and implements departmental fiscal policies and procedures; confers with the department head and other senior managers to make recommendations for fiscal, operational, or administrative policies and procedures; participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities relative to the departments function; prepares or oversees the preparation of a variety of correspondence and reports; prepares strategic and operational plans, collects data, conducts studies, and translates policies and procedures into practical terms for staff; provides direction to paraprofessional and/or clerical employees engaged in maintaining department accounts; represents the department at various meetings and in contacts with community organizations or individuals; prioritizes multiple work assignments effectively and works well under pressure of deadlines.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public finance, accounting procedures, business administration, budget planning, contract administration, public agency funding and administration, financial planning and cost analysis; applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations affecting mental health, public health, substance abuse and social service programs; County, Department, and Division laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to the administration, reimbursement claiming, and reporting of departmental services; principles of governmental accounting and financial auditing, including cost accounting; research methodology for complex statistical analysis and data; preparation and monitoring of grants, contracts and memorandums of understanding; techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work; business computer applications related to budgeting cost analysis, billing accounts receivable, statistical analysis and other financial recordkeeping.
Ability to: Perform complex financial analysis utilizing appropriate software and other modern business tools; analyze, develop, and revise financial data, systems, and procedures to improve internal controls, efficiency of operations, and compliance with controlling statutes; understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed; timely revise accounting systems and work procedures to meet changing needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads and staff, agencies, boards, public officials, community groups, and other organizations; exercise initiative, independent analysis and judgment involving difficult administrative, managerial, and technical problems; provide advice and guidance to others concerning financial and accounting records and information; oversee the development and administration of grants, contracts and memorandums of understanding and establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
These employment standards are typically attained with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration, accounting, finance, economics, or closely related field OR possession of a valid active California Certified Public Accountant license AND three to five years of professional level accounting, financial auditing and budget management experience including at least two years of supervisory or management responsibility over professional and technical staff, preferably in a governmental setting.
A combination of other related education and relevant experience may be considered. Possession of a master’s degree is highly desirable.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license may be required.
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
- Do you currently hold a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, finance, economics, or closely related field? Yes / No
- Do you have 4 years of experience in a management or administrative capacity which involved responsibility for budget preparation and control from an organization-wide perspective, including two (2) years of experience in a public agency? Yes / No
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle and feel; talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must be able to walk and transport case files to and from court. The employee is required to possess sufficient stamina to conduct long trials and hearings.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
- Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
- As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
- Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
- Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information visit https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/IER_RighttoWorkPoster.pdf (Download PDF reader). If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flyer.
- In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
- Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and Unrepresented Managers.
- Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 9.5% of his/her pay to this plan or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at https://www.shastacounty.gov/personnel/page/employee-benefits for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 8:00 a.m., on February 22, 2024. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at www.ShastaCountyCareers.com or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515