THE JOB: The Health Services Agency is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Chief of Fiscal Services. Under general direction, the Chief of Fiscal Services will develop fiscal policies and plans for implementation; direct the fiscal planning, control, audit and accounting programs to be implemented by the Administrative Services Manager, and other subordinate fiscal positions, develop time lines and coordinate the financial portion of the budget; design, coordinate and maintain fiscal, cost accounting, contract administration, billing and grant accounting systems and procedures to assure the quality and technical accuracy of all fiscal programs; prepare the most complex and technical financial reports; determine fiscal data processing needs of the agency; oversee and train agency personnel in the use of computerized accounting systems; and perform other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have experience in Behavioral Health budgets. The eligible list established will be used to fill the current vacancy and other vacancies that become available in Public Works and Human Services Departments, during the life of the list.
THE REQUIREMENTS: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Five years of increasingly responsible professional level complex accounting, auditing and budget experience which must have included at least one year as a fiscal manager or supervisor. CPA is desirable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Background Investigation: Fingerprinting is required. Other Special Requirements: Availability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Additional Salary Information: VACATION - 16 days 1st year, increasing to 31 days per year after 15 years of service. Available after 1 year service.
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE – One week advanced upon appointment; two weeks accrued each year; can be taken in cash or time off.
HOLIDAYS - 12.5 paid holidays per year.
SICK LEAVE - Six days per year.
BEREAVEMENT LEAVE - 3 days paid in California, 5 days paid out-of-state.
MEDICAL PLAN - The County contracts with CalPERS for a variety of medical plans. For most plans, County contributions pay a majority of the premiums for employees and eligible dependents.
DENTAL PLAN - County pays for employee and eligible dependent coverage.
VISION PLAN - The County pays for employee coverage. Employee may purchase eligible dependent coverage.
RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY - Pension formula 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 as determined based on provisions of the CA Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act of 2013(PEPRA). Pension benefit determined by final average compensation of three years. County participates in Social Security.
LIFE INSURANCE - County paid $50,000 term policy. Employee may purchase additional life insurance.
LONG TERM DISABILITY PLAN - Plan pays 66 2/3% of the first $13,500, up to $9,000 per month maximum.
DEPENDANT-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay for qualifying child or dependent care expenses may elect this pre-tax program.
H-CARE PLAN - Employees who pay a County medical premium may elect this pre-tax program.
HEALTH CARE FLEXIBLE SPENDING ALLOW
Internal Number: 18-UD9-01
About County of Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County has approximately 270,000 residents and is situated in the northern area of Monterey Bay, 70 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles southwest of the Silicon Valley. The County’s natural beauty is apparent in its pristine beaches, lush redwood forests and rich farmland. It has an ideal Mediterranean climate with low humidity and 300 days of sunshine a year. Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theatre, music, art, as well as golfing, surfing, hiking and biking offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour away. These elements of high quality living make Santa Cruz one of California’s most desirable areas.