|Job Title:||CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / DISTRICT SECRETARY|
|Salary:||$96,843 – $121,053|
|Entity:||Graham Fire & Rescue|
|Closing Date:||First review of applications: January 10, 2021 (open until filled)|
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER / DISTRICT SECRETARY
Graham Fire & Rescue
Salary: $96,843 – $121,053
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Rainier, Graham is a census designated place located in Pierce County, Washington. Being only minutes away, Graham offers fabulous views of Mount Rainier and is just an hour drive from Seattle and 40 minutes from Tacoma, providing residents with the amenities of city living in the backdrop of a picturesque rural community. Historically, Graham has been characterized as rural and agricultural in nature, and many farms, both hobby and commercial, still operate in the region today.
Founded in 1962, Pierce County Fire District #21 (Graham Fire & Rescue) is a combination department governed by a five-member board of elected Fire Commissioners. The District operates on a 2021 budget of $28 million and has 133 staff members. Reporting to the Fire Chief, the CFO/District Secretary supervises a Support Specialist assigned to the Finance Division and performs a variety of complex administrative, technical, budget, accounting, and professional work in directing and supervising the financial, accounting and records management systems of the District. Duties require a comprehensive understanding of government-related budget and accounting functions and systems and the ability to apply policies and procedures that facilitate effective financial control and analysis. The CFO/District Secretary serves as the Public Records Officer, the confidential secretary to the Board of Fire Commissioners, and is responsible for setting the meeting agendas with the Board Chairman. The CFO/District Secretary is also the Risk Manager for the District.
A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or Public Administration, 5 years of public sector accounting and finance experience, 3 years of experience administrating a public sector entity-wide budget, 3 years of experience performing accounting work in a unionized workplace, and experience with state audits is required. The ideal candidate will have experience costing collective bargaining agreement proposals, experience working with grant funds and experience writing grants, and previous experience working within a fire benefit charge structure.