Posting Date:  01/12/2021
Job Title:  City Treasurer
Salary:  $118,123 – $151,403
Entity:  City of Tacoma, Washington
Closing Date:  First review of applications: February 7, 2021 (open until filled)


City of Tacoma, Washington
Salary: $118,123 – $151,403

Located at the foot of majestic Mount Rainier and along the shores of Commencement Bay, the City of Tacoma, Washington, (pop. 217,000), is a vibrant community that offers countless cultural and educational opportunities. The nearby Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, the waters of the scenic Puget Sound, and the city’s many parks, including the 702-acre Point Defiance Park, offer a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities. Tacoma is centrally located just 32 miles south of Seattle and 31 miles north of the state capital, Olympia. With its affordable housing and distinctive neighborhoods, the city has been named one of the nation’s Most Livable Communities.

The City of Tacoma is currently undertaking a major initiative to create a more equitable and anti-racist organization. For the City, this means a comprehensive change that fundamentally enhances and radically re-imagines the way it operates as an organization and, ultimately, the way it serves its citizens. In June 2020, the City Council passed a resolution formally acknowledging that the City of Tacoma’s existing systems have not adequately served the needs of everyone in its community and, in particular, have not adequately served the needs of Black community members and other community members of color. It affirms the City of Tacoma’s commitment to improving existing systems for all community members, with the first stated priority being local policing.

The City of Tacoma operates under a Council-Manager form of government, and currently has approximately 3,500 FTEs and a total 2021-2022 biennial budget of $3.6 billion. The Finance Department is composed of seven divisions/offices – Accounting Services, Utilities Accounting, Procurement & Payables, Office of Management & Budget, Office of Risk Management, Tax & License and the City Treasurer’s Office which includes Payroll. The Finance Department has approximately 95 FTEs. The Treasury and Payroll division has 12 full-time employees.

Under the direction of the Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director/Controller, the City Treasurer manages the City’s debt portfolio of approximately $870 million in utility debt and $590 million in general government debt, manages the City’s investment portfolio of approximately $1 billion, and oversees the City’s biweekly payroll to 3,500+ employees.

A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related field is required. Candidates must have at least 8 years of high-level treasury or finance management related positions, preferably in government finance and have managed staff, and have direct experience issuing a variety of types of debt, analyzing and structuring debt refunding’s, managing investments in a portfolio over $250 million, and managing treasury services for a complex organization. Technical knowledge in government finance, experience issuing a variety of complex debt instruments, and experience with various investment strategies is strongly preferred.

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For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 7, 2021 (open until filled).


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