Finance Manager II

Monterey County Human Resources
August 14, 2019
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description
Exam #:  19/20B93/07OM

The Emergency Communications Department is seeking a result-oriented team player with excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrates advanced knowledge in fiscal and accounting operations to fill their current Finance Manager II vacancy.  

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill the current vacancy as well as any future vacancies throughout the County as they arise.

THE POSITION: The Finance Manager is responsible for the Department's Budget, Fiscal, and Contract administration. Overseeing two special revenue funds for operations and the County-wide Radio (NGEN) totaling over $14 million dollars, with 70% of the funding coming from customer agencies and the remaining 30% from the County.  This position is strategic to the success of the Emergency Communications Department and works closely with the Management Team and reports directly to the Department Head.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Emergency Communications Department is responsible for the operation of a countywide, consolidated emergency communications center, providing 9-1-1 and non-emergency call answering and law enforcement, fire protection and emergency medical dispatch services for over 30 local, regional, county and state public safety agencies.

Examples of Duties Paramount duties include:

  • Provides Budget and Fiscal recommendations to Department Head, Executive Board and Operations Committees. 
  • Prepares Dispatch Services billing to User Agency and collects payments on a quarterly basis.
  • Prepares Board Reports and enters into Legistar system.
  • Presents budget and finance information to management staff, Executive Board and Operations Board Committees including at Budget Committee and/or Board of Supervisors meetings.
  • Prepares ongoing fiscal information, financial and budget reports, conducts research and analysis on overtime usage and expenditures. 
  • Works closely with Department staff, User Agencies, County officials and other Departments.
  • Administration and maintenance of the Department's contracts; works closely with vendors, purchasing.
  • Oversees accounts payable/receivable and purchasing functions; serves as approving official for Cal Cards.
  • Communicate, interpret and advise on fiscal management goals, objectives, policies, procedures, standards, programs and services to departmental management/support staff.  Assure department/County fiscal program meets standards & passes State/Federal audits; prepare responses to disputed State/Federal audits and prepare appeals materials as appropriate
  • Maintain a current knowledge of industry standards for public finance administration, cost and fiscal control accounting, budget preparation and management, financial reporting, forecasting and financial analysis.
  • Provide planning and oversight for department budgeting; develop timelines and coordinate the financial portion of the budget; provide budgetary/fiscal advice to executives/management; prepare budget or a portion related to the major area of responsibility. 
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of a variety of complex periodic and special accounting reports, financial statements, special financial studies, technical financial reports, budgets, cost analysis, rate studies and projections.
  • Analyze financial needs and develop, direct and monitor departmental accounting systems, financial controls and accounting operations including general ledger and cost accounting, financial reporting and internal auditing.

To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website: 

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Thorough Knowledge of
Principles/methods of public finance administration; Accounting operations, budgeting preparation and management; fiscal control auditing, cost accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, financial analysis, internal financial and operations auditing, reimbursement, grant management and third-party reimbursement; Computerized data processing as applied to financial management; Capabilities and applications of electronic management information systems.  

Working Knowledge of:  
State/Federal laws affecting fiscal operations, public finance, reporting and resource management; Principles/methods of supervision/management; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, other common office and/or financial software; Quantitative analysis and statistical reporting. 
Skill and Ability to:  
Direct, plan and organize fiscal and accounting operations; Develop, understand, interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, regulations, policies and/or contracts; Prepare/review/interpret financial data/reports; Use a variety of computer programs; Communicate effectively, both orally and written; Provide excellent/courteous customer service.  

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Experience :  Approximately three years of increasingly responsible management experience performing a wide variety of duties related to fiscal resource management, including at least one year of significant administrative experience in public finance and accounting, financial/budgetary functions, and supervisory experience; AND
Education:  Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Finance or a related field with course work in accounting, finance and business administration.

As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:

  • Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License (or) the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation that is approved by the appointing authority. 
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment background check. 

Additional Information Benefits:

Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the " X " Unit Benefit Summary please visit our  website . This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.

Application and Selection Procedures
Apply On-Line!
Our website:
Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Human Resources Department
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:

  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions

Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated and rated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.

Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled.  If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call Patricia Eddings at (831) 769-8882.
Closing Date/Time: 8/31/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

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