City Treasurer

  • City of Portland
  • Portland, OR, United States
Full Time Government

Job Description

SALARY: $105,248.00 - $146,973.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/04/17
CLOSING DATE: 01/08/18 04:00 PM


THE POSITION:
The City is seeking a collaborative and impactful leader to join the Bureau of Revenue and
Financial Services as the City Treasurer. This is a unique opportunity to leverage leadership,
analytical, technology and strategic planning abilities to positively shape the development of a
high growth organization.


About the City Treasurer Position
Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, the City Treasurer provides strategic guidance,
policy development, and day-to-day supervision of treasury staff to ensure that all applicable
City policy, contractual, and compliance requirements are met, and to support achievement of
the City's corporate financial strategies.
The City Treasurer leads a team of direct reports to deliver centralized banking, cash
management, and merchant service solutions to Bureau customers; negotiates and manages
contracts for the City's banking, merchant, and investment related services; develops and
maintains City's Investment Policy and administers the City's $1.5 billion investment program.
The City Treasurer is the business owner for the City's compliance with the Payment Card
Industry Data Security Standard, serves on the City's Deferred Compensation Plan Committee,
chairs the City's Investment Advisory Committee, and administers the City's foreclosure sale
program.


The City Treasurer plans and manages the work of Treasury Division staff; proactively develops
collaborative relationships with programmatic and finance staff throughout the City and with
peer BRFS Division Managers; identifies technological solutions for delivering treasury services;
collaborates on the development and maintenance of City's Comprehensive Financial
Management Policies; and, provides leadership in programs and activities that promote
workplace diversity and a positive employee relations environment. For more information
regarding Treasury, click here.


About the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services
The Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services (BRFS) is overseen by the City's Chief Financial
Officer and provides centralized financial services, revenue collection, business regulation,
financial reporting and compliance to all City Bureaus. BRFS is an organization of 150
employees, with an annual operating budget of $65 million, and includes the six divisions of
Accounting, Debt Management, Grants Management, Procurement Services, Revenue, and
Treasury. For more information regarding BRFS click here.


About the City of Portland
The City of Portland comprises an area of approximately 145 square miles in northwestern
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Oregon. With a 2016 population estimated at 627,000, Portland is the center of commerce,
industry, transportation, finance, and services for a metropolitan area with a 2016 population
estimated at 2.4 million people. Portland is the county seat of Multnomah County, and is the
largest city in Oregon and the second largest city in the Pacific Northwest.
Lauded as one of the best places to live in America, Portland has a vibrant downtown, diverse
neighborhoods, natural beauty, good schools and friendly people. Portland is listed among the
top 25 arts destinations in the United States, named one of the best cycling cities in North
America, and is one of America's best walking towns. Portland maintains deep ties to the Pacific
Northwest's natural beauty, with Mount Hood, the Cascade Mountain Range and the renowned
Oregon Coast each just over an hour away. There are 37,000 acres of parks and green spaces
within the metropolitan area, including the 5,000-acre Forest Park, the largest urban wilderness
in the U.S. Average temperatures range between 34° in winter to 80° in summer and Portland
receives 37" of rain annually, less than Seattle, Houston, Baltimore, Boston and Atlanta.
Portland has a reputation for being unique, and our governance structure is no exception.
Portland voters adopted the commission form of government in 1913, and over 100 years later,
Portland is the only large city in the country continuing to operate under this structure. The five
members of the City Council are each elected at-large, and have legislative, administrative, and
quasi-judicial responsibilities. The Mayor assigns bureaus to each Council member. The Mayor
serves as Commissioner-in-charge of the Office of Management and Finance (OMF), which
includes the Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services (BRFS), and oversees the independent
City Budget Office (CBO).
Portland is a full-service city with approximately 6,000 represented and non-represented
permanent employees and a budget of over $3.46 billion. The City has maintained its triple-A
bond rating for over 40 years, reflecting its strong financial management policies and
practices.


Why join the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term
disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their
family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life
insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have
the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family. The City of Portland also
participates in PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. For more information on
the City of Portland's benefits please click here.


Recruitment Activity Schedule
Open Search Process: December 4, 2017
Application Deadline: January 8, 2018
Interviews: January 22nd – February 12th
Finalist Identified: Week of February 19th


TO QUALIFY:
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position. Applicants must
specifically address and demonstrate in their cover letter and resume how their education,
training and/or experience meets each of the following minimum qualifications.
1. Knowledge and experience applying the principles, practices, methods, techniques, legal and
regulatory framework that govern the cash management of public funds.
2. Knowledge and experience applying the principles, practices, methods, techniques that
govern the delivery of merchant (payment card) services.
3. Knowledge of the principles, practices, laws and regulations governing the operations of
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financial markets and institutions and the investment management of public funds.
4. Knowledge and understanding of general accounting and investment accounting principles as
they are interpreted by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
5. Ability to analyze and make sound recommendations on complex financial and investment
issues, data and operations.
6. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external
stakeholders including but not limited to all levels of City management and elected officials,
employees, outside auditors, and citizen groups.


THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS:
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter
and resume weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who
meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14
days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results.
Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional
evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final
selection.


Application Instructions:
Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically
focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section
of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this
position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
• Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or
experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the
numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
• Your resume should support the details described in the cover letter.
• If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your
cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they
relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section
above.
• Your résumé and cover letter should be no more than a total of four (4) pages
combined.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later
than 4:00pm, on the closing date of this recruitment. All applications must be
submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not
requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.


If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or
Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box
identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of
your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.


Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 4:00 PM on the
closing date of this recruitment.


Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on
race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical
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disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The
City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to
apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With
Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to
the Analyst(s) named below no later than the closing date of this announcement.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Questions?
Ashlie K. Grundy
Employment & Outreach Manager
Bureau of Human Resources
Ashlie.grundy@portlandoregon.gov
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

Salary

$105,248.00 - $146,973.00 Annually