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14 Apr 2022

Full-Time Public Works Department Finance Manager

Clark County – Posted by Clark County Human Resources Vancouver, Washington, United States

Job Description

Job Summary


The Administrative Services Manager III position reports to the Director of the Public Works department and serves as the department finance manager, ensuring compliance with a wide variety of financial activities and establishing the overall financial direction of the department. This position directs the organizational and operational activities of the department’s Business Services Office, comprised of more than 20 staff members, and has a dotted line relationship to other financial positions within the department. This position provides key leadership to staff, facilitating the development and implementation of financial controls and ensures financial and accounting practices are consistent with federal, state, and local regulations. With six direct reports, the finance manager provides leadership and oversight over critical business functions including compliance services, operations management, budgeting, program performance measures, and policy and procedure development. In addition, the finance manager is a critical member of the Public Works Senior Management Team, functions as an assistant director within the department and may interact with both the Clark County Council and the County Manager.



Key or Typical Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Determine long- and short-term budgetary needs; develop and present budgetary and expenditure proposals; and monitor expenditures and department performance against the approved budget.
  • Monitor program performance against general cost-effectiveness standards.
  • Ensure that fiscal policies, procedures, and records are consistent with county requirements and contemporary accounting standards.
  • Play a strong role in determining the number and types of positions needed for programs within the department; build estimates of the cost impact of organizational changes.
  • Assist in developing and defending proposals for additional or new structures and staffing levels.
  • Select, train, motivate, and evaluate staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Serves as the overall manager of the department’s use of business information systems, assess and approve the need to purchase appropriate hardware and software resources.
  • Develop, oversee, and supervise departmental financial and analytical operations including administrative support staff, files and records, paperwork processing, purchasing, contracts, and internal/external customer services activities.
  • Review and approve the Transportation Improvement Program and other major capital plans and budgets within the department.
  • Maintain general subject matter knowledge of the business of the Public Works department and ensure that Business Services staff maintain subject matter knowledge of their responsible business areas.
  • Ensure the creation and performance of the annual internal audit work plan and business services work plans for the Business Services division; review work plans with department director and coordinate the delivery of vital business services with the director and other key administrative staff within the department.
  • Perform other duties as required.



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Salary Grade M2.829 ($7,178.00 – $10,141.00) per month

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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