City of Bethel

Consider a career in Bethel Alaska, where you’re steps from the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge’s untouched nature. The scenic landscapes and recreation paradise provide habitat for salmon, bear, caribou, moose, wolves, and muskox. The City is seeking applications from energetic Human Resources professionals interested in joining a leadership team committed to the community they serve.

Plans, organizes and manages a comprehensive program to maintain the financial integrity of the City, including financial management, record keeping and reporting.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

• Develops and directs the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the department;
directs the preparation and administration of the department’s budget.
• Prepares financial statements and cost reports at established intervals.
• Directs the annual audit of the City’s finances, both internal and external.
• Prepares, oversees and directs the City’s annual central, operating, capital, enterprise, and other essential budgets with
regular monitoring and proactive adjustment to ensure compliance with budget line items
• Directs the collection activity and custody of public funds.
• Oversees the investment of City funds and the payment of bond obligations.
• Oversees the data processing functions to ensure that required programming is in place and that necessary records and reports are produced in a timely manner.
• Serves as the financial advisor to the City Council and City management.
• Analyzes statistical data and reports to identify and determine causes of personnel problems and develop recommendations for improvement of City’s human resources policies and practices.
• Analyzes training needs to ensure appropriate staff development and training.
• Maintains records and compiles statistical reports concerning financial activities and transactions.
• Attends hearings, City Council meetings, and conferences to present recommendations, answer inquiries, and represent the Department.
• Maintains currency of financial regulations, industry trends, current practices, new developments, and applicable laws.
• Promotes and supports the overall mission of the City by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or a closely related field; AND five (5) years of professional financial management experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
• Driver’s License.

Required Knowledge and Skills
Required Knowledge:
• City policies and procedures.
• Principles and practices of generally accepted accounting standards and practices, with an emphasis on governmental and fund accounting, including methods of financial reporting and financial statement preparation.
• Techniques of financial strategic planning.
• Principles and practices of program planning, development and evaluation.
• Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of supervision.
• Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
• Applicable laws, codes and regulations.
• Financial records management principles and practices.
• Principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations.
• IT systems and applications related to the work.
• Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Required Skills:
• Planning, organizing and administering a comprehensive financial management and reporting program.
• Effective and efficient management of programs and staff.
• Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.
• Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards.
• Project and program management.
• Performing professional-level human resources duties in a variety of assigned areas.
• Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
• Maintaining accurate records and files.
• Providing consulting services to elected officials, supervisors and managers.
• Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
• Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
• Using tact, discretion and prudence in working with those contacted in the course of the work.
• Performing effective oral presentations to large and small groups.
• Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a variety of individuals contacted in the course of the work.

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in an office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

Work is performed in an office setting.
Travel required to locations throughout the City; exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Hiring Salary Range: $121,431 – $130,768 exempt, annual starting salary range. Placement within the starting range is determined based upon the candidate’s background, education and experience.

Closing Date: October 30, 2023.

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