Contra Costa County, California
Employment & Human Services Department

Chief Financial Officer
Annual salary range: $112,056 to $143,016

Salary is negotiable within step range DOE/DOQ plus 3% increase July 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Contra Costa County is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for their Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD). The successful candidate will be a finance and accounting professional with organizational leadership skills, financial acumen, strategic business thinking who is tech savvy and has experience with complex financial systems and programs in a health and human services organization.

The CFO is exempt from the Merit System and reports to the Director of EHSD, leads 38 dedicated professional and support staff and oversees a Department budget over $500 million. The successful candidate will work with bureau chiefs and staff to craft sound financial and staffing plans to provide quality services to our customers. This position will effectively lead the fiscal functions of the department and communicate with all levels of management and government agencies.

Employment standards include possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business or Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field; and four years of full-time management or supervisory level experience with the responsibility for fiscal operations, financial planning, budget development, or governmental accounting, for a division or department of a public agency with complex funding and budgeting. Possession of a Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or a closely related field or current CPA certificate may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

To be considered, please submit a detailed résumé, cover letter, and a list of six work-related references (who will not be contacted until the late stages of the recruitment and will be coordinated with the successful candidate). Your résumé should indicate the size of staff and budgets you have managed and also reflect both years and months with regard to the employment dates for current and prior positions held. Please submit your materials through our website at:

Teresa Webster
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916.263.1401

To view a recruitment brochure for this position visit:
Contra Costa County website:

Contra Costa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ADA Employer.