Administrative Services Director

City Administration
East Bay
Until filled
$136,284.00-$165,648.00 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


329 Rheem Blvd. Moraga, 94556


The Town of Moraga is a picturesque community tucked in the beautiful hillsides of San Francisco’s East Bay in Contra Costa County. Located 22 miles east of San Francisco and 10 miles from Oakland, Moraga is a small, family-oriented bedroom community offering a quiet semi-rural lifestyle within easy reach of big city amenities. The Town offers a unique blend of residential areas, two shopping centers and open hillsides. Moraga is also the home of Saint Mary’s College. The Town of Moraga is a general law city with a population of about 16,000. With a Council-Manager form of government, the Town has a small (36.50 FTE) but dynamic staff that works closely across all departments to provide high quality services to its residents and businesses.

The Administrative Services Director, a key member of the Town’s management group, is responsible for the financial services, human resource, risk management and information technology activities of the Town.

The Town is looking for a candidate who is passionate about local government services, wants to make a difference in a close knit engaged community that values expertise and trusts professional advice. The successful candidate will continue to improve the Town’s financial reporting; work first hand with dedicated volunteers on the Audit and Finance Committee and Local Sales Tax Oversight Committee; continue to create an open and transparent Five-Year Financial Plan and annual budget; continue to produce a CAFR that receives national recognition; enhance the Town’s investment portfolio; and be part of a dynamic and creative team of department directors and professional staff. The successful candidate will have solid fiscal management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.

Ideal Candidate

The new Administrative Services Director will be a team player with a personable interpersonal style that suits the Town organizational culture and local community. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, hands-on, collaborative and communicative leader. The ideal candidate will have a record of accountability, work ethic and integrity as demonstrated through leading by example and producing excellent service and results.

The ideal candidate will have solid fiscal management skills, strong written and oral communication skills. Excellent project management habits and getting things done will be essential to successful performance in the position. The  ideal  candidate  will have the ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with department staff, other Town departments, other public agencies, elected officials and members of the community.

Minimum Qualification requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college;
  • Eight (8) years of government finance or related experience, including three (3) years of management and supervisory experience, and
  • A valid California Driver’s License. 


The Town's outstanding benefit package currently includes:

  • 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off
  • Fully paid medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents
  • 80-200 hours annual vacation based on years of service
  • Up to 104 hours of administrative leave per fiscal year
  • 10 observed holidays plus 3 floating holidays per year
  • 96 hours annual sick leave
  • Town paid life, short and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Deferred Compensation program
  • CALPERS retirement plan 2% @ 55 for Classic members; 2% @ 62 for new (PEPRA) members

Please note that the Town does not participate in Social Security.

Special Instructions

This position is open until filled, with the first review date February 19, 2018.

Please complete all of the required fields, including Supplemental questionnaire.

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