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 to Saint Mary’s College. The Town of Moraga is a general law city with a population of 16,870. Moraga has a Council-Manager form of government and a small (38.65 FTE) dynamic staff who provide Planning, Police, Public Works, and Parks and Recreation services to the community. Staff work closely across all departments to provide high quality services to residents and businesses. The Town contracts with the County for library, building, dispatch, and animal control services and fire services are provided by the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, which is a separate special district.
The Administrative Services Director, a key member of the Town’s management team, is responsible for the financial services, human resource, risk management and information technology activities of the Town. Direct reports include a full-time accountant, a full-time administrative services technician who primarily handles payroll and human resource functions, and a part-time accounting technician. IT services are provided by contract and Moraga is a member of the Municipal Pooling Authority of Northern California, a joint powers authority that provides liability, workers’ compensation and property insurance coverage.
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 with dedicated volunteers on the Town’s 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 hands-on department directors and professional staff. The successful candidate will have solid fiscal management skills, and strong written and oral communication skills.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, hard-working, collaborative and communicative leader and team player with a record of accountability and integrity, and a strong work ethic. The ideal candidate will have solid fiscal management skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and excel in project and personnel management. The ideal candidate will also 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. Candidates should enjoy digging into the details of issues and getting things done as this is a working Director position.
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
- 11 observed holidays plus 2 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.
Applicants be mindful of the following schedule and reserve availability for interview date:
Application Deadline: 12/25/2021
Application Review: 10/25/2021 - 10/26/2021
Panel Interview: 11/03/2021