Are you a collaborative and strategic finance professional interested in using your skills to lead, empower, and advise others in the effort to meet the complex needs of our community? As the Finance / Business Services Manager for the Department of Community Justice, you will work closely with the finance team, department leadership, and county leadership to administer the Department’s $117 million budget.
You will bring your solutions-oriented approach and expertise of budgetary, fiscal, and contracting related policies and practices in order to advise and consult on complex finance and budget matters through an equity lens. You will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and community partners on behalf of the Department of Community Justice and for the good of Multnomah County.
The Department of Community Justice is looking for a leader who can demonstrate expertise in the following areas:
Budget and Asset Management: This position administers the department’s $117 million dollar budget funded through numerous revenue sources. These sources include: County General Fund, Federal & State Grants, Medicaid funding for Federally Qualified Health Centers & Behavioral Rehabilitation Services and Community Justice Supervision Fees.
Procurement, Contract Development & Administration: This position administers the centralized procurement and contracting of over $24 million dollars in materials and services for the department.
Finance Management: This position oversees the financial administrative functions of the department, interprets and directs the application of laws, rules, regulations and fiscal policies within the department.
Strategic Planning / Leadership: You will develop goals and direction based on the overall county/department mission and vision to increase community safety through positive change.
Results Through People: You will help achieve results through the contribution of others by motivating and inspiring growth and productivity.
Relationships and Community: You will build positive and sustainable relationships with a range of key internal and external stakeholders.
Leading Cross-Culturally: You will foster an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the organization.
Team Building: You will develop, inspire, and foster employees to work collaboratively.
Organizational Savviness: You will demonstrate understanding and good judgment of organizational culture and interpersonal relationships, with both internal and external groups, to identify opportunities of mutual interest and benefit.
Delivery: You will ensure services are provided by quality processes through monitoring and understanding.
Outcomes: You achieve quality outcomes for the individual, the organization, and the county.
Personal Development: You will strive for an honest and accurate assessment of oneself and demonstrate willingness for continuous improvement.
At Multnomah County we are committed to maintaining an effective, respectful and inclusive workplace. We value collaborative problem solving and strive for continuous improvement. We strongly believe in workforce equity, diversity and inclusion. Visit our Workforce Equity Strategies Plan (WESP) to see where Multnomah County is headed with these values.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY JUSTICE
Vision ~ Community Safety through Positive Change
The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department's commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county's highest risk and highest need justice-involved individuals. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training. The Department believes that in order to enhance public safety we must work collaboratively with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, treatment agencies, and the community.
The Department shares information with community members, partners, and staff to keep communities safe by preventing and reducing crime and routinely evaluating which local policies support best practices. DCJ operates 24 hours a day, with nearly 600 permanent, on-call, and temporary employees. The Department supervises approximately 9,000 justice-involved individuals annually and those defendants requiring pretrial services. DCJ's Juvenile Services Division operates the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility and is responsible for approximately 360 youth on formal and informal community supervision.
More general information about the Department of Community Justice including our mission, vision, and strategies can be found at:www.multco.us/dcj.
Multnomah County offers a comprehensive benefit package to all eligible employees. A few highlights include:
Health insurance (medical, dental, vision).
Qualify for a defined benefit pension after five years of vesting; we pick up the employee's share of the retirement contribution (6% of subject wages).
Generous paid leave (vacation, sick, parental, bereavement, military etc.)
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance
Optional deferred compensation and flexible spending accounts
Access to a free annual Trimet bus pass
Access to wellness resources
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, regular, temporary, limited duration, and on-call positions. Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.
Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO Know Your Rights poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.
Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.
Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Finance or a directly related field.
Four (4) years of progressively responsible professional finance-related experience, including two (2) years of experience supervising the work of others.
The ideal candidates will possess the following competencies:
Ethics: Holds oneself to a high standard of professional, honest, and objective behavior.
Financial Management/Procurement/Purchasing: Demonstrates stewardship of funding and expenditures.
Leading Cross-Culturally: Provides effective guidance and strategic direction to employees toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals.
Organizational Savvy: Demonstrate astuteness about organizational culture and interpersonal relationships, with both internal and external groups, to identify opportunities of mutual interest and benefit.
Participative Leadership: Actively leads through collaboration.
Strategic Adeptness: Develops global vision and understanding to achieve organizational goals.
Must be able to pass a thorough background investigation, including being fingerprinted on the first day of employment.
Preferred Qualifications/Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.
Master's Degree or advanced coursework in Accounting, Business, Finance or a directly related field.
Experience in administering budgets with numerous revenue sources.
Experience in the application of financial laws, rules, regulations and fiscal policies in government accounting.
*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experience that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.
The Multnomah County, Department of Community Justice (DCJ) provides supervision and treatment to youth, adults, families, and communities in the Portland, Oregon Metro area.
Our efforts are guided by evidence-based strategies that maximize our resources and results, and by our core belief that people can change.
Our services are designed to give people involved in the justice system the opportunity to change. Not only those at-risk for committing a crime, accused of a crime, in detention, or on parole, but also those who have been negatively impacted by criminal behavior. We exist to address the underlying issues that lead to criminal behavior, and to help people heal.