Director of Finance and Administration
Company: City of Somerville
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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resources and guidance at somervillema.gov/covid19 The employee is
responsible for all administrative, financial and business office
customer service functions of the DPW. Employee is required to
perform all similar or related duties Essential Functions The
essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as
illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed.
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them
from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical
assignment to the position.
- Direct, coordinate and supervise administrative, financial and
service functions of office.
- Manage accounting, budgeting and payroll activities.
- Provide financial analyses of ongoing project.
- Perform studies and prepare operational reports of divisional
functions and activities.
- Monitor Personal Services, Ordinary Maintenance, and Capital
spending and make recommendations for budget adjustments.
- Forecast annual revenues and expenditures.
- In coordination with the Director of Operations and Divisional
Superintendents, draft specifications and contract terms for a wide
variety of supplies and services needed by the Department.
- In coordination with the Purchasing Department, procures by
competitive bidding informal quotations and negotiation, items of
supply, equipment and certain contractual services necessary for
the operation of the Department.
- Initiates contacts with vendors relative to supply and
equipment availability, purchase orders, and contracts.
- Negotiate and implement strategies with vendors and internal
customers to reduce cost and improve delivery and service.
- Work with the Director of Operations and Divisional
Superintendents to develop a system of monitoring vendor
- Assists the Commissioner in negotiating contracts working with
vendors, the Law Department, and Purchasing Department.
- Studies price trends and market conditions; keeps abreast of
supply sources and new product development.
- Review revenue receipts and entries for proper posting in
- Manage service section responsible for providing centralized
reception, work request and complaint services.
- Establish administrative and operational controls to record and
monitor departmental activities (i.e., attendance, overtime project
- Develop and implement divisional procedures.
- Participate in developing and implementing departmental
- Work with Director of Operations and Superintendents to
maintain fiscal control of divisional budgets. Requirements:--
Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in finance and seven (7)
years experience; or any equivalent combination of education,
training and experience which provides the required knowledge,
skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skill Knowledge:--Knowledge of
governmental budgeting and accounting; knowledge of enterprise fund
accounting. Abilities:--Ability to interact with diverse groups and
individuals. Ability to complete multiple tasks in a timely,
detailed and organized manner. Skill:--Analytical skills required.
Proficient data processing skills including worked processing and
spreadsheet applications. The work environment involves everyday
discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside
elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but
conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required
to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening
meetings or complete work assignments. Physical and Mental
Requirements The physical demands described here are representative
of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
position's essential functions. Physical Skills:--Few physical
demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally
involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods
of stooping, walking, and standing. May also be some occasional
lifting of objects such as office equipment and computer paper (up
to 30lbs.) Motor Skills:--Duties are largely mental rather than
physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills
for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone,
personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word
processing, filing and sorting of papers. Visual Skills:--Visual
demands require constantly reading documents for general
understanding and analytical purposes. Application Procedure:--
This position will remain open until filled. Send your resume and
cover letter to: City of Somerville residents are especially
encouraged to apply. The City of Somerville is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin,
disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities,
veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative
formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures
will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of
charge, upon request. Persons with disabilities who need auxiliary
aids and services for effective communication (i.e., CART, ASL),
written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable
modifications in policies and procedures in order to access the
programs, activities, and meetings of the City of Somerville should
please contact Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 x 2250
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