Position Title: Treasurer

Date: January 24, 2020

Salary: Up to $90,000 annually

Schedule:  Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Interested candidates please submit letter of interest, resume and employment application (available at (www.fallriverma.org) to Madeline Coelho, Director of Human Resources, City of Fall River, One Government Center Fall River, MA 02722 or email mcoelho@fallriverma.org

Posting will remain open until position is filled.  A complete job description can be obtained by visiting    https://www.fallriverma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CITY-TREASURER-Job-Description.pdf

Summary of Duties/Responsibilities

This is a responsible administrative and professional position in directing the activities of the Treasurer’s Office for the City of Fall River.

The position is responsible for directing financial operations for the city, including fiscal treasury and revenue collection. Work involves planning, organizing, directing and coordinating the operational activities of the Department, including providing advice and service in the collection, disbursement, transfer, custody, investment and borrowing of city funds. She/he must justly and truly account for and pay over to the proper persons or authorities all moneys in his/her hands, possession or control belonging to the city, or which may come into his care by virtue of any ordinance, statute, by gift, device, bequest or deposit. Work further involves the responsibility of administering departmental policies, for planning operational work priorities and for implementing of work programs. Work is performed with the widest independence under the general administrative direction of the Director of Financial Services who reviews the administrative practice of the Treasurer through conferences, reports and program results. The Treasurer, however, maintains statutory independence in the performance of his/her statutory duties under the General Laws of the Commonwealth.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Treasurer must have extensive administrative and managerial experience, knowledge of municipal fiscal policy and finance and public laws pertaining thereto. She/he must be an individual of unquestioned honesty and complete integrity; ability to meet extraordinary bonding requirements; ability to plan, coordinate and direct complex fiscal/clerical operations. Ability to lay out and supervise the activities involved in the operation of a modern municipal Treasurer’s office; ability to do technical research pertaining to fiscal policy, compile records and reports, develop and prepare budget requests and make practicable application of findings. Ability to express self clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials and the public; a positive “can-do” attitude; capable of making crucial decisions independently on the basis of prior analysis of complex data, in concert with statutory and ordinance obligations and independent of higher authority.

Education and Experience:

Applicants must have at least three years of full-time paid experience in accounting and or financial administrative services; at least one year of this experience must have been in a managerial capacity involving considerable administrative responsibility and supervisory control of a technically-oriented staff; the applicant should have graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the administrative and technical scope of the position; an equivalent combination of experience and education/training may be substituted for the above. Having a Treasurer certification in the Massachusetts Treasurer/Collector or the ability to obtain said certification within four years. Equal Opportunity Employer