Galveston County is the 17th largest county in the State and is one of the top beach destinations on the Gulf Coast of Texas, just 50 miles from Houston, encompassing an area of 378 square miles. The County has a population of 351,000 residents and is comprised of the cities Bayou Vista, Clear Lake Shores, Dickinson, Friendswood, Galveston, Hitchcock, Jamaica Beach, Kemah, La Marque, League City, Santa Fe, Texas City, and Tiki Island. The County has a thriving diverse economic base that includes petrochemical, medical, insurance, manufacturing, retail, and tourism. Along with the beautiful beaches and natural habitat, the County is home to many regional attractions and destination, host to numerous annual events, and offers tremendous educational opportunities for public and private primary and secondary schools, as well higher education institutions, including the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas A&M University of Galveston, Galveston College, and College of the Mainland.
Galveston County is governed by the County Judge, who sits as the chair of the County's Commissioners Court. The County is split into four precincts with each precinct represented by an elected Commissioner that sits on the Commissioners Court, which has oversight of county functions. The County’s FY2022 adopted budget is $151.4 million and has an ad valorem tax rate of $0.424500. The County employs 1,300 FTEs.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees the Department of Professional Services, which consists of the County Budget Office, Contracts & Risk Management, and Social Services & Economic Assistance. The CFO will supervise a Deputy CFO, Senior Financial Analyst, Budget Analyst, Administrative Assistant, as well as have oversight of the County’s required Indigent Care Program. The ideal candidate will be an effective and fiscally sound professional with the demonstrated capacity to lead and empower staff and teams around the County regarding budget and financial Department priorities. The new CFO shall have a passion for encouraging professional growth, developing staff, and building a financial team to optimize the use of department and organizational resources to meet the ever-changing needs of the County.
A bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or directly related field is required. Candidates shall have at least ten years of experience in larger-scale government accounting, finance, or closely related experience. Technical knowledge/experience in government finance with a variety of complex debt instruments, maintaining a treasury function, and experience with investments strategies is strongly preferred.