Contra Costa County is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. The CFO reports to the Director of EHSD and is an at-will employee exempt from the Merit System. The CFO leads 42 dedicated professional and support staff and oversees a Department budget over $500 million. The successful candidate works with bureau chiefs and staff to craft sound financial and staffing plans to provide quality services to our customers. You will effectively lead the fiscal functions of the department and communicate with all levels of management and government agencies. You will be a dynamic member of the Executive Team, an asset in modeling a culture that attracts and retains employees at all levels, able to forge excellent interpersonal relationships, particularly with the County Auditor-Controller, County Counsel, and County Administrator. You need to have versatile communication skills, convey self-confidence, take initiative, value personal and fiscal integrity and consistently demonstrate good judgment. Proficiency with modern systems and technology used for budgeting and fiscal management is needed. EHSD is seeking a professional with a big picture perspective and vision for the entire organization’s financial systems and who understands the complexities of all its moving parts. The ideal CFO is able to take large amounts of complex data and build financial models to enable forecasting and adapt systems to everchanging programs, rules, and policies. You should be adept at communicating the Department’s financial information in clear and concise language that is understandable to a nonfinancial audience. You should understand public sector management, especially how public, social and human service agencies function, have a customer service focus, be passionate about serving the Department’s customers and respect cultural and economic differences.