GLD, CJS, MM
SANTA CRUZ COUNTYDEFINITION
Under general direction, plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the investment,
banking, tax and collection activities of the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax
Collector’s Office; supervise professional, supervisory and clerical
subordinate staff, and do other work as required.
This single-position classification reports directly to the
County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector. The incumbent receives broad
policy direction from the Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector and is
responsible for carrying out the necessary technical features of the work with
a high degree of independence. This position maximizes utilization of County
funds by determining cash needs on a daily basis and providing for the timely
investment of funds, and emphasizes the coordination and supervision of subordinate
treasury, tax and collection staff activities.
This class differs from the next higher class of Chief Deputy Auditor-Controller who has
responsibility for assisting the Auditor Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector to
manage the department.
- Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the County’s
investment activities including buying and selling securities for the
County and investment pool participants, Maintains the pooled investment
portfolio using various cash management software systems.
- Prepares regular and special accounting and narrative
reports of varying complexity for the Department, other County
departments, and members of the investment pool.
- Staffs the Treasury Oversight Commission which includes
preparing agendas, minutes, quarterly and annual reports, responding to
auditors, and related Commissions work.
- Assists in the formulation and preparation of the
- Supervises the daily balancing of cash receipts and
deposits, determining the amount of Treasury money available for
investment; reconciles average daily cash balance for all County funds
required for investment apportionment.
- Supervises the tax collection operations and complies
with applicable sections of the State Revenue and Taxation Code.
- Plans, assigns and coordinates work of subordinates in
the Tax Collection Division engaged in receiving and processing secured,
unsecured and supplemental tax payments, balancing daily collections to
controls, answering questions from the public on tax collection matters,
processing tax segregations and duplicate payments, maintaining control
records, balancing tax rolls, computing interest and penalties to
determine amounts to redeem tax-delinquent properties, processing tax
delinquent properties to be deeded to the State and sold at public auction,
and sending and receiving files to/from tax services.
- Manages and maintains the fee waiver program.
- Manages the operation of the Central Collections Division; which includes servicing and collecting delinquent and other receivable accounts for various County departments and outside agencies.
- Reviews work of subordinates for accuracy, completion
and conformance to applicable rules and regulations.
- Works with others in planning, developing, and
implementing computer systems for the Division.
- Analyzes and solves difficult administrative and
- Exercises direct supervision including selection,
training, and evaluation of subordinate technical staff.
Thorough knowledge of:
- Thorough knowledge of the theory of money and banking
as it applies to cash management, bank reconciliations, banking
procedures, cash flow and liquidity demands of a large organization.
Working knowledge of:
- Working knowledge of work organization, simplification,
- Working knowledge of applications of accounting theory,
principles, terminology and practice to a wide variety of accounting
transactions and problems.
- Working knowledge of bonds, U.S. Government securities,
and money market investment instruments.
- Working knowledge of principles of supervision,
training, and personnel management.
- Working knowledge of principles and techniques of
administrative survey and analysis.
Some knowledge of:
- Some knowledge of governmental accounting, budgeting,
- Some knowledge of the operations and procedures of a
County Tax Collector’s office.
- Some knowledge of the State Revenue and Taxation Code
as applied to local tax collections and reporting.
knowledge of methods, techniques and standard legal procedures used in
- Some knowledge of data processing principles and
- Review and analyze cash flow requirements and identify
funds available for investment
- Analyze and evaluate financial and securities market
- Perform financial and investment research
- Negotiate transactions at favorable prices
- Plan, organize, and direct the work of others
- Supervise, train and evaluate subordinate staff.
- Develop and use computerized software programs.
- Read, interpret and apply laws, rules and regulations.
- Maintain effective relationships with public officials,
banking and investment officers, the public and county staff.
- Present technical financial data and reports before
Any combination of training and experience,
which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
Training or experience equivalent to
graduation from an accredited college with a major in Finance, Economics,
Accounting, Business or Public Administration or a closely related field, and
four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent professional experience in financial
management, securities investment, accounting or banking which would have
provided a familiarity with cash management, cash-flow analysis, investment
instruments, debt issuance and financial reporting; at least two (2) years of
this experience must have included supervision over financial or accounting
Substitution: Certification as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) may be used
to substitute one (1) of the years of experience.
Fingerprinting and successful completion of a background investigation.
Bargaining Unit: 11
EEOC Category: 02
Occupational Grouping: 80
Workers’ Comp Code: 53
Previous Titles: Investment Officer, Investment Banking & Tax Manager