Nestled in the majestic playground of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, at the crossroads of the Four Corners (where Colorado’s border meets Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico), Durango is a charming mountain town where the sun shines more than 300 days each year. The city encompasses 17.1 square miles and has an elevation that evens out at 6,512 feet. Durango is the county seat of La Plata County and has a population of more than 19,000.
The City of Durango is seeking a self-motivated, confident, and assertive leader who is capable of leading by action, not just direction. The new Finance Director must demonstrate solid management skills and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position requires preparing and presenting clear and concise administrative and financial reports in varying complexities.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with major coursework in finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Five (5) or more years of experience in government finance is required. Senior-level management experience is preferred. Possession of, or ability to obtain current certification as a Certified Municipal Finance Officer or Certified Public Accountant is preferred.
The City of Durango offers a competitive salary that ranges from $127,347.38-$178,286.37 depending on qualifications and experience.