Located in Coos County in southern Oregon, the City of Coquille is located 90 miles north of the California border and just 15 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Incorporated in 1885, Coquille is home to 4,100 residents and has remained the county seat of Coos County since 1896. The city’s prime location along the Coquille River Valley offers many outdoor recreation opportunities on the waterfront, including abundant fishing in the Coquille River, as well as miles of hiking and biking trails. The surrounding area also offers an abundance of nearby beaches, ocean fishing, hunting, golf, surfing, birding, and more.
The City of Coquille operates under a Council/Manager form of government and provides a full range of municipal services, including police, ambulance and fire protection, parks and recreation facilities/activities, streets, planning, a library, and general administration services. The City also operates the water and wastewater utility systems. The City’s budget is approximately $16.6 million, and it employs 42 FTEs.
The Finance Department falls within the “Support Services” Department which includes the City Manager and City Recorder, and operates on a 2021/2022 budget of $957,968. The Finance Department is comprised of four FTEs, including the Finance/HR Director, and provides central accounting services for all City departments and the City’s Urban Renewal Agency. The department is responsible for preparing fiscal reports, preparing the annual financial report and financial research as requested by the City Council and City Manager. The Department also acts as the City’s HR Department. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Finance/HR Director is responsible for comprehensive financial services and financial planning for the City, including investments, accounting, payroll, revenue forecasts, cost accounting, and internal control.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, or a related field, and 5 years of progressively responsible financial experience in an administrative capacity is preferred. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience and skills in accounting, budgeting and auditing within a public agency environment, and will have at least 3 years of demonstrated management of HR activities, including personnel assessments, record keeping, personnel management and personnel compliance activities. An equivalent combination of education and experience which satisfactorily demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the job duties may be considered.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Coquille is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: February 13, 2022 (open until filled).
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050.