Deputy Chief Financial Officer | Government Jobs page has
Location County Courthouse, 722 Moody Avenue, Galveston, TX
Description This position will act on behalf of the Chief
Financial Officer when required in general oversight of the
Department of Professional Services. In addition, the position is
responsible for directing the operation of Contract Services and
Indigent Care Services. The position will oversee the County’s
general insurance and risk management portfolio.
Job Responsibilities Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority
of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign
additional functions related to the type of work of the class as
Monitors the County’s budget, including reviewing progress
reports and projections, developing financial strategies and
recommending mid-year modifications to the Chief Financial
Reviews cash flow reports to ensure that adequate funds are
available to meet County expenditure requirements.
Reviews budget progress, investment conditions, health and
insurance plan conditions and other related topics.
Provides advice regarding County policies and procedures, fiscal
operations, legislation and other key issues impacting the
Develops, monitors, and administers various County contracts and
Develops and administers department policies, procedures, goals,
objectives and priorities.
Develops, monitors, and administers the department budget;
approves department payroll, leave, and purchases.
Manages bonds for Public Officials-Elected and appointed, as
well as some departmental bonds/policies.
Makes purchasing recommendations and manages various liability,
property, and specialty insurance policies. Coordinates annual
facility inspections with the Facilities Department for all insured
Follows up communications with Insurance agency and/or
Manages insurance claims from the County. Includes going out
with inspectors, managing paperwork, and follow-up with adjusters
and other related parties involved.
Maintains list of insured buildings and the supporting
documentation such as WPI 8 and elevation certificates, ensuring
that new buildings have complete documentation and are added to
insurance policies as needed.
Maintains Insurance coverage through a bid process with renewal
annually. RFP process required every 3 years, optional on a year by
Manages / Monitors self-insurance fund.
Ensures that the County is receiving appropriate risk protection
and analyzes all County exposures to determine appropriate risk
transfers or risk financing measures.
Coordinates with Fleet Management staff to research and provide
a variety of statistical and administrative reports showing safety
performance and accident trends. This includes the analysis of
accident reports to determine the nature, extent, cause and
circumstances surrounding the accident.
Works with the grants management staff to provide historical and
current records of insurance coverage in compliance with FEMA and
Coordinates building coverage with FEMA requirements.
Creates database and maintains copies of the files/records on
all properties including property description, structures,
insurances, tenant information and agreements, inspection reports,
repair reports etc.
Works with Legal and Fleet department staff to pay invoices on
County vehicles that are damaged.
Manages the financial aspects of the County’s property
Selects, hires, trains, disciplines and terminates
Serves as primary liaison between the Contract Services
Department and the general public and various community groups,
organizations, and agencies.
Attends and makes presentations to Commissioner’s Court and
other groups and organizations.
Represents the interests of Galveston County on various boards
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications Minimum Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree and at least four years of pertinent job
experience are required. Master’s in Public Administration, MBA or
Juris Doctorate degree preferred. Qualified applicant should have
at least two years of contracts and risk portfolio oversight
At least three years of experience working with budgeting or
administration of federal/state programs are required, with local
government experience creditable, including at least one year of
management and administrative responsibility.
At least one year of experience in risk management either for a
self-insured unit of government or for a private entity is
Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of contracts
along with modern risk and safety management; principles, practices
and techniques of public risk management and safety; and the public
entity insurance market is preferred.
The following attributes are essential for a selected
Demonstrable skill in public relations and making public
Demonstrable ability to prepare, negotiate and administer the
terms and conditions of contractual agreements and risk insurance
Proficiency in use of the Microsoft Office software suite.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills and customer
Must pass a Criminal Background check.
Must pass a driver’s license background check.
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License within a short
period after the start of employment.
Equal Opportunity Statement
The County of Galveston is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age,
disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information,
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.